First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Live and Share God's Love

Faith Formation



January 7 - February 4
Grades 2 through 5
Room 212

Jesus is Baptized

And a voice from heaven said, “This is my
Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well
Matthew 3:17

Making Sense of the Bible

Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today

Starts Wednesday, January 10th at 5 p.m. Did God really command Moses to put gay people to death? Did Jesus really teach that everyone who is not a Christian will go to hell? Were Adam and Eve real people? Is the book of Revelation really about the end times? Who decided which books made it into the scriptures and why? Is the Bible ever wrong? In this book study (and in approachable language), Adam Hamilton addresses these and other challenging biblical themes leading readers to a deeper appreciation of the Bible so that we might hear God speak through it and find its words to be life-changing and life-giving. Pastor Jayneann has two (2) copies of the book

Volunteers Still Needed

Do you like spending time with children? We still need volunteers to be in the nursery on Sunday mornings during the 10:00am worship service. If you would be willing to give of your time in this way, please contact Martie at the church, 715-842- 2201. Thank you.

Sermons All Week... All Year

If you miss a sermon and want to stay current with a series, or review past ones, the text and audio podcast of each week’s message are uploaded to You can find texts and audio for the past two years… you could put together your own private retreat!

Online Connections

Are you a regular user of Facebook? Jen Johnson has offered to help keep our church page updated with short notices of events and occasional announcements.

Let Jen or staff know if you can help with newer lines of communication. There’s a whole generation who may not read The Messenger or church bulletins but may well respond to invitations received on their phone. If you are connected to online worlds, help FUMC connect people through modern means Wesley surely would use today.

Do you like spending time with children? We still need volunteers to be in the Nursery on Sunday mornings during the 10:00am worship service. If you would be willing to give of your time in this way, please contact Martie at the church, 715-842-2201. Thank you!


Mission Guatemala

The First UMC Mission team is excited to announce a return mission trip to Mission Guatemala! The dates of the trip are November 17- 25 , 2018 (over the Thanksgiving Holiday). The Mission Team will travel from Wausau to Panajachel, Guatemala where we will meet up with the Onalaska UMC mission team.

The exact project we will be working on is yet to be determined but it will most likely consist of building, painting, or other service work. Conditions are fairly primitive at the work sites, however, we will be staying at Mission Guatemala’s River House which is clean, safe, and secure. All of our meals are local foods prepared to USA health standards. Purified drinking water is available at the River House and worksites.

The cost of the trip will be $675.00 for lodging and airfare is additional. We are estimating about $1500.00 for airfare. As soon as we have an accurate headcount we will be able to request a price quote. The team will also be required to raise $2000.00 total as a team to pay for work supplies, and we are already in process of raising this fund!

Anyone who is interested in attending this mission trip or supporting others to attend, please plan on attending a meeting at First UMC on Monday, January 15, 2018, in the BK Smith Room at 6:00 pm. The planning team will show a brief presentation from our last mission trip, outline the 2018 trip and planning timeline, and answer any questions you may have . If you are interested but unable to attend the meeting please let Jen Marzu, Wes Ebert or Sara Roquemore know of your interest.

All Creation Sings

This is the theme for our children’s music time for the coming year. Children’s music is for those children in kindergarten through fifth grade. This year we will be moving across and down the hall to room 215. Stay tuned for more details.

VBS as a Success!

We had a great week of VBS (Vacation Bible School) with 25 children who attended. Please see the pictures below. Kirsten Hornby did a wonderful job of preparing our evening meals with the help of Anna Schreiber and others. Meagan Fandrey, Bonnie Goertz, Carrie and Ruby Edmundson, and Jackie, Gwen and Ginnie Chang did an awesome job of leading activities and shepherding children. Thank you to all who participated!