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



Jeannie Jensen Senior Pastor

Erynn Dahlke, Pastoral Intern

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. 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 Website Worship Guide, March 18 

Worship Series for Lent – Ready for a Change

Lent can be a time of taking inventory of our lives.  We focus on repentance during this season, which means literally to “turn around,” to find a new direction.  This concept of change and change-making actions of Jesus will guide our spiritual journey this season.  We will acknowledge the changes in our personal lives, changes in the church of Jesus Christ, changes in our world.  We will wrestle with our fear of change, the inevitability of change, the difficulty in changing, and the life-giving new lease on life and call to service that change can bring.  Are you ready for a change?



March 18 – John 12:1-11 – Offerings
     An encounter with grace changes us on the inside.  How do we offer ourselves in generous ways as a change-agent for the world?

March 25 – Mark 11:1-11 –  Into God’s Future
     Jesus changes our perception of this world into one that is filled with the future hope and promise of God.  How are we working toward changing the world to make this hope and promise a reality


Change Makers!!!

During the season of Lent we want to celebrate those persons in our congregation who are change-makers. Please help shine a light on those who are making a positive change in our world and our community through their service to others.  You might share their name and area of service by writing it down and placing it in the offering plate during Sunday morning worship, or email Kathy Herrera in the church office at


Holy Week

March 25 – Palm Sunday “Following God’s Future”
Worship Services at 8:15 am and 10:35 am.
Sunday School for all ages 9:15 – 10:15 am.

March 29 – Maundy Thursday
     Communion Service to remember Jesus’ Last Supper 7:00 pm.

March 30 – Good Friday
     Service to reflect on the Crucifixion of Jesus 7:00 pm.

April 1 – Easter Sunday
    Worship Services at 8:15 am and 10:35 am.
     Easter Breakfast 9:00 am – 10:15 am.
     Children’s Easter Egg Hunt 10:00 am.