Columbus First United Methodist Church
Monday, December 16, 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!
 

December 30 - First United Methodist Church Blood Drive 
from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. at the Outreach Center.  Call Connie Jensen at 402-563-4123 to schedule  a time. Walk-ins are always welcome.
 
January 3 - Winter Youth Retreat For Grades 5 - 6 from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Outreach Center.
 
January 3 & 4 - Lock-in For Grades 7 - 12. Start: Friday, January 3rd at 6:00 p.m. End: Saturday, January 4th at 8:00 a.m. at the  the Outreach Center.
 
 
 
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
 
 

 
 
Songs of the Season
 
Check out numerous school & community concerts in our area! 
 

12/22 @ 4 PM / Tuba Christmas in Church Sanctuary 
 
12/22 @ 4 PM / Under 30 Noel (Are you under 30 years of age?  Get together with others for fellowship, food & Christmas caroling – RSVP at Church)

 
 
Connections
 
"Connections" is a group of women who meet for lunch following the 10:30 a.m. worship service on the third Sunday of each month and also for social events. 

“Connections” group at Candy Cane Lane in David City

 
 
2020 Wall  Calendar
 
Calendars are $8.00 and can be purchased in the Church office or after services from A Milwaukee Mission Team Member.

 
 
Some of our XYZ members – those with “eXtra Years of Zest” (90 years and up) – who were honored at our October 6, 2019 10:30 service.
 
 

Back row: Wayne Galley, Lois and Chuck Athey, Dorothy Cole, Cecile DeFreece

Front Row: Dona Dickenson, Mary Nickels, Margie Leslie, Harold Ritter

 

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!
 

 
 
DECEMBER SERMON TOPICS AT FUMC
 
Let heaven and nature sing is the message in December. Join us at 6:00 p.m. Saturday at the Outreach Center or Sunday at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. downtown.
 
December 1 - Prepare Him Room
 
December 8 -  Repeat the Sounding Joy 
 
December 15 - (8:00 a.m.) - Make the Blessings Known 
(10:30 a.m.) - Sunday J.A.M. Christmas Program Heaven and Nature Sing
 
December 22 - Make the Nations Prove 
 
December 24 - Christmas Eve  5:00 p.m. / 7:00 p.m. / 11:00 p.m. The Lord is Come
 
December 29 - Wonders of His Love
 
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.

 
Please join us this Advent season at Ignite as we celebrate “Powerful Gifts” Sermon Series with incredible music, beautiful videos, wonderful scriptures and hopefully inspiring messages.
 
November 30 & December 1 - Have Peace
 
December 7 & 8 - Confident Hope 
 
December 14 & 15 - Real Love 
 
December 21& 22 - Overflowing Joy  
 
December 28 & 29 - The Holy Spirit
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                  
 
   

 
        PARTNERS IN FAITH
 
                      DECEMBER
CLICK HERE to go to the "Partners In Faith" page to see the families and individuals who are on duty in    NOVEMBER.
 
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 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

 
December 15, 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 December 2nd  message.

 


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
 
 
 
 
 
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
 
 

 
 
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!
 
 
 
Bump & Beyond – December 9
 
2019 Cooking Class – December 10
 
 
 
 
Other Community Notes
 
Platte County Food Pantry 3020 18th Street, Suite 13, Columbus - December item request: Cookie and Cake Mixes. The collection barrels are located in the west entrance next to the elevator and by the alley entrance at FUMC. Blessing Box Needs: Breakfast & Snack Items. 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.