Sacred Resistance

Posted by on Dec 30, 2019 in Community, Featured, Television Ministry, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Sacred Resistance

Sacred Resistance

Happy New Year! First Church will begin 2020 with “Sacred Resistance”. January is the first month the Traditional Plan, that was passed at the Special General Conference in 2019, will be in effect. UMC NEXT is encouraging local churches to follow monthly themes leading up to General Conference 2020. January- Resistance, February- Love, March- Lament, April- Resurrection, May-Witness. Although the harm caused in the global Methodist church is significant, there are many ways that living our lives as Christians today requires sacred...

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Sunday Worship

Posted by on Nov 1, 2019 in Featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Sunday Worship

Sunday Worship

Worship

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Response to Special General Conference

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in Featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Response to Special General Conference

Response to Special General Conference

02-28-19 WEB PAGE STATEMENT V2

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Racial Healing Panel Discussion

Posted by on Jan 8, 2020 in Community, Featured | Comments Off on Racial Healing Panel Discussion

Racial Healing Panel Discussion

Join Saint Mark UMC and First Church UMC for a panel discussion on “Racial Healing” featuring 8 panelists and 2 moderators. Sunday, January 26 at 6 p.m. in the First Church Sanctuary, 330 N. Broadway.

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Study Guides

Posted by on Dec 1, 2019 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Featured | Comments Off on Study Guides

Study Guides

January 19 Resistance as ProtestDownload January 12 Resistance as the UndergroundDownload January 5 Resistance as Non-ComplianceDownload December 29 You Child of ChristmasDownload December 22 Bathsheba Wife of UriahDownload December 15 Ruth the MoabiteDownload December 8 Rahab the ProstituteDownload December 1 Tamar the WidowDownload November 24 A Year of GratitudeDownload November 17 I BelieveDownload November 10 Harvesting FaithDownload November 3 Celebrating the...

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Scholarship Applications Available

Posted by on Nov 28, 2019 in Featured, Student Ministries, Young Adult Ministries | Comments Off on Scholarship Applications Available

Scholarship Applications Available

2020-21 Scholarship Applications now available Each year, the Scholarship Committee of First United Methodist Church awards scholarships to church members who wish to pursue a post-secondary education.  This includes, but is not limited to, graduating high school seniors, students already attending college, and seminary students. Scholarships are funded through named endowments and other gifts to the church specified for scholarships. Students are eligible to receive a scholarship from the church for up to five years, provided they meet...

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Weather Notifications

Posted by on Nov 26, 2019 in Community, Featured | Comments Off on Weather Notifications

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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Church Council Votes to Affirm 4 Commitments of UMC NEXT

Posted by on Nov 1, 2019 in Community, Featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Church Council Votes to Affirm 4 Commitments of UMC NEXT

Church Council Votes to Affirm 4 Commitments of UMC NEXT

The Church Council of First UMC voted in October to affirm the 4 Commitments of UMC NEXT. In addition to affirming these commitments, Church Council adapted a statement of welcome that the First Church Youth wrote. An Implementation Team has been formed and continues to meet to look at how we actually live out these four commitments. Please contact Pastor Rebecca, rebeccam@firstwichita.org for more information. Welcoming Statement First United Methodist Church will live out the love of Jesus Christ by including everyone,...

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2020 Work Teams Announced

Posted by on Oct 9, 2019 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured, Mission & Outreach, Student Ministries, Young Adult Ministries | Comments Off on 2020 Work Teams Announced

2020 Work Teams Announced

The 2020 Work Teams were recently announced. Some teams are not yet finalized, and additional teams are always an option. If you are interested in joining one of these teams or have any questions, please contact Annette Schmidt, annettes@firstwichita.org. “Christ has no body on earth but yours; yours are the only hands with which he can do his work, yours are the only feet with which he can go about the world, yours are the only eyes through which his compassion can shine forth upon a troubled world.”–St. Teresa of...

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First Church Celebrates 150 years in 2020

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019 in Community, Featured | Comments Off on First Church Celebrates 150 years in 2020

First Church Celebrates 150 years in 2020

Do you have memories, stories, pictures or documents related to the history of First United Methodist Church in Wichita? We want to talk to you! We want to look back at our past as we move forward into the future of “life.downtown.”! Contact: Patrick Myers: Director of Media patrickm@firstwichita.org 316-267-6244 ext....

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