Two Branches of a Family Tree: Islam and Christianity

An event for women Saturday, January 27 from 9am-12pm at the First United Methodist Church (203 Wiscondin Ave).  The buffet brunch will include vegetarian and gluten free options.  Please rsvp by January 21 to Emily at 608-226-8958 or


Congregational Meeting

Session has called the Annual Meeting of the Congregation on Sunday, January 28th following the worship service for the purpose of electing the Nominating Committee and receiving the annual report.    The members from the congregation proposed for the Nominating Committee are:  Bud Smith, Linda Kwiatkowski and Chuck Kamp.


Annual Reports

The Westminster Annual report will be emailed.  Printed copies are also available in the Narthex.


Backpacks Needed

Just Bakery could use backpacks. Most of ​the​ students use the bus and don’t have backpacks which can be pricey.  ​They​ have expanded our curriculum so they now have more books and homework to carry to and from class. If you have a used backpack in good condition ​or a new backpack you’d like to donate​, please drop it off at church and we will make sure it gets to Madison Urban Ministry.


 Just Bakery Bake Sale Sunday

Just Bakery is a program of Madison area Urban Ministry (MUM). It is a vocational and employment training program specifically designed to meet the needs of men and women returning to the community after incarceration. The baked goods that are produced in this endeavor need to be enjoyed! Bring your cash today for our next Just Bakery Bake Sale following worship.


“Street Pulse”

“Street Pulse”, Wisconsin’s Homeless / Marginalized Newspaper, addresses social issues to empower these lost communities.  Besides advocating on their behalf, the paper provides jobs to homeless and low-income individuals.  A copy of the January issue is posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex near the elevator.  Watch for each monthly issue published in 2018.


Open Doors For Refugees

Open Doors for Refugees & Jewish Social Services resettled 14 newcomers during November and December.  Thus, donations of furniture, household items, & hygiene supplies are again needed.  If you’d like to help, call or email Rhea Schultz.   Also, the January Newsletter is on the bulletin board near the elevator.

Pres House Dinner

Westminster is serving  a home cooked dinner to students at Pres House this Sunday night 1/21!  Many of these UW students are internationals.  If you would like to help cook, donate food or even just join us for dinner, we would love to have you !  Please talk to Sandy Curran at for more information.


Knitwits will meet tomorrow, January 22 at 9:30am at Jean Ruhde’s home.  All are welcome!


The January Newsletter is available – CLICK HERE!

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Please send  them  to Katie in the office by Tuesday (of the week you want it printed).