Monday Morning Playgroup
The Monday Morning Playgroup is taking a break until after the holidays! Merry
Christmas and Happy New Year!
Surviving the Holidays
Saturday, December 15
Grief Share
Winfield 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Church Bus leaves at 8:15 a.m.
For you or someone you know who has lost a loved one and having trouble
with grief during the Christmas Season.
Call the church 326-7403 so Lenny Scheufler will know you are going.
College Students
Just a reminder to students who are currently receiving a college
scholarship from the church.
A copy of grades and overall GPA is due on Monday, December
31. Second semester scholarship checks will be released
when grades and GPA are received.
United Methodist Women Unit Meeting
December 5 6:30 PM Chapel
Jane Cole, Wellington Lions Club representative, will be the speaker.
Toys for Tots will be the topic. Everyone is asked to bring a toy. Toys
requested are boys and girls Legos, color and color books, board
games, craft kits and baby toys. A box will be set up that night by the
Chapel for donations or donations can be left in the office.
Children’s Christmas Program: Angel Alert
Sunday, Dec. 9 at 11:00 a.m.
You are invited to come and share the joy of the Christmas season as the
children present “Angel Alert.”
Attention Parents: Rehearsal, Friday, Dec. 7 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Christmas Eve Services
4:00 PM Children’s Service: The service will be focused more on
children! The sermon will actually be an extension of the children’s moment
and the Praise Band will provide the worship music!
7:00 PM Traditional Service
Christmas Eve Offering
The Christmas Eve offering is an opportunity to reach out to our
community and world. The offering will be divided between the Wellington
Food Bank and Show Mercy International.
The Wellington Food Bank supports those who are in
need in our community. The Food Bank has served over
2,000 families in the Wellington, Peck, Mayfield, Argonia and Milan area.
Show Mercy International serves in the country of Uganda. In
2016 a team from the church went to Uganda and served for 3 weeks.
Show Mercy partners with the people in the surrounding area empowering
them to be the change in their country while sharing the gospel
of Jesus Christ. One of Show Mercy’s dreams was to provide care to
mothers in a safe, clean environment. This year they began
the last phase of fulfilling that dream as the construction
of the birthing center has begun. The next hope is
to provide education to children. This has begun in a
small way with a tutoring program called “The Bridge.”
The dream is to build a school in the future.
Angel Tree Clothesline!
We are partnering with St. Francis Ministries and hosting
an angel project. The Christmas wishes of 30 children in
foster care can be found on the clothesline in the overflow/ fellowship hall.
How to help:
1. Take a wish list and purchase items on the list. Bring
gifts and wish list to the church office by Dec. 9. Wrapping optional.
2. Make a contribution toward the purchase of gifts. Please mark checks
or envelope, Angel Tree.
Sponsored by: Mission Committee
Christmas Goody Plates
Let the Senior High UMYF help you share the Christmas
spirit with your friends and family! The youth will make
an assortment of holiday goodies for you! Pick up or delivery
available. (sorry, we cannot deliver out of town) Each plate is
$15. (Make checks payable to FUMC)
Please see any high school youth group member, Juliah Ewing, Lyndsey
Metzen or Terri Campbell for an order form.
Orders will be taken during Fellowship time and forms are available in
the church office as well. The deadline for orders is Wednesday, Dec.
12. Forms are also in the box outside the church office.
Pick up and deliveries will be made on Saturday, Dec. 15, 9 a.m.
to 1p.m. Fellowship Hall.
Children’s Christmas Program: Angel Alert
Sunday, Dec. 9 at 11:00 a.m.
You are invited to come and share the joy of the Christmas season as the
children present “Angel Alert.”
Attention Parents: Rehearsal, Friday, Dec. 7 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Jane Otte is in need of yarn. If you would like to help please leave
yarn in the office. We will get it to her.
Glory Bees Join the fun!!!
Choir for children 3 yrs. through 3rd grade
Sing the 3rd Sunday of the month at the 11:00 a.m. service
Practice each week on Wednesdays, 6:10-6:30 p.m.
Leaders: Megan Cook and Katy Renn
Information Needed
The “Front Porch Team” is refreshing our member information. Many of us
no longer have land lines and our data base is proof!
As you fill out the attendance information please write your
address and phone number on the tear off portion of the bulletin.
Andrea Day will also be available during Fellowship
time if you would like to share your information with her there.
Church Library
Make sure to visit our Church Library. We have two new displays.
One is called, “Books from the Pumpkin Patch!” Be sure to come in
and “pick” your favorite!
Leading Worship
Teacher: Rev. Charles Claycomb
Dates: Tuesday, Nov. 27, Thursday, Nov. 29, Tuesday, 
Dec. 4 Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Place: East Heights United Methodist Church, 4407 E. Douglas, Wichita
The class explores how we worship together and give practical lessons
for regularly or occasional leading or assisting with leadership of
worship services.
Dillon’s Youth Fundraiser
THANK YOU to all who have registered your Plus Card with the First
United Methodist Youth in the community rewards program! If you haven’t
registered your Dillons card please do!! The youth receive a percentage of the total spent.
HOW TO: If you have an online Dillons account simply log in and click
on the community tab. Then click on Community Rewards and follow the directions.
At Step 4 enter your organization’s number or name, First United
Methodist Youth, or type in our number UE324. If you do NOT have a Dillons
account you will need to create one. Just go to and create an
account, then go to Community Rewards
and follow the directions above.
Once the Dillons Plus Card is registered
the cash register receipt should
note your request.
High School and Middle School UMYF
Youth groups are meeting on Wednesdays! 7:00 p.m. Middle School Leaders: Baylee DeJarnett, Kristan DeJarnett, Kelly Nance High School Leaders: Juliah/Greg Ewing, Lyndsey/Nathan Metzen
Fifth Sunday Food Bank Collection
Donations will be collected during the month of September. Please leave your gifts in the church office or in the baskets in the overflow at any time during the month.
Items needed include peanut butter, dry beans, rice, pasta, mustard, ketchup, cereal, canned vegetables, canned soups, canned fruit, toilet tissue, diapers , etc…
Sponsored by the Praise and Rejoice class
Grief Share
Begins September 4 12:00 p.m. –1:30 p.m. Grief recovery support group GriefShare is a special weekly seminar/ support group for people grieving the death of someone close. It’s a place where you can be around people who understand how you feel and the pain of your loss. At GriefShare, you’ll learn valuable information that will help you through this difficult time in your life. For more information please contact Lenny Scheufler or church office at 326-7403.

Meeting schedule at First United Methodist Church

Right Now Media
Our church is always looking for ways to serve you as you live out your faith throughout the week. We are inviting you to have a free account to an exciting new video library called RightNow Media. It’s essentially the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” because you will have instant access to thousands of great videos for kids, youth, parents, married couples and more. You can view these videos from your phone, tablet or computer. And you can also view them in a group setting through a TV or projector.
If you would like access to this library all we need is your email address. Upon receipt of your email address an invitation to “Right Now Media” will be sent. If you do not receive an email it is possible the email could have gone to the spam file or promotions file in your email. Please let us know if you are having any difficulties! (write your email address by your name on the attendance register, please.) After receiving the email from Right Now Media. Simply click on the link, put in your name and a password and you’re all
set. All of the videos are FREE for everyone to use.
Box Tops 4 Education:
Let’s help our local schools! Each box top is
worth 10 cents! Cut out these coupons on participating products. Containers
are in the overflow and Fellowship Hall. Coupons are divided
between the local schools!


Please DO NOT block the west bay of the garage. The van is in
use each Sunday morning! Thank you!
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