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Ushers
Have you considered serving, but don't
think you have the time?
Ushers work one hour a week.
There is training available!
Call or email the office for
additional information.

Funds Needed for
Organ Valve Replacement

The Berghaus pipe organ is needing
some valve replacement at a cost of $3,500.
The goal is to have this project completed
in the first quarter of 2019 before Easter.
If you are interested in contributing,
please submit your offering to the SWIM
organ maintenance account 48-18.
Thank you for maintaining an
instrument we use to glorify God.
If you have any questions about the repairs, please contact
Julie Shipe McClain 608.219.9158
juliesm@uwalumni.com.

New Coffee Maker Please!
We thank Kathy Seffrood for making
coffee on Sunday mornings, and she is
stepping down from this responsibility.
Three options for us:
- volunteers a month at a time
(ex. one person for all of Jan and
another for Feb ... etc.)
- volunteers for a regular Sunday
(ex. on the first Sunday, another
person on the second Sunday .. etc.)
- no more coffee (gasp! :0)

Training is provided.  It takes about 30
minutes each week and can be set up
as early as Friday.  Kathy also helped
arrange for treats.  Can you make
treats or provide a $30 donation to
pay for treats?


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Memorial Services

Letha Whipple
Monday March 11th, 2019

10:00am - Visitation
11:00am - Service
Lunch to follow.


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Lay Servant Classes
November 9th and 10th in Monroe

Classes will be basic lay servant,
advanced prayer, advance preaching,
and advanced heritage.
Lay servant is the new name for
lay speaker.
This is district level advanced
training for leadership, open to all.
More information and registration
form at the Welcome Center.


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Apossento Alto
Upper Room

Monroe's Hispanic worship meets on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm.
Saturday is bible study.
Sunday is worship for two hours.


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Focus on Mission
Please PRAY and SUPPORT
our special MISSIONS

UM Children's Services of WI
Northcott Neighborhood House
UMCOR (UM Committee on Relief)
Redbird Mission in Kentucky
Family Promise




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Important Dates

February 15th, 2019
Friday Night Fun Night
Dinner is
tacos (American and Mexican)
Bring a dessert and a game.

February 17th, 2019
Cinnamon Rolls
Youth Group will make and sell
cinnamon rolls between services.
To order in advance, please contact
Jane Gaulrapp 608.325.8563

February 23rd - 26th, 2019
General Conference
St Louis

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
Ash Wednesday
Services at 1:00pm & 6:30pm


Monday March 4th, 2019
Trustees - 6:30pm
Ad Council - 7:00pm
Finance - 7:30pm

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Morning Light Circle
Will start meeting on
September 12th at 9:00am
in the Library
They are a devotional/social group
that meets the second
Wednesday of every month.


Peace & Friendship Circle
Tuesday August 21st - 9:30am
at Shirley Erickson's home .

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Young Adult Group
Tuesday April 17th - 6:30pm
at Suisse Haus
20's and 30's join to discover Grace in their lives.
They study Max Lucado's Grace over appetizers.
RSVP Betsy at
betsyb@stclaregreencounty.org



Out and About with
Pastor Randy


Pastor Randy will preach on:
Wednesday February 27th, 2018
Monroe Health Services - 10:00am
Aster - 11:00am

If you know a resident in either of these
residences, be sure to join him or her
for this time of worship.

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MUMC Cooking Class
Thursday Novmeber 8th, 2018
at 6:30pm
Menu will be Holiday backing.
Sign up to come at
information center.

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Faith Stitchers
Thursday March 14th, 2019 - 2:00pm
in the library.




Children's Sunday School
Sundays at 9:15am
Meet in your classroom.

Middle and High School Youth
Wednesdays - 5:00-8:00pm
Sundays - 6:00-8:00pm


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Health, Holiness & H2O
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30am
Water aerobics followed by
devotions in the hot tub at the
Super 8 pool.
For more information call
Lillian Falk 608.325.1370
New members always welcome.

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Tuseday Adult Bible Study
10:00am and 6:00pm.
Encounter the Spirit
This week:
morning class - chapter 2
.evening class - chapter 2

Adult Sunday Classes - 9:30am
Will study Ellsworth Kalas
The Story Continues
This week will be chapter ten.

Lenten Prayer Focus is
Human Trafficking

Corinne Wartenweiler's class starts
today for four lessons at 9:30am
in Hand and Hand room.
Corinne has also provided a
prayer for each day of Lent.
Look for copies on Welcome Center.

Adult Class - Sundays 10:45am
The Bait of Satan

In the library.
Any questions please contact
Sandi Nelson 608.325.7921

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Disciple Two - Tuesdays 1:00pm
Resumes March 5th, 2019


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Confirmation Class
Meets at 4:45pm on Wednesdays
in the library
March 13th
Working on Personal Faith
Statements


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Team Kid Schedule - 9am-Noon
Children in K-5th grade.


