Sunday Worship

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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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“This is Us” Community Meal

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“This is Us” Community Meal

Sunday, February 23, 6 p.m. We will be gathering with our sister church, Saint Mark United Methodist Church, 1525 N. Lorraine, for a community meal (baked potato bar) and presentation by Mayor Brandon Whipplle in their Family Life Center. First Church participants are invited to bring a dessert to share.

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Mitchell McVicker in Concert

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Mitchell McVicker in Concert

March 27 • 7:00 p.m. • Wilke Family Life Center Join us in March for a concert featuring dove award winning singer-songwriter, Mitchell McVicker. Check out more on Mitchell McVicker, at https://mitchmcvicker.com.

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Ash Wednesday Services

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Ash Wednesday Services

Ash Wednesday Services February 26 “Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. Ash Wednesday emphasizes two themes: our sinfulness before God and our human mortality. The service focuses on both themes, helping us to realize that both have been triumphed through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.”  – UMC.org This year First Church will be holding two worship services...

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Love Anyway

Posted by on Jan 28, 2020 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured, Music, Worship and Arts | Comments Off on Love Anyway

Love Anyway

Faith at Work in the World February is the month for “love” not only in the retail world, but also within the UMC Resist Movement. After the focus on sacred resistance, the focus on love might seem a bit sentimental or light weight. It is neither. Love truly is the most powerful force in heaven and on earth. We underestimate what truly can happen when we love God and love one another. More than Valentine’s Day, love changes lives, changes hearts, transforms individuals and communities. When we quote the verse, “God is love”...

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Study Guides

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Study Guides

February 23 When Coming Down the MountainDownload February 16 When Confronting BrokennessDownload February 9 When Facing DarknessDownload February 2 When Blessings Become CursesDownload January 26 Resistance as the MovementDownload 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...

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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

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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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