Columbus First United Methodist Church
Thursday, July 27, 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.
Family Photos for Church Directory
It's time to start thinking  about which day works best for your family to come have your picture taken for our new Church Directory. It's easier than ever and it's free!
Just Select a Photo Session date and time that works best for you:
August 10th thru 11th  -  2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
August 12th  -  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Or, sign up after services in the Gathering Area.
* Please note: All photos will be taken at the
Outreach Center, 3602 16th Street.

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 24th message.


Columbus First United Methodist Church NEWS
Mission Committee Annual Salad Luncheon
Thursday, August 17th 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
in Fellowship Hall
Tickets will be available at the door, $7.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 12 & under. The money will be used to help support the many missions of our church. 

Christmas in July
The Mission Committee’s Christmas in July Project is collecting items for “Survivor’s Kits.” These items will be sent to the Salvation Army who will assemble the kits and give them to girls when they are rescued from human/sex trafficking. Grab a STAR from the trees located in the Church. Thank you for your overwhelming support of this year’s Christmas in July Project – we will be working on getting more “stars” for the trees!
Young Adult Bible Study
Rev. Seong is leading a new bible study “Purpose Driven Life, What on Earth am I here for” by Rick Warren. They meet every other Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at Rev. Seong Lee’s house (128 South Rose Ln). The meeting dates are July 25, August 1, 15, 29 and September 12.
Summer Tutoring
Provides math & reading resources for students from Centennial, Emerson & West Park elementary schools. We have a record number of students who have signed up for Summer Tutoring this year. August 1, 2, 3 & August 8, 9, 10 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Help prepare these students for their next school year!

Sunday School Teachers Needed
Teachers/leaders for the Fall/Spring term are needed. We are revamping our Sunday School program, so NO lesson preparation is needed. We just need you to help with guiding children from one room to another. All materials will be ready for you. See Sarah Borgman for more details.
Serve in weekly worship services and/or special events as scheduled (funerals, weddings, etc). Training available!  Expectation would be to serve once a month.
Columbus Days
Along with our 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship Services we will also be having a Christian Praise Service at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, August 20th in Frankfort Square. Please come and invite your friends.
Columbus Days Parade
The Evangelism committee is looking for volunteers to walk or ride the First UMC float in the Columbus Days Parade on August 20th. Contact Kristi Nelson or Denise Krycl with questions, or just show up. They will meet in the NPPD parking lot at 2:45 p.m.

In the next sermon series called, #Abiding, we will consider those spaces & places where we need to remain in the True Vine so that we too can bear much fruit! Join us Saturday night at 6:00 or Sunday morning at 8:00 & 10:30.
July 1 & 2 - Pruning - John 15:1-8          
July 8 & 9 - Surviving - Matthew 13:24-30           
July 15 & 16 -  Thriving - Luke 13:6-9          
July 22 & 23 - Enduring - Galatians 5:22-26
July 29 & 30 - Remaining -  John 15:9-17 
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.
"Ephesians - Finding Our True Identity"
July Sermon Series with Rev. Seong Lee 

CLICK HERE to go to the "Partners In Faith" page to see the families and individuals who will be on duty in August and September. If your name is listed, please volunteer for an area or areas of service by signing up in the Chapel Parlor. We are counting on this list of members to step forward and demonstrate that ours is a church family where all are welcome to serve. You may also view the various areas to choose from and the specific duties of each.





Nebraska United Methodist Foundation
Annual Report
FUMC - TV    New Video
"Your Health Matters" offers you tips on how to live healthier with FUMC Parish Nurse Dee Kinkaid
Use it or lose it! We're talking about your brain.


At a Special Church Conference on Monday, May 22, First United Methodist Church voted to move forward with the Stained Glass Windows Restoration Project. Working with Kruse Stained Glass of Hartington, Nebraska, the Board of Trustees hopes to begin the project in the spring of 2018. The Finance Committee will be working on a Capital Campaign to raise $170,000 for this project. In addition, educational materials are being put together. Watch for more details about how you can help to preserve the beautiful stained glass windows in our church.


May 7, 2017 in 4 parts:

May 13, 2017

CLICK HERE to Learn All About The Alpha Class

"A Place At The Table (APATT)"

2 Day Summer Health Camp -  On August 7 & 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The camp is hosted by Columbus Community Hospital’s healthcare professionals for children entering grades 4,5, or 6. Cost is $25 per child. To register go online before Monday, July 31, 2017 or contact Reye Snitily at 402-562-3321.
Highways and History III - August 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Participate in the third installment of a motorcycle ride benefiting charities of today and taking a look back at the past. This year's event will be about 180 mile ride/drive via scenic trip to the Plainsmen Museum in Aurora, Nebraska. Schedule for the day is: 8:00 a.m. Church downtown (2710 14th St); 9:15 Blessing of the bikes and other wheeled vehicles; 9:30 a.m. Rolling out; Noon Arrive at Plainsmen Museum in Aurora, Nebraska; 2:00 p.m. Roll back north; 4:00 p.m. Arrive at Outreach Center for auction (3602 16th St); 5:00 p.m. Supper; 6:00 p.m. Ignite (Alternative Praise Service). For more information, contact Klint Stewart at 402-841-4637.
Don’t let joint pain slow you down – Joints form the connections between bones. They also provide support and help you move. Damage to joints can interfere with movement and cause a lot of pain. Joint pain is extremely common and can affect any part of you body. Join us for a free lunch and learn panel discussion on Wednesday, August 16th from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. on what causes join pain, how to prevent it from happening and how to treat joint pain that is present. Located on the third floor conference center Columbus Community Hospital. Pre-registration requested by Monday, August 14. To register call 402562-3380 or register online at
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
Learning Frontiers: PreK to Grade 3 – Help us learn more about early learning and development.  Do you have a child starting kindergarten in the fall who is not currently enrolled in preschool?  If so you may be eligible to participate in an exciting study!  Researchers at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) are partnering with your community’s school district to learn about the factors that promote early learning and support children’s development across transitions into Kindergarten through Grade 3.  Participating families can receive up to $250.00.  To take part in the Early Learning Network research study, or for more information, visit our website. or contact Amanda Witte at (402) 472-2490 or
Platte County Food Pantry 3020 18th Street, Suite 13, Columbus - July item request is: Powder drink mixes,  Kool-Aid, lemonade. 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