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Pastoral Transition

Updated May 24, 2019 Pastor Rai's last Sunday with us will be June 2. Please join us for a reception in her honor on Sunday, June 2 at 9:30 a.m. in Wesley Hall as we bid her farewell and wish her good luck as she begins her ministry in Wichita. Updated April 18, 2019 Friends, Please read this letter from Great Plains Conference Bishop Ruben Saenz, Jr., regarding the new pastors who have been assigned to serve First United Methodist Church. We will keep you updated on the pastoral transition process as information becomes available. 

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Ways Your Family Can Celebrate Christian Home Month

May is Christian Home Month and we're celebrating at First United Methodist Church! Our theme for 2019 is “Families Called to Justice.” In the book of Amos, we read, “. . . let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an everflowing stream” (Amos 5:24, NRSV). These words can be both thrilling and terrifying. What is the justice we seek? How do we experience God’s justice? What do we see in the world around us that calls for God’s justice? And as families, what does it mean to be called to justice? For Christians, probably the simplest way to…

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Walk to Emmaus

The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers. The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with the prayerful discernment and invitation from a sponsor.  After one accepts this invitation they complete an application.  The Emmaus leaders prayerfully consider each applicant and in God’s time, the person is invited to attend a three-day experience of New Testament Christianity as a lifestyle. Following the three-day…

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Doffin Graduates from YMI

If you ask Megan about her calling to youth ministry, she claims it’s not a dramatic story. But others may disagree. Megan Doffin, Director of Youth Ministries After graduating from Wayne State College with a degree in Human Services Counseling, she knew two things for sure: she wanted to work with children and youth, and she wanted to do more than just counseling. She landed a job at a daycare, but felt she was called to do more. After growing up in the Winside United Methodist Church, her mother encouraged her to look at Norfolk churches to see if there…

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