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The Messenger First United Methodist Church of Wausau 903 Third Street Wausau, WI 54403

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JULY/AUGUST

PERMIT NO. 542

2017

WAUSAU, WI 54403

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Sermon Series: Hymn (& Song) Theology Sunday, July 30 8:00am Morning Chapel 10:00am Worship “Amazing Grace” Text: Ephesians 2:1-10

Sunday, August 13 8:00am Morning Chapel 10:00am Worship “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” Text: Ephesians 3:7-19

Sunday, August 6 8:00am Morning Chapel with Holy Communion 10:00am Worship with Holy Communion “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” Texts: Lamentations 3:21-25; Mark 5:21-43

Sunday, August 20 8:00am Morning Chapel 10:00am Worship t.b.a.

As United Methodists, we serve open Communion. All who are seeking God are welcome at Christ’s table.

Sunday, August 27 8:00am Morning Chapel 10:00am Worship “Here I Am, Lord” Text: Isaiah 6:1-8

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF WAUSAU

Live and Share God's Love

From Pastor Jayneann’s pen It’s July 12th. I’ve been here at Wausau UMC for one week. I have only learned the smallest pieces of your story (though I’m learning.) What am I to write?! First, reassurance. In the past, I’ve had people ask what I will be changing at the church. True, no one here has asked me yet, but just in case you wondered… My first goal when coming into a new appointment at a church is to watch and listen, and to learn what you’re already doing well. From my talk with our district superintendent, Forrest Wells, in April, and from my various exchanges with people since then, I expect to find that there is a great deal you’re doing well. Yes, I have ideas for the future, and some of them will eventually be just right for us. For now though, I’m observing, learning, and getting to know you. This last because a church is built on …

faith community. And the only way I’d want to change that is to help others who don’t have it to find that relevance and that connection, as we have. I am so looking forward to being in ministry with you. In my last sermon before coming to Wausau, I answered questions many people had asked about whether I was nervous and/or excited. Apparently, I don’t get excited. I even asked my mother. She said that even as a child I was this way. I’m hope-filled and looking forward to our time together, in a calm way.

And no, I wasn’t nervous. I trust that my new adventures here at Wausau First will be Jayneann-sized, as long as I don’t try to do it all myself. (And Relationships. I’ve already had a few since a pastor’s task is to empower people share with me that the church the laity—that’s you—to do the minis part of their family. Maybe it’s not istry of the church that shouldn’t be family for you; maybe you have anhard, right?) other word you’d use. My point is Speaking of doing it all, one of the that in order to do church well, we places where I ask you to help me asolutely need to cultivate our relamake a change is in The Messenger. I tionships, we need to know what understand that my predecessor did makes people tick and what they’re passionate about. So, I’m glad to hear quite a bit of its writing. (which seems reasonable since he’s a novelhow important church is to many of you. I’m glad to hear that the Person- ist.) I like writing, but with sermons, al Needs Closet has been embrace by my blog and other things I’m doing you. I’m looking forward to learning plenty of writing . Sooo, come Sepmore about the Memory Café as well. tember we’ll be looking for some of you to help with this ministry. Now if I read once that we each have three something inside you woke up when special places. Historically, they you read that, please prayerfully conwere a person’s home, work/school, sider if this might be something you and church. In recent years, this has are being led to be a part of, then let’s changed. For some it’s the corner talk. pub; for others it’s the sports arena. Churches have suffered in this transi- Until next time. Enjoy your summer. tion, but we’re not down and out. Church people find relevance in our

Phone 715 842-2201

Website: www.fumcwausau.org


Jerry and the gift from the church.

Church Picnic Jerry’s last children’s sermon.

Confirmation Sunday STAFF

Our New Pastor

Messy Church

Martie in a sling for

Pastor

Jayneanne McIntosh jmcintosh@fumcwausau.org

Faith Formation/Music Director Martie Pahris martie@fumcwausau.org

her broken wrist.

