Columbus First United Methodist Church
Friday, July 19, 2019
Come grow with us!
                
 
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!
 
July 20 & 21 – Peanut & Stretch donations will go to United Methodist Ministries.
 
July 29 – Church Council Meeting.
 
 
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
 
 
Summer GriefShare Class Begins
 
The summer session of GriefShare has begun. The next meeting is Tuesday, July 23rd at 2:00 p.m. in Chapel Parlor – additional participants are welcome – please RSVP to the Church Office, 402-564-8463. The class is being led by Dee Kinkaid.

 
 
Word + Table
 
In these summer months, looking for a way to connect with God & the Church? Each Wednesday at 7:30 a.m., the Word + Table Service offers a 20-minute service that features a responsive psalm & reflection, Holy Communion & prayer time. All are invited & welcome to attend.
 
 

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 TUTORING
 
July 29, 30, 31 and August 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. We are in need of volunteers to help drive the students, along with teachers to help the children learn. Sign-Up with Sandy!
 
 

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 are in effect through August 30th. The summer schedule is Monday – Thursday from 7:30 am – 5:00 pm, and Friday from 7:30 am – 12 noon.

 
 
SQUARE is in the Church
 
The Finance Committee is happy to announce that church members will be able to make payments for pledges, Scrip gift cards and other services using their debit and/or credit cards through Square, Inc. This will be able BEFORE and AFTER all worship services (please speak with those selling Scrip) and DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS at the Church.

 
 
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.

 

Rotary Honors Martha Davidson
 
 
The Columbus Telegram featured a story "Rotary honors long time nurse with service award "
 

 
 
JULY SERMON TOPICS AT FUMC
 
During July, Rev. Cindi and Pastor Joe will be sharing preaching responsibilities among the four services (with different configurations for many of the summer weekends) with the SAME theme of “Wisdom From Above” from the Letter of James from June 15/16 — July 27/28. These ancient words from James, the brother of Jesus, spoke to the early Christian community and continue to teach us today. Join us at 6:00 p.m. Saturday at the Outreach Center or Sunday at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. downtown.
 
July 6 & 7 - Think Before You Speak
 
July 13 & 14  - Humility Comes Before Honor
 
July 20 & 21 - Read the Warning Signs
 
July 27 / 28 - Good Things Come to Those Who Wait (Upon the Lord)
 
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.
 
 
During July, Rev. Cindi and Pastor Joe will be sharing preaching responsibilities among the four services (with different configurations for many of the summer weekends) with the SAME theme of “Wisdom From Above” from the Letter of James from June 16th — July 28th. These ancient words from James, the brother of Jesus, spoke to the early Christian community and continue to teach us today. 

July 7 - Think Before You Speak
 
July 14 - Humility Comes Before Honor
 
July 21 - Read the Warning Signs
 
July 28 - Good Things Come to Those Who Wait (Upon the Lord) 
 
 
 
 
  
 

 
 
 
 
                                                  
 
   

CLICK HERE to go to the "Partners In Faith" page to see the families and individuals who will be on duty in July.
 
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 click on the link below to our Sign Up Genius and you can automatically see what is available and sign up!
 
 
 
OUR CHURCH FAMILY
   
NEW PHOTO ALBUMS
 
KEYSTONE 95th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Sunday, June 30, 2019 in Fellowship Hall
 
 

 
 
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WORK DAY
Saturday, June 15, 2019
 
 
NEW VIDEO
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2019
June 3 - 7, 2019
 
 

 
 
EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE
March 21, 2019
 
 
 
 
 

 

YOUTH SUNDAY
March 17, 2019
 
 
 

FUMC - TV
 
 
CLICK HERE to see video of IGNITE SERVICE
 
 

 
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 July 15th  message.

 
 
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
 
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!
 
 
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 - July food item request: Powdered Drink Mixes. The collection barrels are located in the west entrance next to the elevator and by the alley entrance at FUMC. Blessing Box Needs: Canned meats or tuna. Columbus Rescue Mission: Macaroni & Cheese.    
 
 
 
 
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