Flood Bucket Assembly Event

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 in Community, Featured, Mission & Outreach | Comments Off

Flood Bucket Assembly Event

Thank you to everyone who contributed items or attended our Flood Bucket Assembly event!  We were able to complete 165 buckets!  We are already planning for our next event on Sunday, October 15. Items or completed buckets can be brought to the church at any time.  If you would prefer to contribute money, we can utilize the donations to complete buckets or purchase items for entire buckets. The value of a flood bucket is $65.   How to assemble a flood...

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Back to the Basics

Posted by on Sep 3, 2017 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured, Music, Worship and Arts, Television Ministry, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Back to the Basics

During this sermon series, we will explore some of the “basics” of the Christian experience in terms of our practice, our service and our identity.  It is loosely based on a three book series by Clayton Oliphant and Mary Brooke Casad, titled, “The Basics”.  This is a time of several important events in the life of First Church as well as the universal church.  We will hand out Bibles to our children, we will recognize our candidates in ministry, we will commission work teams, we will celebrate World Communion Sunday...

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“Back to the Basics” Study Guides

Posted by on Sep 3, 2017 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off

“Back to the Basics” Study Guides

September 10: “The Book that Defines Us“ Study Guide September 17: “Encounters that Transform Us” Study Guide September 24: “Saying Yes and Following” Study Guide  

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Disaster Response

Posted by on Sep 2, 2017 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Congregational Health, Featured, Mission & Outreach, Television Ministry, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Disaster Response

First Church is currently collecting supplies to assemble flood buckets for those affected by flooding in Texas, Louisiana and Florida. Please bring completed buckets or any of the items needed to fill a bucket. Items can be brought to the AB or D entrances any time. Donate to UMCOR: https://secure3.convio.net/gbgm/site/SPageNavigator/umcor_donate.html?type=1002&project=901670   Flood Bucket Supply...

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Deux Voix Concert

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured, Music, Worship and Arts, Television Ministry | Comments Off

Deux Voix Concert

Join us for the organ and trumpet duo of Deux Voix in concert, Thursday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the First Church Sanctuary. Admission is free –donations to the organ fund are appreciated. For more on the group, check out their website: http://www.deuxvoixmusic.com

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Application for Tip Jar Benefits

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Community, Featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Application for Tip Jar Benefits

Mead’s Corner Ministry Team is now accepting applications for Tip Jar benefits for 2018.  The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017.  Please pick up an application at First United Methodist Church or at Mead’s Corner or here, Tip Jar Benefit Application.  Submit completed applications to Leslie Coates in person at First Church Wichita or e-mail it to lesliec@firstwichita.org.  Recognized non-profit organizations only please. Tip Jar...

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Confirmation Class Begins this Fall

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in Student Ministries | Comments Off

Confirmation Class Begins this Fall

Confirmation Classes Begin in September We are excited to announce that First Church, in partnership with El Mesias UMC, will be offering Confirmation class this fall.  Confirmation is a journey of faith to learn more about God and the church in order to become an adult member of the church.  However, we believe that Confirmation is much more than just joining the church. Students will have the opportunity to examine their relationship with God in a variety of ways. Through exploring scripture and church history, as well as the story and...

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Agape Redeemed Church of All Nations

Posted by on Aug 23, 2017 in Community, Featured, Mission & Outreach | Comments Off

Agape Redeemed Church of All Nations

You are likely to see new faces in colorful East African attire in and around the Chapel on Sunday mornings as we welcome a new group of Christians to our building. The Agape Redeemed Church of All Nations (ARC) worships in the First Church Chapel at 11:30 a.m. each Sunday.  As most of the church members are refugees from Africa, the service is in both English and Swahili. Many in this group have escaped war and destruction in their homeland and now live and are employed in Wichita. Their pastor, Rosemary Njoroge, is an immigrant from...

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School Supply Drive

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Children, Community, Featured, Mission & Outreach, Park Partnership, Student Ministries | Comments Off

School Supply Drive

School Supply Drive Store shelves are loaded with school supplies just waiting to be purchased!  However, many of our neighborhood families with children who attend Park Elementary, our partnership school, cannot afford the supplies requested.  In families with several children, this becomes an overwhelming financial burden. For 12 years, First Church has helped provide school supplies for Park School children.  Especially needed are backpacks, EXPO markers, Kleenex type tissues, zip-lock type bags of all sizes and disinfectant...

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Welcome New Associate, Rebecca Goltry Mohr

Posted by on Jul 1, 2017 in Featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Welcome New Associate, Rebecca Goltry Mohr

First Church is pleased to welcome, Rev. Rebecca Goltry Mohr as our Transition Into Ministry Associate Pastor! This program through the Great Plains Annual Conference, pairs young adult clergy (just graduating from seminary) with mentoring congregations and senior pastors.  Through this program, an associate is appointed for two years and then they are appointed as a solo pastor for three years.  During that five year program, the associate is supported and mentored so they can explore and deepen all the gifts they have for...

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