Capital Improvements & Repairs Update

Thanks to the many generous donations to our Maintenance Savings Account, we’ve been able to care for a number of maintenance needs around our church over the past several months.  These projects include:

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Sue Koch
Sister Church in Russia

People’s Joins in a Sister Church Relationship with a Church in St. Petersburg, Russia:

This past May, pastor Jason traveled with Bishop Jung, our District Superintendent Scott Carlson, and two other pastors to St. Petersburg, Russia to explore beginning a sister relationship with the United Methodist Churches there.  After a fruitful trip, the Bishop invited People’s Church to enter into a sister relationship with a new church that has just been planted in St. Petersburg (it’s so new it doesn’t even have a name yet).

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Sue Koch
Middle School Mission Trip

A Reflection from Melissa Briles about her experience leading the Middle School Mission Trip to Milwaukee on June 24-29:

When asked if I would be willing and able to lead the Milwaukee mission trip I could have easily said NO with acceptable reasons: in the middle of new-hire classroom training at work, the Toronto mission trip, that Friday evening was booked to honor my dad by walking as part of Relay for Life, using another week of vacation time for a non-vacation, and so on.

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Sue Koch
Spiritual Care & Development

Spiritual Development Reflection:

For several weeks, a robin family occupied a nest in the bush outside my office window at the church. They came and went, preparing their nest hidden away in the branches. One day, finally, I heard a great commotion, and sure enough I saw a baby robin in the nest. Its mother had just landed on the edge of the nest, carrying something for it to eat.

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Sue Koch
Christian Living & Outreach

The Connections Team had a successful outreach at the Summer Concert at the Triangle Park in June. The Jones and Williamson children wore sandwich signs, handed out candy and helped collect donations for the concert.

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Sue Koch
Family & Children's Ministries

LEGO Sundays for children Kindergarten – 4th Grade!! LEGO Sundays will return on August 5th and run through August 26th! During this time, the children will hear a Bible story out of the Spark Bible and then make LEGO creations relating to the story. Thank you to everyone who has served or is going to serve in Summer Sunday School!

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Sue Koch
Little Angels Early Learning Center

Little Angels Early Learning Center Updates from Director Katie Grady:

As I reflect on my years with People’s United Methodist Church and Little Angels Early Learning Center (LAELC), I think about numbers, expansions, and the support of this congregation. This August marks the start of my 13th year as teacher/director of Little Angels. In 2005, I started with just 2 part-time, school year only teachers, 2 morning-only classes, and 14 children.

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Sue Koch
Oregon Area Food Pantry

The Oregon Area Food Pantry will be open on August 30th from 9 – 11am and 3 – 7pm. Donations are accepted at church, items can be placed in the cabinet located next to the office door.  Volunteers are always needed to help with stocking and distributing food.  

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Sue Koch
Giving

From the Wisconsin United Methodist Foundation - Stewardship Best Practices, August 2018

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9)

The Wisconsin United Methodist Foundation is initiating Stewardship Challenge Grant 2.0.

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Sue Koch
More News from Our Youth Mission Trip in Toronto

Wednesday, the 25th was undoubtedly a whirlwind. From waking up early around 7 am (we're teenagers we can call that early) to many directional mishaps, we were always on our toes. Half of our group served at St. Francis' Table, a certifiably unique restaurant. Patrons pay $1 for a full meal, their choice of coffee or tea, and a pastry dessert.

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Sue Koch
A Word from our Youth serving in Toronto, Canada

Today, Monday the 23rd, some of us worked with a program called Refresh.  We went in to people in the neighborhoods homes and aided them by painting their houses.  We met a woman named Sarah and she was quite inspiring.  She talked to us about how the color of her skin and the location of her home affect how people treat her, but her faith in God got her through all her

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Jason Mahnke
Missional Church Consultation Initiative

People's Church has been selected by Bishop Jung to be part of an exciting new opportunity—the Missional Church Consultation Initiative, or MCCI for short. This is a one-to-three year process funded by the Wisconsin Conference.

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Sue Koch
Spiritual Care & Development

Hope and Healing:

In every month with a fifth Sunday, we offer a time for Hope and Healing in the Fireside room following Sunday services. The next one will be on Sunday, July 29.

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Sue Koch
Christian Living & Outreach

June & July Mission of the Month: The Healing House. As an interfaith organization, the Madison Area Urban Ministry is responding to the call across faith traditions to care for the sick. The Healing House is a place a homeless child or family member can go to heal after surgery.

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Sue Koch
Family & Children's Ministries

Cinema Summer Sunday School & LEGO Sundays for children Pre-K – 4th Grade!! !! In June & July, the children will enjoy popcorn and short clips of fun movies that help introduce a Bible story and then participate in activities and discussion that reinforce the clip’s message and gets them talking, laughing and thinking together!

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Sue Koch
Oregon Area Food Pantry

The Oregon Area Food Pantry will be open on July 26th from 9 – 11am and 3 – 7pm. Donations are accepted at church, items can be placed in the cabinet located next to the office door. 

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Sue Koch
Giving

From the Wisconsin United Methodist Foundation - Questions for a Money Autobiography, Pt 4 - July 2018

From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded. (Luke 12:48)

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Sue Koch