Quilt Auction & Chicken Noodle Dinner

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured, Religious Nurture Center, Television Ministry | Comments Off on Quilt Auction & Chicken Noodle Dinner

Quilt Auction & Chicken Noodle Dinner

The First Place Quilters have been busy working hard all year on beautiful offerings for this auction! This year’s work is better than ever with a wide variety of items from placemats to large bed quilts. The tasty chicken noodle dinner is everyone’s favorite and always brings in a crowd. Tickets are available the the church: $10/adults – $7.50/children 5:00 p.m.–Doors open 6:00 p.m.–Dinner is served 7:00 p.m.–Live Auction begins  

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Wacky Wednesday

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Children, Community, Featured, Park Partnership, Student Ministries | Comments Off on Wacky Wednesday

Wacky Wednesday

The Discipleship Team invites everyone to this fun, multi-age event, Wednesday, October 25 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Wilke Family Life Center. Join us for pumpkin decorating, group games, costume contest, hot dog dinner, snacks and candy. We will have several centers including face painting, cookie walk, games, tattoos and more!  Bring your friends a make it a wacky evening! For more information, contact Patricia Tristan, patriciat@firstwichita.org

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Challenges of Aging Workshops

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Challenges of Aging Workshops

Challenges of Aging Workshops

“Challenges of Aging” Workshops The Cornerstone Initiative is excited to bring you four workshops that delve into issues of great importance to our seniors.  If you are one of our senior members, we invite you to attend – and bring your adult children to hear the message together.  If your parents are seniors, please join us and invite them – or others that you care about and would benefit from these conversations. Please plan to join us in Room 107B from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., each Tuesday in October.   October 3 “End of Life...

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Back to the Basics

Posted by on Sep 3, 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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“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...

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Application for Tip Jar Benefits

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Community, Featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Application for Tip Jar Benefits

Application for Tip Jar Benefits

Mead’s Corner Ministry Team is now accepting applications for Tip Jar benefits for 2018.  The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017.  Please pick up an application at First United Methodist Church or at Mead’s Corner or here, Tip Jar Benefit Application.  Submit completed applications to Leslie Coates in person at First Church Wichita or e-mail it to lesliec@firstwichita.org.  Recognized non-profit organizations only please. Tip Jar...

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Confirmation Class Begins this Fall

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in Student Ministries | Comments Off on Confirmation Class Begins this Fall

Confirmation Class Begins this Fall

Confirmation Classes Begin in September We are excited to announce that First Church, in partnership with El Mesias UMC, will be offering Confirmation class this fall.  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 will have the opportunity to examine their relationship with God in a variety of ways. Through exploring scripture and church history, as well as the story and...

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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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