Columbus First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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WHAT'S HAPPENING
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
This is the page to check for information on upcoming FUMC and Columbus Community Connection events. You can also find links here to photos, videos and reports.
   
                                             
 
MARK THIS ON YOUR CALENDAR!
 
CHECK THIS OUT!
 
June 27 – Visioning Team Meeting.
 
June 30 - Keystone 95th Anniversary & Dinner 11:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.
 
July 1 – First UMC Blood Drive.
 
July 3 - Dairy Queen Fundraiser Night from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
 
July 4 – Church and  Outreach Center closed for Independence Day.
 
July  7 - Potluck at 11:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall Host: United Methodist Men. 
 
 
If you wish to tell us about an event that should be listed on our calendar, or wish to schedule an event, please call us at 402-564-8463 or email Sandy Martensen at ....
 
 
Columbus First United Methodist Church NEWS
 
 
Keystone 95th Anniversary & Dinner
 
Columbus First UMC will be celebrating Keystone’s 95th Anniversary in worship on Sunday, June 30th, followed by a catered dinner in Fellowship Hall at 11:45 a.m.  Former members, current members and guests (including family members are welcome). ALL, please RSVP to the Church Office ASAP, 402564-8463. For more info, please see bulletin tear-off and/or speak with Martha Davidson.

 

SUMMER TUTORING
 
July 29, 30, 31 and August 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. We are in need of volunteers to help drive the students, along with teachers to help the children learn. Sign-Up with Sandy!
 
 
 

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL
 
Each Sunday this Summer      June 2nd – September 1st
 
Students age 2 - Grade K ---- Meet in Room 005
 
Students in Grades 1-6 ---- Meet in Room 210

 

Summer Church Office Hours
 
Summer hours are in effect from June 3rd through August 30th. The summer schedule is Monday – Thursday from 7:30 am – 5:00 pm, and Friday from 7:30 am – 12 noon.

 
 
UMW Summer Gathering
 
UMW Summer Gathering Wednesday, June 26 at 5:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall has been postponed. Columbus United Methodist Women will reschedule “An Evening of Food, Fellowship & Education”. The Program will feature Carol Windrum, Former Nebraska Conference and Peace with Justice Minister. Carol was called out of town for a family emergency- this event will be rescheduled at a later date.
 
 
 
SQUARE is in the Church
 
The Finance Committee is happy to announce that church members will be able to make payments for pledges, Scrip gift cards and other services using their debit and/or credit cards through Square, Inc. This will be able BEFORE and AFTER all worship services (please speak with those selling Scrip) and DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS at the Church.

 
 
NEBRASKA FLOOD RECOVERY OF 2019
 
 
"CLICK HERE" to view article on Great Plains disaster response team’s work in Columbus. Picture above is looking east from one mile west of T-Bone’s. Three local church members plus team members from Kansas helped the family that was rescued from this house.
 
CLICK HERE" to view another flood article from GPconnect.
 
CLICK HERE" for Multiple Area Flood Articles.

 

Rotary Honors Martha Davidson
 
 
The Columbus Telegram featured a story "Rotary honors long time nurse with service award "
 

 
 
JUNE / JULY SERMON TOPICS AT FUMC
 
During the months of June and July, Rev. Cindi and Pastor Joe will be sharing preaching responsibilities among the four services (with different configurations for many of the summer weekends) with the SAME theme of “Wisdom From Above” from the Letter of James from June 15/16 — July 27/28. These ancient words from James, the brother of Jesus, spoke to the early Christian community and continue to teach us today. Join us at 6:00 p.m. Saturday at the Outreach Center or Sunday at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. downtown.
 
June 1 & 2 -  GRACE: Welcoming
 
June 15 & 16 - Passing the Test
 
June 22 & 23 - Walking the Walk
 
June 29 & 30 - Actions Speak Louder Than Words
 
July 6 & 7 - Think Before You Speak
 
July 13 & 14  - Humility Comes Before Honor
 
July 20 & 21 - Read the Warning Signs
 
July 27 / 28 - Good Things Come to Those Who Wait (Upon the Lord)
 

 
OUTREACH CENTER
 
"IGNITE ON SUNDAY NIGHT"
Alternative Praise Gathering
 
 
Come as you are and join us every Sunday for a casual evening together at the Outreach Center, 3602 16th Street. It all begins at 6:00 with music and words to Ignite the Spirit in you followed by refreshments and fellowship.
 
