First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Live and Share God's Love

Faith Formation

Jayneann here.

With regret, we will not be offering the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University anytime soon, not unless a qualified person (can lead a class, has experienced money challenges in their life) steps forward with a willingness to facilitate (or even co-facilitate) this 10-week study.

That being said, we are still called upon by God to practice stewardship of the resources with which we have been gifted. This includes earth-car—really important after the recently ended“ lost decade”—and financial stewardship, not just at church but in all of our  earning, spending and saving.

With that in mind, I thought we might offer monthly suggestions for personal financial stewardship. From the Dave Ramsey website, here is your first installment:

Switch grocery stores.

Instead of shopping at big-name grocery stores, try a discount chain like Aldi. As long as you don’t mind bagging your own groceries and renting a cart for a (refundable) quarter, you can save a lot of money. Even if you only save $25 a week, you’ll still have $100 extra in your wallet when the month is over! So take a good look at your grocery-shopping habits ( and see where you can save.

P.S. Don’t forget to actually stick to your grocery list. That’s kind of a big deal.from



Theology on Tap

Our next gathering is set for 6pm, Tuesday, February 4th at Thrive Foodery, 2105 N 2nd St This loose group (meaning there’s always room for 3 or 4 more, not that we’ve imbibed too much!) eats and drinks while talking about the day’s topic (& whatever else comes up). This month we’ll talk about God’s mandate for creation care.

Wednesday Night Live Meals

We have kept our meal prices the same for over a decade, however, our costs have continued to increase. Therefore a new price plan is being implemented as follows:

Ages 11 and up $7.00
Ages 6-10 $5.00
Ages 2-5 $3.00
Family maximum $20.00

Please plan to join us for food and fellowship on Wednesdays this fall!

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!


Summer Camp 2020 Registration

Friday & Saturday, February 14 & 15

Registration is officially open! Pine Lake and Lake Lucerne Camps offer places and experiences that help youth, families and adults grow as individuals and in faith. Visit to see all they have to offer.

Youth Lock-in

Friday & Saturday, February 14 & 15

ARRIVE: 5:30 –6:30 pm, Friday, February 14th

DINNER: 6:30 pm

-to include a probable Nerf battle and possible Role-Playing Games.
Maybe cookie decorating?Specific activities are pending! Breakfast time TBD on Saturday morning Devotional time after breakfast

: Between 11:00 and 11:30 am Saturday, Feb. 15th

Bedding, Bibles, appropriate clothing.Each youth may invite one friend if desired
Free of charge


Let us know if there are any food allergies so we can accommodate.


Wesleyan Heritage Confirmation Retreat

March 6-7 at Lake Lucerne Camp

Led by a team of experienced pastors from across the state, Wesleyan Heritage is a retreat to introduce confirmation students to the deep heritage of the United Methodist Church.

Cost is $75/youth.  Deadline for Group Registration is February 14th. Questions can be directed to Collin Grooms -Lake Lucerne Site Director

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