We are opening our doors and welcoming you back into the Sanctuary, with limited seating capacity, starting Sunday, October 4, 2020, for 10:35 worship.

But if you are not comfortable yet coming inside, you may still join us by live-streaming, and as we broadcast the 10:35 worship service on KVOE radio every Sunday! We also offer drive-in worship at 8:00 am on Sunday mornings on the west side of our building. 

The Food Pantry is operating by handing bags out the west door on Thursday and Friday mornings, 9:00 am-noon. Please stay safe and healthy knowing that God loves us and will get us through this!

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

Connect ~ Love ~ Grow ~ Serve
Connect with one another, Love God through Worship,
Grow in your faith and Serve one another.


Ron Harris Co-Pastor

Karla Sheffy Co-Pastor

Cheryl Doty Music Director

Cindy Kienholz Children’s Director

Barb Muench Youth Director

Bob Potter Church Administrator


Sunday Morning

8:00 a.m. Parking Lot Worship
10:35 a.m. Live Stream On-Line (click below)

Sunday School 9:15 a.m.  (Jr High – Adult Via Zoom, Connect the office for the link)

First United Methodist Church
823 Merchant, Emporia, Kansas 66801
Phone: (620) 342-6186


The 10:35 service is broadcast live on KVOE (1400) AM radio and live-streamed. Click HERE for live streaming.

Our location is Handicap Accessible.


Print your own Worship Guide  –

October 18, 2020 Website Worship Guide


Join us in our west parking lot on October 14th and 28th from 6-7 pm for our Fall Family Halftime. We will share music, bible lessons, and games. Bring your chairs, blankets, a bible, and a mask and be ready to have a great time!

“Leading Causes of Life”
New Worship Series beginning in October

Join us for our new worship series “Leading Causes of Life”. This 7-week series is based on a book called Leading Causes of Life: Five Fundamentals to Change the Way You Live Your Life. Our churches are facing the realities of a global economy in crisis. But we hope to offer a way to speak, through this series, the language of life. Not that we live in denial, but that we refocus in order to notice all the life that is going on around us. Because it is!!! It always has and it always will. The whole point of the book and this worship series is that it is possible to live a life that is ABOUT LIFE. Isn’t this also the Good News of Jesus Christ? That we might have life abundant through the transforming love shown to us, modeled for us, by Jesus? What an inspiring message, and just possibly a whole new outlook and attitude for our churches. Join us for this season of saying “yes” to life!