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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Women of Advent

Posted by on Dec 1, 2019 in Community, Featured, Music, Worship and Arts, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Women of Advent

Women of Advent

The Christian new year begins with the season of Advent. This year, using Matthew 1, we will be looking at the “Women of Advent”. Usually, genealogies list only the paternal relatives, but Matthew lists four women. Four INTERESTING women, that one might not usually consider lifting up as examples. A widow who seduces her father-in-law, an actual prostitute who hides the Israelites in exchange for her family being saved, a Moabite women, part of a nation excluded from Jewish community and the name often used as descriptive for...

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20th Annual Brett Valliant Christmas Concert

Posted by on Nov 29, 2019 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Children, Community, Featured, Music, Worship and Arts | Comments Off on 20th Annual Brett Valliant Christmas Concert

20th Annual Brett Valliant Christmas Concert

20th Annual Brett Valliant Christmas Concert This is a Christmas tradition you won’t want to miss! Join us, December 23 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 29, 2019 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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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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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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Study Guides

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Featured | Comments Off on Study Guides

Study Guides

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 FruitsDownload October 27 Anticipating the Fruit from the FlowerDownload October 20 Encouraging Growth and FaithDownload October 13 Nurturing the Seeds of FaithDownload October 6 Connecting at the TableDownload September...

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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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