Jesus on the Move

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 in Community, Featured, Music, Worship and Arts | Comments Off on Jesus on the Move

Jesus on the Move

Jesus moves out of the tomb, into the lives of those who loved him and followed him. Jesus is preparing them for the time to come, when they would need to be on the move in the world as children of God and followers of Christ. This season is always filled with several important celebrations: Graduation, Memorial Day and this year, the 150th anniversary of the United Methodist Women! Celebrating new life in Christ is an invitation to be moving in a new direction in the world. April 28 “Jesus Moves through...

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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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Sunday Worship

Posted by on Jan 29, 2019 in Featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Sunday Worship

Sunday Worship

Worship

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April Mission Collection

Posted by on Apr 1, 2019 in Community, Mission & Outreach | Comments Off on April Mission Collection

April Mission Collection

Our Mission Collection for April is for Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) Items Needed: Body lotion/body spray Twin sheets and blankets Handbags and book bags Bath towels, washcloths & rugs Cleaning supplies Gift cards/passes to family activities Kitchen items Jewelry Toilet paper & paper towels Batteries Laundry soap, fabric softener Laundry baskets Hygiene supplies Women’s & children’s gently used  Clothing Items may be placed in the Missions Closet in 1B Hallway.  If you would like assistance, please let the receptionist...

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Diane Fast to Retire as Downtown Alive Choir Director

Posted by on Mar 26, 2019 in Community, Music, Worship and Arts, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Diane Fast to Retire as Downtown Alive Choir Director

 As Downtown Alive Choir Director, Diane Fast prepares for retirement, we sat down with her for an interview about her time at First Church and her plans for the future. We thank you, Diane, for your dedicated service to God and to this body of believers. We wish you well and look forward to seeing you in the soprano section on any given Sunday. Interviewer:  Diane, can you tell us the history behind your time here at First Church? Diane:  Eight years ago I was asked if I would be interested in becoming the soprano section...

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Walking to Jerusalem

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Children, Community, Featured, Religious Nurture Center, Student Ministries, Television Ministry | Comments Off on Walking to Jerusalem

Walking to Jerusalem

UPDATE! We have arrived in Jerusalem. With 9,675 miles travelled, we have more than enough to reach our destination. Great work to everyone who joined us on this journey! Throughout Lent, First Church will be invited to “get moving”! Just as Jesus set his face to Jerusalem, we will also! Each week of Lent we will be invited to log the number of miles walked, swam, biked or ran. Register your miles weekly with the tracker card found in bulletins, at the receptionist desk in the 2B hallway or in Sunday school binders. You...

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Study Guides

Posted by on Feb 15, 2019 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Featured | Comments Off on Study Guides

Study Guides

April 28 Jesus Moves through DoubtDownload April 21 Out of the TombDownload April 14 God Moves to the CrossDownload April 7 God Moves us to Empty OurselvesDownload March 31 God Moves Down the RoadDownload March 24 God Moves..Over the FenceDownload March 17 God Moves Past all ObstaclesDownload March 10 God Moves into the DessertDownload March 3 For yours is the kingdomDownload February 24 Deliver Us from EvilDownload February 17 Lead Us Not into TemptationDownload February...

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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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Family Promise

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

Family Promise

Our first families arrived in December, staying in the D building the week of December 16 – 23. Thank you to everyone who helped provided needed items, a meal or your time!  We look forward to hosting additional families in the coming months.  Contact Annette Schmidt, annettes@firstwichita.org if you would like to help with this ministry.

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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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