 
During the months of June and July, Rev. Cindi and Pastor Joe will be sharing preaching responsibilities among the four services (with different configurations for many of the summer weekends) with the SAME theme of “Wisdom From Above” from the Letter of James from June 16th — July 28th. These ancient words from James, the brother of Jesus, spoke to the early Christian community and continue to teach us today. 
 
June 16 - Passing the Test
 
June 23 - Walking the Walk
 
June 30 - Actions Speak Louder Than Words
 
July 7 - Think Before You Speak
 
July 14 - Humility Comes Before Honor
 
July 21 - Read the Warning Signs
 
July 28 - Good Things Come to Those Who Wait (Upon the Lord) 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                  
 
   

CLICK HERE to go to the "Partners In Faith" page to see the families and individuals who will be on duty in May and June.
 
OUR CHURCH FAMILY
 
 
 
First UMC is looking for individuals that are willing to be Lectors, Greeters and Ushers at our services! If you would like to show your support in Church by doing one of these helpful jobs, please follow the Link to our Sign Up Genius and you can automatically see what is available and sign up!
 
 
NEW PHOTO ALBUM
 
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WORK DAY
Saturday, June 15, 2019
 
 
NEW VIDEO
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2019
June 3 - 7, 2019
 
 

 
 
EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE
March 21, 2019
 
 
 
 
 

 

YOUTH SUNDAY
March 17, 2019
 
 
 

FUMC - TV
 
 
June 23, 2019 on Facebook
 
 

 
Catch Pastor Cindi Stewart every Monday morning live on Facebook at 6:45. Start your week off with an inspirational message with 5 Minute Mondays. Miss the live broadcast?  You can view the latest "5 Minute Monday" anytime on our Facebook page by CLICKING HERE for the June 24th  message.

 
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Sunday, December 16, 2018
 
 

 
 
Peace Pole Dedication at Outreach Center
September 9, 2018
 
 

 
 
AUDIO
 
METHODIST YOUTH TALENT TROUPE
 
"When It Hurts"
March 17, 2019
 
 
PHOTO ALBUMS
 
EASTER SUNDAY BREAKFAST & WORSHIP SERVICE
April 21, 2019
 

 
 
TABLESCAPES
at the Outreach Center Sunday, March 31, 2019
 

 
 
Souper Soups 2018
 
Thursday, November 15, 2018
 
 
 
 
MIDWEST MISSION DISTRIBUTION CENTER TRIP 2018
 
 
CLICK HERE to see the photo album of the recent trip by Columbus First UMC members to the Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Chatham, Illinois.

 
 
 
COMMUNITY CONNECTION
 
 
Click on the hyperlinks to learn more about the events listed below.
 
You can also check-out the Community Bulletin Board located outside of the Church Office!
 
 
Other Community Notes
 
Homes Wanted & Needed – Great foster parents are willing to work in partnership, are committed to provided care and support, are willing to complete training and ongoing education, are willing to open their hearts and homes. If you have ever thought about foster care, wanted to know more about it, or just did not know where to start, let us take some time to share about this rewarding and needed service. Call and speak to a foster parent, recruiter, and trainer to find out about the role YOU can play and the difference YOU can make one child at a time. To speak with the foster care program at Epworth Village contact Heather Hultgrien (402) 710-3650, hhultgrien@epworthvillage.org.
 
 
Platte County Food Pantry 3020 18th Street, Suite 13, Columbus - May food item request: Jell-O or Pudding Mixes. The collection barrels are located in the west entrance next to the elevator and by the alley entrance at FUMC. Peanut Butter. Blessing Box Needs: Single serving items or quick lunch kits. Columbus Rescue Mission: Canned Fruits & Vegetables.    
 
 
 
 
COMMUNITY CONNECTION LINKS
 
 
                         
 
                          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 Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
                                 Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon