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


Deaths: We grieve this month with the loss of these members of our church or of our families,
Margaret Bauer, a long time member of our congregation, died March 6th in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this time, as well as our own congregation.
David Seiser, a long time member of our congregation, died March 20th. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time, as well as our own congregation.
Robert Maguire, father of Dan Maguire, died March 7th in Texas. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.

Savvy Seniors will meet at 11:30 am on Monday, April1 at Jalapenos' in Washington Square

United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women (UMW) is a faith-based membership organization of women within The United Methodist Church. UMW members are committed to growing as disciples of Jesus Christ in community with other women and advocating on behalf of women, children and youth around the world. United Methodist Women has been in mission for more than 140 years. They are…

A community of women whose purpose is …
  • to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ
  • to develop a creative supportive fellowship
  • to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church
Once a month UMW members meet in small groups called "circles." Please consider joining us! There is probably a circle that meets your interests and schedule:
April 2 9:30am Sunshine Gals

April 6 Social Action Day (In Mauston)

April 10 9:30am Mary Faith Circle

April 11 3:00pm Love Hope Circle

April 21 Easter

April 28 6:00pm Justa Circle



Saturday May 4, 2019, at Pine Lake Camp
W8301 County Rd. M
Westfield, WI 53964
Theme: “Listening for God and Our Response”
Jean Pagliaro, Presenter

Registration: 8:30am with breakfast snacks, coffee, tea and juice in Amphlett Hall

Gathering Time:




$20 (includes lunch and materials)
Registration Deadline is April 17th.

Registrar: Margaret Getzin
or phone 715.297.8531

The Sunshine Gals will be taking sunshine again to two nursing facilities on the first Wednesdays of the month. If you’d like to join us with singing and sharing, please call Arlene Trull at 715.359.7756. She will give more information. They will be starting again on September 5th, and having breakfast together first.

Downtown Memory Cafe 2019 Events

January 17: “Turnin’ Wood!” Join us as we meet “woodmaster” Bob Stavran  for a wood turning demonstration!

February 21: “Antiques Roadshow!” Wondering about the value of something you own? Local expert appraiser Jim Schaefer will be here to entertain and help us figure it out!


March 21: “For Your Listening Pleasure…” Reminisce together over some Golden Age of Radio favorites like The Shadow…Roy Rogers…Tarzan and more!


April 18: “Our Story” Evoke memories at the downtown Wausau Library as we look at a history of Wausau on microfilm and in local books. Why not create a story of our own!?



May 16: “Happy 5th Birthday Downtown Memory Café!” Back by popular demand, welcome well-known ragtime piano entertainer, Jim Radloff. This promises to be a toe-tapping birthday party!


June 20 “Beauty in Sound” Local mother-daughter harpists Kirsten and Claire Hornby will melt our stress away at this Cafe!


July 18: “Picnic in the Park!” Hot dog! We will be back at River Street Park in Rothschild for a picnic under the shelter and perhaps a stroll along the river?


August 15: “Going to the Fair!” Peplin 4-H Club members will bring the fair to us with animals, vegetable judging and more!


September 19: “Little Red Schoolhouse” Anna Straub from the Marathon County Historical Society will take us on a trip back in time when we meet at Marathon Park’s one-room schoolhouse.


October 17: “Our Fine Feathered Friends” We take flight with help from The Raptor Education Group of Antigo, bringing 4 birds and what promises to be a wing-flapper of a program!


November 21: “The Apple of your Eye” Olivia Telschow from Helene’s Hilltop Orchard will provide bushels and pecks of apple fun!


December 19: “Ho Ho Ho, Who Wouldn’t Go?” Holiday-themed!


 All-Church Family Meeting
April 7 after 10 a.m. Worship

Please join us for a conversation around what February’s Special General Conference means for us at First Church. And where do we go from here?

What do we want to be known for in the community?
What are our most basic beliefs as a church, that without them we wouldn’t be us?

Who do we want to be?

Uncomfortable changes offer us great times to reassess. The United Methodist will come out of this different but stronger.
But us? Who is God calling us to be?

And how shall we transition into living out that call?

Additionally, you will find a Survey on page 9 of the April Messenger. This is one more way for us to offer everyone a chance to be in the conversation. We want to hear everyone’s voice. Please fill it out!

All-Church Potluck

The Staff-Parish Relations Committee would like to invite FUMC members and friends to an all-church potluck. SPRC is inviting everyone to set aside differences, join us as part of God’s community, to celebrate the strengths and gifts we all have as members and friends of FUMCWausau.

WHEN: Sunday, April 28
TIME: 11:30 am WHERE: Fellowship Hall
BRING: A dish to share


God’s Love Breaks Through

By Joan Stroyny

Even when my faith seems faded, Lord,
the blossoms of spring return alive and new;
And when in brokenness my heart appears,
it’s your love that always breaks through.

Even when my eyes don’t see, Lord,
the morning light is created by You;
with Christian love and care abiding,
it’s your love that always breaks through.

Even when I can’t find hope, Lord,
your spirit soars among the skies of blue;
and when my strength can not avail,
it’s your love that always breaks through.

Even when I don’t have peace, Lord,
your tranquility surrounds the misty dew;
and when other answers fail and fall,
it’s your love that always breaks through.

Even when my soul is sleeping, Lord,
show me the journey I must pursue;
and if my life is broken helplessly,
it’s your love that will break through.

This is the victory of Easter,
when Christ is risen to set us free;
so the brokenness of spirit and sin
brings salvation and peace eternally.