First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Live and Share God's Love

Faith Formation


Messy Church

May 1st at 5 p.m.
In the Fellowship Hall
Meal Afterward

The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus's Final Days in Jerusalem

Continues on Wednesdays, at 5 p.m. in Rm. 101 esus 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-by-day 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.

Children's Music


We will NOT meet on March 6th. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to the Ash Wednesday service
at 7:00pm in our sanctuary.

We will also NOT meet on March 27th due to Spring Break.

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.

Oh Susanna! The mother of Methodism is coming here! Enjoy a hour of living history and inspiration. Sunday, May 12, 2019 (Mother’s Day) 10:00 am (Sanctuary Service) Please join us!

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 -

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!


10 Things They Never Told Me about Jesus:

A Beginner's Guide to a Larger Christ

Will begin on May 8th at 5 p.m. in Rm. 101. Author John Bell explores facets of the personal life, relationships, and ministry of Jesus, which are seldom the stuff of preaching or conversation, but which are all rooted in the Gospels and are necessary if we are to be freed from the passive stereotypes that still dominate thinking about Christ. Much of the book is rooted
in encounters with people on the periphery of religious life and in situations where politeness was not a prerequisite for discussing faith.

This is a book study but we’ll probably only do a couple chapters this spring. Connect with Pastor Jayneann to get a copy of the reading.

"The Last Week"

A Lenten study about Jesus' final days in Jerusalem

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.

Lenten Organ Meditations

First Presbyterian Church
406 Grant St., Wausau
Fridays from 12:15 - 12:45

April 5 – Kartika Putri
April 12 – Patrick Burkhart

We're a Happ'ning Place on Wednesday Evenings