Columbus First United Methodist Church
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Come grow with us!
 VISITOR INFORMATION                               
 
 
We would welcome the chance to get to know you, and to share God's love. Come Grow With Us!                                                                                                                                                                                                 
We are a church with Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors. Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. (Jesus -- in Matthew 28:19-20)
 
DOWNTOWN LOCATION    2710 14th Street
 
                                         
 
The main church entrance is from our parking lot on the west, but there are doors on all other sides.  In the west part of the building, services are on the main floor and fellowship hall is in the basement.  An elevator is available on the west.  The east part of the building holds the offices and the classrooms.  Often a first visit involves a church service of some type but there is much more going on that we'd like to show you. 

 

The Saturday evening service at 6:00 pm is a smaller group with traditional aspects and a more basic format.  The Sunday 8:00 am service includes a mix of traditional and some praise worship for the "early birds".  The Sunday 10:30 am service includes a mix of traditional, some praise worship, usually a choir, and is the largest service with more children attending.  Children are welcome at any service and kid's activity bags are available.

 

 
 
OUTREACH CENTER    3602 16th Street
 
                                 
 
 
"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 5:30 with a light supper followed at 6:00 with music and words to
Ignite the Spirit in you! 
 
 
Come Grow With Us! Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors... at 2710 14th St (church) and 3602 16th Street (outreach)
 
Answers to Questions Visitors Sometimes Ask:
 
If you don't find the answer to your question below, or elsewhere on this website, please call the office at 402-564-8463, or write an email to us by clicking here
 
What type of worship services do you offer? All services include a moment of greeting, prayers, congregational singing, and sharing the Word. 
 
What learning opportunities are there on Sunday?  We have "Sunday School" by ages for all children and youth.  We usually have four adult classes organized by focus which typically ends up being somewhat by age group as well. There are periodically small group Bible studies. The spectrum is broad so hopefully there is something for everyone. 
 
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL
 
Meeting Time: 9:00 A.M.    Location: Individual Rooms
 
Sunday School is available for children ages 3 through 4th grade in individual classrooms. There is a "tweens" class for 5th and 6th graders.
YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL
 
Meeting Time: 9:00 A.M.    Location: Individual Rooms
 
Sunday School is offered for 7th and 8th graders and for 9th through 12th grade students. Lessons in both classes are interactive and help youth apply Biblical Truth to their daily lives. Confirmation is available for 8th graders and older. Each spring, a Confirmation Revisited Retreat is available for high schoolers to reaffirm their faith covenant.
 
Sunday School is offered for 7th and 8th graders and for 9th through 12th grade students. Lessons in both classes are interactive and help youth apply Biblical Truth to their daily lives. Confirmation is available for 8th graders and older. Each spring, a Confirmation Revisited Retreat is available for high schoolers to reaffirm their faith covenant.
 
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
 
KALEIDOSCOPE
 
Meeting Time: 9:00 A.M.    Location: Lower Level, Room 006
 
The Kaleidoscope class is always pleased to welcome new adults to their class. The class decides as a group what to study. They have done several studies using Ray Van der Laan's videos of his travels to the Middle East. The class supports the education of a young boy in India and are also prayer partners with the 5th and 6th grade Sunday School class.
 
ALPHA & OMEGA
 
Meeting Time: 9:00 A.M.    Location: Main Floor, Library
 
Alpha & Omega meets weekly for Bible study, conversation and refreshments. The class uses Cokesbury's Adult Bible Studies curriculum.

FAITH SEEKERS
 
Meeting Time: 9:00 A.M.    Location: Second Floor, Room 208
 
The class is a typical study that includes a DVD lesson with discussion focused on the Bible and life application. All levels of familiarity with the Bible are welcome. We help each other grow in faith.
 
COFFEE & CONVERSATION
 
Meeting Time: 9:00 A.M.    Location: Main Floor, Gathering Area
 
This informal group meeting welcomes all ages to grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ. New and experienced Christians are welcome to join in fellowship and conversation about their walks with God, Christ and the Spirit.
 
What youth opportunities do you have?  
 
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 Wednesday evenings. Phone is 402-564-8362. Activities include:
  • After School Study Help  (3:30-5:00 p.m.)
  • Supper for all  (5:00-6:45 p.m.)
  • MYTT - Methodist Youth Talent Troupe for grades 5-12, drama, skits, music, dance, etc., prepares and makes spiritual and fun performances)  (5:45 - 6:15 p.m.)
  • Youth Choir for grades 5-12  (6:30-7:00 p.m.)
  • Worship  (7:00 - 7:15 p.m.)
  • Senior High KATALYST - Grades 9 through 12  (7:15 - 8:15 p.m.)
  • Junior High FEVER - Grades 7 & 8  (7:15 - 8:15 p.m.)
  • Middle School SPARKS - Grades 5 & 6  (7:15 - 8:15 p.m.)
  • Kidz Korner - Grades 1-4  (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.)
Youth can be in one or more groups. Youth also take fun trips and mission trips. We make good efforts to follow Safe Sanctuary principles. For more information on youth activities, go to the Youth Page
 
How to become a member of the church? click here for more information
 
 

 
 
                          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