First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Live and Share God's Love


Come Worship With Us!

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We have so many ways in December to celebrate the coming of the Christ Child.
On which days will you join with other people from First Church for special Advent or Christmas Happenings?


December 2

1st Sunday in Advent
December 9
2nd Sunday in Advent
Youth & Children’s Christmas
Program, 10 AM
December 10 United Methodist Women Unit
Advent Gathering
December 13 Cookie Baking Day
December 15 Cookie Walk Set-Up
December 16
3rd Sunday in Advent
Lessons & Carols, 10am
A special worship time featuring Scripture Lessons, our Chancel Choir, Jubilate Handbells and Orchestra.
Cookie Walk
A variety of cookies, candies, breads & snacks contributed
by the United Methodist Women
Mission Store
Crafts available from 37 countries for purchase
December 19 Messy Church & Caroling
December 23 4th Sunday in Advent
December 24
Christmas Eve Services

2:00 p.m. in the chapel
4:00 p.m. in the sanctuary
8:00 p.m. in the sanctuary




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.

Sermon Series: Why We Need a Savior

Sunday, December 2

First Sunday of Advent
Theme: It’s Not about Worthiness
Text: Luke 18:9-14

Sunday, December 9

Second Sunday of Advent
Theme: A New Mind.
Text: Mark 2:15-17

Sunday, December 16

Third Sunday of Advent
Theme: Powerlessness.
Text: t.b.a.

10 AM A Service of Lessons & Carols

Sunday, December 23

Fourth Sunday of Advent
Theme: Distraction. Or Being Present
Text: Luke 10:38-42

Monday, December 24

Christmas Eve Service Times
2 PM in the Chapel
4 PM in the Sanctuary
8 PM in the Sanctuary

Sunday, December 30

First Sunday after Christmas
Theme: Christmas Carol Sing
Text: Colossians 3:12-17

 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.