First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Live and Share God's Love

Faith Formation


End of the Year Jeopardy

May 20th in the Fellowship Hall

Messy Church
Our last Messy Church of the 2017/18 program year is set for Wednesday, May 16 at 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall


May 2... Beef Tips on Noodles

May 9... Ham

May 18... Barbeque Ribs

Recognizing Teachers and Leaders

We will recognize all of our teachers for the past year in the 10:00am worship service on Sunday, May 20th. Thank you for your leadership and commitment to the Faith Formation of our members.

Aesthetics Committee members Beth Burke and Sue Kissinger proudly pose in front of Heinrich Hofmann's "Christ and the Rich Young Ruler", one of the newly hung pieces of art recently re-discovered in FUMC's "Attic".  More to come... keep your eyes on the our walls.

Click on this link to earn more about Christian artist Heinrich Hofmann and his faith journey by watching this excellent YouTube video on his life and work.

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!


Our program year is winding down. Oh, no! But soon the snow will melt. I saw a robin pull up a worm from between the cement slabs outside next to the Parlor. Gardens will become, as will the lake and picnics. Enjoy the abundance of spring, but keep coming to Wednesday evening opportunities through May 16th.

Methodism 101

Continues to meet at 5 p.m. in the B.K. Smith room or 2 more weeks, May 2 & May 9

Each session is complete in and of itself and there’s no book that you need. So if you haven’t made it yet, don’t let that stop you.

Afterward you can join some of your fellow learners and teachers for a great meal and conversation – Wednesday Night Live – in the Fellowship Hall.

¿ A Question for Anyone who Enjoys Studies ?

Would you be interested in having a minimal/no preparation Walk-In Study during the summer? It could be The Wired Word or whatever suited the participants. We could meet weekly or as often as works for us, on Wednesdays, or whenever. Talk to Pastor Jayneann if this sounds like something you’d be interested in doing.

Vacation Bible School

August 21 thru August 23

Walk-In Choir

The Pastor and the Music Director (gee, that sounds formal! Scratch that.) Jayneann has talked to Martie about having a walk-in choir a couple of Sundays during the summer. And Martie has graciously agreed that we could do this. (Thank you, Martie.) We’ll sing once in July and once in August. Watch for details in the June Messenger.

Congratulations to 2018 Pivet Scholar:

Anjali Dvorak

The Pivet Scholarship Committee has chosen this year’s recipient and congratulates Anjali Dvorak. Anjali is a top student at West High School, active in the community and in church. She plans to attend University of New Mexico (in Albuquerque) in the fall. She is interested in the sciences but unsure of her path as yet. Being open to possibilities is a fine thing. Anjali is an eager and willing student, mature and hardworking. Please pray for her and all our students.

Woodchucks Baseball

Reserve your seat for Woodchucks Baseball, on Sunday, June 24 at 3:05 pm. Tickets are $11 each and include reserved seating, a Woodchucks cap, a drink and ice cream!

Family Camp

First Church’s Family Camp will be July 20- 22 at Pine Lake Wildwood Campground this summer. The cost is $70 per camper vehicle and $35 per tent. A deposit of $35 for camper vehicles and $20 for tents is due by April 29.

Everyone is welcome! Make plans now to be a part of this fun-filled weekend.