First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Live and Share God's Love

Faith Formation


FAITH QUEST

The Miracle of Jesus

February 12 – March 12

Grades 2 through 5

“There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish.  But what are they among so many people?”   
John 6:9
 
“They were amazed, saying, ‘What sort of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?’”    
Matthew 8:27
 
Journey to the Cross
 
March 19 - April 16
 
"Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me."  
Luke 22:19

 


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 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.
 

Four Core Class: Introduction To First UMC, Wausau

 

A couple of times a year, we offer a 3-4 session class on the purpose of the church, as we see it, and what that means for how we do ministry.

This isn’t exactly a New Members Class, at least not what most people might think of as one, but we do ask people who are considering membership here at First Wausau to take this class. We take membership seriously, and our goal is not to add numbers to our rolls but to add disciples to Christ’s kingdom.
 
Our next class will begin on Sunday, March 5, at 8:45am, in Room 101 (next to the 3rd St. entrance on the west side of the church). If you’ve been thinking about getting more involved here, whether that includes membership or not, this is the best way to know how we define ourselves and our place in Christ’s kingdom and this community.

 

Time to Think Spring!

Growing Faith Community Garden Information Meeting

 
Monday, March 20th
5:15 to 6:00pm
 
Universalist Unitarian Church
504 Grant Street, Wausau
 
Questions?
Call Dan Marzu 715-316-2103

 



Ideas for Book Groups


For several months we’ve been asking for input on ideas for some short-term small group gatherings. Usually these gatherings work best with a book or some other focus point to begin with, so we asked for ideas for books you might like to read with a group. Here’s another idea, brought by Sara Roquemore.

Just Show Up by Karen Tippetts Kara Tippetts is the author of a blog on finding faith and inspiration in the mundane details of her life. When she was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer, she continued that quest, seeking God in the ordinary, even when her ordinary had changed forever.


 Do you have other ideas?  Books you’ve heard of or have always wanted to read or have been thinking of reading again?  They could be fiction or non-fiction.
 
And, would you be interested in hosting or facilitating such a group?


MESSY CHURCH

 
Our next Messy Church is Sunday, December 18th, at 10:00am in the Fellowship Hall. In addition to singing Christmas carols, we will be making wrapping paper, Christmas cards, ornaments, and decorating cookies as we celebrate the birth of our Savior
 
 



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!