Summer Softball League

Confirmation Sunday

Please save the date for Confirmation Sunday, Mother’s Day, May 12th. Our confirmands have been growing in their faith and learning more about becoming members of our church throughout the past year. We will recognize this commitment to their faith during both services. Be sure to congratulate these young members and their families!

Marriage Enrichment Group

“Name Those Feelings”

April 21, 2024
5-7PM

Asbury Gathering Room

Childcare is provided by First Kids or Youth with nursery available for children under 3 years old.
Join The Revs. Leigh and Zack Martin for a light dinner and casual discussion with your spouse!

MEG is a monthly gathering of couples who care about their marriage and participate in short, meaningful couple activities. It’s preventive marriage maintenance, not therapy!

SPRC News!

We are happy to report that we have hired Dr. Lenae Rose as Choir Director, Head of Traditional Music. Dr. Rose began teaching in Rockdale County Public Schools in 2001 and is the choral and theatre director for Morgan County High School since July 2018. She earned a bachelors and master’s degree in music education from The University of Georgia. Her Doctorate in Educational Leadership is from Liberty University. Lenae has taught chorus, musical theatre, drama, show choir, and AP music theory over many years. She is currently the Program Director and Co-Artistic Director for the Oxford Singers through the Newton County Arts Association. Lenae is very active in the arts community in Georgia and lives in Madison with her husband, Brandon, and two children, Sora and Stuart. Please welcome her to this new position this Sunday April 7th .

Jammin’ with Josiah

Do you love live music? Have a secret talent or passion you’ve been hiding?

Join us FRIDAY, APRIL 19th at 7PM in the Wesley Building for our “Jammin’ with Josiah” night of music!

Musicians (and audience members) of all skill levels are invited to come out and just JAM– no need to practice, prepare, or worry. We’ll be rockin’ out with everything from The Beatles to Led Zeppelin.

Come hangout, listen to tunes, make some friends, and enjoy some music with us!

If you have any questions, please feel free to text or call Josiah Pye at (850-264-7145).

Youth Dunkin Devotion

Good Friday Service ~ March 29th @ 5:30 PM ~ Wesley Building

Emmaus Reboot

I went on North Georgia Walk to Emmaus #27 when it was relatively new—32 years
ago! I moved around a lot and had some life changes within a few months of that retreat that caused me to lose touch with my reunion group in seminary. Like many retreat programs, the enthusiasm and energy from a religious experience wanes over time. It’s not unusual!

Many of us at Madison First UMC went on a Walk to Emmaus retreat in the past and it was meaningful. Now, perhaps, we feel a little disconnected from the energy and connection we once had. I’d like those of you who attended a Walk in the past to gather us together for a short meeting to gauge our interest and energy in “rebooting” this ministry. Join your fellow pilgrims for an Emmaus Walk Group Reboot discussion. Let’s meet in the Asbury sanctuary at 4:00pm on April 28th to reconnect and think about our future.

Peace,
Rev. Zack

Youth Putt Putt & Hiking

Join Jen on April 21st for Putt Putt & Hiking at Hard Labor State Park.
$5 a person
Email JenB@madisonfumc.com to sign up!

Staff Parish Relations Committee News

Dear Church friends, today we announce that Kathleen Bryant, is stepping back from her position as our beloved Choir Director effective March 31st (Easter Sunday). Kathleen served our church for over 7 years and has been a blessing to our traditional music program. Kathleen plans on continuing to participate in the life of the church as she is a Church Member first, and employee second. You may see her working with the children or singing in the choir in a few weeks. Please reach out to her and thank her for her many years of service to Madison First UMC. Your Staff Parish Relations Committee is working on finding her replacement as well as a new organist for the 11:00am service. Please be in prayer for the right people for these positions.