Building Engineer:

Andy White

Accounts & Records Supervisor: Karen Kellbach karen@fumcwausau.org Volunteer Coordinator: Doris Carlson doris@fumcwausau.org

903 Third St; Wausau, WI 54403 Office Hours: Mon-Thurs - 9:00am-4:00pm Web-site: www.fumcwausau.org E-mail: fumc@fumcwausau.org Confirmands, Mentors and Pastor Jerry


Financial Update - May 2017 YTD

Milestones

Revenue Pledged Offering Non-Pledged Offering Other

$ 107,470.16 $ 19,844.00 $ 15,212.72

Expense Salaries & Benefits $ 97,711.37 Programming $ 10,050.04 Apportionments to Conference $ 22,325.00 Building Operating Expenses $ 28,294.20

Total Revenue

$ 142,526.88

Total Expenses Net YTD

YTD 2017 Pledged & Non-Pledged Offerings compared to YTD 2016 YTD 2017 Total Expenses compared to YTD 2016 YTD 2017 Other Income compared to YTD 2016

$ 158,380.61 $ -15,853.73 10,747.16 higher 4,509.66 higher 886.51 higher

YTD 2017 Endowment Transfer compared to 2016

0 same

Confirmed: On June 4, we July rejoiced with four young people 16 Alec Sommer confirming their faith and joining with us in membership. We celebrate with James Duginski, 19 Zoe Martin Hannah Marquardt, Cooper 20 MaryJane Hettinga Stamp, and Wynter Tesch. Leslie Werhane Owen Opper Deaths: We gr ieve this month with the loss of these members of 21 Richard Rayborn Mark Johnson our church or of our families. 22 Carroll Pieper, long-time member of our congregation, died 23 on June 9. We pray for his wife, Duaine, and their children as they 24 grieve.

Coffee & Conversation

Bob Rybarczyk, long-time 26 member of our congregation, died on July 7. We pray for his wife, 27 Gloria, and their children as they 29 grieve.

Thursday, August 10 1 p.m. La Prima Deli Pastor Jayneann will be enjoying a cup of coffee (or tea) at La Prima Deli, 529 3rd St, on Thursday, August 10th at 1 pm, enjoying a cup of coffee and ready to enjoy some conversation. Will you be joining her? This can be a get-to-know you time or we can have deep theological discussion – whichever suits us.

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Gwen Carey Dwight Steinke Cooper Stamp

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Don Kissinger Ben Fischer

24 Elizabeth Bellas * Brian Wenzel

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Wendy Wilde Emily Jauch Devon Salzman

25 Candice Plaza Eileen Denfeld Lynn Reichelt

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Cassidy Zuleger

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Judith Mattiacci David Edmonson 27

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Priscilla Cedar * Sara Roquemore Logan Rohland

Jim Waterman Samuel Cowan Elsie Waterman * Bev LaCrosse Thomas Krueger

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Mick Marzu Barb Hunger

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Robert Frame

Janice Normand Arietta Walloch Karla Sommer Blake Grogan

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Vivian Thompson

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Terrence Flath

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Loretta Thario *

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Wil Bloy Nancy Flath Emily Fandrey

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Miranda Zahn

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Dan Fuhrman MacKenzie Marquardt

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Eileen Smart Anne Schmalle McKenna Zuleger

Larry Sommer

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David Mariani Sheryl Del Conte Meagan Fandrey Liesl Seiser

* Signifies a member who for health reasons cannot be at church regularly.

FUMC Wired

We invite you this month to remember these members in your prayers.

Thank You from Jerry

Website: fumcwausau.org With links to the weekly sermon (text and podcast) facebook.com/WausauFUMC WiFi Network: FUMC Public (password: fumcpublic) Phone: 715-842-2201

Savvy Seniors will meet at 11:30am on Monday, 8/7 at Wausau Mine Company

It is not an exaggeration at all to say that Rebecca and I were overwhelmed by the love, thoughtfulness, and generosity that you showed on my last Sunday with you as your pastor. The print of the Caravaggio painting was perfect. I love everything about it, but most of all that it came from you. As for the gift cards that you gave us with the rest of the donated money, we (again) were simply stunned. Thank you, all of you, beyond words. Jerry and Rebecca Morris

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From Bonnie Goertz, Lay Member to Annual Conference…

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN UMW Reading Program It’s time to turn in your 2017 Reading Program lists to Nancy Flath. They are due by August 1. On August 15, we will have a book review in the category “Nurturing for Community at 6:30p.m.

