Columbus First United Methodist Church
Monday, March 30, 2020
Come grow with us!
A wide range of caring ministries are organized by Pastors Cindi and Joe, including pastoral care, healing and prayer service, hospital visits, helping hands, meals of care, grief care, respite care, phone buddy, birthday calls, transportation for church and medical appointments, home-bound visitation, new baby welcome, home comumunion, delivery of worship service CDs, and special needs concerning crisis, depression, substance abuse, Alzheimers, parenting, XYZ (Xtra Years of Zest), Tai Chi, Yoga, etc. Parish Nurses group is led by Martha Davidson.
The Care Team of First UMC includes the following: 
Prayer Team (weekly prayer group, prayer chain, healing service) 
Visitation Team (hospital & homebound visits) 
Grief Response Team (grief care, cards, etc.)
Transportation Team (to church-related activities and/or to medical appointments) 
Health & Wellness Team (blood pressure checks, newsletter articles, health fair) 
Specialized Care Teams  Prayer Shawl Ministry, SPEED (automotive), Quilters, XYZ Group, Hearts for Mission and Helping Hands
Local churches play a major role in shaping each community's culture, values, and sense of place. Healthy Congregations engages Great Plains United Methodist churches in projects to improve spiritual, physical, social, and emotional health in their congregations and communities. The Healthy Congregations program provides training, resources, and financial support to Great Plains United Methodist churches committed to health ministry.

            Jill Colegrove
Meet Jill Colegrove of Columbus First UMC, Licensed Mental Health Practitioner. Jill has prepared a three part series for FUMC-TV concerning mental health where she explains different problem areas, what they are and how to help yourself and others. Click on the topic or topics listed below that interest you to watch Jill and become better informed.
Anxiety                  Stress            Depression
Prayer Shawl Ministry
             Meets on the first Tuesday afternoon of the month at 1:30 p.m. Interested? Contact Deb Meek at (402) 563-2336.
is a ministry of making quilts for comforting and welcoming people in Jesus' name. We meet 9:00 AM on Tuesdays at the Outreach Center -- more quilters welcome!                

Call Lois Athey if you are interested in helping or would like more information 402-564-6418

Many of these caring ministries are also more fully described in the 100+ Ways to Grow document that you can see by clicking on the folllowing link:
If you need help in any of these areas, or can help provide caring ministry to others, please contact Pastor Cindi or Joe by phone at 402-564-8463, or email them or Martha Davidson by clicking on the following links:    
"Cast all your anxiety on God, because he cares for you."  1 Peter 5:7. 
May we be together, a caring family.

                          LOCATIONS & SERVICE TIMES
Downtown  2710 14th Street, Columbus, Nebraska  402-564-8463
     Sunday: 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
     Sunday School: 9:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
     Nursery available 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
     Transportation available for Sunday 10:30 service. Call the church by Friday to schedule
Outreach Center  3602 16th Street, Columbus, Nebraska  402-564-8362
     Saturday Evening Service: 6:00 p.m.
     "Ignite On Sunday Night" Alternative Praise Gathering
      Casual Praise Worship: 6:00 p.m. followed by refreshments and fellowship
Office Hours:  Monday thru Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.