First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Live and Share God's Love



First United Methodist Church in the Wausau Community and World

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February  Mission Offering


Open Door of Marathon County: The Open Door offers temporary help to current and newly released inmates from the County jail or WI prison system, who are in need of proper seasonal clothing, footwear and toiletries. Once released from jail, The Open Door gives them a safe place to have coffee and talk to volunteers about resources available to them. Donate loose change, cash in the small brown envelopes in the pews or memo your check.

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.

From Dick Rayborn...

Open Door Donations:

In January, thanks to the generosity of our members, we delivered 126 travel size personal needs items to Open Door. Items included soap, body wash, shampoo, lotions, tooth brushes, tooth paste and floss.  The empty collection box is back in the church’s kitchen, so as you can, please bring these important travel size items for the folks at Open Door.


Our Vision:

Led by God to change lives and transform the world.

Downtown Memory Café

We celebrated five years of outreach ministry in May of this year. We meet the 3rd Thursday of each month. Memory Cafés are for those experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss or cognitive impairment – accompanied by their care partners, family or friends. Sing-alongs, programs, conversation, activities and refreshments are offered each month by dementia-trained volunteers. Consider escorting a friend or loved one to a Downtown Memory Café. Free!

For more information, please contact the church office at 715.842.2201; or Charles Schoenfeld at 715-842- 9809, or



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

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.

Justa Circle/UMW Spring Rummage Sale

The “once annual” UMW rummage sale is making a return to FUMC-Wausau in the spring. Sponsored by Justa Circle, this 2-day event will be held on April 17- 18. Proceeds from the sale will go to a number of the missions helped by UMW, as well as some tables that will provide some funds for the Hornby family.

If you are interested in having your own table at the sale, simply register with a Justa Circle member (Jen Marzu, Jennifer Johnson, Bonnie Goertz), and pay a table rental fee of $10. We also ask that 10% of your sales be given to the missions support fund. If you just wish to donate some items to the church for circle members to sell, with all proceeds going to missions, there is a room set aside upstairs for the storage of these items until the sale. Suggested items are knick-knacks, holiday decorations, kitchen items—any in good shape; children’s items in good shape; pictures, wall décor, or small items of furniture—in good shape, etc. No electronics, please! Plans are also to have a bake sale.

Items given to the church for this sale will not be re-turned if they do not sell. Any items left will be donated to area facilities. Stay tuned for updates and further information, but start planning to be part of this fun event!

Helen and Leonard Pivet Scholarship

Are you planning to attend college, technical school, or graduate  school  this  fall? Our church  offers  a scholarship, renewable for up to four years for members who could use a boost. The application is available in the church office and on our website. It is due on Monday March 2nd.

Point in Time Count. 30 volunteers identified 6 individuals in the community as being homeless.



December 28, 2019

To Whom it may concern:

For nine years I have received a poinsettia plant at Christmas. This year, as always, it brightens my small apartment. Thank you for the cheer it brings and for the dedication of the many people who have found their way to The Gardens to deliver them .I pray that the transition this year will go smoothly and that FUMC will continue to be a faithful witness in our community

With heartfelt gratitude,
Elaine Peterson


Thank you so much for your ongoing support of The Women’s Community.  Your gifts for the clients over the past year have benefited many individuals. Your donations are greatly appreciated, very gratifying and help us to continue to offer services  to anyone in our community who needs them. On behalf of our Clients, The Board of Directors and  The Women’s Community staff, we THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for your support.

Most  sincerely,
Jane E. Graham Jennings,
Executive Director