Join the Conference on Facebook Are you connected with the Wisconsin Conference United Methodist Church on Facebook? ‘Like’ the Conference page to keep up with UMC news during the week, get updates, and be the first to know about new resources available for you and your church. Go to facebook.com/wisconsinumc and ‘Like’ the Conference Facebook page!

Circle Meetings August 31 at 6:30 PM, UMW Executive Meeting in the Parlor.

Besides coming to church to worship, in what ways do you serve God with other people?

I would like to invite you to read the blog that I’ve been writing and posting online for the past few years. “Fierce Joy & Hope” is mostly about everyday happenings that I try to look at from a faith perspective. I put a link on the church’s Facebook page (facebook.com/ WausauFUMC) when I post a new entry. Or you can go directly to the blog by typing fiercejoyandhope.blogspot.com into your browser address line. Hit Enter and it’ll take you there. Pastor Jayneann

I have been attending the last few with Wes and Jerry, and one of the things I most enjoy is getting to know them better. When I attended with other lay/clergy members in the past, I enjoyed those same opportunities as well. We have good conversations during the car rides down and back and good reflection times during our meals together as we do not do any of the large conference meals but do meals in the area restaurants, sometimes meeting up with people Jerry or Wes know. As I reflect back on this year's conference, I think back to the shared words we asked to give to people around us at the ordination service. My word was "peace", as that was what I was feeling at that point. I heard the word "change" as well, which of course struck me as we were about to say a final good-bye to Jerry and a "welcome" to Jayneann. I was sharing with my mom this morning how much I enjoy the leadership of Bishop Jung. He strikes me as a very warm, compassionate person, an approachable leader. He makes me feel hopeful about the future of our denomination/church despite the tremendous challenges we are facing. I enjoyed the opportunity to hear Adam Hamilton—his book is an interesting read, even though I can't begin to imagine growth of a church like the one he started in Kansas City! It was a good weekend, and I really have come to appreciate the opportunity to be a lay member to annual conference. …  From Wes Ebert, Lay Member to Annual Conference … As much as I hear many people grumble about AC, I always find it an uplifting time. I agree with Bonnie on the value of reconnecting with people I see too rarely and the time we (as FUMC members) are able to spend together. I found the worship/music time to be especially good this year. I like what Marcia McFee was able to do. I also found Adam Hamilton's presentation very interesting. I could identify a lot of things that Jerry and Karen have implemented over the years, maybe not with his dramatic results, but still with positive impacts on the congregation. … The word "change" that Bonnie mentioned was mine. I was thinking of it both congregationally and personally. It's been 13 years since First church had a traditional pastoral transition, and it will be a new experience for many in the congregation. ...

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From Pastor Jayneann… I haven’t been going to Annual Conference nearly as long as some have. (My first one, as a lay member alternate was about fifteen years ago.) Still, I always find things to enjoy. The worship and music are usually wonderful (and the last two years, it seems not to have been as loud.) I don’t know if you’re aware, but I was ordained just last year. This year, I was excited to be there as friends were ordained, some as elders – serving mainly through churches – others as deacons – living out their call in the world while serving churches as a “secondary appointment.” The ordination service is always special. This year I got to sing in the choir for the service. That was a blast, even if rehearsal didn’t even begin until after 9pm. I’ve used a few of Adam Hamilton’s studies in past years, and I was eager to hear what he had to say. (I even met him at the elevator.) I already knew from the videos that accompany some of his studies that he’s an engaging speaker. I wasn’t disappointed. I haven’t started reading my new book, but I’m guessing it will expand upon what he said at his three speaking sessions. It wasn’t all new to me, but I still got many ideas that we might incorporate into our life of faith here at First Church. Getting to see Bonnie and meet Wes was also a highlight. We didn’t sit together, but we had a couple conversations. I look forward to getting to know them better as well as all of you. Seeing clergy friends and colleagues is always a plus. I’m not the world’s best communicator (ask my family) so Annual Conference is a good time for me to catch up with them. If I were to make a wish, it would be that we could have more time to actually connect with each other during AC. That’s part of what conferences were for initially back in England when John and Charles Wesley and a few others started the movement. These days, everything is so tightly scheduled that a person can go home wistful about the connections they didn’t make. I went to England last July to participate in the Wesley Pilgrimage. I’d learned a lot about Methodism in seminary, but this was different. I was present where it began. Since then, I find I’m more passionate about our Wesleyan and Methodist heritage. I’ll say more about that another time, but for now, I’ve filled my column. Until next time, shalom... Page 9


