First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Live and Share God's Love



Here at First United Methodist Church, a person has all sorts of ways to serve –
inside the building and in the wider communities,
with indoor quiet work, with tasks that involve sweat equity.
There are ways for each person to contribute to building God’s realm on earth.
Below are just a few of the ways.



Christmas Giving Opportunity!

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The Warming Shelter has an extensive list of items they could use with the people they help all winter. We will also put together bags of items to be distributed during the Point in Time homeless count in January, for those people who do not use the Warming Shelter or Salvation Army services.

Please consider taking an ornament or two from the tree and providing some items that are so needed . Suggested items include: backpacks, new men’s and women’s socks & underwear, bottled water, breakfast & soft granola bars, fruit or applesauce cups, gloves and boots, hand and foot warmers, etc. Watch for the display!

Community Dinner

The community dinner is an exciting ministry with food and fellowship! We serve the dinner at the Presbyterian church. The 2020 dates are as follows: Jan 26, March 29, May 31, Aug 30 and Nov 29.

Please note the January date is not the 5th Sunday as is our usual practice. We helped out another group that needed to switch so in January it is the 4th Sunday. That is the only change for 2020. The December 2019 will not be done as we are doing the January 2020 instead.

Display Cases

Would you like to display something in one of the cases outside the office? We would love to see it! Artwork; Collections; Antiques; Photos; anything you’d like to share. Please contact the church office at 715.842.2201.



We will be using poinsettias to decorate our Sanctuary for Christmas. If you would like to donate toward one or more flowers, the cost is $12 (small) & $25 (large) per plant – but any amount is welcome. About 30 of the poinsettias will be given to homebound members of our congregation on December 15th.

Please fill out the form below and put it in the offering plate, mail it, or bring it to the Church Office, along with your check. We will need to have your orders by no later than December 9th. On December 15th we will list the names of those remembered or honored in our worship bulletin.

An Opportunity to Give “In Kind”

The Open Door of Marathon County offer s temporary help to current and newly released inmates, clothing, a safe place once released from jail to have a coffee and talk to volunteers about the resources that are available to them.

This local agency has a need for small-sized, individual hygiene items, such as are found in hotel rooms or in the travel area in stores.

To donate these put in a grocery bag, label OPEN DOOR and set in kitchen by plastic containers next to window.

Ray Nowaczyk
Mission Ministry Team Chair