First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Live and Share God's Love


Here at First United Methodist Church, a person has all sorts of ways to serve – inside the building and in the wider communities, with indoor quiet work, with tasks that involve sweat equity. There are ways for each person to contribute to building God’s realm on earth. Below are just a few of the ways.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week workshop that teaches you how to take care of yourself while caring for someone else. By taking care of your own physical, emotional and financial needs, you become a better caregiver.

Mondays, April 1-May 6, 2019, 9:30am-11:15am
Aging & Disability Resource Center
2600 Stewart Ave, Suite 25, Wausau.
To register, contact
Meagan, 715.261.6062 or email

Personal Needs Closet

What started out as a way to fulfill a confirmation requirement has become a reward of its own. My daughter, Hannah, needed to complete some community service. She chose to help in the church's personal needs closet and asked me to accompany her. After the first session two years ago she asked, “can we keep doing this? It feels so good to help people!” As a result, we have been at nearly every Saturday closet ever since. While the closet will see approximately 35 visitors each time it is open, they represent nearly 180 people helped per month. Families suddenly caught in a predicament due to job cuts. A single mother cuddling her newborn inside her coat. A young man shocked that we would remember where he works and ask how his job is going.

Some items including shampoo, soap, razors, toothpaste, lotion, paper towels, toilet paper and cleaning supplies are provided very well, but some less considered items, such as denture cleanser and adhesive, cheater readers, diapers and wipes are wonderful to have available. Almost as welcome would be more helping hands on the second Tuesday or fourth Saturday each month. Please feel free to leave donated items in the office or outside the closet door, or sign up in the parlor to give your gift of time. It is more than filling a grocery bag and saying “here.” It is making a human connection without judgement. Hannah’s reward has been one of personal fulfillment through helping others. My reward has been sharing service to others with my daughter. The rewards are endless.

Pray our Breakthrough Prayer

God, our hope beyond our own abilities and our light in the shadows, help us to draw close to you and to notice your actions that are as many and as varied as the snowflakes. Let something wonderful begin through us. Amen.


Walk Thru the Old Testament Adventure

Acres of Hope Ministry is Hosting this Faith-based Learning Event

Saturday, May 18 8:30am – 4:00pm
Lunch & Book Included $25/participant

In only a few memorable hours, understand, like never before, 4,000 years of life changing, Godly wisdom. Sparrow’s Nest at the Abby – rural Sparta, Wisconsin. 17304 Havenwood Rd, Sparta

To Register, call Laurie Graber at 661.406.1721 or email her at Sponsored by the United Methodist Churches in Jackson, Monroe and Juneau Counties


Display Cases

Would you like to display something in the case outside the office? We would love to see it!
Artwork; Collections; Antiques; Photos; anything you’d like to share.
Please contact the church at 715-842-2201 or Mike Zahn (715-302-5164) to make arrangements.

…the Human One didn’t come to be served but rather to serve and to give his life to liberate many people.

 Mark 10:45

Earth Week begins Easter Sunday!

Help us celebrate this shared and precious gift from God.
We will "clean up" our stretch of Highway near Brokaw Wednesday, April 24th, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Call Maggie Schoenfeld (715-842-9809) if you can be available that day. Thank you!
(Rain date: Sunday, April 28, following 2nd service)

Pivet Scholarship Receiving Aplications

One way our church cares for our members was made possible by the generous bequest of Leonard Pivet, helping people to pay for school beyond high school.

All full members entering college, technical, or graduate school this fall are invited to apply for the Helen & Leonard Pivet Scholarship, a four-year renewable grant of $2,000 a year. Both beginning and continuing students are encouraged to apply. Application forms are in the Office or on the church website. The application deadline has been extended. All applications are due in the church office by noon on Monday, March 11.




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