First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Live and Share God's Love


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Sermon Podcasts

You can listen to and/or download a podcast of recent sermons posted on the new Sermon Links page.


Lenten Worship Opportunities

During this season of Lent, we have a variety of ways to connect with the Holy.

Wednesday, March 6
Ash Wednesday Noontime Service of the Ashes, Chapel
Ecumenical Service of the Ashes
7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Sundays, March 10 - April 21
With All Your Heart Lenten & Easter Sermon Series
8:00 a.m. in the Chapel
10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Wednesdays, March 13 - April 10
Lenten Wednesday Taizé Services with Pastor Jayneann
6:30 p.m. in the Chapel

Sunday, April 14 Palm Sunday
8:00 a.m. in the Chapel
10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Thursday, April 18 Maundy Thursday
Time t.b.a. in the Parlor (?)

Friday, April 19 Good Friday
Time t.b.a. in the Sanctuary

Sunday, April 21 Easter Sunday
8:00 a.m. in the Chapel
10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Oh Susanna! The mother of Methodism is coming here! Enjoy a hour of living history and inspiration. Sunday, May 12, 2019 (Mother’s Day) 10:00 am (Sanctuary Service) Please join us!clientimages/34002/oh susanna poster.jpg 




Why Bother with Choirs?

Singing in Choir...

Provides a healthy creative and artistic balance to heavily data-based education.

Is therapeutic, giving singers the chance to momentarily put aside their other pressures and concerns.
Is an effective vehicle for developing faith using music and church history.
Develops poise under pressure.

Teaches the value of teamwork.

Develops young people’s sense of culture and sophistication by adding beauty and aesthetic depth to worship.

Teaches the value of careful preparation in reaching goals.

Teaches a sense of responsibility and setting priorities.

Provides the foundation for a lifetime enjoyment of music.

Gives members a sense of pride and self-worth by showing singers that their individual leadership, demeanor and discipline make a significant to the success of the group

Sunday Worship Times

8:00 a.m Morning Chapel
10:00 a.m Worship in the Sanctuary

With Holy Communion on the 1st Sunday of the month. As United Methodists, we practice Open Communion. All who are seeking God are welcome at Christ’s table.

Easter Sermon Series: (Some  of) the Hardest Things in Life

Sunday, April 7

Fifth Sunday of Lent
Theme: Making a New Thing
Isaiah 43:16-21; Philippians 3:4b-14

Sunday, April 14

Passion Sunday
Theme: Preparing
Texts: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 19:28-40

Thursday, April 18

Maundy Thursday
6:30 pm in the Chapel

Friday, April 19

Good Friday
6:30 pm in the Sanctuary

Sunday, April 21

Easter Sunday
Theme: Believing
Text: Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; John 20:1-18

Sunday, April 28

1st Sunday After Easter
Festival of God's Creation
Theme: Living as Stewards of God's Creation
Text: t.b.d.

Beginning this year, we are holding “Family Worship” times during the 10 a.m. worship service on 5th Sundays (which generally happen quarterly).

Wait, you say, we already have family worship! What makes this different? Yes, we have families - oldsters, youngsters and in-betweeners in worship.

On 5th Sundays, we will have some of each of these participate in the service leadership (and not only in ushering and greeting). We will have more family friendly songs, scriptures and sermon (shorter, too). And we will encourage families to worship with their youngsters who usually play in the nursery. Afterward everyone’s invited to gather for juice (okay, coffee, too), snacks and conversation in the Parlor, as usual.