The God We Can Know
A Worship and Study Series on the
"I Am" Sayings of Jesus

Now is the perfect time to join a small group or a Sunday-school class to discussThe God We Can Know, our new worship and study series. This study not only will help us to learn more about Jesus' self-revealing "I Am" statements. If we want to grow in the likeness of Christ, we must take time to study and reflect on Jesus' characteristics.

The God We Can Know study book offers a weekly reading based on biblical study and personal reflections written by Pastor Rob Fuquay. Each short DVD segment was filmed in the Holy Land and takes us on location to where the "I Am" sayings of Jesus actually were spoken. The gospel comes to life as we move from the Judean wilderness to the Galilean hills and into the heart of Jerusalem. To sign up for this study, contact the office at 620-342-6186 for a list of Sunday School, week day, evening or even home study opportunities.



Wednesday Evening Classes and Activities

 for all ages begin January 20th and
continue through March 9th.

Light supper provided at 5:30pm
Classes begin at 6pm

  · Halftime: 
      Children (ages 3 through 5th grade)
      Join us for games, singing, Bible lessons &   snacks!
· eMerge
      Middle School Youth Group (grades 6-8)
      Games, fun, snacks and growing in our faith
      Join our Middle School Group and bring a friend!
      All are welcome!
· Nursery is available for children birth to age 2

 Adult Studies

COVENANT - Living The CovenantAn in-depth Bible study based on reading and discussion and focused on learning how to love God -- and each other -- better. This study continues the Fall Covenant study, but attendance at those sessions is not required to participate in this session. Robbie Hill and Bob Grover invite you to join them in this study!

Animate: Bible
A seven-session adult exploration of the Bible through the use of videos, discussions, and journaling. Christine Potter will be leading this class. 

(Men's Study) The Woodlawn Study ONE
In 1973, Woodlawn High in Birmingham, Alabama was forcibly integrated with 500 students bussed into the school. Hatred and racism ruled the day. But a spiritual awakening captured the hearts of the football team. The love of Jesus miraculously changed the face of a community. The movie Woodlawn is the true story of this journey to revival. One Hope. One Truth. One Way.  J.D. Chanley will lead this men’s study.

New Member Class -

"A Disciple's Path"

If you are interested in learning more about what it means to be a member of First UMC, you are welcome to be part of the next New Member class, titled "A Disciple's Path," on Sunday mornings at 9:30am beginning January 31st through March 13th. This class explores ways to deepen your relationship with Christ and the Church through your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. It's also a great way to get to know other people in the church and learn about various opportunities to get involved. You may register for the class by calling the church office at 620-342-6186

 or by emailing Jeannie Jensen at  



 Parenting Class-

Children's Council and Adult Council are sponsoring this spiritual parenting class on communication.  Know your communication style and figure out how to positively work with your children's styles. 

Great class for parents and teachers.  

February 27, at FUMC, cost is $15 per person (real bargain), lunch and childcare included.

Registration deadline is Feb 1 and class is limited to 20 participants.  Email Cindy Kienholz if you are interested.

United Methodist Women

invite you to start cleaning out your cupboards and closets now! Collect those "treasures" just lying around your house, toss them into a box, and bring them to the church. Our church garage sale will be on March 4 & 5. Proceeds from the garage sale will benefit local and reginial missions.


Associate Minister at FUMC-

Staff Parish Relations Committee is excited to announce that Christine Potter has accepted the position of Associate Minister for FUMC. Christine is currently serving as our Student in Ministry this year and will transition to the Associate Minister role on July 1, 2016. Christine will be serving the church in a 3/4 time position for the next two years while she continues to pursue her Masters of Divinity at St Paul School of Theology. Christine has been a blessing to have this year and is excited to continue serving our church in this new role!


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

Christine Potter

Student in Ministry


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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