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October 20th, 2019

8:30am Service
10:00am Service

Announcements
   



Divine Intervention Piano
Divine Intervention replaced their piano.
To donate to this fund, please mark
your giving envelope:
Divine Intervention Keyboard

Green County Food Pantry
GCFP is in need of saltine crackers,
Ritz crackers, graham crackers,
macaroni and cheese, Jell-O.
Week of  July 29th MUMC donated
3lbs of food for a total collection
of 345lbs for the past two months.

Liturgists
Needed for 10:45am service.
If you are interested, please contact
Kathy Chenous at 608.558.8464.

Choir Director
Seeking a Choir Director to
co-ordinate the music and direct
rehersals and performances of our
Chancel Choir at our worship services
and special occasions.
Expand music performances and
arrange Special Music for Sunday
services when choir is not singing.
If you have questions or to submit
a resume:
email to monroeumc@tds.net
or call 608.325.5597.

Organist
Monroe United Methodist Church
is looking for an organist to play
our Berghaus Pipe Organ for
two services per week as well as for
weddings, funerals, and special
services and activities as needed.
If you have questions or to submit
a resume:
email to monroeumc@tds.net
or call 608.325.5597.

Loaves and Fishes
They are looking for a board member
to take Randy's place.
They meet here in our library the
first Saturday of each month at 9:00am.
Since they use are space, they want a
representative from our church on
their board.
To volunteer, please see Debb in the
office.

Nursery
We need one person to work the third
Sunday of each month for all 3 services.
This is a paid position.
Please contact Jeff Ritter 608.325.8572

Sound Booth
This is a paid position.
Contact Debb Bennett 608.325.8562

Ushers
One Sunday a month at any of the 3
services, please note your interest on the
blue prayer card.
We will get in touch with you.
Training is provided.

Scripture Readers
You can read as often as you like,
or just once a year.
Contact Kathy Chenous 608.558.8464

Communion Stewards
If you'd be interested in helping serve,
contact Kathy Chenous 608.558.8464
Confirmands and youth are
encouraged to apply.
Questions can be directed to the office
as well 608.325.6700.

Summer 2019 Projects
Parking Lot and A/C units
in the education wing:
Goal - $97,000.00
Received Oct. 13th - $30.00
Received YTD - $40,792.00
Still Needed - $56,208.00


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Memorial Services



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Musical Notes

Divine Intervention
rehearses Thursdays at 6:30pm.
New Members are Welcome.

Chancel Choir
rehearsals Wedesdays at 6:30pm
in choir room.
Everyone is Welcome.

Bell Choir
rehearses Wednesdays at 8:00pm
after choir


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Apossento Alto
Upper Room

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


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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

Sunday October 6th, 2019
New Worship Schedule
First Service 8:30am
Fellowship in Fellowship Hall
to follow
Second Service 10:00am
Junior Church and Sunday School
9:30am

Sunday October 6th, 2019
Fall Festival
Lunch will be served in the
Fellowship Hall starting at 11:30am.
Fun activities for the kids on the
front lawn


Monday October 14th, 2019
Trustees - 6:30pm
Finance - 7:30pm

Monday October 21st, 2019
Ad Council - 6:30pm
Everyone is welcome to join us in the
chapel, we will be voting on
yearly church budget.

Financial Report - September 2019
Income - $31,738.70
Expenses - $28,040.63
Net - $3,698.07


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Middday Masterworks
Wednesday October 23rd, 2019
12:15 - 12:45pm
Theme
"Hymns of Bounty and Blessing"

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Morning Light Circle
Wednesday April 10th, 2019 - 9:00am
in the library.


Peace & Friendship Circle
Tuesday October 15th - 9:30am
at Aster .

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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 Don


Pastor Don will preach on:
Tuesday April 2nd, 2019
Pleasant View - 10:45am
Wednesday April 24th, 2019
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.

faithstitchers

Faith Stitchers
will be hosting its annual
Fall Bazaar on October 20 - 27
in the Narthex.
Handmade craft and home-baked
goodies for sale.
Craft items will be for sale until
Sunday, October 27th 2019.
will meet
Thursday, October 31st, 2019
at 2:00pm in the library.




Junior Church/Sunday School
Meet at 9:30am.
Preschool to 1st grade meet in
classrooms.
Children 2nd grade and up
meet in the chapel.

Middle and High School Youth
Sunday 1:00 - 3:00pm
Wednesdays 6:00pm - 7:30pm.
Thursday, Oct 24th, 2019
Halloween Party at 6:00pm.

Adult Prayer Group
Wednesdays at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
in the chapel.
Our goal each week is to pray
the entire list of name on the
blue prayer sheet.
Anyone is welcome anytime,
you don't need to be present
each week.

