First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Thursday, October 19, 2017
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First UMC in the Wausau Community and World

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FUMC Missions

October Mission Offering

The mission offering for the month of October will go to support Community Meals ministry that our church is a part of. Every 5th Sunday, we take the lead in providing a meal for anyone in the community who is hungry. Our next Sunday will be this month, October 29. To designate money for this ministry, either write “Community Meals” on a check memo line or use small brown envelope in your pew.

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


Community Poverty Simulation

Wednesday, November 15 5:30 - 8:00 PM
St John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 330 McClellan St

The Poverty Simulation provides people from all backgrounds an opportunity to walk in the shoes of a low-income family for a few short hours. Participants receive an assigned identity and family profile and experience “one month” of poverty compressed into the real time of the simulation. Volunteers play roles of community members who are vital to families. Afterward, a debriefing occurs where participants share insights of extraordinary vividness and intensity. The result can be a very special kind of awakening. The power of this unique learning resource is that it creates an insight into the state of chronic crisis that consumes so many families.

THANK YOU to all who participated in the back-to-school fill-a-bag food drive, we will be contributing a fair amount of goods to the “The Women’s Community” as part of our September mission offering.

Thanks and Prayers!

Sisters and brothers, for your work, your prayers and your financial support, we thank you! We are together in God’s Mission!

Remember KOINONIA in your prayers, specially its service for life and the respect of the right of vulnerable communities!

Remember as well missionaries and their families that are in mission service in Latin America and The Caribbean! May their mission service be blessed and fruitful!

Yours in Christ,

Marilia Alves Schuller
Global Ministries Missionary
Advance #15172Z

On behalf of New Life, we want to thank you and 1st UMC for your generous hospitality for your facility for us to worship our Lord.

Beginning 10/1, Conference has moved us back to Wesley UMC and we will no longer be coming to 1st UMC. I will turn the keys to your office prior to 10/1. Thanks again and God bless.

Rob [Yang]
THANK YOU, I would like to express my sincere thanks to our church family for all the loving support during David Swenson’s illness, death and memorial service. From Susan,Swenson-Piontek, Andrea Forrest and Mary Ann Dykes.
“Thank You Grace”

We would like to take this opportunity to say “thank you” to Grace Boelz, who volunteers her time to make sure there are always supplies stocked in the pew area for the use of all who come to church on Sunday morning. Grace takes care of the Chapel and the Sanctuary, it is one of those jobs that no one thinks about unless the item you want is not there.

Highway Clean Up 2017


Our Church Volunteering Beyond Our Walls

And even as people from beyond our church join in the ministry that we began, people from our church are active in ministry far beyond our own projects. John Stange has been to a Volunteers In Mission trip this fall, youth Danielle Del Conte and Jaden Love raked leaves around Wausau on “Make A Difference Day” (along with not-quite youth Mike Zahn and Martie Pahris). Wes Ebert has been on a two-week mission trip to Lithuania to visit churches he helped to establish 15 years ago.

And these are just the ones we know of offhand. It’s not just about us, and what our branch of the church does. It’s about ministry. Everywhere.

Make a Difference Day