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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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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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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Congratulations Confirmands

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Featured, Student Ministries | Comments Off on Congratulations Confirmands

Congratulations Confirmands

We are excited to welcome the newest professing members of First Church!  The Confirmation class  lead worship at Downtown Alive on November 12.  Six youth took vows of membership and made professions of faith! 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 met this fall to examine their relationship with God in a variety of ways. There time was spent exploring scripture and...

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Alzheimer’s Support Group

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Congregational Health, Featured, Mission & Outreach, Television Ministry | Comments Off on Alzheimer’s Support Group

Alzheimer’s Support Group

    This July, First Church will begin offering a support group for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. This group will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m.  The group will be conducted by a trained facilitator and will offer a safe place to: Develop a support system Exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions Talk through issues and ways of coping Share feelings, needs and concerns Learn about community...

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Stay Connected with The United Methodist Church

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured, Mission & Outreach, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Stay Connected with The United Methodist Church

Stay Connected with The United Methodist Church

United Methodist Now is a biweekly e-newsletter for church members to highlight examples of Christian living, share inspirational messages, and focus on what it means to be part of our connection. Learn more about what it means to be United Methodist as we share the stories of the people of The United Methodist Church. Sign up online here!

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Weekly Study Guides

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Community, Featured, Music, Worship and Arts, Television Ministry | Comments Off on Weekly Study Guides

Pentecost June 25 “One Body” Study Guide June 18 “Rooted In Love” Study Guide June 11 “Called by Grace to Offer Grace” Study Guide June 4 “Presence, Promise, Power” Study Guide “Easter Encounters: Life Lessons from the Games We Play” May 28 “The Game of Life” Study Guide May 21  “Trivial Pursuit” Study Guide May 14  “Minecraft” Study Guide May 7  ” Ticket to Ride” Study Guide April 30 “Apples to Apples” Study...

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Dillons Community Rewards

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Featured | Comments Off on Dillons Community Rewards

Dillons Community Rewards

Did you know in 2016, First Church received over $5,500 from the Dillons Rewards Card Program?  If you have never signed up it is not too late!  Enrolling and selecting First Church to receive the Dillons Community Rewards is easy! Then following link will take you to the Dillons website where you can create an account. Visit the Dillons Rewards www.dillons.com/comunityrewards  Sign in OR Create an account (see below on creating an online account). Click on “Enroll Now”. Enter the 5 digit number 10163 for First United Methodist...

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