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Member Shoutout - Sister Mary Gill
June 24th, 2021
Sis Mary Gill will be exhibiting her original artwork at the Tenney/Lapham Neighborhood’s 19th Annual Art Walk, happening Sunday, June 27th from 1-5 PM. Sis Mary shared that she has been exploring imagery that addresses her Caribbean roots and experience in her art, and the theme of her current work is the different ways cultures celebrate themselves. You can find out more about the Art Walk at ht...
FOL Summer Celebration - 7/4
June 19th, 2021
Mark your calendars! FOL Summer Celebration on Sunday, July 4th after our morning parking lot worship service. We will have lunch catered by Bonefish Grill and activities down on the big field. All are welcome!We are asking FOL members to please bring a dessert to share. Volunteers are also needed....
One Year Later
June 19th, 2021
We are one year past the widespread racial reckoning that swept our nation last summer. But what now? Is anything still happening? YES!! Nehemiah has some AMAZING things they’re doing through Justified Anger, including various “Lean Into Allyship” events, “White and Wondering” events, and so much more. You can find out more by going to the Nehemiah and Justified Anger Facebook pages, or contacting...
Special Member Need
June 19th, 2021
Brian and Cynthia Woodland are in need of 1 or 2 caregivers this summer to care for their special needs daughter during the work week. More details on the job description can be found here or by contacting the Woodlands directly. If you are interested or know anyone who might be, please contact Bro Brian.......
The Source - No Monthly Virtual Connect for the Summer
June 13th, 2021
During the Summer, The Source Young Adult Ministry will not hold Monthly Virtual Connects.  Instead, join us in-person or Zoom (depending on the week) each Wednesday night for FOL Bible Study, 7-8 PM.  Email Pastor Tyler to get the Bible Study updates.  Email Minister Ali with any Source questions.......
Member Shoutout - Sister Kiah Calmese Walker
June 13th, 2021
Sis Kiah Calmese Walker was named one of Brava Magazine’s 2021 Women to Watch! You can read more about her professional journey in our weekly ebulletin and on the Brava magazine website. ......
Light Breakfast before Parking Lot Services
June 13th, 2021
Come early to our live parking lot services and enjoy a light breakfast and fellowship, courtesy of our Hospitality Ministry. From 9:15-9:45 every 1st and 3rd Sunday, we will be serving coffee, orange juice, and light pastries.  See you then!......
2021 Juneteenth Celebration Week - June 16-19
June 6th, 2021
Juneteenth is a wonderful opportunity to experience the rich history of Black Americans through entertainment, lectures and presentations, food, and more. Juneteenth 2021 will be a 4-day celebration from June 16-19 with a different focus each day.Wednesday, June 16th will be all about the kids and youth with special presentations around self-empowerment, mapping out our futures, and a virtual pre-...
Moving Up Sunday - 6/27
June 6th, 2021
Attention FOL Parents of rising 6th and 9th graders! We are planning our annual “Moving Up Sunday” for June 27. If your child will be entering 6th grade and transitioning to our Middle School Ministry OR if you have a middle schooler entering 9th grade and transitioning to our High School LIFT Ministry, we want to acknowledge them!...
Member Shoutout - Pastor Gee
May 30th, 2021
Pastor Gee was recently featured in a short article in our denomination's monthly magazine, the Covenant Companion. In it, he discusses his work toward racial justice and the Center for Black Excellence and Culture. Read it HERE.......
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May 22nd, 2021
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month this month, Pastor Alex is encouraging ALL of us to learn more about the history of our AAPI brothers and sisters and how we can be in solidarity with them. We have MANY resources available on our website, including podcasts to listen to, movies to watch, books to read, and websites to check out. There is something for everyone!...
Congratulations Sister Jackie Hunt!
May 22nd, 2021
Congratulations Sis Jackie Hunt for being recognized as a 2021 YWCA Women of Distinction honoree. We are so proud of you and the work you are doing in our community.You can watch the event on the YWCA Facebook page.......
Monday Morning Faith Chat for Kids Updates
May 15th, 2021
Monday Morning Faith Chat for Kids is coming to a close. Sis Sherry has thoroughly enjoyed meeting with your kids for the past year, but due to changing and unpredictable schedules she has decided to end the program at the end of this month. The LAST CLASS will be Monday, May 24th. There will be NO CLASS this week on Monday, May 17th. Please email her for more info.......
Pray for the Gee and Fleming Families
May 2nd, 2021
This past week, Pastor Alex and Min Lilada, lost their dear Uncle Bobby, who by all accounts was a beloved life force in the family. This loss is hard. Please lift up the Gee and Fleming families in your prayers as they grieve. If you would like to send a card or note, please send it to the church office.......
Member Shoutout - Minister Tracey Russell
April 24th, 2021
 Min Tracey Russell, who is a certified birth doula here in Madison, was recently interviewed about Black maternal health and birth equity for the PBS show “Why Race Matters.”  Please also keep Min Tracey in your prayers as her family has experienced several back-to-back deaths and are deeply grieving.......