Columbus First United Methodist Church
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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!
 
August 15 - Picnic at Pawnee Park East Shelter 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (come and go as needed). Open to all youth and families  in Grades K-12. Bring a side dish to share. Chicken provided.
 
August 16 - Salad Luncheon in Fellowship Hall, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 
 
 
Columbus First United Methodist Church NEWS
 
 
Annual Salad Luncheon
 
 
The Missions Committee is having their annual Salad Luncheon on Thursday, August 16th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Please wear RED for the theme!  You can use your bulletin insert to sign-up ASAP to help this year!

 
 
COLUMBUS DAYS PARADE, Sunday August 19th
 
 
NEED VOLUNTEERS TO RIDE / WALK IN PARADE with Camp Fontanelle. Please tell Sandy in the church office 402-564-8463 or frontdesk@columbusfumc.com if you can walk along (adults and kids over 75 pounds), or if your kids can ride the Camp Fontanelle Barrel Train (if they are 75 pounds or less). We will be promoting our church and our camp, and we can use your help!

 
 
 
 
 
Needing a night out with your spouse?
 
 
Check out the second Saturdays of the month starting August 11th from 4:00  to  6:00 p.m. Then join us for Saturday night worship at the Outreach Center from  6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Childcare with meal provided $2.00/child. Talk to Sarah Borgman for more information.
 
 
 
*NEW* this Fall!
 
Evening Men’s Bible Study will be starting soon. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Joe and/or the Church Office.

 
 
UMM Rally with Bishop Saenz
 
UMM Rally with Bishop Saenz is Monday, September 24th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at First Faith UMC, Grand Island.  Helping men grow in Christ so others may know Christ. There will be a meal, entertainment, and our main speaker Bishop Saenz. All for just $5. CLICK HERE for more information.

 
 
2018 Great Plains Annual Conference Report
 
 
The 2018 Great Plains Annual Conference was held this past June in Wichita, Kansas. Marilyn Zehring attended as Columbus First UMC Lay Representative.
 

 
 
Forks & Fellowship
 
*NEW* fellowship groups in the Church will be starting soon.  Check out “Forks & Fellowship” and get acquainted with people in the church family. Sign-up in the Gathering Area for a “fork” time – breakfast, lunch, dessert and/or supper!
 
 
 
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WORKDAY
 
 
Saturday, June 23rd marked FUMC Workday at Habitat for
Humanity. Workers included Rocky and Mary Plettner, Don Fowler, Gordon and Austin Kosch, Dick Breuer, Fred and Louie Peach, Bob Williams, Tom Scow, Chuck Kinnison, and Rich Rohde. Alice Plettner, Marilyn Zehring and Mary Plettner helped provide and serve food.Dry walling was completed by the group.
 
 
    
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
 
Please note: New Office Hours at both Church and Outreach Center Locations June 4 - August 31

Monday thru Thursday  7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday  7:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
 
 
 
AUGUST SERMON TOPICS AT FUMC
 
In August, we are going Back to the Neighborhood to glean wisdom from Scripture and from Mister Fred Rogers whose passion for teaching important truths still Impacts our culture today! Join us Sunday morning at 8:00 & 10:30 at First UMC or Saturday evening starting at 6:00 at the Outreach Center.
 
August 4 & 5 - Look for the Helpers (Kindness)
August 11 & 12 - What Evil Cannot Stand (Forgiveness)
August 18 & 19 - It’s You I Like (Acceptance)
August 25 & 26 - True Meaning of Love (Love)
September 1 & 2 - White Spaces In-Between (Patience)
 
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.
 
As we wrap up the end of our “Finding God” sermon series we will search for ways that we can find God in our prayers, in our work and in our responses to His call.
 
August 5 Finding God in Prayer
August 12 Finding God in Our Work
August 19 Finding God in Our Response
On August 26 we will start our “Love Does” Sermon Series. Love Does – I’m With You
 
 
 
 
 
 
United Methodist News Sites:
 
 
Perspectives from around the global church
 
 
Great Plains Conference Weekly Newsletter
 
 
Receive information as it becomes available
 
 
                                                  
 
   

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.
 
