Columbus First United Methodist Church
Friday, September 22, 2017
Come grow with us!


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.

Prairie Rivers United Methodist Women
District Annual Fall Retreat
Columbus First United Methodist Church Outreach Center
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Reservation Deadline - October 1, 2017

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 September 18th message.


September 24 – Neighborhood Block Party (formerly Fall Family Festival) at the Outreach Center. 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Food, Inflatables, Games, Music, and much more.
October 4 - GROW Men's Steak-Fry, Fellowship Hall, 6:30 p.m. Meet some other churchmen, enjoy some man-food. Only obligation is to let us know you are coming. Call or email by Sunday, Oct 1 to: Rich Rohde,402-948-0196 
or Meka Kick, 402-564-8463   All men are welcome!
Don't forget to invite a guest(s). Grow with GROW!
October 8 - Confirmation at 10:30 Service.
Columbus First United Methodist Church NEWS
Sunday, September 24th 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the
Outreach Center

Food Vendors, Inflatables, Dunk Tank, Games, Music, and Outdoor Ignite Worship Service
We are in need of ice cream buckets (without the lids) for the block party coming up on Sunday, September 24. Please drop them off at the church office.
Volunteers are needed!
We are still in need of volunteers to help with the games. We are doing 30 minute volunteer time slots. If you are able to help please contact Sarah Borgman at
Dunk Tank Contestants:
Sarah is going to have buckets with each person’s name on a table in front of the dunk tank. You are able to stop by and put money in the bucket with the name you want to see the most get dunked. Whoever has the most money in their bucket at 5:30 pm is going to be dunked in the tank.   
Pastor Cindi Stewart is one of the contestants who could be going for a swim.
We are in need of more contestants to possibly get dunked.  
If you have someone in mind who you feel should get dunked in the dunk tank email Sarah Borgman at

Wednesday Night Line-Up
Parents of Children & Youth, we have some activities at our Outreach Center from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. each Wednesday!  Join Rev. Cindi (and Guest Speakers) to learn & to grow!
1st:  Parent Support (Meditation Room)
2nd: Five Love Languages (Meditation Room)
3rd:  Organize Your Life / Using Bullet Journal (Meditation Room)
4th:  Scrap / Scan – getting your family memories in order (Craft Room)
Way to Go, Columbus First UMC & Prairie Rivers District!
Columbus First UMC has collected $6,942.22 toward Disaster Relief for UMCOR.  The Great Plains collected over 5,100 cleaning buckets as well as monetary donations!  Keep praying for those affected by storms & fires! 

2017 Leadership Development Class “Graduates” 18!
August 3rd was the fifth and final meeting of the Leadership Development Class.
Ignite!  Children’s Church
During the Sunday evening Ignite service, kids are welcome to go to the Community Room during the sermon. Children to old for nursery till 6th grade, are invited to listen to a Bible story and do an  activity.
Craft and Vendor Fair
October 28th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at our Outreach Center
Do you have a craft or product to sell? We need you! Vendors and Crafters are welcome to set up  tables and sell their product. Table cost is $10 which includes a meal. The Youth mission team is asking for 10% of profits to help benefit their trip next summer to Ohio. Contact Sarah Borgman at:    or at the church office 402-564-8463 or on her cell 402-270-2372 to sign up.
During September, we will explore aspects of the Apostles’ Creed and claim how we can live out what we believe. Join us Saturday night at 6:00 or Sunday morning at 8:00 & 10:30.
September 9 & 10 -  I Believe in God          
September 16 & 17 -  I Believe in Jesus Christ             
September 23 & 24 -  I Believe in the Holy Spirit & the Church 
September  30 & October 1 - I Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins 
October 7 & 8 - I Believe in the Life Everlasting
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.
Join Pastor Seong every Sunday as we seek God’s wisdom to learn how to live a Kingdom Lifestyle. September 3 - Treasure in Heaven. September 10 - Overcoming Worry and Fear. September 17 - When Your Lips Cause You to Sin. September 24 - House Upon the Rock.   

CLICK HERE to go to the "Partners In Faith" page to see the families and individuals who will be on duty in October.

15 Year Anniversary
CLICK HERE to see video history
FUMC - TV New Video
First UMC Float
Youth Splash Night Summer 2017

Youth Group Kick-off
Youth Mission Trips in 2017

Spring 2017 Youth Year End Celebration

NUMB Bike Ride 2017
Praise in the Park
Columbus Days Parade 2017


Summer Tutoring
Summer Tutoring to provide math & reading resources for students from Centennial, Emerson & West Park elementary schools was held at Columbus First UMC  August 1, 2, 3 & August 8, 9, 10, 2017.



