New Summer Worship Series

If you thought the Bible was just a book of answers, think again.  This summer, instead of asking questions of God, we will listen to the Questions God Asks Us, and we’ll reflect on our answers to those questions.  Later in the summer we’ll hear the questions Jesus asks us.  So join us in worship in June to hear the things that God wants to talk about with us.

  • June 28 – Where Were You?  Job 38
    Questions for reflection from last Sunday's sermon 
    What is the rhetorical question God is asking you?
    Where are you tempted to trust in what you think you know about God, rather than trust God?

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 



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

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All Church Conference Rescheduled

for July 23 at 6:30pm

The All Church Conference scheduled for June 18 has been canceled and rescheduled for July 23,  6:30 p.m.  The reason for this reschedule is so that the Trustees of the church can have additional time to provide the best information possible to the congregation to prioritize the projects for the Aspire to Excel capital campaign. Click for rest of the article.


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." 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.


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 may 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.  

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

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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