First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Live and Share God's Love


Come Worship With Us!

Sermon Podcasts

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

 World Comunion Sunday

This year World Communion Sunday is on October 7th

World Communion Sunday is one of the special Sundays authorized by the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to be observed with the taking of an offering throughout the denomination. World Communion Sunday is observed the first Sunday in October. The observance focuses the attention of United Methodists on the universal and inclusive nature of the church. One half of the proceeds from the offering is for World Communion Sunday Scholars administered by the General Board of Global Ministries. The remaining one half is to be used for the Ethnic Scholarship Program and the Ethnic In-Service Training Program, which are administered by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.


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.

Please plan on joining the lovely, lively worship on July 29th!



Chancel Choir

Chancel Choir

Do you like to sing? Then the Chancel Choir wants you! The choir leads in wor-ship on Sunday mornings in the 10:00am service, and we rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 7:15pm in the chapel. Soon we will begin working on our Lessons and Carols service which will be Sunday, December 17th at 10:00am. Come and sing with us!

Come Sing With Us!


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.

Sunday, October 7

20th Sunday After Pentecost

Theme: … And God loves us just as we are
Text: Psalm 139

Sunday, October 14

21st Sunday After Pentecost

Theme: The Power of Prayer
Text: 1 Kings 18:1-39

Sunday, October 21

22nd Sunday After Pentecost

Theme: Mary
Text: Luke 1:26-29, 39-56

Sunday, October 28

23rd Sunday After Pentecost

Theme: Gleanings from the Living Stones Pilgrimage
Text: to be determined


October 28
Wear-a-Costume-to-Church Sunday

No, we won’t be trick-or-treating, but why not have some fun in our worship. (No nasty, scary costumes please.)

November 4
All Saints Sunday

We remember our loved ones who have departed in death in the last year.

Zion Lutheran Church will present an Organ Duet Concert, featuring Kiyo and Chiemi Watanabe on Sunday, October 7th, at 3:00pm. A free-will donation will be received & a reception follows the concert. For more information call: 715-848-7286 or visit their website at

While we have no Messy Church dates on the calendar yet, keep watching here for the announcement