First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Monday, June 17, 2019
Live and Share God's Love

Faith Formation

Summer is Time to Hear God’s Word in a New Way

Using the creativity and wisdom of Dr. Seuss, in Sunday worship as well as in Children’s Sunday School, this summer we will look at God’s message of good news in ways we may not have considered before.

Sunday School is looking for teachers and helpers.

If this idea fits your passions, creativity or love of books (or something else) please contact Betsy Duginski (715.297.7255 or If you have some creative ideas for making church time fun, talk to Margaret Getzin (715.297.8531 or another member of the
Worship Design Team.


We’ve all done stupid with money.

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?

With all those payments going out each month, there’s nothing left for you. To get out of debt, you've got to change your habits. Create margin. You can be debt free.

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University, Dave Ramsey's #1 course, is a 10-week course of faith-based personal finance, with sessions covering debt elimination, money management, wise choices for spending and saving, and more. Financial Peace University has helped over 2.5 million families. The average family pays off $5,300 and saves $2,700 in the first 90 days.

This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU teaching team on video will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to Improve your money management skills, eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before.

The class teaches young and old step-by-step how to create a budget (and live within it), pay off debt, spend wisely, and save for college and/or retirement.

Sessions will meet weekly beginning in September. With Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, you can take control of your money and start planning for your future.

Walk-In Choir

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

Our Summertime Walk-In Choir
could be for you.


On June 30 and/or 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 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!

I learned in seminary that the Greek letter theta is used to stand in for theology. (It takes less time to write and takes up a lot less space.)

Anyway, Theology on Tap began our next adventures in food, drink and conversation on May 7th.

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Ecumenism was our topic. That’s the idea of promoting unity among the world’s Christian Churches. What does it mean to be one with other denominations that don’t all think the same way we do? (Hey, that shouldn’t be too hard since everyone at First Church doesn’t think the same way either.)

There were enough of us that we had to pull up an extra table. That was wonderful! We even had one person who’d never joined us before. I’ll use that as a chance to say:

This really is for everyone!!!

We each have a theology. We just don’t call it that very often. It’s the way we understand God and each other and the world. It’s the way we believe God is calling us to live out our faiths. And, get this:

There are no rights or wrongs here!!!

Our summer get-togethers are set for:
June 5th July 10th August 7th

Locations and topics to be determined.
Look in the bulletin.
Hope to see you there!


Summer Sunday School


Using the creativity and wisdom of Dr. Seuss to find parallels in the scripture, bringing both the meaning and relevance of many Bible passages to life. Exciting stories, fun crafts, and snacks will be on the menu (maybe even some Green Eggs and Ham)!

We are currently looking for teachers and helpers. Would you be willing to teach or assist a few Sundays this summer?

Curriculum is provided and easy to follow. Let Betsy Duginski know if you would like to help (715.297.7255 or

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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.

We're a Happ'ning Place on Wednesday Evenings