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Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

Worship Service: 10:00 am
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606 Nichols Road, Monona, WI 53716
(608) 222-1633

Pastoral Letter

ALB Introduction by LeeAnn Sinclair

In January of this year, Monona UMC changed its administrative structure from an Administrative Council of over 20 people to an Accountable Leadership Board of approximately 10, who include the following members of our congregation:

Louise Belk--Chair; John Huston and Tim Eberle representing the Trustees; Phyllis Stertz and Dan Medenblik representing the Finance committee; Dorilee Miller and LeeAnn Sinclair representing the Staff Parish committee; Deb Munroe and Kay Cowing, who represent the ministries committees, and, of course, Pastor Paul.

A Pastoral Letter from Pastor Paul

Dear Friends:

Should I be worried?

Last week the Wisconsin State Journal published an article on the use of AI (artificial intelligence) in writing a weekly sermon. There are AI sermon generating websites can produce a one-thousand-word sermon in less than thirty seconds. If so directed, they will include quotes from John Wesley, Mother Teresa or even President Joe Biden. Pretty amazing!

A Pastoral Letter from Pastor Paul

Dear Friends:

If you watched the Super Bowl on Sunday night, you saw an array of creative, humorous and well-done television commercials, some featuring famous celebrities. The going rate for each thirty second commercial was seven million dollars!!!

I thought that the two most powerful commercials were from the faith based “He Gets Us” organization. Their first commercial pictured children helping, caring and loving each other with the message, “Jesus didn’t want us to act like adults.”

A Pastoral Letter from Pastor Paul

Dear Friends:

This is Super Bowl Sunday! For millions of Americans and people around the world, this is an extra-special holiday. There will be parties and get-togethers and plenty of fun activities. Even those who have no interest in football, may watch for the creative Super Bowl television commercials.

When Sarah and I served the First United Methodist Church in Green Bay, we discovered that football was a year-long sport. While we were there, the Packers won Super Bowl XLV in 2011.

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