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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Blessed Assurance: They Hymns of Fanny Crosby

Posted by on Jun 1, 2020 in Community, Featured, Music, Worship and Arts, Television Ministry | Comments Off on Blessed Assurance: They Hymns of Fanny Crosby

Blessed Assurance: They Hymns of Fanny Crosby

Blessed Assurance is something we have been leaning into during these uncertain times. The life of Fanny Crosby, the author of that hymn, is one of faithfulness in spite of adversity, uncertainty and changing times. Born in 1820, she lost her eyesight as an infant as they result of an eye infection. Her father left his family before she was one and she was raised by her mother and grandmother. There were no schools for the visually impaired, but Fanny’s grandmother had her memorizing scripture each week and Fanny had an amazing...

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Diaper Drive

Posted by on May 31, 2020 in Community, Featured, Mission & Outreach | Comments Off on Diaper Drive

Diaper Drive

 Without a paycheck or with a drastically reduced income, families with infants and toddlers may be choosing between food and diapers. Open Door Community Food Ministry is providing 10 to 12 diapers per child per month if they have any available and if they have the correct size. Open Door depends on donations for this ministry. First United Methodist Church wants to help! Every Wednesday in June diapers and baby wipes may be dropped off at the AB entrance between the hours of 1:30 and 3:30 and 6 and 7 p.m. Masked and gloved...

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COVID 19 UPDATE: Re-open Survey

Posted by on May 26, 2020 in Featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off on COVID 19 UPDATE: Re-open Survey

COVID 19 UPDATE: Re-open Survey

(May 26) Dear Friends,  Our re-opening task force continues to meet and have approved a survey that will be distributed through our e-news, website, and our Facebook page. Paper copies will be mailed along with the tv bulletin this week and to any one who requests a paper copy. This survey will give us a better understanding as to where we are as a congregation. Please complete the survey by June 8. The CDC has created a document for churches in terms of re-opening their building. It includes recommendations for social...

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Ways to Stay Connected!

Posted by on Mar 31, 2020 in Community, Featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Ways to Stay Connected!

Ways to Stay Connected!

Dear Friends, The news around the COVID 19 pandemic continues to unfold daily and sometimes hourly. There has been no end date set for the ban to be lifted on groups of 50 or more. We will continue to monitor daily and weekly as we are creative about our ministry together.  The staff has been working to find ways to stay connected to our small groups and Bible studies. You can call the church and leave a message if you need any of the staff to get back in touch with you. We are all available by e-mail and text and phone. Below, ...

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150th Anniversary Postponed

Posted by on Mar 24, 2020 in Community, Featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off on 150th Anniversary Postponed

150th Anniversary Postponed

Unfortunately we have had to postpone our 150th anniversary celebration. As soon as we have a new date we will let you know! In 2020 First United Methodist Church will celebrate 150 years of ministry! This big milestone in our church’s legacy of vibrant ministry in the past while looking to the future with hopes to continue changing lives and transforming communities is a grand opportunity to celebrate and organize. Sunday, April 19 promises be a wonderful day of celebration at First Church! There will be a special combined worship...

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COVID-19 E-mail

Posted by on Mar 22, 2020 in Community, Featured | Comments Off on COVID-19 E-mail

COVID-19 E-mail

Do you have a need? Are you looking for a way to help? We have created this e-mail in order to connect people with needs with those who are eager to offer assistance. Please email your need or your willingness to help to covid19help@firstwichita.org and we will do our best to help!

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Study Guides

Posted by on Mar 1, 2020 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Featured | Comments Off on Study Guides

Study Guides

June 7 Echoes of MercyDownload May 31 Spirit LedDownload May 24 Hearts Strangely WarmedDownload May 17 Blessed with Hope and Faithful WitnessDownload May 10 Following Faithful WomenDownload May 3 Faith Forming our FutureDownload April 26 From Doubt to FaithDownload April 19 Birthed into a Living HopeDownload April 12 Easter SundayDownload February 23 When Coming Down the MountainDownload February 16 When Confronting BrokennessDownload February 9 When Facing...

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Weather Notifications

Posted by on Nov 26, 2019 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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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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