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


Deaths: We grieve this month with the loss of these members of our church or of our families,
Robin Wiessinger Jones, a former member of our congregation, died Tuesday, October 16. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this time, as well as our own congregation

Savvy Seniors will meet on Monday, November 5th at 11:30am at Papillon’s Pizza, 1041 E. Grand Ave. Rothschild.

United Methodist Women

Circle Meetings

November 2
Executive Meeting at 9 am

November 7
Sunshine Gals at 9:30 am

November 8
Love/Hope UMW Circle at 3:00 pm

November 14
Mary Faith UMW Circle at 9:30 am

November 18
Chili Sunday Fundraiser 8:30 am

Save the Dates

December 10
Advent Fellowship, 7:00 pm
(Program will be Center Stage)

December 13
Cookie Baking Day

December 15
Cookie Walk Set-Up

December 16
Cookie Walk

United Methodist Women is an organization of approximately 800,000 members world-wide. Our history goes back to the 1800’s when women in local churches organized as missionary societies to support the mission work of the Methodist Church. Some of the early work was responsible for the development of schools, and health clinics in China and India. In the United States this “early work” assisted women who had moved into cities. They came looking for employment. But often they needed safe and affordable housing. Being a supportive community was part of this mission. These early mission societies were involved in ending slavery; ending the production and use of alcohol; and securing the right of women to vote and own property.

Today we continue to work in mission for the benefit of women, children and youth. The Unit at First United Methodist Church pledges (and pays) $6,000 annually to the Wisconsin Conference and National budgets to support projects nationally and internationally. This is in addition to our own local, district and conference projects. Some of us participate on mission teams contributing our labor and resources for specific projects. Some of us participate in spiritual grown retreats and social action days. Some of us attend Mission U to broaden our understanding of topics related to our faith journey, environment and a variety of social justice issues. There are Jurisdiction and National events such as the quadrennial assembly. The assembly is an opportunity to connect with our sisters worldwide. We worship together and explore topics relating to the welfare of women, children and youth.

Who can be a United Methodist Women? Anyone who wishes to be a part of a community whose purpose is to know God; to be in a creative supportive fellowship and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

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.

Thank You

Thank you for opening your doors for our community health screening in your community. It is because of your generosity that Life Line Screening continues to be able to bring these health screening into your area and for that, we are very appreciative.

We look forward to working together again! We appreciate all your help and support with hosting this community outreach event.

Debbie Walsh
Life Line Screening




First Church Staff along with the Mission Team will be doing a collection on November 18th. This will be going to “The Friends Thanksgiving Dinner” put on by The First Presbyterian Church. Last year they fed almost 500 meals to those who needed them. We hope this will help us to enjoy our Thanksgiving dinner all the more.

If you are going to be hunting, you can always contribute before you go Just stop in at the church office.


At least a dozen members from First Church joined a candlelight vigil at Mt. Sinai Congregation on October 28 in solidarity with Jewish sisters and brothers in faith, and standing against the hatred that continues to mark our days.