FUMC - TV    
"Your Health Matters" offers you tips on how to live healthier with FUMC Parish Nurse Dee Kinkaid
Other Topics:

Care Team
Care Team needs a few more Caring People to serve in a variety of ways: provide transportation to & from worship on the weekends and/or to medical appointments; make hospital visits and/or visits to homebound members; help to coordinate health & wellness activities. Care 101, 202 & 303 trainings available as scheduled. Talk to Rev. Cindi, Dee Kinkaid and/or Martha Davidson for more info.
On Friday, September 22nd, Nebraska Cornhusker flags will be sold at McDonald's restaurants across the state of the Nebraska and parts of western Iowa. Fans can purchase these flags for just $5, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the families at Ronald McDonald House in Omaha! We need volunteers to help sell these flags, and two people are needed for each location, from 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. waving down customers. Customers can buy the flags outside from volunteers, inside at the register, or in the drive-thru.
Household Hazardous Waste Event – Saturday, September 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. located at Ag Park.  Residents of Platte County and Columbus ONLY! NO businesses! Acceptable waste materials: oil based paints, varnishes, stains, poisons, fertilizers, banned materials, insecticides, and other lawn materials. Not acceptable materials: no sharps or needles, NO PCB’s, no radioactive waste, and no oil. Latex paint will be accepted (with limits) call for details. This event is brought to you by Keep Columbus Beautiful and is funded in part by a grant from the Department of Environmental Quality. Please call Vanessa at 402-563-9223 with questions.
Camp Comeca’s 66th annual Buffalo Barbecue is Sunday, September 24. There will be an 11:00 a.m. worship service. Food and fun will start at 11:30 and go till 4:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come. (75670 RD 417 Cozad, Nebraska 69130).
Scrap Tire Recycling Event – Event days are: Friday, September 29 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, September 30 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; and Sunday, October 1 from 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. Located in the northwest parking lot of Ag Park. No rims or dealer tires will be accepted. Please call 402-563-9223 for more information.
The Great Plains UMW Annual Conference is right in our backyard! Come join this gathering of women as we share fellowship, provide mission, and gain information focused on women, youth and children. You can register online at Great Plains UMW or by paper form find additional forms in the church office. On September 29 - 30, 2017 at First UMC, 309 East 7th Street, York, Nebraska. Hope you can join us. Registration deadline was August 21; check for availability.

Saturday, September 30th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Lakeview Stadium, Columbus Lakeview High School.
Childhood cancer affects more than just the child. It affects the families and communities around them. Join us for our 4th annual Glow Gold Honors Night and show support for all the families that battle this horrible disease. Food and drink included in the entry fee costs as well as all activities. Bring the family and have fun in the bounce houses, dunk tank and new for this year --- the bungee trampoline! All proceeds of this event go to Sammy's mission of raising funds for childhood cancer research!
Life Chain Sunday 2017 is coming on October 1st. For more information, check out the Facebook page:  Columbus, Nebraska Right to Life.
7th Annual we can run, walk & roll -  Saturday, October 7th at 10:00 a.m. Located at Memorial Stadium, Pawnee Park – Columbus, Nebraska. There will be a 5K and 1mile event. This year’s event includes: Fitbit drawing, T-shirts, lunch, and awards for registered participants. Proceeds from this event will go towards purchasing AM Tryke bicycles. For more information, go to To register online, go to
Healthy Lifestyle Class – Session topics include: Carbohydrate counting, fat and calories, weight loss, importance of increasing physical activity, setting goals for success, and healthy snacks. Session is on October 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Columbus Wellness Center Multipurpose Room. The class is free to the public. To register call 402-564-4462 or go to
Columbus & Living Water Rescue Mission Celebration Banquet – Mark your calendars for November 6th located at American Legion, 2263 3rd Avenue. Seating starts at 6:00 p.m. with dinner starting at 6:30. Special music by The Wissman Family. One of the ways you may help the ministry is by sponsoring a table or tables for the banquets evening meals and cost. In this way all the evening’s offering from a sponsored table goes to the ministry. Individuals who sponsor a table will be recognized on our banquet programs. The cost to sponsor a table is $125, and you may sponsor as many tables as God puts on your heart. We need your RSVP! The evening meal and event are free due to the generous Table Sponsors. Your RSVP, however, is our way of getting a count for how many meals we will be serving. Please call 402563-1096 to RSVP.
Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirt -  A business group on Wayne State College campus is selling breast cancer shirts for $13. All of the proceeds go to American Cancer Society. If you would like a t-shirt please email Jayme Dubas at The T-Shirt says: the ribbon is pink but add some blue women get breast cancer & men do too!
Platte County Food Pantry 3020 18th Street, Suite 13, Columbus - September item request is: Kleenex, Toilet Paper/ Tissue. The collection barrels are located in the west entrance next to the elevator and by the alley entrance at FUMC.
                          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
      Casual Praise Worship: 6:00 p.m. followed by refreshments and fellowship