First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Monday, March 25, 2019
Live and Share God's Love

Faith Formation

Faith Quest

(Three Parables of Jesus)

Second through Fifth Grades
Room 213
February 10—March 17


Children's Music


We will NOT meet on March 6th. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to the Ash Wednesday service
at 7:00pm in our sanctuary.

We will also NOT meet on March 27th due to Spring Break.

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.

Oh Susanna! The mother of Methodism is coming here! Enjoy a hour of living history and inspiration. Sunday, May 12, 2019 (Mother’s Day) 10:00 am (Sanctuary Service) Please join us!

Wesleyan Heritage Confirmation Retreat

March 1-2 at Lake Lucerne Camp

Led by a team of experienced pastors from across the state, Wesleyan Heritage is a retreat to introduce confirmation students to the deep heritage of the United

Cost is $70/youth. Deadline for Group Registration is February 15th. Questions can be directed to Collin Grooms - Lake Lucerne Site Director -

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!


Room Change for Children

While the YMCA is here for the next six months, our children will be using different rooms on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.

Music for 3 year olds through first grade will be downstairs in Room 13. They will then move to Room 15 for Sunday School.

Grades 2 through 5 will meet in the Theater Room 213 for Sunday School.

Children’s Music on Wednesday evenings will be down in Room 13.

Prayer Walking

I haven’t been talking about prayer walking lately. Specifically, I haven’t brought up that project we started in September, blanketing Wausau with prayer. We got off to a pretty good start in the fall but once winter set in I stopped asking, and I assumed you stopped walking.

Then today as I was walking past the easel on the way to my office, I stopped short. Our map of Wausau definitely has more lines on it where people have been praying and then drawing on the streets of the map to show that the prayers happen.

Wow! I mean there were a lot more lines and areas filled in. Way to go, people!

We are a church who believe in the power of prayer. We keep praying our Breakthrough Prayer and we keep blanketing our communities with prayer. Keep walking!


21-Day Financial Fast:

Financial Peace and Freedom in 21 Days

Coming in March

Award-winning writer & The Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary proposes a field-tested financial challenge. For 21 days, participants put away their credit cards and buy only the barest essentials. During this three-week financial fast, we will discover how to:

 Break bad spending habits

 Plot a course to become debt-free

 Avoid the temptation of overspending for college

Learn how to prepare for future long-term care expenses  Be prepared for any contingency

Stop worrying about money & find the priceless power of financial peace

The 21-Day Financial Fast is great for earners at any income-level or stage of life. Maybe there’s someone you’d like to encourage to come.

Good morning. Today was an amazing day. I didn’t know where I was going on the scooter, and we ended up in a school for special poverty children. They had arranged a special performance, just for me, their special guest. They performed dance, song, reciting, poems, some children were so small that they could just  say a few words. At the end they made a special presentation, and they wanted me to talk. Talking was easy. I could say just what I wanted, about education, Chicago, learning, and I told them that they must study hard and be good kids, etc. The room was like reverence, something no one feels often in Chicago. Of course, a certificate, which will go on my wall at home. Indescribable feeling of hope, faith, joy. I want to help these children who are in great need. The youngest was 3, but there were a number of 4, 5, 6 year olds, all special cases, given the hope of an education. Like a dream. Then I had time to talk with teachers, special guests, educators, special people, I think even from the community, I think bought in. Indescribably beautiful, to tears.

Tom Kufahl

Tom was a teacher for many years in Chicago.

Lenten Organ Meditations

First Presbyterian Church
406 Grant St., Wausau
Fridays from 12:15 - 12:45
March 15 – Susan Schaefer & Karmen Teigen
March 22 – Irene Beethe
March 29 – Dan Larson
April 5 – Kartika Putri
April 12 – Patrick Burkhart

We're a Happ'ning Place on Wednesday Evenings