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



Jeannie Jensen Senior Pastor

Christine Potter Associate Minister

Kurt Cooper ESU Campus Minister


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


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


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


Save the Date for Haltime!

Spring Halftime 2017 is almost here!
Halftime classes will meet on Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:30, with a light dinner at 5:30, from January 25th-March 15th. Childcare is available for children under 2, with Halftime options available for ages 3+. Sign up early in the office and pick up your materials, or just show up on the first Wednesday night! Click HERE for descriptions of the Adult classes listed below:

Creed (Men’s study) What do I believe?

Love Warrior (Women’s study) Love Warrior is the story of one marriage, but it is also the story of the healing that is possible for any of us when we refuse to settle for good enough and begin to face pain and love head-on.

Financial Peace University What if you could live out your God-given dreams without money being your limiting factor? 

Scholarship opportunities are available based on need. See Christine Potter for more details. See you at Halftime!!

Garage Sale

United Methodist Women will once again be sponsoring the church-wide garage sale on Feb. 3 & 4. United Methodist Men and United Methodist Youth will join in, too, with other church members to help raise money for various mission projects.


How can you help with this great project and experience some wonderful fellowship?

From January 29 through February 4 you can:
*Bring your “treasures” to the church OR call Ron Boettcher, 342-6619 to arrange for pickup larger/heavy items.
*Help prepare for the sale by volunteering for a few hours or a few days during the week.
*Help transport large items to the church
*Help with selling during he garage sale on February 3 & 4
*Purchase “treasures” to take home with you
*Clean up on Saturday, February 4
*Prepare or donate food for lunches for the workers
Check out the week’s times and needs here.
If you need large items picked up – call Ron Boettcher at 620-342-6619 or the church office at 620-342-6186. For more info, contact Linda Hyde, 620-412-4823.

Super Bowl

sub-sandwichThe Super Bowl is coming! Get ready for game day by ordering your Super Bowl sub sandwiches from any youth today or contact Barb Muench. This is a Stockholder dividend but can also be ordered separately from anyone! Subs are $7 each and will be available for pick up on February 5. Make your game day easier by having your sandwich prepared for you and help the youth earn money for their mission trip.

Super Bowl Breakfast

We are making your game day super easy with a Super Bowl breakfast provided by the United Methodist Men. More details to come.