First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Live and Share God's Love


Come Worship With Us!

Sermon Podcasts

You can listen to and/or download a podcast of recent sermons posted on the new Sermon Links page.


A Thanksgiving Recipe

by Joan Stroyny
Open up one large heart,
place it gently in God’s hand;
kneed it with His spirit,
spread out as far as you can.

Fill this heart with cups of hope,
freshened in each new day;
evenly layer tablespoons of joy,
life’s dreams are on the way.

Stir in firmly packed memories,
embedded within your soul;
pour on His protection and forgiveness,
the gift of salvation will unfold.

Mix together children, family and
friends that are known;
sprinkle with kindness and good cheer,
and your blessings will be sown.

Combine above ingredients with prayer,
singing praises to God above;
bake on high the message of Thanksgiving,
and this heart is a feast of love.


Beginning this year, we are holding “Family Worship” times during the 10 a.m. worship service on 5th Sundays (which generally happen quarterly).

Wait, you say, we already have family worship! What makes this different? Yes, we have families - oldsters, youngsters and in-betweeners in worship.

On 5th Sundays, we will have some of each of these participate in the service leadership (and not only in ushering and greeting). We will have more family friendly songs, scriptures and sermon (shorter, too). And we will encourage families to worship with their youngsters who usually play in the nursery. Afterward everyone’s invited to gather for juice (okay, coffee, too), snacks and conversation in the Parlor, as usual.

Please plan on joining the lovely, lively worship on July 29th!



Chancel Choir

Chancel Choir

Do you like to sing? Then the Chancel Choir wants you! The choir leads in wor-ship on Sunday mornings in the 10:00am service, and we rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 7:15pm in the chapel. Soon we will begin working on our Lessons and Carols service which will be Sunday, December 17th at 10:00am. Come and sing with us!

Come Sing With Us!


Why Bother with Choirs?

Singing in Choir...

Provides a healthy creative and artistic balance to heavily data-based education.

Is therapeutic, giving singers the chance to momentarily put aside their other pressures and concerns.
Is an effective vehicle for developing faith using music and church history.
Develops poise under pressure.

Teaches the value of teamwork.

Develops young people’s sense of culture and sophistication by adding beauty and aesthetic depth to worship.

Teaches the value of careful preparation in reaching goals.

Teaches a sense of responsibility and setting priorities.

Provides the foundation for a lifetime enjoyment of music.

Gives members a sense of pride and self-worth by showing singers that their individual leadership, demeanor and discipline make a significant to the success of the group

Sunday Worship Times

8:00 a.m Morning Chapel
10:00 a.m Worship in the Sanctuary

With Holy Communion on the 1st Sunday of the month. As United Methodists, we practice Open Communion. All who are seeking God are welcome at Christ’s table.

Sermon Series: It's Really About Relationships

Sunday, November 4

All Saints Sunday
Theme: What’s in Our Hearts
Text: Luke 19:1-10

Sunday, November 11

25th Sunday after Pentecost
Theme: Scarcity or Abundance
Text: John 6:1-15

Sunday, November 18

26th Sunday after Pentecost
Theme: Two Lessons from the Third Cardinal
Texts: Proverbs 3: 27-28; Matthew 11: 28-29; Matthew 11: 22

Sunday, November 25

Christ the King Sunday
Theme: Follow Him
Text: Matthew 4:12-22

Just so that you make sure to mark your calendar now, before it fills up.

December 2 1st Sunday in Advent
December 3 Savvy Seniors
December 9 2nd Sunday in Advent
December 10 United Methodist Women Unit
Advent Gathering
December 13 Cookie Baking Day
December 16
3rd Sunday in Advent
Lessons & Carols

Cookie Walk

Mission Store
December 19 Messy Church & Caroling
December 23 4th Sunday in Advent
December 24 Christmas Eve Services

2:00 p.m. in the chapel
4:00 p.m. in the sanctuary
8:00 p.m. in the sanctuary