The First Fruits Offering for the Aspire to Excel Campaign

will be taken Sunday, May 31. The campaign total will be announced during worship.

Friends Together Preschool is seeking a Part-Time Preschool Director/Teacher

Application review begins June 5, 2015. 

Application Process:

Please send to or deliver to Friends Together Board, 823 Merchant St, Emporia, KS  66801.

  • Letter of Application
  • Resume with current contact information
  • Three References with contact information


Job Description Link


Summer Camp

Yes, it is time to start thinking and planning for some fun summer activities. Make sure you have Camp Chippewa on your list! Camp Chippewa is a wonderful United Methodist Camp in Ottawa, KS. The theme for this summer is "Power UP"!  There are many different camp focus' and so many fun activities to choose from. First United Methodist Church pays half tuition for our members to attend. There are also Parent/Child camps for younger ages. To look at a brochure or register - go on line to 


Register NOW!

FUMC Vacation Bible School
"Everest" - Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power
July 12-15, 6-8 pm
Fun for all! 

Click here to register.


Potluck Farewell

Join us after late service on May 31 for a 'Potluck Send Off' for Pastor Michelle Byerly as she leaves FUMC to begin the Clinical Pastoral Education program.  Please bring a dish or two to share with others as we celebrate Michelle, and wish her well on her new journey.  If you would like to make a love offering for Michelle, there will be a basket at the potluck, or you may place it in the offering plate on Sunday. Please make checks out to FUMC with a note on it marked "Michelle Love Offering."  Hope to see you there!


Our Capital Campaign includes a

21 day Devotional Guide by Scott McKenzie, PhD. Please join us in this journey. Click here or the logo below to read on-line.

There are also hard copies at

the Welcome Desk.

Interested in Sinning

on Mondays?
Bring your lunch and join your friends in the Parlor on Mondays, noon to 1:00, beginning June 1st, for our summer book study, Sinning Like a Christian: A New Look at the 7 Deadly Sins, by UM Bishop William Willimon. Willimon writes "While sin is not the defining aspect of a human being, nor is it the chief concern of our life with God, our life with God enables us openly to confess our sin and to begin again, to get up, to go on, to resume our journey with God." This study will be led by Jeannie Jensen. Please let the office know if you are interested so we can purchase enough books to be available for the class. 


VBS Adult Study
Save the Date

We will be offering a book study during VBS for adults led by Ken Roemer. Join us July 12-15 from 6-8pm for Greater by Steven Furtick. Most of us aren't in danger of ruining our lives. We're in danger of wasting them. Are you unsatisfied with the kind of Christian life you've settled for? If you are tired of cul-de-sac Christianity or self-help pseudo solutions, today is the day God's greater plan for your life begins in full force.

Greater than the labels you were given

when you were young.
Greater than the cynicism that settles

in as you get older.
Greater than the dreams you've

dreamed for yourself.
Greater than even the greatest moment

you've had thus far.

In Greater, Pastor Steven Furtick draws on the biblical story of Elisha to give you the confidence to know that nothing is impossible with God, the clarity to see the next step He's calling you to take, and the courage to do anything He tells you to do.


UMW Summer Bible Study
United Methodist Women will be hosting a six-week study on "learning how to speak the truth in love". We will read KEEP IT SHUT by Karen Ehman. Books will be available after June 10th in the office for the first ten enrollees. Books may also be purchased on-line.

Everyone is welcome to join us on Wednesday afternoons starting June 24th from 1:00 to 2:30pm  in Cornerstone Cafe.  

Questions? Call Carol Reneau at 620-794-4972 or e-mail Hope you can join us.

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

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Direct Deposit Form for your Offering

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