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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UMW Host Blood Drive

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Community, Congregational Health, Featured | Comments Off

UMW Host Blood Drive

United Methodist Women August Blood Drive   The United Methodist Women are hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Sunday, August 20, 2017 in The Wilke Family Life Center from 9 a.m.– 2 p.m. In order to make the best use of the donor’s time we request that all donations be by appointment. You can sign up online at redcrossblood.org or see a UMW member any Sunday in the Narthex entrance before or after the Downtown Alive...

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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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“Tell Me the Stories of Jesus: Parables that Challenge, Convict, Comfort”

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured, Music, Worship and Arts, Television Ministry, Uncategorized | Comments Off

“Tell Me the Stories of Jesus: Parables that Challenge, Convict, Comfort”

Using Amy-Jill Levine’s book, “Short Stories by Jesus”, this new sermon series will look at our typical understandings of Jesus’ parables and refocus and re-define what we think we know. Dr. Levine’s insights help to see how Jesus’ first century audience might have heard these stories much differently than the 21st century seeker and believer. These parables have the ability to continue to challenge, convict and comfort us all. Join us this summer for, “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus: Parables that Challenge, Convict and...

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“Tell Me the Stories of Jesus” Study Guides

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Featured, Music, Worship and Arts | Comments Off

“Tell Me the Stories of Jesus” Study Guides

Sunday, August 20 “Who Goes First” Study Guide Sunday, August 13 “Surprised and Stereotyped” Study Guide Sunday, August 6 “Lost and Found Part II” Study Guide Sunday, July 30 “Lost and Found Part I” Study Guide Sunday, July 23  ”Hidden in Plain Sight” Study Guide Sunday, July 16  ”Precious Treasures” Study Guide Sunday, July 9  ”Small Seeds, BIg Potentials” Study Guide Sunday, July 2  ”Seeds of Possibility and Peace” Study...

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Alzheimer’s Support Group

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Congregational Health, Featured, Mission & Outreach, Television Ministry | Comments Off

Alzheimer’s Support Group

    This July, First Church will begin offering a support group for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. This group will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m.  The group will be conducted by a trained facilitator and will offer a safe place to: Develop a support system Exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions Talk through issues and ways of coping Share feelings, needs and concerns Learn about community...

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Stay Connected with The United Methodist Church

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured, Mission & Outreach, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Stay Connected with The United Methodist Church

United Methodist Now is a biweekly e-newsletter for church members to highlight examples of Christian living, share inspirational messages, and focus on what it means to be part of our connection. Learn more about what it means to be United Methodist as we share the stories of the people of The United Methodist Church. Sign up online here!

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Weekly Study Guides

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured, Music, Worship and Arts, Television Ministry | Comments Off

Pentecost June 25 “One Body” Study Guide June 18 “Rooted In Love” Study Guide June 11 “Called by Grace to Offer Grace” Study Guide June 4 “Presence, Promise, Power” Study Guide “Easter Encounters: Life Lessons from the Games We Play” May 28 “The Game of Life” Study Guide May 21  ”Trivial Pursuit” Study Guide May 14  ”Minecraft” Study Guide May 7  ” Ticket to Ride” Study Guide April 30 “Apples to Apples” Study...

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Dillons Community Rewards

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Featured | Comments Off

Dillons Community Rewards

Did you know in 2016, First Church received over $5,500 from the Dillons Rewards Card Program?  If you have never signed up it is not too late!  Enrolling and selecting First Church to receive the Dillons Community Rewards is easy! Then following link will take you to the Dillons website where you can create an account. Visit the Dillons Rewards www.dillons.com/comunityrewards  Sign in OR Create an account (see below on creating an online account). Click on “Enroll Now”. Enter the 5 digit number 10163 for First United Methodist...

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Weather Notifications

Posted by on Nov 26, 2016 in Community, Featured | Comments Off

Weather Notifications

Notifications: Weather Policy and Church Closures During the winter months we want to inform you of procedures in the event of inclement weather.  First Church will follow the closing of Wichita School District, USD259 during the regular business hours. If the decision is made to close schools, the church offices will also be closed. The decision to cancel regularly scheduled church programming will be made by the Senior Pastor in consultation with the church staff. Closing notices are reported to several outlets. Look for updates on the...

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