Columbus First United Methodist Church
Saturday, February 22, 2020
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!
 
February 21 -  7:00 p.m. Dr. Wade & Janet Howles Concert.

February 22 – UMW Mini Mission Study.
 
February 26 – Ash Wednesday / Walk to Jerusalem Begins.
 
February 29 & March 1 – Holy Communion / First Sunday Potluck.
 
 
 
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
 
 
Youth Enchilada Sales Begin
 
Youth Mission Team going to Milwaukee is selling Enchiladas to help fund their trip until February 23rd. Enchiladas will be made on Saturday, March 7th and will be available for pick up that evening or Sunday morning, March 8th. Packages sell for $22 a dozen with your choice of beef, cheese or half/half.

 
 
Mini Mission Study
 
You are invited to attend a mini mission study. Learn what it means to give and to have available clean water. Presenters: Marilyn Zehring and Louise Neimann. First United Methodist Women will be hosting the Mini Mission event on Saturday, February 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Coffee and Rolls will be served on arrival, so come early for fellowship. A light lunch will be served as well. There will be a Free Will Offering, which will go directly to “Alice’s Wells Project.” RSVP to Arlene Loseke, 402-564-4825 by February 19.

 
 

 
 
Walk to Jerusalem is back!
 
Join members of First UMC and members of the Columbus community on a virtual walk to Jerusalem. Journal your daily Physical & Spiritual activities. You can find more information on our Facebook page at: First UMC Heart & Sole or contact Sandy Martensen in the Church office at 402-564-8463.

 
 
29 Ways to Show You Care
 
The Healthy Congregation and Care Team invites you to share the ways you care during the month of February. Practice random acts of kindness – reach out to neighbors and friends!   Come, Care with us! Check out the bulletin insert and/or pick up at the Welcome tables in the Gathering Area at the Church and/or in the Wesley Room at our Outreach Center!

 
 
Ash Wednesday, February 26
 
“Remember that you are dust…”  On Wednesday, February 26th, we will begin the Lenten journey with our services: 7:30 a.m., Word + Table at the Church (sanctuary); and 7:00 p.m.  Ash Wednesday Service at St. Luke’s UCC. The services will feature Holy Communion and imposition of ashes. Begin the journey to make it a holy Lent. “….and to dust you shall return.”

 
 

 
 
Come to Your Senses!  2020 Lenten Lunches
 
Lenten Lunches begin on Wednesday, March 4th at 12:05 p.m. in Fellowship Hall of First UMC with the theme, Come to Your Senses, thinking about our five senses! Please NOTE: First UMC hosts Lenten Lunches on March 4th and April 1st. We’re looking for soups, sandwiches, bars/cookies and helpers for set up and/or serving and clean up. Let’s show our United Methodist hospitality! Please call or email Jackie Pope if you can provide food or help! 402-469-4435 jacaynpope@gmail.com

 


 
 
Senior Class of 2020
 
Senior Class of 2020 who are members of the First United Methodist Church in Columbus are welcome to apply for a $500 scholarship. Scholarship applications will be available for pickup in the church office February 3rd.

 
 
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!
 

 

FEBRUARY SERMON TOPICS AT FUMC
 
As Christians, we are called to boldly proclaim this Good News in all of the ways that we are able, so in February (pre-Lent) and March (Lent), we will be hearing many of Jesus’ words from his Sermon on the Mount. Join us at 6:00 p.m. Saturday at the Outreach Center or Sunday at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. downtown in worship as Jesus’ words point us toward how ultimately God’s love wins. 
 
February 2 -  You’re Blessed
 
February 9 - Showing Way for Others
 
February 16 - Love. The End
 
February 23 - Working Behind the Scenes
 
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 prepare for Lent, Pastor Joe is reminded by God’s words to Isaiah; that God is doing a new thing; that God is making a way through the struggles of our lives; that God is asking us to Become something new. Join us at our Outreach Center for worship on Saturday or Sunday nights at 6:00 p.m. this February as we learn how the Become what God is calling us to be.
 
February 1 & 2 - Foolish
 
February 8 & 9 - Simple
 
February 15 & 16 -  A Seed  
 
February 22 & 23 - Changed
  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                  
 
   

 
        PARTNERS IN FAITH
 
                      February
CLICK HERE to go to the "Partners In Faith" page to see the families and individuals who are on duty in     FEBRUARY.
 
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
 
NEW AUDIO
 
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
 
 
 
 
FUMC - TV New Video
 
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
December 15, 2019
 
 
 
 
NEW PHOTO ALBUMS
 
SOUPER SOUP DAY
Thursday, November 21, 2019
 
 

 
 
CONFIRMATION 2019
Sunday, November 17, 2019
 
 

 

MIDWEST MISSION DISTRIBUTION CENTER TRIP
October 21-24, 2019     Chatham, Illinois
 
 
 
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.

 


Jill Colegrove
 
Jill Colegrove of Columbus First UMC, Licensed Mental Health Practitioner. Jill has prepared a three part series for FUMC-TV concerning mental health where she explains different problem areas, what they are and how to help yourself and others. Click on the topic or topics listed below that interest you to watch Jill and become better informed.
 
Anxiety                  Stress            Depression

 
 
 

 
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2019
June 3 - 7, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
PHOTO ALBUMS
 
KEYSTONE 95th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Sunday, June 30, 2019 in Fellowship Hall
 
 

 

 
 
Community Notes
 
Platte County Food Pantry 3020 18th Street, Suite 13, Columbus - February item request: Canned Foods. The collection barrels are located in the west entrance next to the elevator and by the alley entrance at FUMC. Blessing Box Needs: Canned Fruits/ Applesauce. Columbus Rescue Mission: Monetary Donations Requested.     
 
 
 
 
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.