First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Sunday, October 21, 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

Grace Wylie, a long time member of our congregation, died Wednesday, September 19. 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, October 1st at 11:30am
at the Palms Supper Club, 5912 Business 51 S, Schofield

United Methodist Women

October 3
Sunshine Gals at 9:30 am

October 10
Mary/Faith UMW Circle at 9:30 am

October 11
Love/Hope UMW Circle at 5:30 pm

October 19/20
Conference Annual Gathering in Waukesha

October 21
UMW Sunday
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.



Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 419 meets every Thursday at 7:00pm in the FUMC game room.

Boy Scouts is a year-round program for boys 11–17 designed to build character, citizenship, and personal fitness through a vigorous outdoor program and peer group leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster. Scouting is the ultimate form of learning by doing. Boy Scouts explore their interests and improve skills while working toward Scouting’s highest rank: Eagle.

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Scout Oath: On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law: to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. Scout Law: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.

If you know of anyone who would be interested in joining,, please invite to a meeting or have them call Scoutmaster Betsy Duginski at 715-297-7255.

 Crop Hunger Walk

Crop Walk 2018 - October 7th

For the 41st year, area residents have an opportunity to participate in an anti-hunger Walk/Run that will benefit people in need around the world as well as those receiving assistance from our local food pantries.

Last year FUMC and 15 other area congregations raised $15,203.02 for hunger relief around the world as well as food pantries in Marathon County. Come walk (or run) with us in 2018! There will be 2, 5, and 10 km. routes to accommodate walkers of all ages and abilities. Make a pledge to support a walker from FUMC or make a gift in any amount. Look for information in the parlor about registration, start times and pledges.

CROP is the relief effort of Church World Service. 25% of the funds raised will go to The Salvation Army, The Neighbors’ Place, and local pantries in each community that sends walkers. Questions? Contact Margaret Getzin 715-842-9254