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

ALL CREATION SINGS

August 20 - 22

This is the theme for our children’s music time for the coming year. Children’s music is for those children in kindergarten through fifth grade. This year we will be moving across and down the hall to room 215. Stay tuned for more details.

WATER ALL AROUND THE WORLD is the theme 5:30pm - Dinner 6:00 to 8:00pm - VBS We are partnering with First Presbyterian Church for this year’s VBS. Dinner and all activities will be held at our church. We need volunteers to lead activities and shepherd the children as they proceed to and participate in the activities. The activities include the Bible Story, the Mission Story, Crafts, and Recreation. You may serve for all three eveings or just one or two. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Martie.

August Mission Offering Open Door Marathon County Inc. is our August mission offering. Open door’s mission is to provide charitable and educational services to meet the immediate needs of individuals who are incarcerated and/or who have been released from jail or prison. Open Door is a local group based out of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ (across from the Marathon County Jail) that serves as a place for recently released inmates from the County jail or Wisconsin prison system, who are in need of proper seasonal clothing, footwear and toiletries. Open Door also serves to help those in need finding service information, connecting to agencies providing aid, help or food, and a place to warm up for a cup of coffee. Besides monetary donations, Open Door’s current needs include: Volunteers: teach classes, be mentors, general volunteer Clothes and shoes for men and women- all types and sizes Personal hygiene items- especially travel size Coffee, creamer, sugar Office supplies: Paper, ink, folders, envelopes, postage Contact Open Door for drop off donations. Visit www.opendoor marathoncounty.com, email: opendoor319@gmail.com or call (715)848-4004 Facebook: www.facebook.com/ opendoormartdoormarathoncty

Below is a short excerpt from a six page letter we received from Julie Landsdown who is a former member of First Church, an attorney who followed a call to mission work in Africa. I spent March in the U.S. after 6 months in Nairobi. I was scheduled to fly back to Kenya on April 2. On March 27, I got a call from the airline saying the flight had been cancelled and I could fly April 1 or 3. If I had left the 3rd then I wouldn’t have gotten back till late on the 5th, so I left the 1st and arrived in Nairobi on the 2nd. It turns out that this was divine intervention. Gatina, the slum where I volunteer, had a major fire on April 5 at about the time I would have been arriving if I had taken the later flight. About 115 houses burned, I was on the ground taking pictures and providing a link to Lavington United Church (LUC), a more affluent church. LUC has a sister church in Gatina where I volunteer. The fire department took over an hour and a half to respond and only had water for 5 minutes. There was a moment when some of the youth were outraged, but a local politician running for office eventually sent a private water truck and the fir was extinguished. Thankfully nobody was hurt. I had managed to rent a house in Gatina before I left for the U.S. in March but that wasn’t ready. It is a stone house with 3 bedrooms that I intend to live in and use as a rescue center for abused girls under 18 or for pregnant girls who have been thrown out of their homes. The night of the fire I was amazed by the help I received from those around me. I am extremely blessed to have really good people working with me. “If you would like to read the rest of the story stop in the office, we have a hard copy.”

