First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Live and Share God's Love


First UMC in the Wausau Community and World

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FUMC Missions

December Mission Offering

 Community Christmas Dinner

Once again this year, our December mission offering will help support the work of the annual Community Christmas Dinner, this year to be held at St. Paul’s UCC on Christmas Day. Grocery Gift Cards are helpful to purchase items that are in short supply (or cash, and the Missions Ministry Team can buy the card.) Below is a bit more information.

Please join us for dinner and fellowship at 12 Noon at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 426 Washington Street/

Greater Wausau area residents who would be alone on Christmas Day are invited to share in the 49th annual Community Christmas Dinner at noon on December 25th. The Community Dinner , sponsored by area churches and community volunteers, is served free of charge. A free will offering is welcome.
Anyone wishing to volunteer please give us a call at (715) 551-4166.
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


Mission Store Open

On December 10th the Mission Store will be open in Fellowship
Hall, along with the Cookie Walk. Your Fair Trade purchase at The Mission Store will give hope to families around the world. Crafts will b e available from 37 countries.

 A Thank You

Dear First United Methodist Church, thank you for the generous use of your building and kitchen for the “Make a Difference Day” leaf raking event this year. We on Saturday and the week prior and after, engaged over 800 community members to rake over 130 yards of elderly or disabled in our area. Thanks to you we had a great place for them to meet and get nourished. Thank
you so much!!

Sincerely, United Way Volunteer Connection.
Jacque & Krista

Highway Clean Up 2017


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