Columbus First United Methodist Church
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Come grow with us!


“Congratulations” to this year’s area high school graduates - On Sunday, May 7 at the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service, First UMC celebrated the graduations of those students in our current directory of members & constituents
(* confirmed at Columbus First UMC):  Jordan Craft, son of Justin & Sarah Sorensen; Averi Devish, daughter of Hope & Mitch Freshour; Bailey Gassmann,* daughter of Derek & Katie Gassmann; Samantha Graham, daughter of Shannon Svasek; Eric Hanzel, son of Jaime Henderson; Braeden Iwan, son of April Iwan; Olivia Kuehler,* daughter of Francis & Mary Pat Kuehler; Mitchell Kuhlman,* son of Kurt & Carrie Kuhlman; Ryanne Lueders, daughter of Josh & Melanie Lueders; Wyatt Olcott,* son of Tim & Nancy Olcott; Jesse Osborn,* son of Jim & Betty Osborn;  Alicea Rohde,* daughter of Rich & Cindy Rohde; Kody Salak,* son of Chuck Salak and Lisa Stahmer; Jacob Schindel,* son of Doug & Michelle Schindel; Karissa Sims,* daughter of Michelle & Mark Hanson and Rusty Sims; and Isabelle Stewart, daughter of Klint & Rev. Cindi Stewart.   
Vacation Bible School - Coming June 5th - 9th. See Sarah Borgman to sign up to be a leader or helper. This year’s theme: Super Heroes
Summer Youth Mission Trip to Hastings, Nebraska -  June 16-17, 2017 for those entering 5th grade to graduated Seniors.
Confirmation Class 2017 -  Registration for Confirmation Class 2017 has begun for next year’s 8th & 9th graders.
1) Register student with Rev. Cindi at the Church Office.
2) Sign-up for Confirmation Camp (choose one; #1 preferred) #1:  June 26 - 29  OR  #2:  July 5 - 8 at Camp Fontanelle.
3) Choose mentor – must be a church member (may be family) who will participate alongside student through confirmation journey.
There will be additional retreats this summer and fall to complete confirmation requirements. Talk to Rev. Cindi for more info.
Youth Mission Trip to Colorado Springs -  July 16-23, 2017. Contact Sarah Borgman for details or to sign up.
Summer Tutoring - Will be on August 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. We would love volunteers to help drive the students, along with teachers to help the children learn. We would like to have a one on one ratio with teachers and students. Please call the office and speak to Erin if you would like to be a part of Summer Tutoring.
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  
"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
     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
      Light Supper: 5:30 p.m.  Casual Praise Worship: 6:00 p.m.