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Mission u -Mead Inn, Wisconsin Rapids 6:00 PM Yoga

Mission u -Mead Inn, Wisconsin Rapids Mission u -Mead Mead Inn, Wisconsin Rapids 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Program Staff 5:30 PM Chinese Bible Study 6:30 PM Welcome and Communications

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11:30 AM - 1PM Savvy Seniors Wausau Mine Company 6:00 PM Yoga

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Full Staff Meeting 1:00 PM Personal Needs Closet Open 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Board of Trustees

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Office Closed 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Chess Camp Class Staff One-On-Ones 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Chess Camp Class 8:30 AM AA (temp) (temp) 8:00 AM Messenger Articles Due 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Chess Camp Class 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Chess Camp Class (temp) (temp) 6:00 PM Yoga 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Chess Camp Class 5:30 PM Chinese Bible Study (temp) 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Downtown Memory Cafe 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Staff-Parish Relations Committee 6:00 PM Missions Team 6:30 PM UMW Book Review - Nurturing 6:30 PM Worship Design Team for Community 7:00 PM Finance Committee

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Mission u -Mead Inn, Wisconsin Rapids 6:00 PM Yoga

Mission u -Mead Inn, Wisconsin Rapids Mission u -Mead Mead Inn, Wisconsin Rapids 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Program Staff 5:30 PM Chinese Bible Study 6:30 PM Welcome and Communications

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11:30 AM - 1PM Savvy Seniors Wausau Mine Company 6:00 PM Yoga

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Full Staff Meeting 1:00 PM Personal Needs Closet Open 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Board of Trustees

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Office Closed 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Chess Camp Class Staff One-On-Ones 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Chess Camp Class 8:30 AM AA (temp) (temp) 8:00 AM Messenger Articles Due 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Chess Camp Class 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Chess Camp Class (temp) (temp) 6:00 PM Yoga 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Chess Camp Class 5:30 PM Chinese Bible Study (temp) 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Downtown Memory Cafe 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Staff-Parish Relations Committee 6:00 PM Missions Team 6:30 PM UMW Book Review - Nurturing 6:30 PM Worship Design Team for Community 7:00 PM Finance Committee

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

ALL CREATION SINGS

August 20 - 22

This is the theme for our children’s music time for the coming year. Children’s music is for those children in kindergarten through fifth grade. This year we will be moving across and down the hall to room 215. Stay tuned for more details.

WATER ALL AROUND THE WORLD is the theme 5:30pm - Dinner 6:00 to 8:00pm - VBS We are partnering with First Presbyterian Church for this year’s VBS. Dinner and all activities will be held at our church. We need volunteers to lead activities and shepherd the children as they proceed to and participate in the activities. The activities include the Bible Story, the Mission Story, Crafts, and Recreation. You may serve for all three eveings or just one or two. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Martie.

August Mission Offering Open Door Marathon County Inc. is our August mission offering. Open door’s mission is to provide charitable and educational services to meet the immediate needs of individuals who are incarcerated and/or who have been released from jail or prison. Open Door is a local group based out of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ (across from the Marathon County Jail) that serves as a place for recently released inmates from the County jail or Wisconsin prison system, who are in need of proper seasonal clothing, footwear and toiletries. Open Door also serves to help those in need finding service information, connecting to agencies providing aid, help or food, and a place to warm up for a cup of coffee. Besides monetary donations, Open Door’s current needs include: Volunteers: teach classes, be mentors, general volunteer Clothes and shoes for men and women- all types and sizes Personal hygiene items- especially travel size Coffee, creamer, sugar Office supplies: Paper, ink, folders, envelopes, postage Contact Open Door for drop off donations. Visit www.opendoor marathoncounty.com, email: opendoor319@gmail.com or call (715)848-4004 Facebook: www.facebook.com/ opendoormartdoormarathoncty

Below is a short excerpt from a six page letter we received from Julie Landsdown who is a former member of First Church, an attorney who followed a call to mission work in Africa. I spent March in the U.S. after 6 months in Nairobi. I was scheduled to fly back to Kenya on April 2. On March 27, I got a call from the airline saying the flight had been cancelled and I could fly April 1 or 3. If I had left the 3rd then I wouldn’t have gotten back till late on the 5th, so I left the 1st and arrived in Nairobi on the 2nd. It turns out that this was divine intervention. Gatina, the slum where I volunteer, had a major fire on April 5 at about the time I would have been arriving if I had taken the later flight. About 115 houses burned, I was on the ground taking pictures and providing a link to Lavington United Church (LUC), a more affluent church. LUC has a sister church in Gatina where I volunteer. The fire department took over an hour and a half to respond and only had water for 5 minutes. There was a moment when some of the youth were outraged, but a local politician running for office eventually sent a private water truck and the fir was extinguished. Thankfully nobody was hurt. I had managed to rent a house in Gatina before I left for the U.S. in March but that wasn’t ready. It is a stone house with 3 bedrooms that I intend to live in and use as a rescue center for abused girls under 18 or for pregnant girls who have been thrown out of their homes. The night of the fire I was amazed by the help I received from those around me. I am extremely blessed to have really good people working with me. “If you would like to read the rest of the story stop in the office, we have a hard copy.”