FUMC - TV NEW VIDEOS
 
Rachel Shepherd’s Sermon at Columbus First UMC
July 22, 2018
"Called / From Now On"
 
 

 
 
Rachel Shepherd’s Sermon at Ignite
July 8, 2018
 
 

 

 
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 August 13th   message.

 

Peace Pole Dedication
June 10, 2018
 
 

 
 
HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR RECOGNITION SUNDAY
May 6, 2018
 
10:30 A.M. Service in 6 parts
CLICK On Title Of Segment To View
 

 
 
IGNITE PRAISE GATHERING
Ignite Music Team Excerpts
 
May 6, 2018
 
 
NEW PHOTO ALBUMS
 
Lorain County, Ohio Youth Mission Trip
July 28 - August 4, 2018
 
 
(Thanks to Kristi Nelson & Sarah Borgman)

 
 
Habitat for Humanity Workday
 
June 23, 2018
 

 

2018 HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR RECOGNITION SUNDAY
 
May 6, 2018
 

 

LEE BABY SHOWER
 
May 6, 2018
 

 
 
IGNITE PRAISE GATHERING
 
AT THE OUTREACH CENTER
May 6, 2018
 

 
 
CAMP FONTANELLE WORK DAY 2018
 
April 21, 2018


 
 
 

NEW AUDIO
 
EASTER SUNDAY MUSIC MEDLEY
Sunday, April 1, 2018
 
Jessie Nelson - "Man of Sorrows"
Chancel Choir
Emily Cunningham - "Above All"
 
 
 
Ignite Praise Gathering One Year Anniversary
 
 

 
 
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!
 
 

·       2 Day Summer Health Camp - https://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/74025457/event/266220486/2018-08-08

·       Preventing Falls & the Injuries they cause - https://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/74025457/event/266254503/2018-08-09

·       2018 Heart Healthy Cooking Class & Hand only CPR Training - https://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/74025457/event/266220540/2018-08-09

·       Prairie Rivers District Basic Lay Servant Training -  https://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/74025457/event/266223115/2018-08-10

·       Highways and History Tour - https://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/74025457/event/266204851/2018-08-12

·       Bible Exploration Trip - https://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/74025457/event/266148878/2018-09-17

 
 
 
Other Community Notes
 
 
Comfort Closets – A Thrivent Community Event. Did you know that there are children in our school systems who come to school on a daily basis without the basic necessities that we often take for granted, such as clothing that fits, basic school supplies, having their hair and teeth brushed, and nourishment to get them through their morning? Many items, the teachers themselves provide these basic needs. Through a Thrivent Community event, we are putting together Comfort Closets for elementary schools in Columbus and Schuyler to help alleviate this burden on our schools and teachers. We are asking for donations from you to supply these closets. Items needed but not limited to are: pencils & pens, rulers, erasers, notebooks, folders / binders, backpacks, scissors, dry shampoo, glue sticks, markers / crayons, socks / underwear (children’s size 5- adult size 14, tennis shoes (new or lightly used), toothpaste & toothbrushes, handi wipes, refillable water bottles, deodorant, granola bars / healthy snack foods, hairbrushes / ponytail holders or barrettes, belts (new or lightly used), leggings (new), hats and warm gloves, small containers of soap / shampoo / conditioner. Please drop off donations at the church office by August 3rd.
 
 
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.
 
 
Center For Survivors - The center is now in its 27 year of serving our families and individuals in six counties. We have served over 1,000 individuals in 2016. One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, and one in seven men will experience severe physical violence by their partner. Churches have been vital in providing our center resources for families and individuals impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault.  We have many families and individuals on our Christmas wish lists that are in need of new winter clothing. If you would like to adopt a family, for our Christmas wish list program, please call 402-564-2155 or email outreach@centerforsurvivors.net. Our need list is in the office at First United Methodist Church. Some of the items include garbage bags, laundry detergent, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, paper towels, shampoo, conditioner, cereal, soups, diapers, Ziploc bags, and gift cards.  
 
 
Platte County Food Pantry 3020 18th Street, Suite 13, Columbus - August food item request: Paper Towels  The collection barrels are located in the west entrance next to the elevator and by the alley entrance at FUMC. July  food item request: Powered drink mixes
 
 
 
 
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