First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Monday, December 06, 2021
Live and Share God's Love



First United Methodist Church in the Wausau Community and World

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December Missions Offering

December Mission offering will he for Red Cliff. This mission serves the residents of the reservation and deepens the relationship with the native community there. The donations will provide supplies for the early childhood programs and clothing for the children.

And, remember, any coin or bill you put into the mission envelope goes directly to Missions the monthly mission without any extra effort on your part!

Ray Nowaczyk

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.

Our Vision:

Led by God to change lives and transform the world.


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 coffee and 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.




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

Wausau's 2021 Giving Trees

Merry Christmas, FUMC-Wausau members and friends! It is the giving season in our church and in our community, and it is the hope of the United Methodist Women's circles that you will help fill the empty spaces under our 3 giving trees in the church parlor. Once again we are looking to support Claire's Critter Closet, the Personal Needs Closet, and the Warming Shelter, housed for another year in our church. All three of these endeavors fill a need in our community and support our commitment to "serving the hurting" The trees will be up through the weekend of New Year's, so please help us surround the trees with our donations.

Claire's Critter Closet helps families with pet needs cat litter, cat food (dry and wet) cat beds, cat toys, dog beds, dog food (dry and wet), dog toys, etc... The Personal Needs Closet helps with items such as home cleaning products, laundry detergent, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and soap, toilet paper, paper towels, feminine products, diapers, toothpaste, etc... The Warming Shelter has their needs listed on their website, which include backpacks, men's and women's warm socks, men's and women's thermal underwear (tops and bottoms), men's and women's new underwear, breakfast items like oatmeal packets, breakfast bars, etc..., hand and foot warmers, cleaning supplies, laundry soap and dryer sheets, warm gloves for men and women, etc... These lists are not complete, but hopefully give you some good ideas to get you started on ways you can help this holiday season. Monetary donations are always welcome also! Thank you for responding to those in need this Christmas and throughout the year!
Bonnie Goertz, SPRC Chair

UMW New Mission Project

Now that the Warming Center is closing for the season, UMW will continue its meal mission at Open Door. We'll make sandwiches once a week for its clients. If you can help or want additional information, please call Barbara Ritchie at 1-715-205-4622. Thank you, FUMC for your support!

Throughout the years our congregation has supported the local mission, The Open Door. Our Personal Needs Closet has supplied toiletries, and the UMW is delivering weekly lunches. The Open Door is a resource for those recently released from jail. If you want to know more about this ministry, join us on November 14, following the coffee hour after the 10:00 service. The UMW has arranged for a representative from The Open Door to give presentation. This is sponsored by UMW (United Methodist Women). Everyone from our congregation and guests are welcome!


Mission-Driven—in the UMW cabinet!


Organic LoveBuzz, med-dark roast whole bean ($8.00/12 oz) New!
Organic Mama Tierra light roast ground coffee from Oaxaca, Mexico ($10.00/16 oz bag) New!

We still offer 12 oz bags of ground decaf—$9.00 and regular Cafe Salvador—$8.00

Prefer Tea?

All varieties of our organic teas are $4.00/box. Try the English Breakfast for a little boost or Jasmine Green (New!). If you want a relaxing herbal cup, try Rooibos, Ginger or Peppermint (New!).

Chocolate treats!

Pick your favorite organic, Fair Trade chocolate bars for $3.00 ea. in these flavors:
Dark Chocolate Lemon Ginger
Dark Chocolate Orange
Dark Chocolate Mint Crunch (New!)
Panama Extra Dark
Dark Chocolate Almond & Sea Salt (New!)
Milk Chocolate
Chocolate with Coconut Milk (vegan, soy and gluten-free) (New!)
Your purchase helps our UMW mission projects, UMCOR, and supports farmer-owned coffee cooperatives in Central America and Mexico, as well as small tea farms in India, Sri Lanka and South Africa.

Thank you for shopping BY CAUSE!