First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Monday, August 08, 2022
Live and Share God's Love



Here at First United Methodist Church, a person has all sorts of ways to serve –
inside the building and in the wider communities,
with indoor quiet work, with tasks that involve sweat equity.
There are ways for each person to contribute to building God’s realm on earth.
Below are just a few of the ways.


Annual Conference Ingathering

Items collected for the 2020 Ingathering will again include those designated for Midwest Mission Distribution Center and those designated for Wisconsin Conference Agencies and Projects: Harbor House, Northcott, UM Children’s Services and Solomon Out- reach. When the items are delivered to Annual Conference in June, we will ask for a list of the items donated; you can help the person who delivers the items – and save everyone some time - by having that list with the supplies. All items should be NEW – and all kits should have only the items requested. Thanks!

Listed below are the items for the Wisconsin Annual Conference Hospitality Kits. Place each WAC Kit in a 1-gallon plastic zipper bag. PLEASE BE SURE TO LABEL AS A WAC Kit!!!

WAC Men’s Kit: 1 antiperspirant, 1 bar of soap, 1 toothbrush, 1 toothpaste, 1 washcloth, 1 comb, 1 hand sanitizer, 1 nail clipper, 1 disposable razor, 1 travel- size tissue packet, 1 travel-size shampoo, 6 adhesive plastic bandage strips (plain), lip balm (approximate cost: $10)

WAC Kid’s Kit: 1 toothbrush, 1 toothpaste, 1 wash- cloth, 1 kid shampoo, 1 book/activity book, 1 comb, 1 travel-size tissue packet, 6 kids’ adhesive bandage strips, 1 pack of ponytail holders OR toy cars and box of crayons (approximate cost: $11)
WAC Women’s Kit: 1 antiperspirant, 1 bar of soap, 1 toothbrush, 1 toothpaste, 1 washcloth, 1 comb, 1 hand sanitizer, 1 nail clippers, 1 emery board, 1 sewing re- pair kit, 1 travel-size tissue packet, 1 lip balm, 1 travel -size shampoo, 6 adhesive plastic bandage strips (plain) (approximate cost $11)

Display Cases

Would you like to display something in one of the cases outside the office? We would love to see it! Artwork; Collections; Antiques; Photos; anything you’d like to share. Please contact the church office at 715.842.2201.

Homebound Communion

Homebound communion is an outreach connection our church makes four times a year, reaching out to those in our church who are unable to physically worship with us for a variety of reasons. This very special connection happens in January, April, July, and October, with the elements having been blessed on the altar during that month’s regular communion service on the first Sunday of the month. Volunteers are assigned to one of our homebound people, and the visit is scheduled by them at everyone’s convenience. Many of the volunteers choose to meet with someone they have already connected with previously at church, or if will- ing, are asked to meet with someone for the first time to hopefully establish a relationship that can be ongoing and meaningful to everyone involved.

Delivering communion to someone in their home does not take a lot of one’s time, but it makes an impact on the person receiving it, and hopefully on the person(s) providing it. A short version of the communion service is provided, as well as some copies of prayers to assist everyone. Some people have also created their own pieces to add to the worship experience for the recipient(s). Families, couples, and single persons are welcome in this outreach service to the homebound from our church. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer for delivering homebound communion, please contact Bonnie Goertz at 715-359-9871. If you know someone who would like to receive homebound communion, or if you yourself would like to receive this service, please call the church office at 715-842- 2201, and we will get you connected.

Bonnie Goertz