Columbus First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Come grow with us!

Lorain County, Ohio Youth Mission Trip

Peanut Butter and Jelly for Jesus Christ Holiday Giving Drive for the Food Pantry and Backpack Program. Help feed the hungry children in our community by bringing offerings of Peanut Butter and Jelly as gifts to Baby Jesus during this Holiday Season. These gifts will be shared with the Backpack Program and Food Pantry. (There will be gift boxes or bags in Sunday School rooms or near the Sanctuary) FYI: The Backpack program requires plastic jars.
Mission Trip   July 20-27, 2019
The mission will involve Hurricane relief and relational contacts. There is still time to sign up, if interested please contact:  Sarah Borgman:  or at 402-564-8463 for questions or to register.
Hire a Youth
Need help with some projects? The youth are here to help you. They will do lawn care, snow removal, windows, painting, cleaning, you name it. Free Will Donation. Call the Church Office for details at 402-564-8463.
Annual Christmas Bake Sale
December 16th in Chapel Parlor sponsored by the youth to provide Gifts to 8 children in Columbus through the Holiday Spirit Co-op. 
“One Event”
January 5th – 6th in Salina, Kansas for  Youth in 6th  - 12th grades. $50 per youth (FUMC will cover the rest) RSVP by Dec. 12th to Pastor Joe.

 Nativity Sets
It is this church’s tradition during Advent for all children to receive a nativity piece each week during the worship services at Children’s Time!  If you miss a week, extra pieces will be  available at weekly worship services.
Children's Christmas Program
Sunday, December 16th during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Our Children’s Christmas Program will include  the Pre-K to High  School Groups.   
Practice at 9:00 a.m. on December 16th. Please have children  to church no later than 9:00 a.m. on this day!

The Youth are in need of meals on Wednesday nights at our Outreach  Center. Currently, we have about 50 children, youth and adults who eat on Wednesday nights! Donations for food, money or gift cards are welcome. You may sign up to provide a meal or portion of a meal in the Chapel Parlor.  
There are many opportunities for our youth. We have a youth ministry team supported by youth sponsors. Youth meet at the Outreach Center - 3602 16th Street every Wednesday evening. Phone is 402-564-8362.
Youth Groups include:
Senior High Katalyst   (Grades 9 through 12)
Junior High Fever   (Grades 7 & 8)
Middle School Sparks   (Grades 5 & 6)
plus for Children Grades 1- 4 Kidz Korner (6:30-8:00 - Aldersgate Room)
Wednesday Night Youth Group Schedule
              3:30 - 5:00 p.m. - After School Program (Homework Help)   (Community Room)
              5:00 - 6:45 p.m. - Supper   (Youth Underground)
              5:45 - 6:15 p.m. - MYTT-Methodist Youth Talent Troupe Practice (Grades 5 through 12)
              6:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Youth Choir Practice   (Grades 5 through 12) (Youth Underground)
              7:00 - 7:15 p.m. - Worship Time   (Wesley Room)
              7:15 - 8:15 p.m. - Youth Groups Meet   (Youth Underground)
Sponsors/helpers are always needed - call Sarah at 402-564-8463 or 402-270-2372
  • Meal providers needed - schedule with Sarah  
May 6, 2018
These 17 outstanding students were confirmed in the faith October 8, 2017. Congratulations & Blessings!
"This is what it looks like to see the youth making 180 pies!" It was quite an amazing feat!
March 19, 2017 
2017 Youth Valentine Talent Show (Sip & Sample)
February 12, 2017 Video from FUMC-TV
2017 Youth Valentine Talent Show (Sip & Sample)
February 12, 2017 Video from FUMC-TV
The 4-H Robotics Club

The Youth Alaska Mission Team 2016 would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, support, and financial contributions. Without you our trip would not have been possible!
CMS 2014 Musical (Zach, Jessie, Ryan, Alec)
Youth Mission 2013 - Denver (click picture)
Youth Mission to Hastings 2013 (click picture)
                          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.