Columbus First United Methodist Church
Friday, September 20, 2019
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!
  
September 21 - Great Youth Cook off - 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Booths will be set up in the church parking lot and lawn. Purchase samples of food and vote for your favorite youth booth!
 
September 22 - 3rd Grade Bible Blessing.
 
September 29 - Ignite Service 3rd Birthday Party.
 
 
 
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
 
 
**NEW** United Methodist Women’s Group!
 
Have you heard about the new UMW group beginning on Wednesday, September 18th? It will be at our Outreach Center in the Meditation Room. Stop by & find out what mission-minded things UMW will be doing while the kiddos are in youth group. Meetings run from 7:30 - 8:15 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month.
 
 
 
Great Youth Cook-Off
 
Check out the Great Youth Cook - Off on Sunday, September 21st – created BY youth FOR all church family members and friends to “taste & see” that God is on the move among our youth. The event will be held in the west parking lot from 11:00 a.m. to 1:oo p.m. Come and support our student chefs as they give us a taste of their favorite foods!
 
 
 
Ignite’s Third Birthday!
 
Join us as we celebrate Ignite’s third birthday on Sunday, September 29th at 6:00 p.m. If you would like to “gift” this service, please do so by bringing paper products (paper towels and/or paper plates) and/or chips & salsa. Is your Soul on Fire? Is there Fire in the House? Let’s find out!

 
 
Looking for Bilingual “Greeters
 
We are so blessed recently to have guests at the 10:30 a.m. worship service who are bilingual – speaking Spanish & French as their first language! If you are blessed with knowledge of one of these languages, please let Rev. Cindi and/or Pastor Joe know as we would love to have you help to greet and/or come alongside our guests to assist them in worship.

 
 
 
 
 
Scrip
 
When planning your next shopping trip, consider making purchases with FUMC Scrip Cards. When you buy locally using Scrip Cards, businesses contribute donations back to the church. Scrip Cards are available at worship or from the church office.
 
You can also pre-order by calling the church office at 564-8463 or click here to email. Then just stop by the church office and your order will be waiting for you to pick up!
 

 
 
 
 

SEPTEMBER SERMON TOPICS AT FUMC
 
How do flawed, abnormal people such as ourselves master the forces that can drive us apart and come together in the life-changing relationships God designed us for? This month, Rev. Cindi talks about porcupines and sunflowers and other spiritual concepts that remind us how we can accept each other — and live in community with one another. Join us at 6:00 p.m. Saturday at the Outreach Center or Sunday at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. downtown.
 
August 31 & September 1 - As-Is: What is Normal?
 
September 7 & 8 - Everybody has a Mat: Friendship
 
September 14 & 15 - Human Moments: Authenticity 
 
September 21 & 22 - Put Down Your Stones: Acceptance & Empathy
 
September 28 & 29 - Bound & Loosed: Conflict 
 
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.
 
 
This month at Ignite, Pastor Joe will talk about what it takes to Become Extraordinary. We will look at the fables of some of our modern day superheroes and see how their stories align with some people from the Bible and applies to our own lives today. Pastor Joe show you how “Science is right. We need Jesus.”
 
September 1 - Discovering Your Origin Story
 
September 8 - Answering Your Call 
 
September 15 - Choosing Your Team 
 
September 22 - Finding Strength During the Battle
 
September 29 - Choosing What’s Next  
 
 
 
 
 
                                                  
 
   

 
        PARTNERS IN FAITH
 
        SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER
CLICK HERE to go to the "Partners In Faith" page to see the families and individuals who will be on duty in SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER.
 
First UMC is looking for individuals that are willing to be Lectors, Greeters and Ushers at our services! If you would like to show your support in Church by doing one of these helpful jobs, please sign up today.
 
 
 
OUR CHURCH FAMILY
CLICK HERE for list of September Birthdays
 
 
FUMC - TV
 
 

 
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 September 16th  message.

 
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2019
June 3 - 7, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE
March 21, 2019
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
AUDIO
 
METHODIST YOUTH TALENT TROUPE
 
"When It Hurts"
March 17, 2019
 
 
PHOTO ALBUMS
 
KEYSTONE 95th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Sunday, June 30, 2019 in Fellowship Hall
 
 

 
 
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WORK DAY
Saturday, June 15, 2019
 
CLICK HERE to see photo album
 
 
 
 
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!
 

Kids Safety Day – September 21

Bump & Beyond – September 22


 
 
 
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 - September food item request: Kleenex & Toilet Paper. The collection barrels are located in the west entrance next to the elevator and by the alley entrance at FUMC. Blessing Box Needs: Breakfast Cereals. Columbus Rescue Mission: Sugar.    
 
 
 
 
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.