First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Friday, November 15, 2019
Live and Share God's Love


First United Methodist Church in the Wausau Community and World

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FUMC Missions

November  Mission Offering

The November Mission offering this year will help support the work of the 51st Annual Community Christmas Dinner, held now at St. Paul’s UCC on Christmas Day. Church volunteers have served over 400 hot Christmas meals, to those who would come to have one. But it’s not just for people who are on hard times, this is a gallery for everyone.

And, remember, any coin you put – loose – into the offering plate goes directly to the monthly mission without any extra effort on your part!

Remember that the Mission Offering must be clearly marked. Either write a note on your check or use the brown envelopes in the back of the pew. Just loose change in the offering plate will not go to the monthly offering.

Downtown Memory Café

We celebrated five years of outreach ministry in May of this year. We meet the 3rd Thursday of each month. Memory Cafés are for those experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss or cognitive impairment – accompanied by their care partners, family or friends. Sing-alongs, programs, conversation, activities and refreshments are offered each month by dementia-trained volunteers. Consider escorting a friend or loved one to a Downtown Memory Café. Free!

For more information, please contact the church office at 715.842.2201; or Charles Schoenfeld at 715-842- 9809, or


Campbell’s Labels
Milk Moola Caps

Many of us have been saving labels from Campbell’s cans to be redeemed by Northcott Neighborhood House in Milwaukee. This month, Campbell’s is discontinuing this program, so we will no longer be collecting those at the church.
Also, please bring in any “Milk Moola” caps from milk purchased at Kwik Trip stores as soon as possible. The caps will be taken to Mission u in Wisconsin Rapids July 24th.


UMW, Making Mission Practical  

Fair Trade - Equal Exchange Coffee. This is a small gesture you can make to provide fair wages to coffee, tea, and cocoa producers throughout the world. It can be your personal mission project!
Tanzanian Jubilee Coffee and Café’ Salvador are regular drip grind coffeeand are the most popular. Decaf, drip grind, organic whole bean and flavored coffees are available also, as are organic hot cocoa mix and herbal/organic tea. Supplies are in the cupboard next to the fireplace in the parlor.

Regular ground - $8
Whole bean - $8
Ground flavored - $9
All decaf - $9
All teas - $4
Hot Chocolate - $6
Organic very dark Chocolate bars - $3
To purchase take your product, place the money (check or cash) in a brown envelope (in the cupboard) and put the envelope in the drop slot near the church office.




We would like to fill up the pages of our newsletter. If there is an event, celebration or piece of news you would like to share, please call the office at 715-842-2201 or email


Are you interested in becoming an Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Volunteer?

Volunteers provide a comforting presence and emotional/ social support to our patients and their families in our Hospice Program. As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to help patients in their end-of life journey, live in dignity and peace while helping to offer a pain-free and comfortable environment.

To become an Aspirus Hospice Volunteer, please call the Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Volunteer Coordinators, Samantha Stroik or Tasha Stencil at 715-847-2424 or toll free at 866-331-2467 for more information, please visit our website go to the middle of the page and click on “Aspirus Wausau Hospital and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services”. Click on “apply now” to start the process of becoming a hospice volunteer! Training is based on your schedule and needs.

Justa Circle/UMW Spring Rummage Sale

The “once annual” UMW rummage sale is making a return to FUMC-Wausau in the spring. Sponsored by Justa Circle, this 2-day event will be held on April 17- 18. Proceeds from the sale will go to a number of the missions helped by UMW, as well as some tables that will provide some funds for the Hornby family.

If you are interested in having your own table at the sale, simply register with a Justa Circle member (Jen Marzu, Jennifer Johnson, Bonnie Goertz), and pay a table rental fee of $10. We also ask that 10% of your sales be given to the missions support fund. If you just wish to donate some items to the church for circle members to sell, with all proceeds going to missions, there is a room set aside upstairs for the storage of these items until the sale. Suggested items are knick-knacks, holiday decorations, kitchen items—any in good shape; children’s items in good shape; pictures, wall décor, or small items of furniture—in good shape, etc. No electronics, please! Plans are also to have a bake sale.

Items given to the church for this sale will not be re-turned if they do not sell. Any items left will be donated to area facilities. Stay tuned for updates and further information, but start planning to be part of this fun event!

It's a "Chili" time of the year!

Warm up with Homemade Chili. brought to you by United Methodist Women.
We will have quarts o Homemade Chili or sale in the Parlor on Sunday, November 24ht
8:30 to Noon (or while it lasts)
Several varieties will be available or purchase. Come buy an "easy to reheat" meal.

We had another great Community Dinner on September 29th! There were about 90 guests that were served. Thank you to all the people who make this dinner so successful. A special thank you to Roger Mittenzwei who donated the beef for this meal. It is appreciated very much!

Each meal is a time of fellowship and fun and a way for FUMC to do outreach into the community. Please join us if you can! You can talk to either Mark, Jen or Pete Johnson to get more information. Thank you again to everyone who makes this dinner such a success!

Jennifer Johnson

All Church E-Prayer Chain
If you’re a church member and didn’t receive a test email this month for our new All Church E-Prayer Chain, we may not have the correct email address for you on file. Please connect with Joan to update your contact information.

Communion for Shut-Ins

A reminder that on the first Sunday of each quarter we have Communion Kits prepared for those who do the visitations and communion deliveries. We put them out in the Chapel and in the Wesleyan Room that day. We would like to see the kits delivered as soon as possible. If this is a service that you do and would like to continue please let us know so we can update our records. If this is something you would be interested in starting see us in the office.