Worship Series

Aspire to Excel

Now as you excel in everything…so we want you to excel in this undertaking. 2 Corinthians 8:7
Beginning April 12, our worship series will invite us to ask “Lord, what do you want to do through me?” as we begin to look at ways we can excel in making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. 
April 26 – Revealed in Prayer
Prayer is the means by which we open our hearts and souls to the presence of Christ, deepening our connection and relationship with God. Prayer is not just asking God to meet our needs, but also a means of discerning God’s will for our lives.
May 3 – Confirmation Sunday
We will celebrate the decision our youth have made to give their lives to God as a follower of Jesus Christ. We will all be challenged to consider what living and giving sacrificially would look like for each one of us.
May 10 – Lived in Faith
In 2 Timothy 1, Paul reminds Timothy of the faith of his mother and grandmother, and calls us to live out our faith with a spirit of power and love, not a spirit of cowardice. We will bring our commitments to live out our faith through generosity, as we aspire to excel in our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.


Our Capital Campaign includes a

21 day Devotional Guide by Scott McKenzie, PhD. Please join us in this journey. The link for the next

7 days is the logo below.

There are also hard copies at

the Welcome Desk.

Family Activity – Picnic
East Side Memorial Park
(9th and East)

Children’s Council has planned a picnic at East Side Memorial Park on Sunday, April 26 from

12-2. We are going to grill hot dogs and provide drinks and dessert. Families are asked to bring a side dish to share. We will be at the shelter house by the playground so kids can play and adults can visit. Several young families have joined our church and we hope this activity is an opportunity to get to know them better. Please sign up on the bulletin board if you are coming so we will have enough food for all!


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 campchippewa.org. Early bird registration for $20 off if registered before May 1.



Summer Class!  Save the Date!

Ever wondered why some things felt so tempting? Or why people do hurtful things? Bishop William Willimon’s  Sinning Like a Christian: A New Look at the 7 Deadly Sins takes a look at the nature

of the classical seven deadly sins in our modern world. Bring your lunch and join us on Mondays starting June 1st from noon to 1 as we read through Willimon’s book and discuss how pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony, and lust

still affect our lives today.  We’d love to see you there. Will you join us? Books will be available

for purchase in the office as we get closer

to the study. 

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

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

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