First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Monday, January 21, 2019
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.


Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

To the youth and children who were part of the Christmas 2018 Program. And to the adults who worked to make it happen.

Thanks, especially to the young writers who bugged their teacher, Mike Zahn, to do it - this year - and to Mike for listening to them.

It was fabulous!

The Justa Circle Mitten Tree Was a Success!

Final notes…

We will celebrate Holy Communion as usual on January 6th during both Sunday worship services (except that we will all share gluten-free bread.)

We don’t have a date yet but watch for our next Messy Church - probably in February.

We usually have a Committees & Ministry Teams Training on the calendar by now. But this year, we will be having someone in from the Missional Church Consultation Initiative (MCCI) coming to talk with everyone who comes - even if you’re on no committees or teams - about this resourcing opportunity the bishop has provided us. Details to follow…



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: "Who are We?"

Sunday, January 6

Epiphany Sunday

Ooo… Awe(some) Experiencing God Moments
Text: Isaiah 60:1-5; Matthew 2:1-12

Sunday, January 13

1st Sunday after Epiphany

We are a Praying People
Psalm 19:1-6; Romans 8:26-27

Sunday, January 20

2nd Sunday after Epiphany

Theme: But Who Are We?
Text: Matthew 10:1-14

Sunday, January 27

3rd Sunday after Epiphany

Okay, I’m Starting to Understand
Matthew 21:28-331

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.