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From Bonnie Goertz, Lay Member to Annual Conference…

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN UMW Reading Program It’s time to turn in your 2017 Reading Program lists to Nancy Flath. They are due by August 1. On August 15, we will have a book review in the category “Nurturing for Community at 6:30p.m.

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Circle Meetings August 31 at 6:30 PM, UMW Executive Meeting in the Parlor.

Besides coming to church to worship, in what ways do you serve God with other people?

I would like to invite you to read the blog that I’ve been writing and posting online for the past few years. “Fierce Joy & Hope” is mostly about everyday happenings that I try to look at from a faith perspective. I put a link on the church’s Facebook page (facebook.com/ WausauFUMC) when I post a new entry. Or you can go directly to the blog by typing fiercejoyandhope.blogspot.com into your browser address line. Hit Enter and it’ll take you there. Pastor Jayneann

I have been attending the last few with Wes and Jerry, and one of the things I most enjoy is getting to know them better. When I attended with other lay/clergy members in the past, I enjoyed those same opportunities as well. We have good conversations during the car rides down and back and good reflection times during our meals together as we do not do any of the large conference meals but do meals in the area restaurants, sometimes meeting up with people Jerry or Wes know. As I reflect back on this year's conference, I think back to the shared words we asked to give to people around us at the ordination service. My word was "peace", as that was what I was feeling at that point. I heard the word "change" as well, which of course struck me as we were about to say a final good-bye to Jerry and a "welcome" to Jayneann. I was sharing with my mom this morning how much I enjoy the leadership of Bishop Jung. He strikes me as a very warm, compassionate person, an approachable leader. He makes me feel hopeful about the future of our denomination/church despite the tremendous challenges we are facing. I enjoyed the opportunity to hear Adam Hamilton—his book is an interesting read, even though I can't begin to imagine growth of a church like the one he started in Kansas City! It was a good weekend, and I really have come to appreciate the opportunity to be a lay member to annual conference. …  From Wes Ebert, Lay Member to Annual Conference … As much as I hear many people grumble about AC, I always find it an uplifting time. I agree with Bonnie on the value of reconnecting with people I see too rarely and the time we (as FUMC members) are able to spend together. I found the worship/music time to be especially good this year. I like what Marcia McFee was able to do. I also found Adam Hamilton's presentation very interesting. I could identify a lot of things that Jerry and Karen have implemented over the years, maybe not with his dramatic results, but still with positive impacts on the congregation. … The word "change" that Bonnie mentioned was mine. I was thinking of it both congregationally and personally. It's been 13 years since First church had a traditional pastoral transition, and it will be a new experience for many in the congregation. ...

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From Pastor Jayneann… I haven’t been going to Annual Conference nearly as long as some have. (My first one, as a lay member alternate was about fifteen years ago.) Still, I always find things to enjoy. The worship and music are usually wonderful (and the last two years, it seems not to have been as loud.) I don’t know if you’re aware, but I was ordained just last year. This year, I was excited to be there as friends were ordained, some as elders – serving mainly through churches – others as deacons – living out their call in the world while serving churches as a “secondary appointment.” The ordination service is always special. This year I got to sing in the choir for the service. That was a blast, even if rehearsal didn’t even begin until after 9pm. I’ve used a few of Adam Hamilton’s studies in past years, and I was eager to hear what he had to say. (I even met him at the elevator.) I already knew from the videos that accompany some of his studies that he’s an engaging speaker. I wasn’t disappointed. I haven’t started reading my new book, but I’m guessing it will expand upon what he said at his three speaking sessions. It wasn’t all new to me, but I still got many ideas that we might incorporate into our life of faith here at First Church. Getting to see Bonnie and meet Wes was also a highlight. We didn’t sit together, but we had a couple conversations. I look forward to getting to know them better as well as all of you. Seeing clergy friends and colleagues is always a plus. I’m not the world’s best communicator (ask my family) so Annual Conference is a good time for me to catch up with them. If I were to make a wish, it would be that we could have more time to actually connect with each other during AC. That’s part of what conferences were for initially back in England when John and Charles Wesley and a few others started the movement. These days, everything is so tightly scheduled that a person can go home wistful about the connections they didn’t make. I went to England last July to participate in the Wesley Pilgrimage. I’d learned a lot about Methodism in seminary, but this was different. I was present where it began. Since then, I find I’m more passionate about our Wesleyan and Methodist heritage. I’ll say more about that another time, but for now, I’ve filled my column. Until next time, shalom... Page 9


