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


Ron Harris Co-Pastor

Karla Sheffy Co-Pastor

Cheryl Doty Music Director

Cindy Kienholz Children’s Director

Barb Muench Youth Director


Sunday Morning

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

Sunday School 9:15 a.m.  (all ages)

Nursery provided for birth to age 3 at 9:00 am

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


Great Plains UMC Website

Pastors letter of response from General Conference 2019


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

If you would like to be on our email list for our e-newsletter, The Connection, then please let the office know your email address, or click HERE to sign-up yourself.

Our location is Handicap Accessible.



Print your own June 23, 2019 Worship Guide for WEB



89 Day Streak 
Mind, Body, & Spirit

The Grow Ministry invites everyone to a Mind, Body, Spirit Activity beginning June 1 – August 28, for 89 Days.

Run/Walk/Other for 1 Mile or 20 minutes of exercise every day 
Read 1 Chapter every day from the Gospels in order (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John)
Pray for 5 minutes every day 

Be active as groups, families, or individually.  


Print a calendar:
89 Day Challenge Calendar June
89 Day Challenge Calendar July
89 Day Challenge Calendar August



All Church Conference & Potluck

You are invited to attend our All Church Conference on June 30 at noon. The BBQ meat for the potluck is being provided by the United Methodist Men. Please bring a couple of side dishes to share with all. Then we ask that you stay for the conference as we will have a lot of information to share and some special recognition’s. In case you are confused, the conference has been moved to June due to the change of our budgetary year from January – December to July – June. Childcare will be provided if needed. Call the church office at 342-6186 by June 26 to request childcare for your children.

Vacation Bible School is Coming!

Vacation Bible School at FUMC is scheduled for July 21-25, 2019. You can pre-register now by clicking HERE

Friends Together United Methodist Preschool is a Christian preschool located inside First United Methodist Church. Children of all faith backgrounds are welcome.

Enrollment for fall 2019 is open for all!
We have M-W-F classes for 4 & 5-year-olds and T-Th classes for 3 & 4-year-olds. 
For more information about our preschool, our new Director/Teacher or for an enrollment form, please click HERE!