Poinsettia Ministry

Posted by on Nov 18, 2017 in Community, Featured | Comments Off on Poinsettia Ministry

Poinsettia Ministry

Once again, the Christmas season is almost upon us. This means it is time to prepare for our annual poinsettia ministry, sponsored by Senior Saints. You can participate by giving a donation to honor or remember a loved one, or by being part of a delivery team. You may even want to consider doing both! Please contact Linda Hopper for delivery details. If you want to make a donation toward the purchase of the poinsettias, complete the form below and return it with your check to the church business office by December 15. Forms are also available...

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Congratulations Confirmands

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Featured, Student Ministries | Comments Off on Congratulations Confirmands

Congratulations Confirmands

We are excited to welcome the newest professing members of First Church!  The Confirmation class  lead worship at Downtown Alive on November 12.  Six youth took vows of membership and made professions of faith! 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 met this fall to examine their relationship with God in a variety of ways. There time was spent exploring scripture and...

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Back to the Basics

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured, Music, Worship and Arts, Television Ministry, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Back to the Basics

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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Thanksgiving Mission Lunch

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Children, Community, Featured, Mission & Outreach, Park Partnership, Religious Nurture Center, Student Ministries, Television Ministry | Comments Off on Thanksgiving Mission Lunch

Thanksgiving Mission Lunch

The Missions Department is hosting an all-church Thanksgiving Mission Lunch on Sunday, November 19. If you haven’t been to a Mission Lunch in a while, come to this one. Everyone is invited – bring your family, friends, and neighbors. Come see old friends and make new friends, all while enjoying a great meal! The menu will feature traditional Thanksgiving dishes including, turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry salad and more! We are asking for reservations, so we are sure to prepare enough food. We also ask that you let us know if...

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Say Grace Race

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Congregational Health, Featured, Mission & Outreach, Student Ministries, Television Ministry, Young Adult Ministries | Comments Off on Say Grace Race

Say Grace Race

Join us Thanksgiving morning and burn some calories before the big meal!  Brochures are available at the Information Desks or sign up online at saygracerace.com. Join the First United Methodist Church-Wichita team.  You can walk or run!  For more information, contact Annette Schmidt, Director of Missions, annettes@firstwichita.org.  

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Surviving the Holidays Seminar

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Congregational Health, Featured | Comments Off on Surviving the Holidays Seminar

Surviving the Holidays Seminar

Surviving the Holidays, a two hour Grief Share seminar, will be offered at First Church on Tuesday, November 28 at 6:30 p.m.  Rev. Dr. Tal Tittsworth and Libby Eaton will facilitate the evening.  Participants will view a video which includes information from specialists in the field of grief and also learn from others who have wrestled with holiday grief.  There will be time for guided discussion and sharing.  Each participant will receive a “Surviving the Holidays Survival Guide”.  There is no cost for this seminar, but...

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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 on “Back to the Basics” Study Guides

“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 October 1: World Communion Sunday Study Guide October 8: “Training for the Distance” Study Guide October 15: “Skills and Drills” Study Guide October 22: “How Much” Study Guide October 29: “All In” Study Guide November 5: “Giving Thanks for that Great Cloud of Witnesses” Study...

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Agape Redeemed Church of All Nations

Posted by on Aug 23, 2017 in Community, Featured, Mission & Outreach | Comments Off on Agape Redeemed Church of All Nations

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 on School Supply Drive

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 on Welcome New Associate, Rebecca Goltry Mohr

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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