First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Live and Share God's Love


Deaths: We grieve this month with the loss of these members of our church or of our families

Ronald Krueger, a long time member of our congregation, died on Wednesday, July 18. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time, as well as our own congregation.

Elizabeth Schmidt, a long time member of our congregation, died on Sunday, July 22. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this time, as well as our own congregation.

Richard Rothman, a former member of FUMC, died Tuesday, August 7. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Beth and Rollie and their family at this time.

Joyce Scheffler, a long time member of our congregation, died Monday, August 20. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this time, as well as our own congregation.

Savvy Seniors will meet at 11:30am on Monday Sept 10th at El Tequila Salsa, 2000 N Mountain Rd.(next to IHOP).


United Methodist Women


September 5

Sunshine Gals at 9:30 am

September 12

Mary/Faith Circle at 9:30 am - Parlor

September 13

Love/Hope Circle at 5:30 pm - Parlor

September 15

North Central District Annual Gathering at
 Wausau United Methodist Church

September 23

Sunday Evening Circle at 6:0o pm - Parlor

September 27

Unit Meeting 11:30 - 1:30 with Lunch


October 19-20

Conference Annual Gathering in Waukesha

October 21

UMW Sunday

The Sunshine Gals will be taking sunshine again to two nursing facilities on the first Wednesdays of the month. If you’d like to join us with singing and sharing, please call Arlene Trull at 715.359.7756. She will give more information. They will be starting again on September 5th, and having breakfast together first.


Caring for Our Children

As Christians we are called to support and care for our community’s children. But, what impact does the drug epidemic, child abuse and neglect have on out of home placement in Marathon County? Find out the reasons, for removal, challenges, levels of care, and possible ways you may help.

Julie Jenson, Supervisor of foster Care at Social Services will be with us on Thursday Evening, September 27 at 6:30 pm in the church parlor. Parents, grandparents, teachers, and neighbors may be unaware, but still affected by these problems. Join the UMW as we explore this important issue.


Blessing of the Backpacks

Sunday, September 9th
All children, youth and adults are invited to join in on Sunday, Sept 9th as we - all of us - bless teachers, students and everyone who is active in any form of education.
Bring your book bag, your backpack or even your lunchbox for a special word of blessing as the school year begins.

 Crop Hunger Walk
For the 41st year, area residents have an opportunity to participate in an anti-hunger Walk/Run that will benefit people in need around the world as well as those receiving assistance from our local food pantries.

Last year FUMC and 15 other area congregations raised $15,203.02 for hunger relief around the world as well as food pantries in Marathon County. Come walk (or run) with us in 2018! There will be 2, 5, and 10 km. routes to accommodate walkers of all ages and abilities. Make a pledge to support a walker from FUMC or make a gift in any amount. Look for information in the parlor about registration, start times and pledges.

CROP is the relief effort of Church World Service. 25% of the funds raised will go to The Salvation Army, The Neighbors’ Place, and local pantries in each community that sends walkers. Questions? Contact Margaret Getzin 715-842-9254