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October 21st, 2018

8:00am & 10:45am Service
  9:30am Service

 Announcements
   


Teachers/Assistants for
Sunday School wanted
for 2018-19

Still need a teacher for K & first grade,
curriculum provided.
Also need at least two people or a
couple to rotate with Brain and Mindy Versnik to advise our junior high.
Junior high does not have a
curriculum, it is more of a free
thinking and discussion.
More information at the office or
contact Jeff Ritter.

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.


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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

September 9th, 2018
Back to Church Sunday
Sunday School Kickoff

September Children's
Sunday School

Sept 2nd - No class due to Labor Day
Sept 9th - Sunday School meet the teacher
Sept 16th - No class due to Cheese Days
Sept 23rd - First day of regular classes
at 9:15am

September 23rd, 2018
Jim Hendricks, a Christian concert
pianist, will be performing.
More information can be found in the
Welcome Center and
Facebook time line and events page.



Monday September 10th, 2018
6:00pm - ARC
6:30pm - Trustees
7:00pm - Open Door
7:30pm - Finance
Monday September 17th, 2018
6:30pm - Ad Council

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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 at:
Wednesday June 27th, 2018
Monroe Manor - 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 August 16th, 2018
at 6:00pm
Menu will be side dishes.
Sign up to come at
information center.

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Faith Stitchers
August 23rd - 2:30pm
in the library.




September Sunday School
Starts September 23rd, 2018
at 9:15am

Middle and High School Youth
Sunday & Wednesday - 6:00-8:00pm
No Sundays until September 23rd, 2018

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Health, Holiness & H2O
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00am
Water aerobics followed by
devotions in the hot tub at the
Super 8 pool.
New members always welcome.

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Tuseday Adult Bible Study
resumes in September

After Cheese Days, the Tueday Adult
Bible class will resume.
There will be a class at 10:00am and
6:00pm.
We'll be using a book entitled
"Encounter the Father".
It's focus is more about meeting God
than information or history of the bible.
Books available at the Welcome Center

New Adult Class - Sundays 9:30am
Resumes September 30th, 2018
and Tuesday October 2nd at 7:00pm

Pastor Karen will be leading a
five-session group study called:
Living Faithfully:
Human Sexuality and the
United Methodist Church.

Adult Class - Sundays 10:45am
Not a Fan

How do you define your relationship with Jesus? ... A fan (an enthusiastic admirer who stays in the stands) or a follower?

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Disciple Two - Tuesdays 6:30pm
Pastor Randy will teach and focus on
Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts.
Class held in Randy's office.
Books are still available at the
Welcome Center.

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Confirmation Class
Meets at 5:00pm on Wednesdays.

Confirmation will be celebrated on
June 3rd, 2018.
Olivia, Zoe, and Kalijh


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Team Kid
Starts Wed. , September 12th, 2018
Wed. 4:00pm in the Rainbow Room
Children in K-5th grade.
This year they are making a little
food pantry.
Busing is available from Monroe schools.
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






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. Apr. 22nd - 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 conpany.


We are located at 
2227 4th St., 
Monroe,WI
608-325-6700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
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Friends in Faith Ministry Invite you to join them
in Fellowhip Hall at Noon on Tuesday, October 16th

Authentic Italian Pizza from Vince's
and an afternoon with Randy and Karen as they share
pictures of their recent trip.
Signup sheet at the Information Center.



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Two effective staff members have submitted their resignations.
Terry Tackett, our office manager, and Chandra Deprez, our Director of Sunday School, are each stepping down.  The Staff Parish Relations Committee will be posting these open positions and interviewing as soon as possible.
Terry has been our office manager and treasurer over the past 13 years.
Chandra has worked at the church for two.  Chandra's other job is working full time at the high school library.
Pastor Randy noted how grateful he is for the work of these women.
"Not only do they have the skills for the jobs, but the personalities, too.  They are effective and good to work with.  They've both taught me more about how ministry can be done - creatively and effectively - that I would not have created on my own".

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Volunteer Spotlight for September

This month we honor our dedicated people who volunteer
at Noah's Ark (readers, helpers and members of the board),
the Food Pantry and Second Harvest.
Thank you so much for your time and hard work.

To honor and thank all these dedicated volunteers for all they
do, we will be serving cake between service on
September 23rd, 2018.
 



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. 




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Church Softball League
Fridays at Twining Park

Join us or just watch on Friday nights.
Everyone is invited.


August 10th, 2018
Team A 8:30pm @ East field
Team B 9:30pm @ West field

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




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