First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Live and Share God's Love


First UMC in the Wausau Community and World

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FUMC Missions

May Mission Offering

The May Mission Offering is going toward raising a required fee of $2,000 for work supplies for the 2018 Mission Guatemala Team. The team is also raising additional funds to help subsidize the cost of the trip for members who may need financial support to participate and fulfill John Wesley’s call to “Do All The Good You Can.” Thank you for your prayers and support - 2018 First UMC Mission Guatemala Team.
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


 Thank You!

Dear Friends,
Thank you for your recent donation of $50.00 for the clients at The Women’s Community. Your donation is appreciated and very gratifying. Your continued support is invaluable. As recognition of appreciation we will list your name in our annual report. Your gifts help us to continue to offer services to anyone in our community who needs them. On behalf of our Clients, The Board of Directors and the Women’s Community staff, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support.

Jane E. Graham Jennings, Executive Director

Thank You!
Dear Wausau First UMC, Your Church’s commitment to our shared Connectional Ministries is appreciated! In 2017 we received 100% from your congregation. For this we are thankful!
Wisconsin Annual Conference Finance Office

Thank You!!
I have been trying to clean up the office stock room for weeks now, quite a daunting task I must say. Rearranging it to fit those of us who are height challenged we can reach things without trying to find someone tall enough to reach it for us. I am very sure that the new office person coming in will appreciate our efforts, since she is even shorter than I am. Now I have to give a “huge shout-out” and “thank you” to Andy who has been my saving grace in this project. He reached all of the high things and packed up and put away or otherwise found a home for all of the things that did not need to be there. Thanks to our coordinated efforts, we now have a stock room that is functional and also neatly organized and is easy to find what we are looking for. So, Andy thank you for all the time and effort you put into this project with me, we did a great job working together. I am proud of our finished project, and very grateful for a wonderful helper.


Thank You!

To those who serve as Communion Stewards on the first Sunday of the month., and to those of you who deliver the Communion Kits for our homebound and shut-ins. We would like you to know that you are appreciated and acknowledge your help in making Communion run smoothly. The next homebound and shut-in communion will be July 1.

Our Communion Stewards are Dottie Nietert, Paula Hauber, LaRae Horton, Diane Zahn and Vivian Thompson.

Rev. Michael Morning, who served as the associate with Rev. Wil Bloy from 1985 to 1988, will be retiring on June 10th. Michael started ministry in Wisconsin 39 years ago and has been at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Ripon for the last two years. If you would like to send a card or letter to Michael and his wife Shirley the address is listed below. Some of these will be shared during the service that morning.
Immanuel United Methodist Church
401 W. Fond du Lac Street,  Ripon, WI 54971

Are you interested in becoming an Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Volunteer?

Volunteers provide a comforting presence and emotional/ social support to our patients and their families in our Hospice Program. As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to help patients in their end-of life journey, live in dignity and peace while helping to offer a pain-free and comfortable environment.

To become an Aspirus Hospice Volunteer, please call the Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Volunteer Coordinators, Samantha Stroik or Tasha Stencil at 715-847-2424 or toll free at 866-331-2467 for more information, please visit our website go to the middle of the page and click on “Aspirus Wausau Hospital and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services”. Click on “apply now” to start the process of becoming a hospice volunteer! Training is based on your schedule and needs.



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.

Make a Difference Day