H20

Health, Holiness & H2O
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30am
Water aerobics followed by
fellowship 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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Tuesday Adult Bible Study
10 Prescriptions for a
Healthy Church

Tuesdays at 10:00am and 6:30pm.

Adult Sunday Classes
Reckless Love by Tom Berlin

10:00am
in the Library.
Everyone is welcome.

Adult Bible Study
Sundays 11:30am

in the Library.
Each week a podcast is viewed
with discussion to follow.
For more information
contact Sandi Nelson 608.426.4500.


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Disciple Two - Tuesdays 1:00pm
In Don's office.
This week day 8.
Now beginning Acts 29 to pray for our
church


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Confirmation Class
Meets at 4:45pm on Wednesdays
in the library.
October 16th
Orientation for students and parents.


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


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 




October Communions 



October Baptisms






Noah's Ark Fundraiser
October 20th and 27th

Little Caesar's Pizza Kit
To order please see a Noah's Ark
parent, or you can order in the
Narthex.



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Green County Food Pantry
is in need of the following items:
- saltine crackers
- graham crackers
- macaroni and cheese
- Jell-O
- cake mix
- pancake mix
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. Oct. 27th - 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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New Worship Schedule Starting
Sunday, October 6th, 2019

8:30am - Traditional (Sanctuary)
9:30 - 10:00am - Fellowship (Fellowship Hall)
10:00am - Praise and Worship (Sanctuary)

Junior Church and Sunday School
9:30am - Junior Church (The Chapel)
10:15am - Let's Learn Together (Lessons)
10:45am - Activities, Prayer Activities, Wrap Up




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Family Promise
October 20th - 27th, 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 volunteering.
The small amount of time we each give will help to
make big changes in the lives of the families in the program.

CLICK HERE to sign up



faithstitchers

Faith Stitchers will be hosting its
Annual Fall Bazaar on
October 20th - 27th, 2019

in the Narthex.
Handmade craft and home-baked goodies for sale.
Craft items will be for sale until
Sunday, October 27th, 2019.



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Halloween Party and Trunk or Treat
Thursday, October 24th, 2019
6:00pm

We will not be serving supper, but will have finger foods,
hot cocoa, games, and activites for all.
Trunk or Treat in the back parking lot by the
Fellowship Hall.
In need of volunteers to decorate their vehicle and hand out
candy.
Questions, contact the office.

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October Loaves and Fishes
Sunday, October 27th, 2019
4:00 - 6:00pm

at Grace Lutheran Church, Monroe.
This a meal at no charge to nourish the community both in body and spirit.
Please join us and enjoy the meal and company.
Volunteers always weclome.



newmembers

New Members Class
Sunday, November 10th, 2019

A light lunch will be provided in the library at 11:30am.
The class will begin at 12:00pm.
If interested, please contact
Pastor Don 608.325.8561.



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College Care Packages
The first one will be sent for Halloween around
October 27th.
If you would like to donate to this ministry,
please mark your giving envelopes college students or
drop off $5 gift cards to the office.
We have 12 students this year.
Questions, please contact the office at
608.325.6700




Volunteer Spotlight for October

This month we honor the dedicated people who volunteer
for Finance Committee/Money Counters,
Trustees and Readers/Liturgists.
Thank you to all who volunteers their time and talents
to these very important committees and to our
worship services.

To honor and thank these dedicated volunteers for all they
do, we will be serving cake between services on
October 27th, 2019.

 
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Church Survey Results

A big Thank You to everyone who took the time to fill out the church survey. The amount of returned surveys exceeded our expectations. The Survey Committee has met to calculate the results. We had a clear top three items that the majority of people felt were very important.
  1. Church Computer System - our current computer, internet, and safety systems are not adequate to fufill the needs of our church staff. Several committees, including the Trustees, the staff, and a separate technology group, have already been discussing this issue to try and assess what the current and future needs of the church are.
  2. Changing from three worship services to two - the majority of people felt it was time to make the switch to two services. It was also clear that the majority of people preferred 8:30am and 10:00am times. This change has been discussed and assessed at staff meetings and several committees. The Ad Council voted at the last meeting to support this. It is the hope that two services - one continuing to be more traditional (8:30am) and one being more of a blended praise and worship service (10:00am) will give everyone a time to see one another in between services and grow our fellowship and connections together.
  3. Repaving the parking lot, but with a new layout for improved traffic flow and safety - our parking lot is in need of repaving. Some sections that would not be affected by any changes have already been paved, the section by the choir room door. The Trustees have been in contact with Bartelt Paving to begin coming up with ideas for our parking lot that would create a better traffic flow, but more importantly, address the safety of our lot including crossing the lot into the building.
For more details ... please take a look at the
Good News for October


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