First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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First UMC in the Wausau Community and World

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FUMC Missions

January Mission Offering

One of the ministries of our church and one of the ways that we minister in partnership with others, is by serving a free meal open to all in the Wausau community on Sunday afternoons at the First Presbyterian Church. Different churches sponsor meals through the year. We always have 5th Sundays, when there is one, which in 2018 will mean four meals. Our first Sunday will be April 29.

Since this Ministry began in 2005, our team has been ed by various people, most recently Dennis & Gwen Carey. They will retire at the end of this year and Mark and Jennifer Johnson will be taking over. They will need volunteers to help, if this is something you would like to consider.

So this month let’s support this service to our neighbors with both our time and our financial contributions through the monthly mission offering. Use the brown pew envelopes or simply write a memo on a 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.



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


Shabbat Shalom by Rae Chichilnitsky 

Shabbat Shalom by Rae Chichilnitsky

Community Shabbat - January 26

The Community Shabbat is Mt. Sinai Congregation’s annual service and open house when they “slow down the service” and take time to explain the meaning of many of the prayers and rituals. Afterwards gather for dessert and fellowship and welcome Rabbi Yael Dadoun to our community.

This years Community Shabbat will be on Friday evening, January 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

Groups and individuals are welcome to come, but they ask that we RSVP so they can get a sense of the numbers of visitors for the evening - sign up sheet will be in the parlor.

Mt. Sinai Congregation is located at 910 W. Randolph Street

Communion for Shut-Ins

A reminder that on the first Sunday of each quarter we have Communion Kits prepared for those who do the visitations and communion deliveries. We put them out in the Chapel and in the Wesleyan Room that day. We would like to see the kits delivered as soon as possible. If this is a service that you do and would like to continue please let us know so we can update our records. If this is something you would be interested in starting see us in the office.

Lay Servant Training Event

Introduction to Lay Ministry – The Basic Course

January 26, 6 – 9 p.m. and
January 27, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

At Wausau: First United Methodist
You will need the book: Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course Participant's Book by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson

Available through Discipleship Ministries (;; or Important: Please read the book before the the class begins. So that we have enough space and snacks, please register by January 16 at

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