Save the Date!!!

August 24, 6pm

Our second annual First Fest is scheduled for August 24 in our Courtyard. 

  This wonderful festival will include free food, games for kids, sno cones, cotton candy, popcorn and, of course, music!  This year we have Brandon Michael Ellis as our musical headliner.  He is a rising star in Christian

music and was highly recommended by last years performers, Cloverton.  Brandon has just released his first CD, The Journey.

Bring your lawn chairs and join the fun!  



Summer Sermon Series

All in the Family 

What are your favorite family stories?

What are the stories you tell over and over again at family reunions?

What are the stories you share with every new member of your family? 

This summer we will spend some time exploring our biblical family stories, those stories of our ancestors in the faith in Genesis.  Like most family stories, our biblical family stories are filled with a mix

of characters.  Some comic, some tragic, some faithful, some not-so-perfect.  And

like most family stories, our biblical stories shape us and help us discover who we are in our relationship with God.  So join us on the Genesis front porch this summer to hear our family stories. 

June 22 – It’s Time to Paint the Nursery Genesis 18:1-15, 21:1-7

June 29 – Abraham & Isaac

Genesis 22:1-14

July 6 – Not Exactly Genesis 24:34-67

July 13 – Family Feud

Genesis 25:19-34, 27:1-41

July 20 – This Place is Awesome

Genesis 28:10-19

July 27 – The Other Sister

Genesis 29:9-30

August 3 – The Uncle with the Limp Genesis 32:3-31

August 10 – Sibling Rivalry

Genesis 37

August 17 – Family Reunion

Genesis 45:1-15

Upcoming Summer Events

The Garage Sale Was A Success!!!

Thank you to everyone who helped in any way.  It was a wonderful week of fellowship!

Wednesday Evening Halftime Classes and Activities are Coming Soon!

Begins September 3

Light supper provided at 5:30

Classes begin at 6pm

Adult Classes offered are:

  • Healing Words for Heavy Hearts

(Hosted by Stephen Ministry FUMC)

  • Faith & Politics
  • Dave Ramsey's Financial

Peace University

click here for the Dave Ramsey website

Halftime for Kids:

children (ages 3-5th grade)

Join us for games, singing, Bible lessons

& snacks


Middle School Youth group (grades 6-8)

Games, fun, snacks and growing in our faith

Join our group and bring a friend

Nursery is available for children birth to age 2


Disciple Classes Coming Soon!!!

Disciple classes are forming now. Call Pastor Michelle in the office to learn more about this life changing opportunity or to ask questions.

Mission in Guatemala Opportunitiy!!!

Two opportunities to serve the people of Guatemala through the Organizatin for the Development of Indigenous Maya (ODIM) are coming in 2015!  click for more

Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.



Sunday Morning

8:15 a.m. and 10:35 a.m.

Sunday School 9:15 a.m. (all ages)

Jeannie Jensen

Senior Pastor

Michelle Byerly

Associate Pastor

Kurt Cooper

ESU Campus Minister

First United Methodist Church

823 Merchant

Emporia, Kansas  66801

(620) 342-6186


The 10:35 service is broadcast live on KVOE (1400) AM radio and live streamed at It is also tape delayed on Cable One Channel 70 at 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

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