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This Week's Events
JAN

19

SUN
Worship Service in Sanctuary
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Sunday School
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Coffee Connection
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Worship Service in Chapel
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
JAN

20

MON
Theology on Mondays
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Women's Renewal Group
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Circles of Support Program
5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Grace Choir Rehearsal
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Finance Committee Meeting
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Troop 2
6:30 PM
Women of the Word
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
JAN

21

TUE
AlAnon
9:30 AM
Tuesday Book Study
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Al-Ateen
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday Night AA
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
JAN

22

WED
Wednesday Noon Study Group
11:15 AM to 12:30 PM
Wednesday Night Live Dinner
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
KIDZ KONNECTION
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Youth Group
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Grades 6 & 7 Bible Study Class
6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
Grades 10-12 Jesus League
6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
JAN

23

THU
Al-Anon 12 Step Book Study
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Men's Thursday Noon Group
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Women's Thursday Noon Group
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
AA "Young at Heart" Group
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
TOPS
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
JAN

25

SAT
Bible Search
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Lead Pastor

Markus Wegenast

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I was born in the Black Forest area of South Germany and grew up in the Black Forest city of Freudenstadt .  I loved being active in the community and my Methodist home church, participating and leading in ministries such as the brass band, the youth group and the young adult choir. I experienced a call into full time ministry in my late teens.

After graduating from college and a year of mandatory federal social service I entered my pastoral education. I served as pastoral intern for one year in four congregations in the Stuttgart, Germany area and then transitioned into the seminary years at the Theological school of the United Methodist Church in Reutlingen, Germany.

I was active in various congregations of the Reutlingen area and served as a seminary intern in an inner city church of Berlin, Germany. In 2001, I went to embark on an abroad adventure and enrolled at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois for one year. This is where I met my wife Carrie. I moved to the United States in 2004, when I got married. We both started serving churches in Wisconsin in 2004.

So far I have served part time at the Johnson Creek UMC and as solo pastor at the Waterloo UMC.  I was ordained in 2008 and have served as a senior pastor of Community UMC in Waterford from 2010-2014. In the summer of 2014 my wife Carrie, my son Hans and I moved to Appleton and I started my time as the new senior pastor here at First UMC.  Since then our second son, Owen, has been born and is enriching our family beyond measure.

I feel privileged for my family to experience the hospitable warmth of First Church and invite you to come and find it for yourself.

 

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