Columbus First United Methodist Church
Saturday, November 25, 2017
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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.
   
                                             
 
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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 November 20th  message.

 
 
November 26 - Hanging of the Greens 11:30 a.m. at the Church and at the Outreach Center at 7:00 p.m.
 
December 1 - 7:00 p.m., Outreach Center, 3602 16th Street
 
Daniel Christian Concert
Free Will Offering for singer Daniel Christian LIVE
 
December 2 - United Methodist Women annual Christmas Brunch at 9:30 a.m.. 
 
December 3 - 11:45 a.m. enjoy Potluck Lunch with church family members & friends! Around 12:30 p.m., make an Advent Wreath with your family – please RSVP to church office at 402-564-8463 (only cost is $5.00 for a holder).
 
December 8 - Couples Christmas Party – Couples are invited to come celebrate the Christmas season 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Outreach Center. Please wear festive sweaters!
 
December 17 - Sunday School Christmas Program at 10:30 a.m. Service and Pastor’s Open House 4:00 p.m. at the Outreach Center.
 
Christmas Worship 2017
 
 
 
 
Columbus First United Methodist Church NEWS
 
 
 
Seeking motivated individual to be a part of Columbus First UMC and Outreach Center. Receptionist (30 hours/week) position to begin on or around November 27th. Information packet and application available in the Church Office at 2710 14th Street. 
 
 
 
WANTED:  Chancel Choir Accompanist
 
The Chancel Choir of the Church is looking for an accompanist to rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. and to play for choir presentations on the first and third Sundays of the month. This is a paid position. For more information, please contact Rev. Cindi and/or Chancel Choir Director Sarah Cunningham.

 
 
Piece by Piece
 
 
The Capital Campaign Team wants to challenge the church family members to PRAY at 3:12 p.m./a.m. each day for the Church and the Campaign. The time is from 2 Corinthians 3:12, Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.  Please pray for hope, courage, boldness and faith! For more information about being a part of the “Piece by Piece” Prayer Team, talk to Lois Smith and/or Rev. Cindi Stewart.
 
To view the video explanation of the need for window restoration, please CLICK HERE.
 
 
 
UMW Annual Christmas Brunch
 
Please come join us at FUMC Fellowship Hall Saturday, December 2nd from 9:30 -11:00 a.m. for a morning of food, fellowship and celebration of the season. Music provided by the CHS New World Singers and Holiday Activity with Tammy Hempstead of Accent Floral. Tickets are $3 for an adult, $5 for a family, and kids are free. Tickets will be available at church services or in the church office. We will also have a free will offering for Epworth’s new “Little Jewels” daycare.
 
 
 
Connections
 
Connections is sponsoring a trip to Omaha on Friday, December 8th. They will be leaving the church parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and return by 5:00 p.m. The trip will include the Poinsettia Tree at Lauritzen Gardens, Christmas at Union Station, lunch at Spaghetti works in the Old Market with a stop at Cheesecake Factory on the way home. For more information or to make a reservation contact Marilyn Zehring at 402-564-0756 or mbzehri@megavision.com
 
 
 
Janet Hibbs Jones receives the NARSP Big Apple Award
 
Janet Hibbs Jones received the NARSP (Nebraska Association of Retired School Personnel) Big Apple Award at the State Convention of the Association on October 11th  in Grand Island.

 
 
Confirmation 2017
 
Confirmation was held at the 10:30 Service October 8th. These 17 youth were confirmed in the faith. Congratulations and blessings to our 9th graders: Hunter Gassmann and Madison Henderson, and to our 8th graders: Tadan Bell; Josalyn Valenzuela Bice; Austin Boswell; Hunter Colegrove; Owen Davis; Abigail Degn; Makiaya DeLaCruz; Trevor Fricke; Addison Heule; Hailey Hoffman; Rebecca Hoffman; Ericka Keep; Kyson Krepel; Brock Kuhlman and Tate Smith.

 
 
Wall Calendar
 
Get your 2018 Wall Calendar. Cost is $8.00. Calendars can be purchased in the Church office or after services from a Youth Mission Team Member.
 
 
 
Blessing Box at Outreach Center
 
Thanks to Will Whited and his Eagle Scout project, the Outreach Center is taking another step to help stop hunger in the Columbus community.
 
CLICK HERE to read story on the News Link page
 

 
 
NOVEMBER SERMON TOPICS AT FUMC
 
During the month of November, we offer our thanksgiving for many blessings, yet we can develop an attitude of thanks-living, pursuing a lifestyle of gratitude. Join us Saturday night at 6:00 or Sunday morning at 8:00 & 10:30.
 
November 4 & 5 - With All the Happy Saints  
 
November 11 & 12 - With Cheerful Giving 
 
November 18 & 19 - With Unexpected Surprises 
 
November 24 & 25 - With Leftovers 
 
 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.
 
Pastor Seong's November Sermon Series centers on the Parables of Jesus. In listening to these stories about Jesus’ kingdom, may God open the ways to discover how we can be a part of the great story of God, and how we can open our hearts and minds to make Him the King of our lives.
 
                                                  
 
   

CLICK HERE to go to the "Partners In Faith" page to see the families and individuals who will be on duty in November and December.
  
