First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Wednesday, September 19, 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.

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!



Clarinet Players on Easter Sunday


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

Sermon Series: Works in Progress

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, September 2

15th Sunday After Pentecost

Theme: Labor Day Surprise (or “Jubilee”)

Text: Leviticus 25:1-13; Ecclesiastes 3:22;
 Colossians 3:23

Sunday, September 9

16th Sunday After Pentecost

Sunday School KickOff

Kabob Sunday

Theme: For better or worse, God knows us...

Text: Psalm 139 plus

Sunday, September 16

17th Sunday After Pentecost

Theme: We can’t escape God’s presence...

Text: Psalm 139 plus … ?

Sunday, September 23

18th Sunday After Pentecost

Theme: Yet even at our worst...

Text: Psalm 139 plus … ?

Sunday, September 29

19th Sunday After Pentecost

Theme: God loves us beyond measure...

Text: Psalm 139 plus … ?



 KabobKebob (or) Sunday is September 9th after the 10 am service.

Youth and Children’s Faith Formation Classes begin on September 9th.

Choir began - get in there!

Jubilate Handbells begin September 12th

Children’s Music begins September 12th

The Wednesday Night Live meal begins September 12th

The Wednesday evening study begins September 12th with 2 weekly sessions of The Wired Word.

Christianity & World Religions begins September 26th.