First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Thursday, December 03, 2020
Live and Share God's Love

Outreach

 

First United Methodist Church in the Wausau Community and World

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Missions Offering

Our loose change offerings have supported our mission projects over past years. But with not meeting for
the past months those donations have declined.

We continue to provide assistance to those in need but the available funds are diminished. I would like to encourage everyone who is able to, send a check or drop a donation in the secure mail slot at the Third St entrance.

The November Mission offering this year will help support Red Cliff. The 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 program and clothing for the children.

Ray Nowaczyk -Missions Committee Chair

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.

Downtown Memory Café

We are teaming up with the Center for Visual Arts to offer it’s first online Zoom ART PROJECT. Invitations have been mailed and special kits dropped off to participant’s homes. Date: Thursday October 15, 2020 Time: 10:30am-Noon Place: Virtual Event If you know of someone with dementia who might enjoy this unique “social event,” please contact Maggie Schoenfeld at 715-842-9809. This person will likely need assistance with a computer. Kits are available to be dropped off through October 14.
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 Maggie Schoenfeld at 715-842- 9809, or memorycafe@fumcwausau.org
 

 

Campbell’s Labels
and
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.
 

 

 

Newsletter

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 joan@fumcwausau.org


 

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
12/03/2020
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
903 3RD STREET
WAUSAU, WI 54403
Your blood drive goal is to get 20 blood procedures. Every day, Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin needs to see at least 800 donors to meet the demands of our hospitals.

Please sign up here: https//donate.wisconsin.versiti.org/donor/
schedules/drive_schedule/210020


Community Dinner

The next community dinner that our church is hosting
at the First Presbyterian Church is November
29th. This is a meaningful ministry where we are
able to offer meals to the community. With Covid-19
we are offering boxed meals and handing them out in
the parking lot of the church. If you want to get involved,
we will be needing baked goods to add to the
meal. Please contact Jen Johnson at 715-470-2527
and she will arrange a time to pick up any baked
goods. Please also keep our dinner guests in your
prayers. Thank you!

Jennifer Johnson

Random Thoughts

by Mike Zahn
November 2020

THANKS

We took our turkeys in for processing last week. We always thank them for the food they provide. We also pray
about getting them loaded and unloaded safely as they are very large birds! I kept going over in my head and praying
about how I could do a better job of unloading them than last year. I got an awesome answer to my prayers--
two men at Mekong Fresh Meat did all the unloading for us! It was a GEM (God Encounter Moment) for me and I
was very thankful.

With Thanksgiving coming up I want to highlight some things I am thankful for regarding food:

Providence—God, the provider of it all.

Producers-- Farmers/Fishers/Growers—those who work so hard to produce everything we eat, from animals to plants to everything else.

Processors—those who process those “raw materials” into usable forms.

Purveyors—those who sell all that food to us—grocery store workers, farmer’s market vendors, distributors who transport
that food, etc.

Preparers—those who prepare food to eat—in our homes, restaurants, grocery stores.

“Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did
the same with the fish.” John 6:1
1


We are excited to announce a new ministry that honors the legacy of Claire Hornby and her love for animals! Claire’s Critter Closet will help supply dog and cat food and supplies (litter, leashes, treats, etc.) for people who are going through financial difficulties. When a job or health is lost, people sometimes have to make a hard choice between feeding themselves or their pet. It usually results in either a person going hungry or an animal being sadly surrendered to a shelter. Claire’s Critter Closet will help keep people and their pets together and fed during hard times. We envision it will work in conjunction with the Personal Needs Closet. The confirmation students will be developing and running this ministry with the help of all other people who would like to join in. Please contact Pastor Rebecca if you’re interested. Many thanks to Jon Goertz for developing this logo!


Equal Exchange Coffee/Tea Update

As the weather now turns cooler, it’s time to put the coffee pot on again. Even though we have not been at church for some time, the Equal Exchange coffee and tea are still available. This is a project of the United Methodist Women which supports our mission projects while supporting small farmers who grow the coffee.

“Equal Exchange is an alternative trade organization made up of small farmers, Equal Exchange worker-owners and you! Together we are building supply chains that work for all of us and the planet we share.” (from the website)

We have ground regular, ground decaf along with English Breakfast tea, Ginger tea, Black Chai tea, and Roobis tea. There are also still a few bars of chocolate in the dark Lemon ginger flavor and plain milk chocolate.

Please stop by and pick up some of these products and enjoy them as you settle down with a good book or quiet time. We thank you as the needs of the world continue and we can play a part in supporting them through this endeavor.


Random Thoughts

by Mike Zahn

THANKS
 

We took our turkeys in for processing last week. We always thank them for the food they provide. We also pray
about getting them loaded and unloaded safely as they are very large birds! I kept going over in my head and praying
about how I could do a better job of unloading them than last year. I got an awesome answer to my prayers--
two men at Mekong Fresh Meat did all the unloading for us! It was a GEM (God Encounter Moment) for me and I
was very thankful.

With Thanksgiving coming up I want to highlight some things I am thankful for regarding food:

Providence—God, the provider of it all.

Producers-- Farmers/Fishers/Growers—those who work so hard to produce everything we eat, from animals to plants to everything else.

Processors—those who process those “raw materials” into usable forms.

Purveyors—those who sell all that food to us—grocery store workers, farmer’s market vendors, distributors who transport
that food, etc.

Preparers—those who prepare food to eat—in our homes, restaurants, grocery stores.

“Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did
the same with the fish.” John 6:11