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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?


lay_servant

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

December 23rd, 2018 - 10:00am
Choir Cantata - Journey of Promises
Only one worship service this mornging.
Free breakfast follows in
Fellowship Hall.

December 24th, 2018
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
4:00pm, 7:00pm, 11:00pm
Communion is served at all 3 services.

January 5th, 2018 - 4:00pm
Ringing Badgers Handbells Concert

Christmas Pointsettas
Order forms in welcome center.
Each pot is $8.00 or 2 for $15.00



Sunday November 4th, 2018
9:30am service - Charge Conference 
Sunday November 11th, 2018
4:00pm Juda - Charge Conference
repeated

morning_light_circle

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 .

young_adult

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:
Monday December 24th, 2018
Aster - 1:00pm
Wednesday December 26th, 2018
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.

cookingclass

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

faithstitchers

Faith Stitchers
August 23rd - 2:30pm
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


H20

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 Jesus until December 11th.
Then they resume with the final four
chapters in January.

Adult Sunday Classes - 9:30am
Will study Rick Warren's
The Purpose for Christmas
What is God doing for us in this
season?
It's time for celebration, salvation,
and reconciliation.
This week will be chapter two.

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
Pastor Randy will teach and focus on
Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts.
Class held in Randy's office.
This week chapter 18 on prayer.

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Confirmation Class
Meets at 4:45pm on Wednesdays
in the library
December 19th
We study question #8
What is required for salvation?


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

November 17th, 2018

Lesson - Christmas program practice
Meal Theme - Christmas
December 8th, 2018
Lesson - Christmas program rehersal
Meal Theme - Christmas
January 12th, 2019
Lesson - Epiphany
Meal Theme - New Year Party
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. Nov. 25th - 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                 
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advent

Advent Services
We continue each Wednesday through Christmas.
Starts Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 -
with hanging of the greens.
Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 -
songs that tell the whole story of Jesus' life
Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 -
6:30 is the Noah's Ark Christmas concert
Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 -
worship focuses on protecting the weak and vulnerable -
like Jesus' family

Worship at 1:00 and 6:30pm.
Taco Dinner in Fellowhip Hall at 5:30pm.
We continue each Wednesday through Christmas.



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Children's Christmas Program
Sunday, December 16th, 2018- 10:45am

Our children's Sunday School will present their
Christmas play written by Jeff Ritter.



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Choir Cantata - Journey of Promises
Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 - 10:00am

Only one worship service this morning.
A free breakfast follows in
Fellowship Hall.



christmas_eve_2018

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
at 4:00pm, 7:00pm, and 11:00pm

Communion is served at all three services.




handbells

Ringing Badgers Handbells Concert
Saturday, January 5th, 2018
4:00pm


thankyou
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 December

In December we are honoring the many, many caring people who volunteer to share their service to the church by helping with the funeral lunches, providing the delicious weekly treats and scooping ice cream at the fair.  We recieve the gratitude of so many people for serving lunch at the funerals at our church.  Each of these activities is so very important to the life of our church and its members.

To honor and thank all these caring, hard working, and dedicated volunteers for all they
do, we will be serving cake between services on
December 30th, 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.


cellPhone

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.



flag_football

Flag Football with Park and Rec
Fridays at 7pm

Reserved for high-school ages and up.
Fast paced, will spend time on your face in the grass.
Contact Bryan Versnik for more information
608.325.4507 or bversnik@hotmail.com





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