Columbus First United Methodist Church
Thursday, February 21, 2019
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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!

February 24 - Annual Baked Potato Bar Sponsored by the youth.Free Will Donation. 
 
 
 
If you wish to tell us about an event that should be listed on our calendar, or wish to schedule an event, please call us at 402-564-8463 or email Sandy Martensen at ....
 
 
Columbus First United Methodist Church NEWS
 
 
United Methodist Church:  Commission on a Way Forward
 
One Church Plan as supported by by a majority of bishops of the United Methodist Church. Click on the website link below to learn more about this plan.
 
 
With Special General Conference coming Feb. 23 - 26 in St. Louis, we invite our church members & friends to be informed.  Overview of Proposals for General Conference sheets are available in the Church Office and will be located near the name tags downtown (and on the information table at our Outreach Center). Great Plains Annual Conference Delegates may be emailed at:  gcdelegates@greatplainsumc.org  Additional resources are available at:  www.greatplainsumc.org/cowf 

 
 
Lunch and Learn
 
Join the members of Christian Social Witness for a special   opportunity to learn about some of the current issues we are facing with time for discussion. Lunch will be provided starting at 11:45 followed by the sessions at 12:15. We will adjourn no later than 1:45 p.m. In order to prepare enough food please make a reservation through the church office. Feb. 24 -  Sexual Violence --  As parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles we need to know what to look for with our youth as well as how to support them.

 
 
Care Team’s Chat & Chew
 
First UMC Care Team and Healthy Congregations are sponsoring the following events, all of them will be at 4:30 p.m. at our Outreach Center:

March 10 or 17 – “Home Safety Awareness” 
 
April 14 – “Healthcare Decisions”

 
 
High School Seniors
 
Senior Class of 2019 who are members of First United Methodist Church in Columbus are welcome to apply for a $500 scholarship. Scholarship applications are now available for pickup in the church office.
 
 
 
FEBRUARY SERMON TOPICS AT FUMC
 
Our focus for the month of February and as the Special General Conference of the UMC prepares to meet is:  Love is Greater Than Fear.  Join us at 6:00 p.m. Saturday at the Outreach Center or Sunday at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. downtown.
 
February 2 & 3  - Love God, Love Neighbor, The End.
 
February 9 & 10 - Do This & You Will Live
 
February 16 & 17  - Love the Hard to Love (Enemies) 
 
February 23 & 24  - Love > Fear 

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.
 
We are going to spend some time in February and into March looking at how Jesus saw the people around Him and how He cared for crowds that had come to see Him. Join us at Ignite as we challenge you to “See All The People” in our community and ask how can we better serve those around us.
 
February 3 – Greater Gifts, Love
February 10 – See All The People, The Pressing Crowd   
February 17 – See All The People, The Expectant Crowd
February 24 – See All The People, The Questioning Crowd
March 3 – See All The People, The Astounded Crowd
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                  
 
   

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

FUMC - TV
 
 
February 17, 2019 on Facebook
 
 

 
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 February 18th  message.

 
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Sunday, December 16, 2018
 
 

 
 
Peace Pole Dedication at Outreach Center
September 9, 2018
 
 

 
 
Peace Pole Dedication at FUMC
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
 

 

AUDIO
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Sunday, December 16, 2018
 
 
 
PHOTO ALBUMS
 
NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY CHOIR CONCERT
at Columbus FUMC January 3, 2019


 
 
Souper Soups 2018
 
Thursday, November 15, 2018
 
 
 
 
MIDWEST MISSION DISTRIBUTION CENTER TRIP 2018
 
 
CLICK HERE to see the photo album of the recent trip by Columbus First UMC members to the Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Chatham, Illinois.

 
 
Old Columbus Middle School bleacher wood being re-purposed for Midwest Mission Distribution Center Missions
October 23, 2018
 
 
 

 
 
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!
 
 
 
 
Other Community Notes
 
 
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.
 
 
Platte County Food Pantry 3020 18th Street, Suite 13, Columbus - February food item request: Canned Soups. The collection barrels are located in the west entrance next to the elevator and by the alley entrance at FUMC.
 
 
 
 
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 Friday  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.