Where Your Treasure Is,

Your Heart Will Be Also...

October Worship Series - Treasure

Do you ever feel that the things you most value and love get the least of your time,

attention, and money?  Jesus said that our hearts follow our treasure. 

In October we will explore what we want to be investing in and what we actually are investing in.  

Oct 5 - Where Is Your Treasure?  

Oct 12 - The Problem with Two Masters

Oct 19 - Giving Your Treasure Back to God

Oct 26 - Don't Worry

Did You Hear?

Our Youth Love to Serve  

This summer, 20 of our youth spent a week "giving back." During their mission trip to West Virginia, they worked long days as members of different constructin crews, deepened their relationship with God through daily worship and devotions, created new friendships, strenthened old friendships, and learned a lot about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

Some of the ways our youth raise money for youth programmig include:

  • Phone book delivery
  • Christmas sale
  • Special projects-construction, yard work, various others projects

Are you wondering how you can help them? An opportunity is right around the corner! Beginning August 31, our youth will begin their annual Youth Stock sales.  This year, we are moving Youth Stock sales from January to September.  If you purchased stocks last January, thank you, and please know that those stock dividends will definitely be honored through the end of December.  Keep your eye out for our youth, in the narthex between services.  They would love to tell you about their personal mission trip experiences and can share with you how you can support next year's trip through the purchase of a Youth Stock.  Thank you!

Youth ready to leave for mission trip this summer.


A New Group has Formed

'Open Doors' is a group for all generations. We gather for prayer, fellowship and study downstairs in Room 116 on Sunday mornings between services. Bring your coffee and come on down. Our doors are always open.


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


Fishin' Food and Fellowship Event

Upcoming Fall Events


Finding Renewal in our Busy Lives

How can we find a sense of peace and balance in our busy lives?

Join us for worship this Fall because...

It's About Time:

Finding Renewal in our Busy Lives

September 28 - Spirituality in Action

How do we find balance among so many tempting demands?


Kids enjoying the first night of Halftime

learning about the Women at the Well.


New Member Class  "Disciple's Path"

If you are new to First UMC and are interested in learning more about what it means to be a member of the church, you are welcome to be part of the next New Member class, titled "A Disciple's Path," on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning October 5th through November 16th.  This class explores ways to deepen your relationship with Christ and the Church through your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.  It's also a great way to get to know other people in the church and learn about various opportunities to get involved. You may register for the class by calling the church office at 620-342-6186 or by emailing Jeannie Jensen at jeanniej@fumchurch.org.


Fishin' Food and Fellowship Event

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 KVOE.com. It is also tape delayed on Cable One Channel 70 at 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

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