First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Sunday, March 24, 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.

Pray our Breakthrough Prayer

God, our hope beyond our own abilities and our light in the shadows, help us to draw close to you and to notice your actions that are as many and as varied as the snowflakes. Let something wonderful begin through us. Amen.


Walk Thru the Old Testament Adventure

Acres of Hope Ministry is Hosting this Faith-based Learning Event

Saturday, May 18 8:30am – 4:00pm
Lunch & Book Included $25/participant

In only a few memorable hours, understand, like never before, 4,000 years of life changing, Godly wisdom. Sparrow’s Nest at the Abby – rural Sparta, Wisconsin. 17304 Havenwood Rd, Sparta

To Register, call Laurie Graber at 661.406.1721 or email her at Sponsored by the United Methodist Churches in Jackson, Monroe and Juneau Counties


Display Cases

Would you like to display something in the case outside the office? We would love to see it!
Artwork; Collections; Antiques; Photos; anything you’d like to share.
Please contact the church at 715-842-2201 or Mike Zahn (715-302-5164) to make arrangements.

…the Human One didn’t come to be served but rather to serve and to give his life to liberate many people.

 Mark 10:45

Lent Begins This Wednesday

Lent provides the perfect chance to draw closer to God, or to put it in Church-Speak, to work on your discipleship. How will you use this forty day Season to prepare your heart and mind to follow God more closely?

A first step: Before you decide to give up beer, social media or chocolate (horrors!) pray about it. God knows what you’re considering, so spend some time in silence and let God work on you. It’s probably best to come to God with a “yes or no” or a “this or that?” question. God may go along with your idea or suggest something else. If you’re open enough to ask God’s direction, God will make sure you have what you need in order to take on whatever is suggested.

I (Jayneann) gave up junk food during Lent about 12 years ago – my! was that hard! This year, I’m thinking of adding something. My morning prayer time has become haphazard. I still pray but I miss time in the wing chair with my Bible, Celtic prayer book and tea. Maybe this Lent, I can offer this practice to God. But, now that I have an idea, I have to pray about it – check in with God in case God has other ideas. Perhaps God will have me focus on our Breakthrough Prayer instead…

Speaking of which, it’s about time that we introduced a new Breakthrough Prayer. Watch for our new BTP, coming soon. After all, we are a praying people who believe that God responds to our prayers. Absolutely! Amen.

Pivet Scholarship Receiving Aplications

One way our church cares for our members was made possible by the generous bequest of Leonard Pivet, helping people to pay for school beyond high school.

All full members entering college, technical, or graduate school this fall are invited to apply for the Helen & Leonard Pivet Scholarship, a four-year renewable grant of $2,000 a year. Both beginning and continuing students are encouraged to apply. Application forms are in the Office or on the church website. The application deadline has been extended. All applications are due in the church office by noon on Monday, March 11.