Our adult programs at First Church in Madison, WI offer opportunities to practice healthy mind and body, as well as a chance to get involved in youth mentoring programs.
Yoga For Good
In September, 2008, FUMC was approached by yoga instructor Meg Wambach. She was interested in teaching yoga…with a “difference.” Her concept was to teach yoga and, at the same time, to give back to the community.
Just as the practice of yoga facilitates healthy minds, bodies and spirits (it makes you feel good); the sharing of its monetary “fruits” to make the world a better place takes that personal “goodness” and passes it on. Meg charges a modest fee for her services; then the class fees over and above that are donated to our Food Pantry.
Whether you've never practiced yoga or if you are an experienced practitioner, you are encouraged to attend. Meg accommodates all levels of experience and fitness - no previous yoga experience is necessary! She has mats and supplies, so you simply need to come with comfortable clothing that you can easily move in.
Yoga classes typically meet in the Chapel. It is an open, relaxing and spirit-filled space. Classes take place in six-week “sessions”; but drop-ins are always welcome. The cost of the class is $30 for six weekly sessions; or $6 per class if you drop in. Contact as there is typically an “off” week between six-week sessions.
It meets Mondays in the Chapel, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. and Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Confirmation is a way youth learn about their faith, explore membership in the United Methodist Church and what this means for them in their lives. Many students ask someone they know to be their confirmation mentor, but others ask for help in finding a mentor. For those who need this help, a list of possible mentors is provided to them for their consideration. If you are selected by a student (8th grader), you and that student will explore together what it means to be a Christian and a church member. If you are interested in becoming a confirmation mentor, email Tina Lang at .
Youth Group Leader/Counselor
Our youth group volunteers work with either the middle school or high school youth programs. They attend youth events and offer assistance to our Youth Director in many ways, including coordinating events, purchasing supplies, recruiting volunteers for fundraising projects and driving youth to events.
Youth Event Helper
During events planned by the Youth Council, be an adult helper or chaperone, driver, counselor, devotions leader or food provider.
Youth Appalachia Service Project (ASP) Helper
Work with the Youth Director, training and mentoring ASP youth in work skills and participate and serve as a counselor during the ASP mission week.