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


Ron Harris Co-Pastor

Karla Sheffy Co-Pastor

Cheryl Doty Music Director

Cindy Kienholz Children’s Director

Barb Muench Youth Director


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 at 9:00 am

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


Great Plains UMC Website

Pastors letter of response from General Conference 2019


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 September 15, 2019 – Worship Guide WEBSITE



Friends Together United Methodist Preschool is a Christian preschool located inside First United Methodist Church. Children of all faith backgrounds are welcome.

Enrollment for fall 2019 is open for all!
We have M-W-F classes for 4 & 5-year-olds and T-Th classes for 3 & 4-year-olds. 
For more information about our preschool, our new Director/Teacher or for an enrollment form, please click HERE!