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Celebrate Children’s Sabbath

At First United, we strive to tell kids two things: God loves them, and so do we. Help us spread our message of love by attending our Children’s Sabbath worship at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13. Our annual Children’s Sabbath is a time to reflect on God’s gift of children, and the ways we as a church and individuals can renew our commitment to care for, protect and advocate for all children. During worship, our kids will sing, greet, usher and read scripture. The focus of Children’s Sabbath is to look deeply at the needs of children—both here in…

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Prayer Walk for Grant Elementary

Help us bless the students, staff, teachers of Grant Elementary during a prayer walk at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19. Pray for the students and staff as you walk around the building. We will begin on the south side of the playground and work our way around the building. Grant Elementary is located at 1106 Phillip Ave.

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Celebrate Back to School

With the start of the school year just around the corner, we are ready to celebrate the start of a new Sunday School year! Children and youth are invited to kick-off a fun filled 2019-20 school year on Sunday, Aug. 18. Start your morning in Wesley Hall at 9:30 a.m. with a light breakfast of muffins, fruit, juice and coffee served to all who come. Afterwards, families are invited to visit their classrooms to meet their teacher and receive a small surprise. Next head outside for games, a photo booth and other activities for the whole family. On Sunday, Aug.…

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Kids Movie Night, July 10

Come watch the animated movie “Planet 51” at 7pm on Wednesday, July 10 in Wesley Hall. Featuring the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Jessica Biel and more, this will be a fun night for ages 2 through sixth grade. An alien civilization is invaded by Astronaut Chuck Baker, who believes that the planet was uninhabited. Wanted by the military, Baker must get back to his ship before it goes into orbit without him. Snacks will be provided. Parents are welcome to join or may drop off their child. Call for more info.

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Stitched with Love

The new "Faith with Fabrics" class teaches charity with love Previous Next It's late afternoon on a sunny Wednesday, and eight girls excitedly bounce up to the second floor, grab a snack and uncover their sewing machines. Among scissors, needles, thread and fabric, they set out to finish yet another sewing project. “One for me, one for someone else!” they exclaim. Although often, it’s “one project for someone else, then another project for someone else, then another…” They are part of the new class “Faith with Fabrics” under the direction of Judy Mischke. The class, designed for children in grades…

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Children’s Lent Bible Study

All kids grades first through sixth are invited on a seven-week Lenten journey! The “Totally Lent” Bible study will meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. starting March 6 in Room 204. A light supper will be provided. The study kicks off on Ash Wednesday. The class will meet for 30 minutes and all are invited to attend Ash Wednesday worship services at 7 p.m. This Lenten journey will enrich your child’s faith and foster their spiritual growth. Each week begins with a two-page introduction designed to help young people explore Lenten practices and learn more about how their Church celebrates…

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Weather Cancellations and Postponements for Tuesday, Jan. 22

Due to the weather, the following activities have been cancelled or postponed: Finance Committee Meeting will be rescheduled to Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. in Room 110. Church Council Meeting will be rescheduled to Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. in Room 110. Sonshine Ringers practice for Tuesday, Jan. 22 has been cancelled. Bell Choir practice for Tuesday, Jan. 22 has been cancelled. If you have any questions, please call the church office at 402-371-2785.

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“Faith with Fabrics” Teaches Children Sewing Basics

Starting on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m., the sewing class “Faith with Fabrics” will begin. The class is designed for kids grade 4th and up (parents may come also). Judy Mischke will lead this fun class where youth will make projects for themselves and for area charities. Sewing machines will be provided. There is no cost for the class. Each child will need to provide some fabric for projects but we will also have some fabric at the church that will be available to use. If you are interested in the class or have any questions, please complete the…

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Shirt Sales Benefit Children and Youth Ministries

We are now offering the sale of two shirts designed for First United Methodist Church. The black design features a "Connect, Grow, Serve at First United Methodist Church" and the red design has the scripture from Matthew 19:26 "All Things are Possible." Shirts are $12 each and all proceeds will benefit children and youth ministries. Red Shirt Black Shirt Reserve Your Shirt Now You can also stop by the church office Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to purchase shirts.

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“The Star” Book Study for Children Begins Nov. 26

Children in 3rd through 6th grade (and advanced readers in 1st and 2nd) are invited to join in the four-week book study of “The Star.” The book is a companion to Sony’s animated movie of the same name and follows the story of a small but brave donkey named Bo who yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and—together with his friends—finally goes on an epic adventure that finds him as an accidental hero in the greatest story ever told—the first Christmas. The book study will…

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