Events & Announcements

Dinner with Rev. David
May 23 at 6:30
Join Rev. David for dinner on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Parsonage.

Speak Up
May 7 at 6:30 pm at the Parsonage
This is a great opportunity to work on your public speaking skill while having fellowship with individuals who attend Church. All are welcome. Snacks will be provided.

United Methodist Women
Tuesday, May 1 at 6:00 pm
Please join us!

Bellringer Deadline
Monday, May 28, at 5:00

Open Covers Book Club
Wednesday, May 2 at 6:30 i
n the Youth Room
Open Covers will discuss "A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson at 6:30 pm in the youth room. Please see Amy if you would like to borrow a copy from the library.

Pastor Luke Office Hour Change
Pastor Luke will not be keeping office hours at the Church for a while. His contact information during the week is 513-9740 after 6 pm, or email at

Reminder: Prayer Concerns & Bulletin Announcements
Please remember all submissions for prayer concerns and announcements are due by Thursday at 4 pm

Mid-Week Meditation
Teleconferences, Wednesdays at 6 pm
Wednesdays at 6 pm, we have Mid-Week Meditation, a prayer, scripture and short reflection by teleconference. The call-in number is 1 (641) 715-3836. The access code is 486727.

Sunday School for All
Sundays at 10:45 am
Sunday School for all meets every Sunday at 10:45 am.

Early Adult Sunday School
Sundays at 8:30 am

Early Adult Sunday School meets every Sunday at 8:30 am.

Bible Study
Every Wednesday, 4:30 pm
We are studying 1 Samuel. We are open to discussing anything that came before. Come and check it out!

Food Pantry
The gold cart in Fellowship Hall is for donation to the Bashford UMC Food Pantry. Please help those less fortunate.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Cyndy Hoffman and other talented, creative members of SAUMC will create personalized prayer shawls for those in need of one. Please contact Cyndy for details at (608) 513-2280.

Girl Scouts
Is your second grade daughter interested in Girl Scouts? We meet twice a month on Monday evenings. We also will do fun activities like roller skating, science events and swimming over the summer at Goodman. Here are some of the badges we do: playing games, healthy snacks, pets, painting, bugs, my family and more. We have a second grade Brownie troop looking to add girls. Please email Sheila at or call 243-1193 for more info. Financial aid is available.

Church Secretary Office Hours
     Tuesday -1:30-2:30
     Wednesday -11:am-2:30
     Thursday -12:00-5:00
     Friday -12:00-3:pm

Youth Group
The Youth Group meets Wednesday and Friday. Please check the Bellringer (newsletter) and Bulletin for activities, topics and times.

Connections by Craig Myrbo:  CROP Walk
We Connect Through Grateful Doing and Giving
"And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." Colossians 3:15–17
On October 15, 2017 Sherman Avenue UMC participated in the annual CROP Hunger Walk sponsored by Church World Service. The event was a success. Many people from Sherman Avenue UMC contributed to that success. CROP Walks are the principal fundraising events for Church World Service's hunger relief and hunger response organization. CWS works in development alongside relief. 25% of local funds go to local efforts such as food pantries and meal sites. Thanks to the following people who walked for hunger relief: Emily and Matt Acheson, Melodie, Veronica and James Berry, Leah Brown, Gary Kreft, Chuck Litweiler, John Litweiler, Terry Wendt, Amy Scott. Special thanks are due Gary Kreft and Veronica Berry for collecting donations. As of Sunday, October 22 we have collected over $400. Thanks to the congregation for its longstanding support of this program. A special thanks to Chuck for coordinating Sherman Avenue's participation. CROP Walks ending hunger one step at a time.

Stephen Recognition in the Spirit of the Book of Acts
"Therefore, friends, select from among yourselves seven men full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint to this task, while we, for our part will devote ourselves to prayer and to serving the word." Act 6: 3-4
Sherman Avenue United Methodist Church Certificate of Appreciation Presented to Emily Acheson In recognition of your volunteer service to our church as a member of Outreach & Missions, Chancel Choir, Stephen Leader & Minister, serving at the Homeless Shelter, Liturgist, Ham Dinner, a woman who always has a good word for everyone and for many other tasks of which few people are aware. We hope this certificate will serve as a lasting memento of our appreciation for your continued and dedicated service. In the name of God, Thank You!

Are you interested in Stephen Ministry?
Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry to others in need going through difficult circumstances in their lives. We are looking to start a weekly class in January on Saturday afternoons. Class is a great opportunity to grow in listening and caregiving skills and to grow new friendships. Please consider this unique opportunity! Applications are available on the narthex table, please turn these in to Cyndy Hoffman or Emily Acheson by November 15th. For further questions, please call Cyndy H. at 513-2280 or Emily A. at 332-4512.

Severe Weather Cancellations
It is that time of year again. Just a reminder, in the event of severe weather please check the following for information regarding Worship Service or event cancellations.
1. The Church webpage (
2. Your email account
3. TV Stations 15 and 27
4. Radio 1310 WIBA-AM
Every attempt will be made to inform you of the decision to cancel a Worship Service or event as early as possible based on weather predictions. If you have any questions, please call Rev. David at 608-239-0921 or Patsy at 608-249-0734.

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     to be disciples/followers of Jesus Christ
Sherman Avenue United Methodist Church
Sunday Worship:
  9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship in English
11:30 a.m.  Contemporary Worship in Hmong
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 1:00-5:00 pm

 3705 N. Sherman Avenue
Madison, WI 53704