Sibling Rivalry, Part I

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Sibling Rivalry, Part I

Sunday we begin a new sermon series, “Family Dynamics: The Saga of Jacob.” Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at the story of Jacob and how his life is affected by his genealogy and his family dynamics. The story of Jacob actually begins much earlier. The family story begins with Abraham and Sarah. The dysfunction of Isaac and Rebekah goes back to Isaac’s father Abraham. Sarah was barren, so Abraham’s first son was with Sarah’s servant Hagar. Once Sarah gave birth to Isaac, Abraham sent Hagar and Ishmael into the...

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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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Family Dynamics: The Saga of Jacob

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in Community, Featured, Music, Worship and Arts, Television Ministry, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Family Dynamics: The Saga of Jacob

Family Dynamics:                    The Saga of Jacob

Genesis is filled with origin stories. Deeply rooted in those stories are experiences as old as time and brand new with each generation. While the earliest stories focus on creation, the twelfth chapter begins a long series of family dramas. It begins with Abraham and Sarah and God’s promise to bless them and make a nation of people from their love and relationship. Things took a long time. Abraham and Sarah did not have children and Sarah takes matters into her own hands and offers her servant Hagar as a surrogate to Abraham. Ishmael is...

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Church-wide Fellowship Hour

Posted by on Jul 8, 2020 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured | Comments Off on Church-wide Fellowship Hour

Church-wide Fellowship Hour

Begins July 19 Each Sunday at 2 p.m., beginning July 19, you are invited to join your First Church family for a fellowship hour on Zoom. You can expect to see the faces of beloved friends who you dearly miss seeing on Sunday morning. Each week a different staff person will act as the host for the large group sharing, there will also be a time for small group breakout rooms for more candid conversations. Bring your lemonade or tea, and some tasty treats, and log on to Zoom every Sunday afternoon! Zoom meeting information is...

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Midweek Phone Devotional

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Midweek Phone Devotional

First Church discipleship staff are beginning mid-week devotionals on the phone that will be shared with all parishioners on Wednesday afternoons. If you have a phone number on file with the church office, you will receive the short mid-week devotional. If you miss the call, you can call back the same number and you will hear the recorded message from the week. The phone number that will come through to your phone is 866-665-4386. Contact the church, 316-267-6244 to update your phone numbers.

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Virtual Vacation Bible School July 19-23

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Virtual Vacation Bible School July 19-23

Despite COVID-19 limitations we will still be having a Vacation Bible School this summer, but it will be virtual! Packets will be available for families that would like to participate in VBS from their home, the week of July 19-23, 2020. (Ages Pre-K – 4th grade) We will video tape a nightly segment with an opening, story time, a craft, music , a devotion and a closing.  You will be able to access them daily. We hope your family can join us for this unique VBS experience! Please complete registration below, to receive a...

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COVID 19 UPDATE

Posted by on Jul 1, 2020 in Featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off on COVID 19 UPDATE

COVID 19 UPDATE

(July 1) Dear Friends, I do not have much of an update since I wrote two weeks ago. While the re-opening task force had hoped to offer a date for having in person worship in early to mid July, the increase in numbers of positive cases of Covid-19 in Sedgwick County made us pause. We are choosing to meet weekly in order to monitor the numbers and to look ahead for a possible date to resume in person worship. The numbers is Sedgwick County are growing rapidly. Each day there are double digit increases in positive cases as well as a higher...

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Toilet Paper Drive

Posted by on Jun 25, 2020 in Community, Featured, Mission & Outreach | Comments Off on Toilet Paper Drive

Toilet Paper Drive

Every Wednesday in July toilet paper may be dropped off at the AB entrance between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.. Masked and gloved volunteers will be there to take your contribution. You do not need to leave your car. If you choose to contribute by donating money, send a check to First Church with toilet paper in the memo. You can also donate through our online giving. The money collected will be used to buy toilet paper for distribution through Open Door....

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Daily Prayer Time

Posted by on Jun 11, 2020 in Community, Featured, Television Ministry, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Daily Prayer Time

Daily Prayer Time

First United Methodist Church would like to invite you to join us in 15 minutes of prayer each day. This can be at 7:30 p.m. or any time that is more convenient. We know that God listens when our hearts and prayers are united, to find healing, comfort, and guidance from Him during this time. Thank you for joining us. Dear God, who sees us, knows us, and loves us just as we are, we praise you! Your mercy and compassion amaze us. We thank you, Lord!  You’re always with us. You care what happens to each of us every moment.  This gives...

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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!

Ways to Stay Connected with First Church: Worship online Downtown Alive worship Sunday at 11 a.m. through our live-streaming or on KAKE-TV. You can also watch past services at your convenience. The Gathering worship live on Facebook, Sundays at 5 p.m.,facebook.com/thegatheringworshipservice Let us know how you are worshiping with us by registering your attendance! Register Attendance Children/Youth The children will be meeting through Zoom each Sunday for a devotion, discussion and activity. The youth...

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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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