Columbus First United Methodist Church
Friday, October 19, 2018
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.
October 22 - Blood Drive. For an appointment, call Connie Jensen at 402-5634123 or visit
Columbus First United Methodist Church NEWS
 A Place at the Table
The Columbus Telegram featured a story on "A Place at the Table" which is housed at the Columbus First UMC Outreach Center.

Meet Randi Conard, our new Administrative Assistant. She grew up in Creston, Iowa. She recently moved from Kansas and has a daughter Mailey (7 years old). Randi enjoys cattle shows. Her favorite color is turquoise and she honestly doesn’t like pop or candy (though she does enjoy white chocolate). She started work on Sept. 24! Welcome, Randi.

Homemade Pie Sales  
Sponsored by the Youth
Pumpkin, Pecan  or Apple $10.00 each, Peach $14.00 each.
Orders will be taken October 24 - November 7. Stop in the church office or see a youth. Pies will be ready for pick up or delivery on the evening of November 17th in the church Fellowship Hall.


Columbus Days Parade 2018
Despite the rain, the Columbus Days Parade in downtown Columbus went on as scheduled August 19th. Fourteen brave people representing Columbus First UMC walked the parade route. The Fontanelle barrel train which had been scheduled to appear, did not make it this year.
October 6 & 7 - Courage - Joshua 1:1-9
October 13 & 14 - Mission - Joshua 1:12-18
October 20 & 21 - Faith - Hebrews 11:32-40
October 27 & 28 - Perseverance - Hebrews 12:1-3
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.
October 7 - Fight Fear with Light  
October 14 - Fight Fear with Peace 
October - 21 - Fight Fear with Gratitude
October 28 - Fight Fear with Truth 


CLICK HERE to go to the "Partners In Faith" page to see the families and individuals who will be on duty in October and November.
Peace Pole Dedication at Outreach Center
September 9, 2018

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 October 15th  message.


Peace Pole Dedication at FUMC
June 10, 2018

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

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

Habitat for Humanity Workday
June 23, 2018


May 6, 2018


May 6, 2018

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
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,
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 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 - October item request: Hamburger Helper &  Macaroni & Cheese. 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
     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 Friday  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.