Columbus First United Methodist Church
Sunday, October 20, 2019
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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.

October 26 – Camp Fontanelle’s Wilderness Walk or Run.
October 27 - “Trunk or Treat” from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
November 2 - First UMC’s Craft Fair.
November 3 - Church Conference at 2:00 p.m. at the Outreach Center.
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
Columbus Out of the Darkness Walk
When you participate in the Out of the Darkness Walk, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Join the walk from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Pawnee Park on Saturday, October 19th.


Some of our XYZ members – those with “eXtra Years of Zest” (90 years and up) – who were honored at our October 6, 2019 10:30 service.

Back row: Wayne Galley, Lois and Chuck Athey, Dorothy Cole, Cecile DeFreece

Front Row: Dona Dickenson, Mary Nickels, Margie Leslie, Harold Ritter

Trunk or Treat
First UMC is planning to hold a “Trunk or Treat” on Sunday, October 27th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. We are asking for volunteers to help out with the event by hosting a “trunk” or booth, if you can’t do that, how about providing “treats” or prizes? Last year we had approximately 400 people show up to this fun event. If you’re interested in details about First UMC’s “Trunk or Treat” contact Sandy Martensen or the church office.

Sunday Seekers adult class invites you to come downstairs for a new six-week study of “Simon Peter.” Content includes Adam Hamilton’s book and video made in Israel and Rome, plus the Bible! First class is 9:00 a.m. October 13th. Questions – call Doug Kallesen 402-5631570, and to get a book.

Columbus Rescue Mission
Save the dates for their upcoming Celebration Banquets, Monday, November 4th in Columbus at the American Legion and Monday, November 11th in York at the Holthus Center. This has been a tough year for the Columbus and Living Water Rescue Mission, as it has been for many. They have worked hard at keeping expenses low and the staff have made many sacrifices and done so joyfully because they believe that the work we are doing is incredibly important. Please pray for them. Quote: “We know that God is at work in this ministry and look to him for provision. If you are able would you please consider joining us in the work through a financial donation today?”

Circuit Rider: Weekly Church & Community Update
First UMC will be transitioning to sending out the Circuit Rider via email. Please contact the Church Office or email Sandy @   to make sure your email address is up to date. Please note: If you would like a paper copy of the Circuit Rider, there will be hard copies at the Church and at the Outreach Center. On the weekend of September 28th and 29th, please pick up your Circuit Rider in the back of the Outreach Center or Church.

**NEW** United Methodist Women’s Group!
Have you heard about the new UMW group which began on Wednesday, September 18th? It is at our Outreach Center in the Meditation Room. Stop by & find out what mission-minded things UMW will be doing while the kiddos are in youth group. Meetings run from 7:30 - 8:15 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month.
When planning your next shopping trip, consider making purchases with FUMC Scrip Cards. When you buy locally using Scrip Cards, businesses contribute donations back to the church. Scrip Cards are available at worship or from the church office.
You can also pre-order by calling the church office at 564-8463 or click here to email. Then just stop by the church office and your order will be waiting for you to pick up!

October's sermon series is Strength for Today. We will turn to   the Word of God and reflect on passages that remind us of forgiveness, healthy confrontation, inclusion and gratitude. Join us at 6:00 p.m. Saturday at the Outreach Center or Sunday at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. downtown.
October 5 & 6 - Spiritual Surgery
October 12 & 13 - Truth Telling
October 19 & 20 - Breaking Down Barriers
October 26 & 27 - Loving Heart
November 2 & 3 - Normal at Last
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.

As we continue our journey in this life and we continue to          encounter the struggles of this world, remember to come to the Ignite Worship this October and share in our October Sermon    Series: Remember . . .
October 6 -  Remember . . . Your Faith
October 13 -  Remember . . . To Be Strong
October 20 -  Remember . . . To Be Inspired
October 27 -  Remember . . . To Finish Well

CLICK HERE to go to the "Partners In Faith" page to see the families and individuals who are on duty in  OCTOBER and NOVEMBER.
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 sign up today.

CLICK HERE for list of October Birthdays
CLICK HERE for list of November Birthdays

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 October 14th  message.

June 3 - 7, 2019
March 21, 2019

"When It Hurts"
March 17, 2019
Sunday, June 30, 2019 in Fellowship Hall

Saturday, June 15, 2019
CLICK HERE to see photo album

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!

Columbus Out of the Darkness Walk – October 19

Healthy Lifestyles – October 22

Downtown Trick or Treat – October 24

St. Anthony Church Bazaar & Dinner – October 27

Live on Nebraska – October 28

Sertoma Pancake Feed – October 31

Other Community Notes
Platte County Food Pantry 3020 18th Street, Suite 13, Columbus - October item request: Laundry or Dish Soap. The collection barrels are located in the west entrance next to the elevator and by the alley entrance at FUMC. Blessing Box Needs: Boxed Meals/Macaroni & Cheese. Columbus Rescue Mission: Monetary Donations Requested.     
                          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.