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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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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“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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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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Annual Church Conference to be Held Nov. 11

Our Elkhorn Valley District Superintendent, Rev. Bill Ritter, will conduct our Annual Church Conference Sunday, Nov. 11 at 7:00 pm. in Wesley Hall. This is the annual congregational meeting and celebration of FUMC, when we reflect on the many ways that God has blessed us in this year and to prepare for the new year. We’ll look at some of our important ministries of the past and prepare for new ones in the future. Your participation in this important meeting will help us build the ministries of the church for the coming year. Every member of the church, regardless of…

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Place Order for “The Upper Room”

“The Upper Room” is a daily devotional magazine featuring stories of real people working to live faithfully with the Bible as their touchstone. Every day, readers of “The Upper Room” around the world read the same story in many different languages and pray the same prayer together. Order a yearly subscription (six issues) of “The Upper Room” for $12 or $18 for large print. Contact Pam at 402-371-2785, or email to order. If you are already receiving issues through the church, please also contact Pam if you wish to continue or cancel your subscription. Place your order by Dec.…

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Honoring Our Veterans

To celebrate Veteran's Day, all veterans will be honored during worship services on Sunday, Nov. 11. A slideshow will be shown during worship services. If you have not already submitted a photo to be included in the slideshow, complete the online form or bring your photo to the church office. All are invited to a cake reception at 9:45 a.m. in Wesley Hall. We are thankful for all who have served! May God bless you.

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First Annual Fall Festival is Oct. 27

Celebrate fall, faith and fellowship at FUMC’s first ever Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27. The day will feature a chili cook-off, sales of FUMC apparel, vendors and games for the kids. The chili cook-off is free to enter with prizes for first, second and third place. Bring a large crock-pot full of your favorite chili and attendees will vote for their favorite. All types of chili are welcome—traditional, white, spicy, mild—so pick your best recipe and come to compete. First place will be awarded a $75 scrip card of choice, with second place awarded $50 and third place $25.…

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Committee Members Needed

Leadership is an extension of discipleship. It calls for Christians who are committed to increasing their leadership skills and deepening their spiritual practices.   We are looking for members to fill roles on the following committees. Church Council Staff-Parish Relations Finance Trustee Endowment Mission & Evangelism Lay Leadership Worship For more information about these committee and to sign up to serve, please fill out the committee form.   Thank you in advance for your service to First United Methodist Church.

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Fan? Or Follower? New Bible Study Begins Oct. 8

Twenty times in the New Testament, Jesus Christ issued a compelling and challenging invitation: “Follow Me.”  Jesus is not interested in mere fans. He doesn't want enthusiastic admirers.  He wants completely committed followers.  Built around the engaging approach of Kyle Idleman, Teaching Pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY, this one of a kind small group study examines what it means to deny one’s self and truly follow Jesus. Join us for the "Not a Fan" bible study beginning Monday, Oct. 8 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 110. This is not a conventional small group experience. It is a cinematic journey, a…

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