Check here regularly for announcements of events at our church and in the community. You can also check for events on our online calendar
SEEKING NEW TEACHERS
As we rework our education programs to reflect a focus on intergenerational faith formation, our Sunday school during the 10 a.m. service remains as an important part of what we offer children and parents. We are doing some restructuring for the 2013-14 school year. You can find details of the plans here on our web site. The key to all of this is having a good group of teachers. There are sign-up sheets in the niche, which will help us make plans for the fall. Even if you don’t know exactly what you might like to do next fall, there is one sheet where you can indicate your general interest and the organizers will get back to you.
WHO'LL BE GRADUATING THIS SPRING?
If you have a son or daughter graduating from high school or college this spring, please let us know so we can recognize their accomplishment. Email the details to Jean Lepro at
SUMMER FELLOWSHIP SLOTS STILL AVAILABLE
The sign-up sheet is now out for Fellowship times over the summer. There is only one service on summer Sundays at 9 a.m. While various groups have hosted Fellowship during the program year, we are looking to individuals to carry the load during the summer. If you have not had a chance to host a Fellowship time this year, please sign up for one of the summer Sundays.
CAST PARTY DELAYED
Terry Kiss Frank had hoped to have a cast party this coming Sunday for the folks involved in this year's spring musical (as well as past productions), but family issues require that she reschedule it. New date: Sunday, June 9, between 4 and 8 p.m. at 7094 Paoli Rd. in Verona. More details are here.
HONORING OUR ELDERS
The Membership Committee will be hosting a brunch for our members 80 and older on Sunday, June 2, after the 9 a.m. worship service. If you are 80 or older and did not get an invitation, please
in our office so she can add you to the list.
NOTES ABOUT THE SABBATICAL
Pastor Phil left on Sunday, May 19, for his three-month sabbatical. He will be back in the office on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Pastor Twink will be working full time as our pastor during the summer. Lisa Schoenwetter, an ordained UCC minister and member of Memorial, will be helping out during the next three weeks and Evan Karg, a member who will be heading to Harvard Divinity School in the fall, will be working here as a pastoral assistant starting June 11. While Pastor Phil is away, he will not be dealing with church issues so if you do not get a reply to emails or messages, please understand that is part of the nature of a sabbatical. He will be holding everyone in his thoughts and prayers during this break and asks that you do the same for him.
AROUND THE COMMUNITY
* One of the great summer programs that began on the north side of Fitchburg last year is Flag Football at Aldo Leopold Park, 2901 Traceway Drive. This is a joint project of the YMCA and the Madison Police Department along with other community groups. The season opens June 5 at 5:30 p.m. The organizers are looking for help with meal preparation and with communication to Spanish speaking families and other volunteer roles. If you are interested, please contact Brian Kavanaugh of the YMCA of Dane County, Inc.- 608-276-6616 ext. 4007 - or
* Bear's Place Work Days - A note from Terry: What a great turnout for our first 2013 “Bear’s Place” work day! Thank you so much to Max Jetzer, Molly Jetzer, Ian Jetzer, Belle Hollenback, John Hollenback, Hope Fechner, Julia Fechner, Bill Jetzer, Kelly Jetzer, Jaime Hollenback, Marti Fechner, Brian Lepro and Denny Himsel. Denny is a neighbor of ours who came over to help set up the “hay bale elevator” and stayed to unload. The new shed for the dogs was stained (‘though there will still be some “decorating” opportunities) and a goodly amount of garlic mustard was removed. We will continue a “Bear’s Place” workday (be prepared) for anyone interested on the first Sunday of every month – June 2nd, July 7th, August 4th, September 2nd. Starting at 1:00 p.m. and ending around 4:30 – 5:00 with s’mores. Painting, Weeding, Stacking Wood, Cleaning, Cuddling Critters - Call for more information if needed – Terry Kiss Frank – 608-845-9140.
LOOKING FARTHER AHEAD
Pastor Phil's Sabbatical - May 19 to Aug. 20
Over 80 Breakfast - June 2
Madison Mallards game - June 7
Lunch and Learn with Steve Zwettler from Agrace Hospice - June 14
Vacation Bible School - Aug. 5-9, 2013
John Bell of Iona workshop - Oct. 16
Chance Allies Concert - Oct. 19
CROP Walk - Oct. 20
Back Bay Mission trip - Nov. 3-9
2014 Back Bay Mission trip - Nov. 9-15, 2014
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