Columbus First United Methodist Church
Saturday, January 25, 2020
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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!
   
February 8 & 9 - UMW Fudge Sales.
 
 
 
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
 
 
Prayer Labyrinth Dedication

Our new portable Prayer Labyrinth is here, and we are going to dedicate it on Sunday, January 26th in the Community Room of our Outreach Center. Confirmation Class 2019 initiated this project, and the 16’ labyrinth was purchased with donations and memorial funds in memory of Bruce Dannelly. On January 26th, the Dannelly family will be experiencing the Prayer Labyrinth at 4:00 p.m., and then ALL are invited and welcome to the dedication at 4:30 p.m. Care Team and Confirmation Class 2019 will be providing refreshments to follow. Please note that all will need to wear socks and/or “booties” over their shoes to walk on the labyrinth.
 
 
 
Videos & Information
 
On Sunday, February 2nd, Christian Social Witness members invite YOU to learn more about the UMC “Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace Through Separation” through videos and documents at 12:15 p.m. following the Pancake Feed in Fellowship Hall. Please be informed about the upcoming changes and possibilities for our denomination, and please pray for what is to come.
 
 
 
BIG Changes Meeting
 
Are you “stuck”? What BIG changes do you want to make in your life? What if you had all of the resources and support that you needed to make them happen? Come and learn more on February 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel Parlor.
 
 
 
Rekindle the Fire; Reclaim the Call
 
This event for laity & clergy will be held on February 7th and 8th, sponsored by the Prairie Rivers District. Kay Kotan is the keynote speaker; Kay serves the Director of The Center for Multiplying Disciples for the Arkansas Conference of UMC. 
Registration Deadline is January 27, to register to go:
https://gp-reg.brtapp.com/RekindletheFireReclaimtheCallPRD 
 
$25 Registration includes Lunch and the Book - Impact!  Reclaiming the Call of Lay Ministry. Classes begin on Friday, February 7th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. to Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at 4:00 PM at York First United Methodist Church, 309 E 7th, York, NE 68467. There will be carpool opportunities!
 
 
 
Mini Mission Study
 
You are invited to attend a mini mission study. Learn what it means to give and to have available clean water. Presenters: Marilyn Zehring and Louise Neimann. First United Methodist Women will be hosting the Mini Mission event on Saturday, February 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Coffee and Rolls will be served on arrival, so come early for fellowship. A light lunch will be served as well. There will be a Free Will Offering, which will go directly to “Alice’s Wells Project.” RSVP to Arlene Loseke, 402-564-4825 by February 19.

 
 
Senior Class of 2020
 
Senior Class of 2020 who are members of the First United Methodist Church in Columbus are welcome to apply for a $500 scholarship. Scholarship applications will be available for pickup in the church office February 3rd.

 
 
Community Meal at the Outreach Center
Wednesday evenings 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
 
 
 

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!
 

 

JANUARY SERMON TOPICS AT FUMC
 
Let’s admit that sometimes we may find ourselves spiritually dry or even stuck, and the New Year is just the time to get refreshed and back on track in our relationship with God, Christ and Spirit! Join us at 6:00 p.m. Saturday at the Outreach Center or Sunday at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. downtown.
 
January 5 - What are You Seeking?
 
January 12 - How are You Getting Out There?
 
January 19 - Who is Complaining?
 
January 26 - Mission Weekend
 
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.

   
It's a new year, a new day, and a new opportunity to see the world with Fresh Eyes in 2020.
 
January 4/5 - Receive your Fresh Eyes
 
January 11/12 - Look Up with your Fresh Eyes
 
January 18/19 - Use your Fresh Eyes
 
January 25/26 - Stay Focused with your Fresh Eyes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
                                                  
 
   

 
        PARTNERS IN FAITH
 
                January & February
CLICK HERE to go to the "Partners In Faith" page to see the families and individuals who are on duty in    JANUARY & FEBRUARY.
 
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
 
NEW AUDIO
 
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
 
 
 
 
FUMC - TV New Video
 
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
December 15, 2019
 
 
 
 
NEW PHOTO ALBUMS
 
SOUPER SOUP DAY
Thursday, November 21, 2019
 
 

 
 
CONFIRMATION 2019
Sunday, November 17, 2019
 
 

 

MIDWEST MISSION DISTRIBUTION CENTER TRIP
October 21-24, 2019     Chatham, Illinois
 
 
 
FUMC - TV
 
 

 
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.

 


Jill Colegrove
 
Jill Colegrove of Columbus First UMC, Licensed Mental Health Practitioner. Jill has prepared a three part series for FUMC-TV concerning mental health where she explains different problem areas, what they are and how to help yourself and others. Click on the topic or topics listed below that interest you to watch Jill and become better informed.
 
Anxiety                  Stress            Depression

 
 
 

 
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2019
June 3 - 7, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
PHOTO ALBUMS
 
KEYSTONE 95th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Sunday, June 30, 2019 in Fellowship Hall
 
 

 
 
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
 
Platte County Food Pantry 3020 18th Street, Suite 13, Columbus - January item request: Canned Soups. 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. Columbus Rescue Mission: Monetary Donations Requested.     
 
 
 
 
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.