First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Faith Formation

Bishop Forms a Wisconsin Option Task Force

In response to the recent General Conference and Judicial Council rulings, Bishop Hee-Soo Jung is assembling a team of clergy and laity leadership from across the Wisconsin Conference to envision a Wisconsin way forward – a Wisconsin Option to the calls for separation on both sides of our theological spectrum.

The purpose of the task force is to help clarify and refocus the identity of the Wisconsin Conference with a missional focus, and inclusive foundation, and a “grace margin” process that allows clergy and laity from across the Conference to share their thoughts and responses. The Wisconsin Option builds upon the Wesleyan General Rules to “do no harm, do all the good we can, and to attend together to the ordinances of God.” We commit to help leaders and congregations across the Conference live out these General Rules in tangible and transformative ways.

In a time of deep emotional and spiritual division, the leadership of the Wisconsin Conference is seeking a healing, collaborative, and sustainable alternative that can be a witness to the Conference, the denomination, and the world that the reconciling grace and power of God is greater than any human dividing walls.
 


Financial Peace University

A pastor I know had a $40,000 seminary debt. He and his wife participated in Financial Peace U at their church. They got their financial house in order and within 2 years, they were debt-free.” (from Jayneann)

What if you knew where all of your money was going each month? What if you were debt-free, investing and making wise spending decisions? To get out of debt, you've got to change your habits. Create margin. You can be debt-free.

Financial Peace University is a course of faith-based personal finance, covering debt elimination, money management, and making wise money choices. This course has helped millions of families. This class is taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU team on video will help you achieve your goals. It’s for young and old. Sessions will meet weekly beginning in fall.

Would you like to join us? Maybe you want to pay for a son or niece to take the class. Or, would you like to make the gift of a “membership” so that someone else can join?
Do you love to sing but … well … don’t? Our
Summertime Walk-In Choir
could be for you.

On July 28, join the fun. Come to the sanctuary by
9:30 a.m. to run though our song, then sing it during
the 10:00 a.m. worship service. This is open to anyone
who has completed the fifth grade. Hope to see you
there. We’d love to have you join us
 



Walk-In Choir

Do you love to sing but … well, don’t?

Our Summertime Walk-In Choir
could be for you.

 

On July 28, join the fun. Come to the sanctuary by 9:30 a.m. to run though our song, then sing it during the 10:00 a.m. worship service. This is open to anyone who has completed the fifth grade. Hope to see you there


Vacation Bible School

We will do a joint VBS with Immanuel Lutheran Church and First Presbyterian Church this year. It will be held August 13-15, in the evenings at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 630 Adams St. The meal will be at 5:00pm with VBS from 5:30 –7:30pm. This year’s theme is “Who Is My Neighbor?” VBS is for 3 years old through 5th grade. If you would be willing to volunteer, then please let Martie or the church office know.

 



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 fumcwausau.org. 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!


 
 

This really is for everyone!!!

Everyone has a theology. We just don’t call it that. Come and join the conversation. Our next get-together is August 7th, at Wisconsin Burger. Topic to be determined. Hope to see you there!


Vacation Bible School

This summer we will again do a joint VBS with Immanuel Lutheran Church and First Presbyterian Church, August 13-15, at Immanuel Lutheran. The meal will be at 5 pm with VBS for 3-year-old through 5th-grade from 5:30-7:30 pm. If you are able to help, please let Martie know (martie@fumcwausau.org; 715.842.2201).
 

Summer reading opportunity!

Stop at the display window outside the office! There are many "cozy" mysteries on display. No blood, no violence - just a good mystery for you to solve on a rainy summer day or a sunny day at the pool. Take some home. Remember to browse the library cart in the parlor for a selection of children's books, books about Methodism, or materials for your faith journey.
 
 

 

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Faith Quest

End of Year Jeopardy
May 19th in the Fellowship Hall

 

Family Camp will be July 19 - 21 at Pine Lake’s 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 May 19th. Everyone is welcome! Make plans now to be a part of this fun-filled weekend.


Room Change for Children

While the YMCA is here for the next six months, our children will be using different rooms on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.

Music for 3 year olds through first grade will be downstairs in Room 13. They will then move to Room 15 for Sunday School.

Grades 2 through 5 will meet in the Theater Room 213 for Sunday School.

Children’s Music on Wednesday evenings will be down in Room 13.


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