Scholarship Applications Available

Posted by on Dec 1, 2018 in Featured, Student Ministries, Young Adult Ministries | Comments Off on Scholarship Applications Available

Scholarship Applications Available

Attention First Church 2019-20 College Students 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 the...

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Calm and Bright

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured, Music, Worship and Arts | Comments Off on Calm and Bright

Calm and Bright

“Calm and Bright” 200 years of “Silent Night” The season of Advent begins on Sunday December 2. This year our theme is “Calm and Bright”. Two Hundred years ago, the beloved carol “Silent Night, Holy Night” was shared for the first time. This year during Advent we will focus on this beautiful carol and see how the words and music can prepare our hearts for the birth of Christ Jesus. Each week we will look at a different verse and light a different candle and be invited to find a sense of peace and joy and love and hope. There...

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19th Annual Brett Valliant Christmas Concert

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Children, Community, Featured, Music, Worship and Arts | 0 comments

19th Annual Brett Valliant Christmas Concert

19th Annual Brett Valliant Christmas Concert This is a Christmas tradition you won’t want to miss! Join us, December 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the First Church Sanctuary The concert is free, but donations to the organ fund will be gladly accepted

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Blue Christmas

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Congregational Health, Featured, Mission & Outreach, Music, Worship and Arts, Religious Nurture Center, Student Ministries, Television Ministry | Comments Off on Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas

When the color of Christmas feels blue Christmas is a season where joy and revelry are on full display.  Unfortunately, not all of us are always feeling what we see exhibited in store windows, advertisements, and other public spaces.  Sometimes the pain caused by the loss of a relationship, a loved one, or unfortunate circumstances can be magnified by the holiday season.  Blue Christmas is a worship experience to help put this into focus, to allow space to acknowledge our grief, and offer hope for healing. Blue Christmas Worship...

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A Year of Gratitude

Posted by on Nov 25, 2018 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured, Mission & Outreach, Television Ministry | Comments Off on A Year of Gratitude

A Year of Gratitude

December 2018 Gifts: This month tends to be all about gifts. We receive and give them. There are many kinds of gifts, physical, spiritual and emotional. This month we give thanks for all the gifts we receive. January 2019 Good things: This is a month often used for “new life.” Resolutions, life changes. Find a jar and each week write down one good thing that happened. At the end of this year you will be able to empty the jar and read about the amazing year you have had. February 2019 Relationships: This month is filled with...

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Christmas Workshop

Posted by on Nov 24, 2018 in Children, Community, Featured, Park Partnership | Comments Off on Christmas Workshop

Christmas Workshop

Your family is invited to our Christmas Workshop! There will be crafts, gift options, hot cocoa, cookies and more!   Wednesday, December 5 6:30 p.m. Wilke Family Life Center  

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Study Guides

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Featured | Comments Off on Study Guides

Study Guides

December2 “Peace in the Midst of Conflict” Peace in the Midst of Conflict Study Guide November 25 “Thankful Year” Thankful Year Study Guide Year of Gratitude   November 18 “Thankful in All Things” Thankful in All Things Study Guide   November 11 “Thankful for Today” Thankful for Today Study Guide   November 4 “Thankful for the Saints” Thankful for the Saints Study Guide   October 28 “All of My Heart and Spirit” Extravagant Generosity Study...

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Family Promise

Posted by on Oct 1, 2018 in Community, Featured, Mission & Outreach, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Family Promise

Family Promise

Our first 3 families will be arriving on December 16 . They will be in the D building the week of December 16 – 23. There are several items we need in order to host them here at First Church Items may be gently used or new. Please note that your items are for “Family Promise”. Needed Items: • Twin Fitted Sheet                     • Twin Flat Sheet • Pillow Case                                 • Twin-size Blanket • Pack & Play Sheets                 • Baby Blankets • Night Stand    ...

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Conversations on a Way Forward

Posted by on Sep 23, 2018 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured | Comments Off on Conversations on a Way Forward

Conversations on a Way Forward

Thank you to everyone who attended a listening session during October, as First Church prepares for the special General Conference in February. We gathered to process the possibilities for the future of the global United Methodist Church and our local congregation.   Below are “A Way Forward” resources    A Way Forward Resources A Way Forward Commission Report: What You Should Know Way Forward Proposals summary sheet – v2...

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CORE Kids Wednesday Nights

Posted by on Sep 1, 2018 in Children, Community, Featured | Comments Off on CORE Kids Wednesday Nights

CORE Kids Wednesday Nights

CORE Kids kick off at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday evening.  This fall we will have two rotations: Sciency-fun and Makerific Bible object lessons! Children ages Pre-K–5th grade are welcome.  Meet in the 11C! For more information, contact Patricia Tristan, patriciat@firstwichita.org

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