Columbus First United Methodist Church
Monday, April 22, 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!
  
April 22 - Church Office Closed.
 
April 27 - Garage Sale at Outreach Center 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 
May 4 - Bishop’s Regional Gathering has been rescheduled!
Saturday, May 4th at 2:00 p.m. at the Outreach Center in the Community Room.

 
 
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
 
 
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.

 
 
Mental Health First Aid Training
 
The Care Team along with the Healthy Congregations Team of First UMC will be hosting Mental Health First Aid Training on Saturday, May 4th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our Outreach Center (Youth Underground). This training allows participants to better identify mental health issues and to be educated about helpful resources. Sign-up ASAP to participate. CEU’s are available upon request.

 
 
Regional Gathering with Bishop Ruben Saenz, Jr
 
There will be a Regional Gathering of United Methodists on Saturday, May 4th at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room of our Outreach Center (3602 16th Street). Bishop Ruben Saenz, Jr. will be sharing information following the Special General Conference in February. This was rescheduled from Saturday March 23rd. Please plan to attend. Cookies & refreshments are requested. If you can assist, please sign-up in the Church Office. 

 

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 "
 

 
 
APRIL SERMON TOPICS AT FUMC
 
My Story, God’s Glory. We will continue to remember the powerful Gospel stories of transformed lives through Jesus Christ as we too journey toward the cross and then onto the empty tomb on Easter morning! Join us at 6:00 p.m. Saturday at the Outreach Center or Sunday at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. downtown.
 
April 6 & 7 - Holy Communion / Story of James & John
 
April 13 & 14 - Palms - Story of Bartimaeus
 
April 18 - Maundy Thursday - Stories of Disciples & Jesus
 
April 19 - Good Friday - Story of Jesus’ Death
 
April 20 & 21 - Easter - Story of Mary & Risen Lord
 
Also make sure you join us for our Sunrise Service, Easter Morning at the Church at 6:30 a.m.
April 21 - (Easter Sunrise Service) – Believe!
 
Post-Easter Sermon Series: Revisiting the Road Less Traveled

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.
 
At our Ignite Worship during April we will be continuing with the “With All Your Heart” series all the way to Easter. 
 
April 7 – Making A New Thing
 
April 14 - (Palm Sunday) – Preparing
 
April 21 - (Easter) – Believing
 
Also make sure you join us for our Sunrise Service, Easter Morning at the Church at 6:30 a.m.
 
April 28 – Believing in Me
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                  
 
   

CLICK HERE to go to the "Partners In Faith" page to see the families and individuals who will be on duty in March and April.
 
OUR CHURCH FAMILY
 
 

NEW VIDEO
 
YOUTH SUNDAY
March 17, 2019
 
 
 
 
NEW PHOTO ALBUM
 
TABLESCAPES
at the Outreach Center Sunday, March 31, 2019
 
 
FUMC - TV
 
 
April 21, 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 April 22nd  message.

 
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Sunday, December 16, 2018
 
 

 
 
Peace Pole Dedication at Outreach Center
September 9, 2018
 
 

 
 
Peace Pole Dedication at FUMC
June 10, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
IGNITE PRAISE GATHERING
Ignite Music Team Excerpts
 
May 6, 2018
 

 

AUDIO
 
METHODIST YOUTH TALENT TROUPE
 
"When It Hurts"
March 17, 2019
 
 
PHOTO ALBUMS
 
NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY CHOIR CONCERT
at Columbus FUMC January 3, 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!
 
 

Food Thoughts – April 22, 29

Educational Series on Dementia – April 25

Lay Servant Training – April 27

YFFC Annual Banquet – April 28

 
 
 
 
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 - April 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. Blessing Box Needs: Breakfast items– cereal, oatmeal,  pop tarts or granola bars. Columbus Rescue Mission: Coffee. 
 
 
 
 
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 Friday  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.