First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Live and Share God's Love


First UMC in the Wausau Community and World

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FUMC Missions

November Mission Offering

The Mission Offering for November will go to support the work at The Neighbor’s Place. Our church was a part of founding this community ministry decades ago, and continues to teach, care, and supply families in need throughout Marathon County.

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


Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
November 11-19

National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is held each year the week before Thanksgiving. During this time when we often think about all we’re thankful for, we can remember God’s call to love our neighbor, finding compassionate ways to help those who are experiencing\ homelessness and working toward God’s kingdom\ where no one experiences hunger or homelessness.

You have real power to work to end homelessness and to educate community members and politicians. You can help to change the conversation about stereotypes, improve policy, help service providers, and so much more. As the basic act of obtaining a home becomes more difficult, the need for action becomes greater. Be a part of something BIG!

India Missions

A team from the Wisconsin Conference UMC will be returning to India later this year. Our focus is the Philip and Timothy Stains Memorial Children’s Home and St. John’s School in Madurai. (This is an Advance Special project) Two years ago several people from this church participated in the dedication of St. John’s School. Construction on the school continues but only when additional funding is received. This year we will be doing finishing work on new classrooms. Some of us will be tutoring and helping students improve English language skills. “Needs” at the orphanage and school continue, and we try to do as much as possible.

We also hope friends in our local churches will want to help. You can be part of this mission with your financial support.Contributions can be sent to the church office and designated for the India mission project. (These contributions are not used for travel or housing expenses.) But equally important are your prayers for our safe journey and for our ability to perceive and promote God’s work—and especially important that the teachings of Christ motivate us each day.

Sharon Gisselman

A Thank You From “Living Waters for the World”

On behalf of Living Waters for the World, the global mission resource of the Synod of Living Waters, Presbyterian Church (USA), I thank you for your gift of $69.81. Living waters for the World endeavors to answer the call to provide clean water for God’s children across the world, and we acknowledge with gratitude donors like you who provide the resources to do what can, and must, be done. Together we are an empowered people who are changing lives in real and tangible ways through water purification systems and health education. We are deeply grateful for your partnership.
Lynn Kszos, President and the Living Waters for the World Board of Directors.

Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service Public Issues Series:

The Constitution, Congress and the Presidency – What are the Limits of Power?

Monday, November 13 at7 p.m.
UW Center for Civic Engagement
625 Stewart Avenue, Wausau
What are the limits of institutional power, and how has the relationship between the Constitution, Congress and the presidency changed over time, especially in the 21st century?

WIPPS and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters will present a panel of experts that will address:

• Why presidents sometimes issue executive orders that fundamentally change public policy, while other times appear completely impotent to political action

• Where the limits of institutional power are considered unsettled

• If presidents have used executive orders more often to get around Congress

• The limits of institutional power when it comes to recent issues

FREE and open to the public. For more information, call 715-261-6368 or email info@

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