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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Extravagant Generosity

Posted by on Sep 24, 2018 in Community, Featured, Music, Worship and Arts | Comments Off on Extravagant Generosity

Extravagant Generosity

September 30 “Generous Hearts and Spirits” Malachi 3: 7-12 2 Corinthians 9: 7-12   October 7 “Global Ministry from our Hearts and Spirits” 1 Timothy 6: 17-19 Mark 9: 38-41   October 14 *(No Heritage service) “Loving God First and Foremost” Deuteronomy 6: 4-6 Mark 10: 17-27   October 21 “Seeking God for Our Future” Jeremiah 29: 4-14 Matthew 6: 7-12   October 28 “All of My Heart and Spirit” 2 Corinthians 9: 7-12 Mark 12: 38-44  

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25th Annual Quilt Auction & Chicken Noodle Dinner

Posted by on Sep 24, 2018 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured, Religious Nurture Center, Television Ministry | Comments Off on 25th Annual Quilt Auction & Chicken Noodle Dinner

25th Annual 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 under 12 5:00 p.m.–Doors open 6:00 p.m.–Dinner is served 7:00 p.m.–Live Auction begins  

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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

As the special General Conference in February grows closer, leadership from First Church will host three conversations to attend and begin processing the possibilities for the future of the global United Methodist Church and our local congregation.   Each session will be formatted with an educational refresher on the proposal from the Council of Bishops and will also include a time for formatted small group discussion facilitated by church leadership.  The discussions will stem from the process and what concerns you might have. You are...

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Wacky Wednesday & Trunks

Posted by on Sep 1, 2018 in Children, Community, Featured, Park Partnership, Student Ministries | Comments Off on Wacky Wednesday & Trunks

Wacky Wednesday & Trunks

The Discipleship Team invites everyone to this fun, multi-age event, Wednesday, October 24 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Wilke Family Life Center. Join us for pumpkin decorating, group games, face painting, a costume show, snacks and candy. We will also have “trunk or treating” in the parking lot. Bring your friends a make it a wacky evening! For more information, contact Patricia Tristan, patriciat@firstwichita.org

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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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The Gathering Update

Posted by on Aug 2, 2018 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured, Music, Worship and Arts | Comments Off on The Gathering Update

The Gathering Update

The Gathering at Mead’s Corner will continue! Of course, in the wake of Mead’s Corner closing, we will no longer be meeting at Mead’s Corner. Instead, we will be forging forward in a new partnership with New Covenant UMC in their Life Support Center at 1718 W. Douglas in Delano. New Covenant UMC has been working directly with marginalized persons in our community while in partnership with other UMC churches (as well as other organizations), and we hope to offer them some energy and opportunity in exchange for a home outside of our doors...

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School Supply Drive

Posted by on Jul 15, 2018 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. This year the list has been scaled down to a few specific supplies especially needed: backpacks, EXPO markers, colored pencils, Kleenex tissues, zip-lock type bags of all sizes and disinfectant wipes. Financial...

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Study Guides

Posted by on May 27, 2018 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Featured | Comments Off on Study Guides

Study Guides

September 23 Humanity’s Best Friend Study Guide   September 16 Bible 101 pt 2 Study Guide   September 9 Bible 101 wk 1 Study Guide   September 2 Serving as Neighbors Study Guide   August 26 Where Else is Joy and LIfe Study Guide   August 19 Loving our Neighbor and Our Neighborhood Study Guide   August 12 Loving Our God Study Guide   August 5 Embracing Abundance Study...

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Weather Notifications

Posted by on Nov 26, 2017 in Community, Featured | Comments Off on Weather Notifications

Weather Notifications

Notifications: Weather Policy and Church Closures During the winter months we want to inform you of procedures in the event of inclement weather.  First Church will follow the closing of Wichita School District, USD259 during the regular business hours. If the decision is made to close schools, the church offices will also be closed. The decision to cancel regularly scheduled church programming will be made by the Senior Pastor in consultation with the church staff. Closing notices are reported to several outlets. Look for updates on the...

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