Financial Update - May 2017 YTD

Milestones

Revenue Pledged Offering Non-Pledged Offering Other

$ 107,470.16 $ 19,844.00 $ 15,212.72

Expense Salaries & Benefits $ 97,711.37 Programming $ 10,050.04 Apportionments to Conference $ 22,325.00 Building Operating Expenses $ 28,294.20

Total Revenue

$ 142,526.88

Total Expenses Net YTD

YTD 2017 Pledged & Non-Pledged Offerings compared to YTD 2016 YTD 2017 Total Expenses compared to YTD 2016 YTD 2017 Other Income compared to YTD 2016

$ 158,380.61 $ -15,853.73 10,747.16 higher 4,509.66 higher 886.51 higher

YTD 2017 Endowment Transfer compared to 2016

0 same

Confirmed: On June 4, we July rejoiced with four young people 16 Alec Sommer confirming their faith and joining with us in membership. We celebrate with James Duginski, 19 Zoe Martin Hannah Marquardt, Cooper 20 MaryJane Hettinga Stamp, and Wynter Tesch. Leslie Werhane Owen Opper Deaths: We gr ieve this month with the loss of these members of 21 Richard Rayborn Mark Johnson our church or of our families. 22 Carroll Pieper, long-time member of our congregation, died 23 on June 9. We pray for his wife, Duaine, and their children as they 24 grieve.

Coffee & Conversation

Bob Rybarczyk, long-time 26 member of our congregation, died on July 7. We pray for his wife, 27 Gloria, and their children as they 29 grieve.

Thursday, August 10 1 p.m. La Prima Deli Pastor Jayneann will be enjoying a cup of coffee (or tea) at La Prima Deli, 529 3rd St, on Thursday, August 10th at 1 pm, enjoying a cup of coffee and ready to enjoy some conversation. Will you be joining her? This can be a get-to-know you time or we can have deep theological discussion – whichever suits us.

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August 2

Gwen Carey Dwight Steinke Cooper Stamp

3

Don Dinsmore

22 Pamela Zietlow Jacob Jauch

4

Don Kissinger Ben Fischer

24 Elizabeth Bellas * Brian Wenzel

5

Wendy Wilde Emily Jauch Devon Salzman

25 Candice Plaza Eileen Denfeld Lynn Reichelt

6

Cassidy Zuleger

26 David Lee Julie Ross

7

Judith Mattiacci David Edmonson 27

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Priscilla Cedar * Sara Roquemore Logan Rohland

Jim Waterman Samuel Cowan Elsie Waterman * Bev LaCrosse Thomas Krueger

20 Gary Werhane Dan Zei

Mick Marzu Barb Hunger

9

Robert Frame

Janice Normand Arietta Walloch Karla Sommer Blake Grogan

11

Vivian Thompson

12

Terrence Flath

15

Loretta Thario *

17

Wil Bloy Nancy Flath Emily Fandrey

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Miranda Zahn

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Dan Fuhrman MacKenzie Marquardt

31

Eileen Smart Anne Schmalle McKenna Zuleger

Larry Sommer

31 Gloria Rybarczyk

David Mariani Sheryl Del Conte Meagan Fandrey Liesl Seiser

* Signifies a member who for health reasons cannot be at church regularly.

