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



Jeannie Jensen Senior Pastor

Christine Potter Student in Ministry

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 VBS

CAVE QUEST – Following Jesus, the Light of the World! Gear up for an adventure!

Ground kids in the rock-solid foundation of God’s love, a love that takes us through life’s dark times. Embark on a VBS adventure that will light their way! Gear up for an over-the-top underground adventure!  Save the dates of July 17 – July 21 and join us in this spelunking adventure!

To Register On-Line CLICK HERE.

Moving In the Spirit!

Spring is upon us, and new life is in bloom all around us. In this spirit, I would like to invite everyone who is interested, young and old, male and female, Gentile or Jew 🙂 to join in “Moving In the Spirit!” This initiative involves a couple of classes including Prayer Yoga and Prayer Walks, starting the week of May 9th. You can come to one or BOTH! Join every week or just drop in when you can make it. Who says you have to sit still when you pray? Let’s get moving!

Prayer Yoga will involve gently moving, stretching, and strengthening our bodies while praying and connecting with God. The focus of this class will be to accept ourselves where we are physically, mentally, and spiritually, to grow in our health and our faith, and to work on active ways to center ourselves in Christ. The class will meet on Tuesday mornings through May, at 10:00 a.m. Bring a yoga mat if you have one and wear comfortable clothes.

Prayers Walks will involve walking outside in the community and praying for the businesses, churches, schools and people of the Emporia community. Total distance will be about a mile, and all ages are welcome. Walks will be at a leisurely pace with a focus on prayer within our environment. Prayer Walks will take place on Fridaymornings at 10:00 a.m through May and June.

Both of these classes have started so join us now! Come experience new ways to grow in your faith individually and as a community by “Moving In the Spirit” at FUMC! Questions? Contact Christine Potter at or call the church office.

Guatemala Mission Trip 2017

May 5

Now is the time to sign up for the next Guatemala mission trip!

WHO?…anyone with a heart to serve God and a desire to learn about another culture.

WHAT?…Organization for the Development of Indigenous Maya (ODIM), providing community-driven healthcare and education. Recognized and supported by the United Methodist General Board of Global Missions. Check it out at

WHEN?…January 14-22, 2017

WHERE?…San Juan la Laguna and San Pablo, Guatemala on Lake Atitlan, where more than 80% of the population live in poverty.

WHY?…to provide medical care and education with the local staff of the ODIM clinics,and to build a house for a family who is taking classes to improve their quality of life.

Summer Camp

As you plan your summer, make sure you include time at Camp Chippewa, our amazing United Methodist Camp in Ottawa, KS. This summer the theme is: Fearless Faith. There are many different weeks to attend so grab a buddy and get signed up! There are even two weekends for parent and child (those ages K-4th grade). Great way to experience camp with your child and prepare them to attend later alone. FUMC pays half the cost for our members – awesome deal. See Cindy Kienholz (620-342-6186) if you have any questions.