First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Live and Share God's Love



First United Methodist Church in the Wausau Community and World

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May Missions Offering

May Mission Focus: The Open Door

The Open Door offers temporary help to current and newly release inmates and homeless population This includes clothing and a safe place to have coffee and talk to volunteers about resources available to them. Donate loose change, put cash in the small brown envelopes in the pews or write Open Door on the memo line of your check.

Ray Nowaczyk

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.


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


Help Donate and Assemble Kits for the Midwest Mission District Center

Home Care Kit ($20 Value)
2 Liquid Household Cleaners • 16-40 oz
No spray bottles
2 Dish Soaps - 16-34 oz
2 Liquid Laundry Detergents - 32-64 oz
1 Scrub Brush - with or without handle
1 - 5-gal Round Bucket with resealable lid
All items must be NEW & placed in the bucket.

Personal Dignity Kit ($15 Value)
1 Bath Hand Towel - No kitchen towels
1 Bath Washcloth - No dishcloths
1 Adult Toothbrush - No multipacks
1 Bar Soap - 3-4 oz
1 Shampoo - 15-18 oz
1 Deodorant - 2-3 oz - stick, roll on, or pump
1 1-gal Resealable Plastic Bag

All items must be NEW & placed in a 1-gal resealable plastic bag.

$2 donation for razor and toothpaste (Do not include in bag)
Bring all kits to church before June 9th so we can take them to the gathering at Annual Conference.

Thank you.


Cultural Orientation and English Language Learning for Refugees

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays several rooms upstairs are being used to welcome dozens of new Afghan refugees. Classes are from 10-11:30 and 12:30-2 for adults, and their pre-school children enjoy playing nearby. New Beginnings for Refugees is overseeing these educational programs, with Mary Testin as the Coordinator. There are over 40 fully-vetted and trained volunteer teachers for English Language Learners (ELL). They also could use some volunteers (with back ground checks) to help with caring for and inspiring the preschoolers. Please contact Mary at 715-581-8111 if you're interested in helping

Wausau Free Cliic

A Ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Wausau

Did you know that First United Methodist has a Free Clinic in our lower level? We're grateful to partner with First Presbyterian Church, Jeff Todd, and many wonderful medical professionals who volunteer their skills and time to provide excellent care to those most in need. They would greatly appreciate donations of any of these items. Thank you!
  •  4 x 4 gauze
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Surgical masks
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • OTC meds
  • Crutches
  • Canes
  • Ace bandage wrap
  • Assistive walking devices
  • Bladder incontinence supplies
  • Menstrual supplies
  • Slings
  • OTC Lidocaine patches
  • Diabetic test strips for Abbott Freedom Free Style lite
  • Digital thermometers for home use
  • BP monitors, especially for at home use
  • Exam gloves in all sizes
  • Children's OTC cold medicine or children's Tylenol
  • English to Spanish dictionary or medical card with terminology
  • Manuka honey ointment for leg sores
  • Multivitamins for children, adults and seniors

UMW New Mission Project

Now that the Warming Center is closing for the season, UMW will continue its meal mission at Open Door. We'll make sandwiches once a week for its clients. If you can help or want additional information, please call Barbara Ritchie at 1-715-205-4622. Thank you, FUMC for your support!

Throughout the years our congregation has supported the local mission, The Open Door. Our Personal Needs Closet has supplied toiletries, and the UMW is delivering weekly lunches. The Open Door is a resource for those recently released from jail. If you want to know more about this ministry, join us on November 14, following the coffee hour after the 10:00 service. The UMW has arranged for a representative from The Open Door to give presentation. This is sponsored by UMW (United Methodist Women). Everyone from our congregation and guests are welcome!



Mission-Driven—in the UMW cabinet!


Organic LoveBuzz, med-dark roast whole bean ($8.00/12 oz) New!
Organic Mama Tierra light roast ground coffee from Oaxaca, Mexico ($10.00/16 oz bag) New!

We still offer 12 oz bags of ground decaf—$9.00 and regular Cafe Salvador—$8.00

Prefer Tea?

All varieties of our organic teas are $4.00/box. Try the English Breakfast for a little boost or Jasmine Green (New!). If you want a relaxing herbal cup, try Rooibos, Ginger or Peppermint (New!).

Chocolate treats!

Pick your favorite organic, Fair Trade chocolate bars for $3.00 ea. in these flavors:
Dark Chocolate Lemon Ginger
Dark Chocolate Orange
Dark Chocolate Mint Crunch (New!)
Panama Extra Dark
Dark Chocolate Almond & Sea Salt (New!)
Milk Chocolate
Chocolate with Coconut Milk (vegan, soy and gluten-free) (New!)
Your purchase helps our UMW mission projects, UMCOR, and supports farmer-owned coffee cooperatives in Central America and Mexico, as well as small tea farms in India, Sri Lanka and South Africa.

Thank you for shopping BY CAUSE!