First United Methodist Church
Prove It: Zeal for God
Zeal is not difficult, nor is it easy. It is not complicated or difficult to be passionate and zealous. Many with no facts, education or training are very zealous. They may or may not be zealous for the right things, but passion is not lacking in people who are passionately wrong. But zeal is also not easy. True zeal requires you to go beyond the comfort level of those around you to take risks for something that matters to you more than your comfort. Are you a Christian? Are you zealous for God? This week we will look at godly zeal and not just passionate opinion.
Locations & Times
  • First United Methodist Church
    3101 Colusa Hwy, Yuba City, CA 95993, USA
    Sunday 8:30 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
Simple Prayer
•First things first
•Ask for blessings for all
•Pray for those in authority
Simple Faith
•Peaceful and quiet lives
•Godly and holy lives
•God pleasing lives
Plain Truth
•God wants us all saved
•God wants us all to know the truth
•God knows it is your time
•Now is the right time
•We are no different than Paul, Timothy, or believers throughout time
•Zeal is sometimes hard to come by, but God chose Paul, Timothy, Wesley and YOU!
Life Application
•What has God asked of you that you don’t want to do?
•Do you have zeal for God?
•Prove it… do that thing this week

First United Methodist Church

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Adult Sunday School
Bible Study with Pastor Lois - Minor Prophets
Sundays at 10 am in Fellowship Hall with Pastor Lois (A Life Obeying Jesus- Green)
Small Groups
Book of Acts - The life of the early church is recorded and preserved for us in the Book of Acts and the Apostles. Join us as we study the Book of Acts.
Mondays - 6pm - Fireside Room - Pastor Julie
Healing Steps with Jesus -Healing Steps with Jesus is a Christ-centered program with foundations firmly established in Biblical truth. The 12 steps based on Scriptures offer participants a clear path of salvation and discipleship; bringing hope, freedom, sobriety, healing and the opportunity to give back one day at a time through Jesus Christ. This program addresses all types of habits and hurts, not just recovery from alcohol and/or drug issues. It is a "large umbrella" program that addresses a number of issues. The 12 steps tie historical recovery to timeless Biblical teaching. Order your materials at the church office.
Thursdays - 6pm - Fireside Room - Cathy Cheever
Financial Peace University - We all need a plan for our money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, facilitated by Mindy Poukish, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely and much more!
This session of will focus on youth and College Students, but all are invited to participate.
· Wednesdays, January 3rd to March 7th, 6 to 7:30pm in Youth Trailer
· (We will be joining Ash Wednesday services February 14th.)
· Register online
Having Peace about your Finances, Leads to Unbelievable Giving
Redeeming the Time - In Paul’s letter to the Ephesians he instructs them to “walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Join Pastor Lois for a small group to improve your time management skills. This group will meet on Mondays from 5 to 6pm in the Fireside room starting January 8th.
Childcare available for Small Groups upon request.
Please contact the church office ASAP if you need childcare to be arranged.
We have some incredible mid-week gatherings for
our youth where they can experience Fun, Fellowship, and Games with a Message on Mondays from 6 to 8pm
JV - open to students in Middle School, Youth Trailer
3C’s Class
Get to know the 3 C’s – Christ, Christianity, and our Church to become a mature Christian and Church Member
· Sundays, March 3rd to March 24th in the youth trailer from 4 to 6pm
· Ask Mindy any questions you may have
Rock N Worship Show for Youth
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see For King and Country, Matthew West, Natalie Grant and many other artists all for just $10.
· March 2nd we will travel to Stockton and return back for a lock in!
· See Mindy for parent permission slip
Bible Study with Pastor Lois
- Harmony of the Gospels
Wednesdays at 10:15 am in the Fireside Room with Pastor Lois
This Ain't No Bull
A Joy Sunday Production
Sunday, February 25th

Lunch Provided
Ministry & Community Fair
Join in Mission with Cutting EDGE (Evangelize, Disciple, Go to the Ends of the Earth)
As we ring in the New Year, January’s focus will be Taavet’s new adventure with TMS!
· During the summer of ’16, our church was blessed with an intern from Asbury Seminary by the name of Taavet. As he did ministry with us, he shared his heart for missions.
· Taavet’s new adventure will be in Brazil with TMS (formally known as the Mission Society) where he will be working with a Methodist Church to develop new evangelism and church planting strategies.
· JUST IN – Taavet is buying tickets to Brazil this week and will be travelling to Brazil in a month

Ministry Trip
Was one of your New Year resolutions to do something that will get you excited about doing ministry at our church? How about going on a ministry trip?
· Adults have the opportunity to serve at Glide UMC, during EDGE’s next Ministry Trip to San Francisco
· April 10th to 13th and the cost is $85 to $100 (depends on # of participants)
· Partial Scholarships are available
· Registration and $20 deposit needed by March 10th

Cutting EDGE is funded by faith promises which can be made at any time of the year. Cards can be found at guest services and can be placed in the offering plate.
· Funds raised are used at the donors choosing.
¨ You can donate to a specific project or missionary of your choice or help fund outreach that Cutting EDGE is facilitating.
· Please make your checks out to FUMC – Missions Cutting EDGE
Ash Wednesday Service
February 14th
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline.
Ash Wednesday emphasizes two themes: our sinfulness before God and our human mortality. The service focuses on both themes, helping us to realize that both have been triumphed through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
During Ash Wednesday service, ashes will be lightly rubbed in the sign of the cross onto the foreheads of worshipers. This ash cross is an outward sign of our sorrow and repentance for sins.