First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Live and Share God's Love

Faith Formation

Faith Quest


January 6 - February 3
Grade 2 through 5
Room 212

Come and join these children as they learn about Moses and the Ten Commandments.


Children's Music


We will resume Wednesday evening Children’s Music on January 16th at 5 pm in Room 215.

We will continue learning about the Fruit of the Spirit. Children’s Music is for children ages 4 through those in 5th grade. If you know of someone who would enjoy this, then please invite them to join us.

Music Time

For 3 year olds through 1st graders
Sunday mornings from 8:55 to 9:10
Room 215
Led by Mike Zahn
Music Time will resume on January 6th.


To our music director, Martie Pahris, our organist, Rob Perkins, all of the members of the Jubilate Handbells, the Chancel Choir, and the Orchestra for a fabulous worship experience!


Chancel Choir

Rehearses on Wednesday evenings in the chapel at 7:15. If you like to sing, then come and join us as we prepare music for the 10:00 service on Sunday mornings and for Lessons and Carols on December 16th.


Jubilate Bells

The Jubilate Bells will be playing in the 10:00 worship service on November 4th. Come and hear our handbell choir as they ring during this service.


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!


We’re starting our Lenten study early!

The Last Week:

What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’s Final Days in Jerusalem

Wednesdays, beginning Feb 13, at 5 p.m. in Rm. 101 Top Jesus scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan reveal a radical, little-known Jesus. They discovered that many Christians are unclear on the details of events during the week leading up to Jesus’s crucifixion.

Using Mark’s gospel account, they present a day-byday account of Jesus’s final week of life.

Informed, challenged, and inspired, we not only meet the historical Jesus, but meet a new Jesus who engages us and invites us to follow him. Books are available at Janke’s. (Used & new also available online.)

21-Day Financial Fast:

Financial Peace and Freedom in 21 Days

Coming in March

Award-winning writer & The Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary proposes a field-tested financial challenge. For 21 days, participants put away their credit cards and buy only the barest essentials. During this three-week financial fast, we will discover how to:

 Break bad spending habits

 Plot a course to become debt-free

 Avoid the temptation of overspending for college

 Learn how to prepare for future long-term care expenses  Be prepared for any contingency

 Stop worrying about money & find the priceless power of financial peace

The 21-Day Financial Fast is great for earners at any income-level or stage of life. Maybe there’s someone you’d like to encourage to come.

An Introduction to Feminist Theology

Monday and Thursday, Feb 4th – 18th, 2 - 4 PM

God is described in mescaline language in scripture and Christian literature. A male image of God dominates not only in our theology but also in our daily conversation. We always refer to God as male. The Bible is a product of a patriarchal society where women’s voice is diminished. Theologians have continued to ignore women experiences and contribution to biblical theology. The second part of the class offers an introduction to feminist theology by emphasizing the role of gender and sexuality within this theology. Learn the reason behind Christian feminists developing a theology with a purpose to reinterpret the scriptures and church traditions in the context of patriarchal culture. Cost: $69

Instructor: Niveen Sarras, is a Palestinian Christian from Bethlehem who received her Ph.D. in the Old Testament from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. She is the pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Wausau. Her interests are in ecumenical and interfaith dialogue.

UW Stevens Point at Wausau.

For questions or help with registering, please contact the Office of Continuing Education at 715-261-6294


Wesleyan Heritage Confirmation Retreat

March 1-2 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

Cost is $70/youth. Deadline for Group Registration is February 15th. Questions can be directed to Collin Grooms - Lake Lucerne Site Director -




Mike Zahn teaching music to the Sunday School children.