We are canceling In-Person Worship beginning Sunday, November 15 through December
due to the rise of occurrences of COVID-19 in Lyon County and Emporia!
Click HERE for more!

You may still join us by live-streaming, or 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  –

November 22nd Website Worship Guide


Here we are…with the Election almost behind us and the Coronavirus numbers still rising. So, what can we do?
We are called to love our neighbors – even when we don’t agree with them!
John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, said: “Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike?”

You have an opportunity to have a yard sign like this in your yard. You may purchase one or more for $15 each.
Contact the church office at 620-342-6186, email kathyh@fumchurch.org or CLICK HERE to order.
Once we receive your payment you can pick up your sign or we can deliver to your yard! #loveyourneighbor!!!!

Advent Begins on November 29!
‘Fill the Night with Music and Light’

The history of humanity is fraught with pain-especially the pain that comes accompanied by fear and leads to oppression and violence of one people against another. This is the world into which Jesus was born and through which his teachings would challenge and call for transformation. The open words of an anonymous Jewish poet, “I believe in the sun, even when the sun is not shining,” were scrawled on a wall during the Holocaust. This theme song for our season calls us to examine our penchant for annihilating fear by annihilating each other. The power of narrative and music will call us to a different response- transformation and reconciliation through hope, love, joy, and peace. This Advent and Christmas, let us fill the night with music and light and affirm and act on the reasons why we can still “believe, even when” we are discouraged.