Columbus First United Methodist Church
Saturday, August 24, 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!

August 26 - FUMC  Blood Drive. Call Connie Jensen for an appointment or visit  www.redcrossblood.org/givemore 
 
August 28 – Community Meal begins / Parent Open House at Outreach Center.
 
August 29 – Taste of Alpha.
 
September 2 – LABOR DAY / Office and Outreach Center CLOSED.
 
 
 
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
 
 
Wednesday J.A.M. (Jesus And Me)
 
Come to our Outreach Center beginning on Wednesday, August 28th:
 
2:30 – 5:00 p.m. - After School Program
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. -  Community Meal (suggested donation, $3) / punch cards available
6:45 – 7:15 p.m. - Worship
7:15 – 8:15 p.m. - Group Meetings
 
This is for ALL ages! Come and check out what’s happening this year!
 
 
 
New Kaleidoscope Class
 
The Kaleidoscope adult Sunday School class will be starting a new study on August 25th, “Echoes of the Reformation.” We will look into the things that led Roman Catholic priest Martin Luther to dig deeply into scripture, and on October 31, 1517, to nail his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg, Germany church, calling into question numerous practices of the church of his time, some of which seemingly placed the church equal to God and failed to follow the words of the Bible.
 
Class meets at 9:00 a.m. in room 006 in the lower level of the education wing at the church. All are welcome. Our studies frequently dig into the history behind the Bible, to help us better understand the word of God by learning about the culture, way of life, politics, and beliefs of God’s people and other neighboring peoples of the times.

 
 
VIM Training
 
Volunteer-In-Mission (VIM) Training will be held on Saturday, August 24th at Columbus First UMC, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. led by Mercy and Justice Coordinator, Rev. Kalaba Chali. Chali brings cross-cultural skills, local and international mission experiences and a mature faith in Jesus Christ. This class is for anyone that would like to attend or has gone on a mission trip, including day trips to visit other sites. Please consider going to this and learning how to be a GREAT Volunteer In Mission!   Not too late to get involved!
 
 
 
Illusionist Coming on Sept. 4th
 
First UMC Youth will be hosting Illusionist Bryan Drake on Wednesday, September 4th at the Nantkes Center (Columbus Middle School). Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $10 each / $12 at the door. There will be a community meal at our Outreach Center from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. as scheduled! There will be no Wednesday evening worship, and this will replace 5th and Up and Adult groups!

 
 
Rally Day!  Check out J.A.M.
 
Rally Day for Sunday morning J.A.M. (Jesus And Me) is September 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. Meet your teachers, play some games, and have a great snack. Ages 2-3 meet in Room. 008, Pre-K – K meet in Room. 004, Grade 12 meet in Room. 210, Grade 3 meet in Room. 204 and Grades 5-6 meet in Room 206. Classes for adults in Rooms 006 and 007.  
On Rally Day, let’s pack the WORSHIP SERVICES & allow the Holy Spirit to move as we begin Sunday J.A.M. (Jesus And Me) Time & celebrate what God is doing!

 
 

 

Scrip
 
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!
 

 
 
 
 

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 will be ending on August 30th. Office hours will return to 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning on Tuesday, September 3rd.

 
 
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.

 
   
AUGUST SERMON TOPICS AT FUMC
 
August Worship with Rev. Cindi will feature Navigate. Four virtues can help us to NAVIGATE our daily lives shaped by God’s presence and God’s guidance. Join us at 6:00 p.m. Saturday at the Outreach Center or Sunday at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. downtown.
 
August 3 & 4 - Awestruck Attitude
 
August 10 & 11 - Listening Heart
 
August 17 & 18 - Cool Spirit
 
August 24 & 25 - Subversive Voice
 
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.
 
 
Scientists and Theologians have argued for centuries over the existence of God. During August, Pastor Joe show you how “Science is right. We need Jesus.”
 
August 4 - We Need Food
 
August 11 - We Need Water
 
August 18 - We Need Air
 
August 25 - We Need Light 
 
 
                                                  
 
   

CLICK HERE to go to the "Partners In Faith" page to see the families and individuals who will be on duty in August.
 
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.
 
 
OUR CHURCH FAMILY
 
FUMC - TV
 
 
August 18, 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 August 19th  message.

 
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2019
June 3 - 7, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE
March 21, 2019
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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
 
KEYSTONE 95th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Sunday, June 30, 2019 in Fellowship Hall
 
 

 
 
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WORK DAY
Saturday, June 15, 2019
 
CLICK HERE to see photo album
 
 
 
EASTER SUNDAY BREAKFAST & WORSHIP SERVICE
April 21, 2019
 

 
 
TABLESCAPES
at the Outreach Center Sunday, March 31, 2019
 

 
 
Souper Soups 2018
 
Thursday, November 15, 2018
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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!
 

 

Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia – August 27

Community Health Fair – September 7

Bump & Beyond – September 9

2019 Cooking Class- September 10

Mobile Pantry – September 14


 
 
 
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 - August food item request: Paper Towels. The collection barrels are located in the west entrance next to the elevator and by the alley entrance at FUMC. Blessing Box Needs: Jell-O or Pudding mixes. Columbus Rescue Mission: Canned Meats.    
 
 
 
 
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