FUMC Wired

We invite you this month to remember these members in your prayers.

Thank You from Jerry

Website: fumcwausau.org With links to the weekly sermon (text and podcast) facebook.com/WausauFUMC WiFi Network: FUMC Public (password: fumcpublic) Phone: 715-842-2201

Savvy Seniors will meet at 11:30am on Monday, 8/7 at Wausau Mine Company

It is not an exaggeration at all to say that Rebecca and I were overwhelmed by the love, thoughtfulness, and generosity that you showed on my last Sunday with you as your pastor. The print of the Caravaggio painting was perfect. I love everything about it, but most of all that it came from you. As for the gift cards that you gave us with the rest of the donated money, we (again) were simply stunned. Thank you, all of you, beyond words. Jerry and Rebecca Morris

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Jerry and the gift from the church.

Church Picnic Jerry’s last children’s sermon.

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Sermon Series: Hymn (& Song) Theology Sunday, July 30 8:00am Morning Chapel 10:00am Worship “Amazing Grace” Text: Ephesians 2:1-10

Sunday, August 13 8:00am Morning Chapel 10:00am Worship “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” Text: Ephesians 3:7-19

Sunday, August 6 8:00am Morning Chapel with Holy Communion 10:00am Worship with Holy Communion “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” Texts: Lamentations 3:21-25; Mark 5:21-43

Sunday, August 20 8:00am Morning Chapel 10:00am Worship t.b.a.

As United Methodists, we serve open Communion. All who are seeking God are welcome at Christ’s table.

Sunday, August 27 8:00am Morning Chapel 10:00am Worship “Here I Am, Lord” Text: Isaiah 6:1-8

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From Pastor Jayneann’s pen It’s July 12th. I’ve been here at Wausau UMC for one week. I have only learned the smallest pieces of your story (though I’m learning.) What am I to write?! First, reassurance. In the past, I’ve had people ask what I will be changing at the church. True, no one here has asked me yet, but just in case you wondered… My first goal when coming into a new appointment at a church is to watch and listen, and to learn what you’re already doing well. From my talk with our district superintendent, Forrest Wells, in April, and from my various exchanges with people since then, I expect to find that there is a great deal you’re doing well. Yes, I have ideas for the future, and some of them will eventually be just right for us. For now though, I’m observing, learning, and getting to know you. This last because a church is built on …

faith community. And the only way I’d want to change that is to help others who don’t have it to find that relevance and that connection, as we have. I am so looking forward to being in ministry with you. In my last sermon before coming to Wausau, I answered questions many people had asked about whether I was nervous and/or excited. Apparently, I don’t get excited. I even asked my mother. She said that even as a child I was this way. I’m hope-filled and looking forward to our time together, in a calm way.

And no, I wasn’t nervous. I trust that my new adventures here at Wausau First will be Jayneann-sized, as long as I don’t try to do it all myself. (And Relationships. I’ve already had a few since a pastor’s task is to empower people share with me that the church the laity—that’s you—to do the minis part of their family. Maybe it’s not istry of the church that shouldn’t be family for you; maybe you have anhard, right?) other word you’d use. My point is Speaking of doing it all, one of the that in order to do church well, we places where I ask you to help me asolutely need to cultivate our relamake a change is in The Messenger. I tionships, we need to know what understand that my predecessor did makes people tick and what they’re passionate about. So, I’m glad to hear quite a bit of its writing. (which seems reasonable since he’s a novelhow important church is to many of you. I’m glad to hear that the Person- ist.) I like writing, but with sermons, al Needs Closet has been embrace by my blog and other things I’m doing you. I’m looking forward to learning plenty of writing . Sooo, come Sepmore about the Memory Café as well. tember we’ll be looking for some of you to help with this ministry. Now if I read once that we each have three something inside you woke up when special places. Historically, they you read that, please prayerfully conwere a person’s home, work/school, sider if this might be something you and church. In recent years, this has are being led to be a part of, then let’s changed. For some it’s the corner talk. pub; for others it’s the sports arena. Churches have suffered in this transi- Until next time. Enjoy your summer. tion, but we’re not down and out. Church people find relevance in our

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