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NEW Parents Sunday School Class

Parents of Confirmation Sunday School class is expanding to include all parents. October-November the discussion is on Enough: Discovering Joy through Simplicity and Generosity by Adam Hamilton. Sundays at 9-10 am in Room #1. Sam Harding and Amy McGinn, leaders

ENOUGH: Discovering Joy through Simplicity and Generosity

On Oct 14, we will begin a church wide study and worship emphasis called Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity. Over a period of 4 weeks, we will look at some of the financial challenges facing us as a nation and examine our own spending, saving, and giving habits.  In additional to exploring biblical…

Esther Kirby retires

Esther Kirby, financial secretary, retires at the end of September, 2018 after 19 years of dedicated service to First United Methodist Church. Staff-Parish Relations Committee invites you to a reception in her honor on October 7 at 10-10:30 am and at 11:30-noon, before and after worship.

Baptism

Celebrating the baptism of babies is an important ritual in the faith life of a family. The church family agrees to help the family rear the child to be a Christian. Call 386-4411 if you are interested in baptism.

LOCK-IN

Youth (5th-12th Grades) all night Lock-In at First UMC/Webb House on July 20 starts at 8:30 pm.  Ends midnight. See Karen Shannon for information.

Pool Party

Vacation Bible School families and youth group will enjoy supper 5:15-5:30 pm at church and a Pool Party 6-8 pm at Chautauqua Park on Fri, July 20. Sign up at 386-4411 for Vacation Bible School.

Vacation Bible School

AMPED UP is the theme for Vacation Bible School on June 18-20 for PreK-4th grade. 1 -5:15pm. Sign up at 386-4411  VBS MEMORY VERSE “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13, NIV LIFE APP Confidence—Living like you believe what God says is…

Praying our Way Forward

Our United Methodist Bishops invite all members of the Church to pray daily at 2:23-2:26 pm for the future of our denomination. You are also invited to fast every week. See this link for further information https://youtu.be/lWR0F8vcTXE

CAMP SUNDAY SUCCESSFUL

Camp Sunday was a huge success. 12 youth choir teens led worship music, Crazy 4 Christ kids sang for worship, Derek Bergman from Lake Okoboji UM Camp spoke, Crazy 4 Christ kids shared memory verses and led worship. The lunch and pie auction following worship made $3300 for our Camp/Youth Fund. Many thanks to all!

2018 Confirmation

Six eighth graders were Confirmed on Sun April 29. Youth choir sang and an ice cream sundae reception was held in honor of the Confirmands. Students attended class for  8 months.