Past Meets Present

Posted by on Aug 6, 2020 in Featured, Music, Worship and Arts, Television Ministry | Comments Off on Past Meets Present

Past Meets Present

As we continue exploring the Saga of Jacob, you might recall that Jacob was the father of the twelve nations. What might not be so clear cut is the dynamics with his wives and those who birthed his children. The way we view family dynamics and the choice to grow a family today is quite different from the necessity to raise a family during Jacob’s time. The women who are part of the household of Jacob have different stories, and this week, you will have an opportunity to learn more about four of the mothers who birthed children to...

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Small Groups

Posted by on Aug 5, 2020 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured | Comments Off on Small Groups

Small Groups

A new small group program will be launching in September. If you are looking to share something you are passionate about with a small group, please contact Pastor Rebecca as she is currently recruiting small group leaders. A small group at First Church consists of: • A weekly meeting together at church or on Zoom on Wednesdays (time to be determined by leader) • Meeting for 12 consecutive weeks. Fall small groups will meet for 12 weeks; September 2 through November 18, 2020. Winter groups will resume January 2, 2021. • A...

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New Member Class

Posted by on Aug 4, 2020 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured, Television Ministry | Comments Off on New Member Class

New Member Class

Interested in becoming a member of First Church? Join us Wednesday, August 19 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom for this New Member Class! Contact Pastor Rebecca for more information, rebeccam@firstwichita.org . https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81102631785

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Church-wide Fellowship Hour

Posted by on Aug 2, 2020 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured | Comments Off on Church-wide Fellowship Hour

Church-wide Fellowship Hour

Each Sunday at 2 p.m., you are invited to join your First Church family for a fellowship hour on Zoom. You can expect to see the faces of beloved friends who you dearly miss seeing on Sunday morning. Each week a different staff person will act as the host for the large group sharing, there will also be a time for small group breakout rooms for more candid conversations. Bring your lemonade or tea, and some tasty treats, and log on to Zoom every Sunday afternoon! Zoom meeting information is...

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Genogram Seminar

Posted by on Jul 22, 2020 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Congregational Health, Featured | Comments Off on Genogram Seminar

Genogram Seminar

Have you ever wondered why specific patterns are repeated in your family? Are there holes in how your family tells various stories? In conjunction with the “Family Dynamics” sermon series, you are invited to join Pastor Rebecca and her husband, Joe, for a three-part series about uncovering patterns in your family system. Through the genogram seminars, you will be shown how to create your own family genogram so that you can discover the unique beauty of the family of origin you belong to.  A genogram is a pictorial...

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COVID 19 UPDATE

Posted by on Jul 15, 2020 in Featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off on COVID 19 UPDATE

COVID 19 UPDATE

(July 15) Dear Friends, There is not much to update in terms of our next steps. We are having wonderful success with doing old things “new.” Virtual Vacation Bible School is having a good response, not only from those families who connect with our church, but a wider reach through our television/ online/Facebook live congregation. On Wednesday we are beginning a recorded devotion which will be sent out to the phone numbers of our members and friends. On Sunday, we will have our first Zoom fellowship time. Each week a different...

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Family Dynamics: The Saga of Jacob

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in Community, Featured, Music, Worship and Arts, Television Ministry, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Family Dynamics: The Saga of Jacob

Family Dynamics:                    The Saga of Jacob

Genesis is filled with origin stories. Deeply rooted in those stories are experiences as old as time and brand new with each generation. While the earliest stories focus on creation, the twelfth chapter begins a long series of family dramas. It begins with Abraham and Sarah and God’s promise to bless them and make a nation of people from their love and relationship. Things took a long time. Abraham and Sarah did not have children and Sarah takes matters into her own hands and offers her servant Hagar as a surrogate to Abraham. Ishmael is...

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Midweek Phone Devotional

Posted by on Jul 8, 2020 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured, Television Ministry | Comments Off on Midweek Phone Devotional

Midweek Phone Devotional

First Church discipleship staff are beginning mid-week devotionals on the phone that will be shared with all parishioners on Wednesday afternoons. If you have a phone number on file with the church office, you will receive the short mid-week devotional. If you miss the call, you can call back the same number and you will hear the recorded message from the week. The phone number that will come through to your phone is 866-665-4386. Contact the church, 316-267-6244 to update your phone numbers.

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Daily Prayer Time

Posted by on Jun 11, 2020 in Community, Featured, Television Ministry, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Daily Prayer Time

Daily Prayer Time

First United Methodist Church would like to invite you to join us in 15 minutes of prayer each day. This can be at 7:30 p.m. or any time that is more convenient. We know that God listens when our hearts and prayers are united, to find healing, comfort, and guidance from Him during this time. Thank you for joining us. Dear God, who sees us, knows us, and loves us just as we are, we praise you! Your mercy and compassion amaze us. We thank you, Lord!  You’re always with us. You care what happens to each of us every moment.  This gives...

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Ways to Stay Connected!

Posted by on Mar 31, 2020 in Community, Featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Ways to Stay Connected!

Ways to Stay Connected!

Ways to Stay Connected with First Church: Worship online Downtown Alive worship Sunday at 11 a.m. through our live-streaming or on KAKE-TV. You can also watch past services at your convenience. The Gathering worship live on Facebook, Sundays at 5 p.m.,facebook.com/thegatheringworshipservice Let us know how you are worshiping with us by registering your attendance! Register Attendance Children/Youth The children will be meeting through Zoom each Sunday for a devotion, discussion and activity. The youth...

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