February 9th, 2019
Lesson - Brotherhood/Sisterhood
Meal Theme - Valentines Party
March 9th, 2019
Lesson - LENT - Ash Wednesday
Meal Theme - Peasant's Dinner
April 13th, 2019
Lesson - Palm Sunday/Easter
Meal Theme - Easter Celebration
May 11th, 20019
Lesson - Memorial Day
Meal Theme - Sharing Meal
June 8th, 2018
Lesson - Pentecost
Meal Theme - Summer Picnic

Little Food Pantry is now set up
between the A doors.
It will have access for 24/7 needs.

Any questions, please call
Jeff Ritter at 608.325.8572 or
email at RevRitter.Umc@yahoo.com 




June Communions 

June 3rd - 8:00am service
June 10th - 9:30am service
June 17th - 10:45am service



June Baptisms






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Green County Food Pantry
is in need of the following items:
- sugar
- cake mixes
- hot chocolate
- pudding
- jello
- macaroni and cheese
- pork and beans
- cereal
- peronsal care items
Place your donations in the white baskets
in the hall across from the choir room.



Sunday Morning Treats
We've changed the way members help with Sunday treats.  Our goal each week is 16 dozen cookes or bars, yet that amount is too much for many bakers.  Now the goal is to get multiple bakers to donate smaller amounts yet still get our 200 treats.
Can you provide, say, 4 dozen cookies?  Sign up on the clip board on the treat table in the narthex.  When four bakers sign up, each has less work, yet we'll have plenty of treats.
For the non-bakers, you can provide all the treats with a donation of $25 to the church.  There's also a canister for donations on the table.


Loaves and Fishes Community Meal
Sun. Feb. 24th - free meal
at Grace Lutheran Church
4:00-6:00pm
This a meal at no charge to nourish the community both in body and spirit.
Please join us and enjoy the meal and company.


We are located at 
2227 4th St., 
Monroe,WI
608-325-6700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                 
Please join us for

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Loaves and Fishes
Sunday March 24th, 2019
4:00 - 6:00pm

Grace Lutheran Church
1025 15th Ave., Monroe WI

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Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday March 25th, 2019
11:30am - 5:30pm

Please donate and make a difference.


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Family Promise April 2019
April 21st - 28th, 2019

Please sign up to setup, provide a meal, provide dessert,
be an evening host, stay overnight, tear down, drive the
trailer, or do laundry.  Any help is appreciated.
A big Thank You to everyone in advance for
volunteering.  The small amount of time we each give
will help to make big changes in the lives of families
in the program.

CLICK HERE to sign up




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Save a Life!
Monroe Clinic would like to teach us 3 simple life saving procedures.  Stop the bleed, Hands Only CPR,  and AED.
We encourage our youth to sign up for these classes too.
These skills server for a life time and look good on a resume.
Contact the office for questions - 608.325.6700.





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February Prayer Emphasis
We pray for God's voice to be heard at the
General Conference in St. Louis.

Three plans will be considered for our denomination.
Please see brief desription of each plan below.
The two key questions focus on whether United Methodists
should affirm same sex marriage and practicing
homosexual pastors.
Option One: One Church Plan
This plan would eliminate any of our current policy that
prohibits same-sex marriage and the ordination of
sexually active homosexual pastors.


Option Two: Connectional Conference Plan
Right now, the United Methodist Church is organized
by geography.  We are in the Wisconsin Annual
Conference in the North Central Jurisdiction of nine
states.  This plan suggests that Methodist Churches
should be affiliated by their teaching about sexuality
instead.

Option Three: Traditional Plan
The Traditional Plan retains the church's current position
that all people are made in God's image and all people
have sacred worth, but the practice of homosexuality is
incompatible with Christian teaching.  Openly gay
people shall not serve as pastors and United Methodist
churches may not host same-sex weddings and United
Methodist pastors may not perform same-sex weddings.


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Volunteer Spotlight for March

This month we honor the dedicated people who help with the library, are members of the prayer committee, and the prayer chain members.  Prayer is such an important part of our worship experience, we thank all who pray for our church, its staff and members.  We thank also the people who keep our library current so we have a great place to find reference materials or reading materials.

To honor and thank these dedicated volunteers for all they
do, we will be serving cake between services on March 24th, 2019.
 



We invite you to join us 
for worship.
Sundays at 8:00, 9:30 & 10:45 am
Sunday School at 9:15 am

Jesus said, 

I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life."

Our church exists so that all people might find the way,
know the truth, 
and experience the life!


Through discipleship, ministry, 
fellowship and worship 
we strive to bring the joy of knowing Christ to our members and community.


 Office Hours
8:30-4:00
If you have any questions 
about our church, faith,
or need prayer; 
send us an email or call 
the church.


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Tithe.ly App
If you're part of the smart phone generation, you can now
give your donations and make purchases from the church
using this app.
It can be found in the Play Store or App Store.
Set up a log in and password.
Once logged in you will pick the church you want to donate to,
enter in dollar amount and confirm.
Any questions or help needed for this app, please see the office. 




volleyball

Fridays at 7:00pm till 10:00pm
in Fellowship Hall
Starting November 2nd till April.
Full schedule available soon.

See Bryan Versnik for more information.
Also check out the MUMC Facebook Group Page.







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