First Wausau United Methodist Church
Saturday, April 20, 2024
Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.


First Wausau UMC in the Wausau Community and World

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April Mission Offering

Our congregation continues to provide ongoing support for the mission in Guatemala with personal needs, clothing, and education.

After a couple year lull, eight individuals from FUMC will join Onalaska UMC on a Mission Guatemala trip from August 3 -10, 2024. While there, they will be working with local contractors on a construction project serving the community. They will learn about the local Mayan culture and the vital services provided by Mission Guatemala.

Remember that the Mission Offering must be clearly marked. Either write a note on your check or use the brown envelopes in the back of the pew. Just loose change in the offering plate will not go to the monthly offering.



UMW New Mission Project

Now that the Warming Center is closing for the season, UMW will continue its meal mission at Open Door. We'll make sandwiches once a week for its clients. If you can help or want additional information, please call Barbara Ritchie at 1-715-205-4622. Thank you, FUMC for your support!

Throughout the years our congregation has supported the local mission, The Open Door. Our Personal Needs Closet has supplied toiletries, and the UMW is delivering weekly lunches. The Open Door is a resource for those recently released from jail. If you want to know more about this ministry, join us on November 14, following the coffee hour after the 10:00 service. The UMW has arranged for a representative from The Open Door to give presentation. This is sponsored by UMW (United Methodist Women). Everyone from our congregation and guests are welcome! 




Wausau Free Cliic

A Ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Wausau

We're grateful to partner with First Presbyterian Church, Jeff Todd, and many wonderful medical professionals who volunteer their skills and time to provide excellent care to those most in need. They would greatly appreciate donations of any of these items. Thank you!
  •  4 x 4 gauze
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Surgical masks
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • OTC meds
  • Crutches
  • Canes
  • Ace bandage wrap
  • Assistive walking devices
  • Bladder incontinence supplies
  • Menstrual supplies
  • Slings
  • OTC Lidocaine patches
  • Diabetic test strips for Abbott Freedom Free Style lite
  • Digital thermometers for home use
  • BP monitors, especially for at home use
  • Exam gloves in all sizes
  • Children's OTC cold medicine or children's Tylenol
  • English to Spanish dictionary or medical card with terminology
  • Manuka honey ointment for leg sores
  • Multivitamins for children, adults and seniors


Personal Needs Closet:

We again served over 100 individuals helping them stretch their budget by providing household supplies. These are available on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 1-3pm and the 4th Saturday of the month, 9-11am. Donate loose change, put cash in the small brown envelopes in the pews or write Personal Needs Closet on the memo line of your check.




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