First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Monday, May 29, 2017
Live and Share God's Love

Conference & Connections

 From Pastor Jayneann's Pen

Shalom!

Hi, I’m Jayneann, Pastor Jayneann (yes, there’s no “e” at the end, Jerry). I want to say hi, and tell you how much I’m looking forward to getting to know you and being part of the life of First Church, Wausau. (The newsletter’s ready to print, so I’ll be brief.)

I was born, and grew up visiting family, in the Pittsburgh area, so driving into the Wisconsin River valley was rather like coming home for me. I’ve lived in (some of the flatter areas of) Wisconsin for 20 years, have two cats – Dagger and Shiva, after video game characters – and two grown children. Jared lives in Green Bay with his spouse. Kellyn is attending Lawrence University in Appleton.

My favorite colors are blue and green. I like gardening; I make my own kombucha and water kefir. I like to eat but with a restricted diet eating out is a challenge.

I love God. And as a colleague once expressed, I take the bible too seriously to take it literally. I have no plans at present for how I will change First Church. Changes will no doubt happen, but before that I want to get to know you and learn what you do well, what you’re passionate about, and how you see this church that is an important part of your lives.

More later. Until then, may you walk in the way of Christ.
 
Pastor Jayneann has a blog called “Fierce Joy & Hope” If you’d like to check it out, go to fiercejoyandhope.blogspot.com
 
 
Pastor Jayneann McIntosh
 

 

Prayers for Korea


Imagine if you lived overseas - in Kenya, say - and every day’s newspaper was filled with stories about a crisis in Wisconsin. Now imagine that that crisis involved the possible use of nuclear bombs. That’s exactly the situation of our Bishop Hee Soo Jung, who has asked all of us to join him in praying for North and South Korea. Pray for wisdom to prevail over adolescent posturing, for historical relationship to outweigh recent differences, for peace to triumph over war.