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Celebrate the Fourth at First

The United Methodist Women will hold their annual Fourth of July pancake feed and bake sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 4 at the church. A free will offering will be collected. Once again, we will have a float in the Norfolk Fourth of July parade. The parade is set for Thursday, July 4 at 10:00 a.m. The Missions and Evangelism Team needs your help as they prepare for the 4th! Sign up in the Welcome Center if you can fulfill the following needs: Bags of individually wrapped candy or gum. Drop off bags in the…

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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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Flood Interfaith Prayer Service Planned for Thursday, April 4

The Norfolk Ministerial Association will host a special interfaith prayer service on Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Norfolk. “An Evening of Community Prayer and Support” is a nondenominational service open to all members of the community. In light of the recent flooding that impacted our area, clergy members felt called to provide a way to show solidarity and pray for those impacted by the flooding in Norfolk, Nebraska and the rest of the Midwest. The evening will be an opportunity for members of the community to gather, reflect on the flood’s impact and…

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World Day of Prayer Service, March 7

This year, the women of the World Day of Prayer Committee of Slovenia call us to worship considering the words “Come—Everything Is Ready.” With these words as backdrop, we are invited to learn about Slovenia’s history and rich cultural diversity. The women of Slovenia share their stories of intergenerational wisdom, traditions, and experiences of God’s profound love and acceptance. The focus is on Jesus’ parable of the Great Dinner (in Lk. 14:15–24). One phrase in theworship service especially captures the ideas we will explore: “Welcoming God, in your love, you have prepared a table for all, and you inspire us…

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Tai Chi Begins Jan. 8

Mary Wakeley is ready to teach another session of Tai chi! Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might well be called “medication in motion.” There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren’t in top shape or the best of health. Mary will walk you through the low-impact, slow-motion exercise on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. in Wesley Hall starting Jan. 8.

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O’Neill Response Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15

Please join the Mission and Evangelism Committee in welcoming Rev. Brian Loy, Pastor of First UMC in O’Neill, to talk about how we can aid families impacted by the O’Neill August ICE raids. The meeting will take place on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 5-6:30 p.m. in Wesley Hall. RSVP to attend. More than 70 families are now displaced—without income to carry them through the winter months—as they await hearings on their status to live and work in O’Neill. Great Plains Mercy and Justice Coordinator, Rev. Kabala Chali said, “Many of you have heard about the current crisis of unaccompanied minors…

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Christ the King Sunday and Hanging of the Greens, Nov. 25

We will be celebrating Christ is King Sunday on Nov. 25 with a special worship service and hanging of the greens at noon. We will decorate our church, sanctuary, welcome center and put up the outdoor Nativity scene. Many hands make the load light, and the fellowship is always great! If you are available to decorate, please RSVP today: RSVP to Decorate The Festival of Christ the King is both the Last Sunday After Pentecost and the last Sunday of the Christian Year. It is not so much a climax in itself, however, as it is a transitional Sunday leading…

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