NEW AUDIO
 
November 19, 2017
 
 
 
 
October 8, 2017 Confirmation Sunday

FUMC - TV New Video
 
2017 Confirmation Music (Cherub & Ignite Music Team)
 
NEW PHOTO ALBUM
 
Confirmation Sunday 2017
 

 
 
FUMC Involvement in 2017 Habitat Build
 
On Saturday, September 30th, the sixth Columbus Habitat for Humanity house located in the New Hope addition was dedicated.
 
 
 
 
 
2017 Outreach Center Block Party
 
34 more photos have been added!

NEW PHOTO ALBUM
& FUMC - TV VIDEO
 
Ignite Praise Gathering One Year Anniversary
 
 

MORE PHOTO ALBUMS
 
Youth Splash Night Summer 2017

  
Youth Group Kick-off
 
 
 
Youth Mission Trips in 2017
 

 
 
Spring 2017 Youth Year End Celebration
 

 
 
NUMB Bike Ride 2017
 
 
 
 
Praise in the Park
 
 
Columbus Days Parade 2017
 

 

Summer Tutoring
 
Summer Tutoring to provide math & reading resources for students from Centennial, Emerson & West Park elementary schools was held at Columbus First UMC  August 1, 2, 3 & August 8, 9, 10, 2017.

 
 
ALASKA MISSION TRIP 2017

 
 
 
 
CONFIRMATION CLASS

 
FUMC - TV    
 
"Your Health Matters" offers you tips on how to live healthier with FUMC Parish Nurse Dee Kinkaid
 
 
 
Other Topics:
 
 
 
 
 
 

Care Team
 
Care Team needs a few more Caring People to serve in a variety of ways: provide transportation to & from worship on the weekends and/or to medical appointments; make hospital visits and/or visits to homebound members; help to coordinate health & wellness activities. Care 101, 202 & 303 trainings available as scheduled. Talk to Rev. Cindi, Dee Kinkaid and/or Martha Davidson for more info.
  
 
COMMUNITY CONNECTION
 
 
Great Plains Active Shooter Awareness - Hastings Grace UMC will be offering the Great Plains Annual Conference Active Shooter Awareness class on Friday, December 1st at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Hollie Tapley, Disaster Response Coordinator, will be leading the class at the church 1832 W. 9th St. Columbus folks: if you are interested in attending, please contact the Church Office; we will try to get church members to carpool together.
 
 
Columbus Community Hospital Volunteers are having a Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale held on Friday, December 1st at the Columbus Community Hospital on the third floor conference center from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Proceeds raised will fund medical equipment purchases for Columbus Community Hospital.
 
 
How is your digestive and colon health? Is it as healthy as you think it is? Find out and join us on Tuesday, December 5th from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in the third floor conference room for a free Lunch and Learn educational seminar. Dr. Jeremy Albin of Columbus General Surgery will be discussing digestive and colon health, what preventative measures are needed to maintain digestive and colon health, what warning signs to look out for if problems start to arise and how to treat any digestive and colon health issues. Preregistration requested by Friday, December 1. To register, contact 402-562-3380 or register online at www.columbushosp.org.
 
 
Blue Christmas Service – For some, the holiday season is a lonely time for those who are alone and/or grieving the losses they have experienced in their lives. There will be a Blue Christmas Service held on Thursday, December 14th at 6:30 p.m. at Federated Church. This service is being sponsored by Federated, First UMC, Grace Episcopal & St. Luke’s UCC.
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
COLUMBUS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
 
15 Year Anniversary
 
 
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.
 
 
Prairie Rivers District Mission Trip Opportunity – PLEASE SIGN-UP ASAP!!! The Prairie Rivers District is forming a district wide missions team to go to Texas this coming January to help with the recovery work from Hurricane Harvey. Join Pastors Russ Anderson and Martin Leeper January 28 – February 3. The exact location is yet to be determined. This mission opportunity is for laity and clergy alike. Call Pastor Russ at 308-382-1952, or Pastor Martin at 402-741-2362 for more information. The Prairie Rivers District will help with some of the expenses keeping the cost per person low. The expected cost per person is $200 (housing, food budget, fuel cost sharing, ect.). Volunteer in Mission (VIM) team training events will be held throughout the district for those wishing to join the mission team. Look for information on when and where they will be held.   
 
 
Center For Survivors - The center is now in its 27 year of serving our families and individuals in six counties. We have served over 1,000 individuals in 2016. One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, and one in seven men will experience severe physical violence by their partner. Churches have been vital in providing our center resources for families and individuals impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault.  We have many families and individuals on our Christmas wish lists that are in need of new winter clothing. If you would like to adopt a family, for our Christmas wish list program, please call 402-564-2155 or email outreach@centerforsurvivors.net. Our need list is in the office at First United Methodist Church. Some of the items include garbage bags, laundry detergent, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, paper towels, shampoo, conditioner, cereal, soups, diapers, Ziploc bags, and gift cards.  
 
 
Platte County Food Pantry 3020 18th Street, Suite 13, Columbus - November item request is: Stuffing & Potato Boxes. The collection barrels are located in the west entrance next to the elevator and by the alley entrance at FUMC.
 
 
 
 
COMMUNITY CONNECTION LINKS
 
 
                         
 
                          LOCATIONS & SERVICE TIMES
 
Downtown  2710 14th Street, Columbus, Nebraska  402-564-8463
     Saturday: 6:00 p.m.   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
     "Ignite On Sunday Night" Alternative Praise Gathering
      Casual Praise Worship: 6:00 p.m. followed by refreshments and fellowship