First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Live and Share God's Love

Faith Formation

Faith Quest


January 6 - February 3
Grade 2 through 5
Room 212

Come and join these children as they learn about Moses and the Ten Commandments.


Children's Music


We will resume Wednesday evening Children’s Music on January 16th at 5 pm in Room 215.

We will continue learning about the Fruit of the Spirit. Children’s Music is for children ages 4 through those in 5th grade. If you know of someone who would enjoy this, then please invite them to join us.

Music Time

For 3 year olds through 1st graders
Sunday mornings from 8:55 to 9:10
Room 215
Led by Mike Zahn
Music Time will resume on January 6th.


To our music director, Martie Pahris, our organist, Rob Perkins, all of the members of the Jubilate Handbells, the Chancel Choir, and the Orchestra for a fabulous worship experience!

Look on the Care Page for the Adult Study that’s beginning soon, The 21-Day Financial Fast: Your Path to Financial Peace and Freedom. Details in the Bulletin.


Chancel Choir

Rehearses on Wednesday evenings in the chapel at 7:15. If you like to sing, then come and join us as we prepare music for the 10:00 service on Sunday mornings and for Lessons and Carols on December 16th.


Jubilate Bells

The Jubilate Bells will be playing in the 10:00 worship service on November 4th. Come and hear our handbell choir as they ring during this service.


Sermons All Week... All Year

If you miss a sermon and want to stay current with a series, or review past ones, the text and audio podcast of each week’s message are uploaded to You can find texts and audio for the past two years… you could put together your own private retreat!

Online Connections

Are you a regular user of Facebook? Jen Johnson has offered to help keep our church page updated with short notices of events and occasional announcements.

Let Jen or staff know if you can help with newer lines of communication. There’s a whole generation who may not read The Messenger or church bulletins but may well respond to invitations received on their phone. If you are connected to online worlds, help FUMC connect people through modern means Wesley surely would use today.

Do you like spending time with children? We still need volunteers to be in the Nursery on Sunday mornings during the 10:00am worship service. If you would be willing to give of your time in this way, please contact Martie at the church, 715-842-2201. Thank you!



a new life cycle of faithfulness…

Originally developed by the West Ohio Conference in 2011, the Missional Church Consultation Initiative (MCCI) provides churches and their pastors with an intensive consultation and clergy training/coaching/resourcing model. It is designed to assist congregations that are currently plateaued, are in decline, or are on the way “up” but
not sure what should come next—and have the pastoral leadership and potential resources to jumpstart a new life cycle of ministry fruitfulness.

How Does MCCI Work?

MCCI is comprised of a flight of churches in your conference each year that have been recommended by the cabinet as meeting this specific criteria, and are then prayerfully selected and invited by the Bishop to participate. For congregations that sign the MCCI covenant, a 2-3 year process is launched involving:
  • Concentrated new ministry leadership skills training each month for the pastors in the Initiative (80 plus hours total throughout the year, along with accountability for implementation back home at their churches) that includes starting a congregational Breakthrough Prayer Initiative
  • Undercover Worshippers” who visit and worship at each of the churches in the MCCI, and then provide extensive feedback about their experiences
  • A thorough self-study completed by each church, including history, finances, staffing, organization, ministry activities and demographic setting plus a “Resource Refocus” even
  • A three-day MCCI on-site weekend or “MCCI Express” day provided by the MCCI Consultation Team that culminates in a consultation report with three to five unique prescriptions (recommendations), or next steps the church needs to take to move from plateau/decline into jumps tarting new fruitfulness.

If an MCCI church votes 75% or better to accept its prescriptions, the decision is made to go forward. The pastor leads the organization of prescription work teams who implement the prescriptions, with the assistance of “prescription coaches” to help guide and advise. The prescription coaches are underwritten by your conference, and continue to guide the pastor, implementation teams and congregation for up to two


Theology on Tap

Taking a break until January



Mike Zahn teaching music to the Sunday School children.