First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Live and Share God's Love


First UMC in the Wausau Community and World

Click on the button below to view a list of our church's outreach and mission opportunities...

FUMC Missions

July/August Mission Offerings

July Mission Offering

July mission offering is for The Philip & Timothy Stains Memorial Children’s Home in Madurai, India. The orphanage is five separate housing facilities providing care for approximately 150 girls and boys. In addition to food, clothing and medical care, education is very important. The ideal situation is for the orphanage to run its own school. This would eliminate tuition for the children who attend non government schools. In addition, a school would generate tuition income from students in the surrounding area who want to attend a quality school. The story about the Stains Family is a reminder about the difficulties of being a Christian in India. Their tragedy occurred only 13 years ago.

August Mission Offering

The Open Door is a place for those who have been released from Marathon County Jail who are in need of proper seasonal clothing and footwear. Those in need may also find service information; have a place to come in from the outside and have a cup of coffee. We also provide literacy training, life skills training, and other collaborative services in a friendly, non-threatening and welcome atmosphere.

Remember that the Mission Offering must be clearly marked. Either write a note on your check or use the brown envelopes in the back of the pew. Just loose change in the offering plate will not go to the monthly offering.



Campbell’s Labels
Milk Moola Caps

Many of us have been saving labels from Campbell’s cans to be redeemed by Northcott Neighborhood House in Milwaukee. This month, Campbell’s is discontinuing this program, so we will no longer be collecting those at the church.
Also, please bring in any “Milk Moola” caps from milk purchased at Kwik Trip stores as soon as possible. The caps will be taken to Mission u in Wisconsin Rapids July 24th.



UMW, Making Mission Practical  

Fair Trade - Equal Exchange Coffee. This is a small gesture you can make to provide fair wages to coffee, tea, and cocoa producers throughout the world. It can be your personal mission project!
Tanzanian Jubilee Coffee and Café’ Salvador are regular drip grind coffeeand are the most popular. Decaf, drip grind, organic whole bean and flavored coffees are available also, as are organic hot cocoa mix and herbal/organic tea. Supplies are in the cupboard next to the fireplace in the parlor.

Regular ground - $8
Whole bean - $8
Ground flavored - $9
All decaf - $9
All teas - $4
Hot Chocolate - $6
Organic very dark Chocolate bars - $3
To purchase take your product, place the money (check or cash) in a brown envelope (in the cupboard) and put the envelope in the drop slot near the church office.


"Point in Time Count" and breakfast for the homeless in Wausau

Point in Time Count Photo 1


Food Insecurity

The percentage of children under age 18 living in households that experienced limited or uncertain availability of safe, nutritious food at some point during the year.

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.


We would like to fill up the pages of our newsletter. If there is an event, celebration or piece of news you would like to share, please call the office at 715-842-2201 or email

Mission Team to Take on Chores

Spring is finally here, and with it comes all the chores that seem to pop up alongside the daffodils and tulips! The Mission Team is offering to help connect First United Methodist Church Members with Mission Team Volunteers to help with your spring and summer chores in exchange for a donation towards the Mission Guatemala trip. The team is raising funds to put towards material costs for the Mission Guatemala project we will work on as well as help subsidize the cost for team members in financial need.

Please contact the church office and leave your name, number and the time frame and scope of chores. Someone from the missions team will contact you to set up an appointment to lend a hand. The team is made up of a number of members who skills and experience vary from pruning, gardening, lawn care, spring cleaning, to small projects around the house. Thank you for your support!

Mission Trip Shares Go On Sale

Looking for a way to support the 2018 Mission Guatemala Team? Are you craving some amazing Guatemalan cuisine that can’t be satisfied locally? Interested in seeing and hearing the first-hand testimonies of how Mission Guatemala is changing lives in San Andrés Semetabaj, Guatemala? Well, the 2018 Mission Guatemala Team has a deal for You! The Mission Guatemala Team will be selling “shares” of capital stock for “One full Guatemalan Style Dinner” to be held after the team’s travels this November. Stock shares for the Guatemalan dinner start at $30.00 with proceeds going towards material costs for the project the team will be working on as well as help some of our team’s members with financial need follow John Wesley’s teachings of “Do All The Good You Can”.

Each stock certificate purchased reserves a seat for the shareholder at an authentic Guatemalan style dinner held at First United Methodist Church in Wausau. The Mission team will prepare and serve the meal to shareholders and share pictures and stories from their week-long journey to Mission Guatemala. The date for the dinner will be announced this summer. Shares can be purchased in the church Parlor after services starting June 3, 2018. See Jen Marzu or a member of the Mission Team for details on how you can support the Mission Team in their endeavor or purchase a share.

The following is a message from R. David Gnaniah with an update about St. John’s School in India. The school’s new classrooms were dedicated in December by a team of clergy and lay from the Wisconsin Conference. The school is part of the Philip and Timothy Stains Memorial Home complex. This is a Wisconsin Advance Special.
Dear Friends,

Greetings to you all in Jesus name. As you know about our children’s home, we are sending this appeal to you. This June we are going to admit 50 tribal kids in our school. These tribal kids are from very poor families and can’t afford to get an education. All of their parents are illiterates and below poverty line. Usually these tribals never send their children to schools. We gave awareness on education to the parents and now they are sending their kids to school.
To sponsor a child it costs $50 per child per month. This will cover their stay, food, clothing and school fees and supplies. We will give a child to each sponsor and provide a photo and details of that child.
I kindly appeal to your church to sponsor these tribal kids and help them to come up in their lives. The school will be the Open School Syllabus under National Institute of Open School under Central Government. You are welcome to visit this project at any time.

With love and prayers
David Gnaniah.
This is Advanced Special Project #7940 the same as The Philip & Timothy Stains Memorial Children’s Home.

Are you interested in becoming an Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Volunteer?

Volunteers provide a comforting presence and emotional/ social support to our patients and their families in our Hospice Program. As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to help patients in their end-of life journey, live in dignity and peace while helping to offer a pain-free and comfortable environment.

To become an Aspirus Hospice Volunteer, please call the Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Volunteer Coordinators, Samantha Stroik or Tasha Stencil at 715-847-2424 or toll free at 866-331-2467 for more information, please visit our website go to the middle of the page and click on “Aspirus Wausau Hospital and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services”. Click on “apply now” to start the process of becoming a hospice volunteer! Training is based on your schedule and needs.



Communion for Shut-Ins

A reminder that on the first Sunday of each quarter we have Communion Kits prepared for those who do the visitations and communion deliveries. We put them out in the Chapel and in the Wesleyan Room that day. We would like to see the kits delivered as soon as possible. If this is a service that you do and would like to continue please let us know so we can update our records. If this is something you would be interested in starting see us in the office.

Make a Difference Day