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


Ron Harris Co-Pastor

Karla Sheffy Co-Pastor

Kurt Cooper ESU Campus Minister

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


Great Plains UMC Website


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 March 24, 2019 Worship Guide



Easter Lily Time

It’s time to order Easter Lilies to decorate the sanctuary for Easter. You may order your Lily in honor of or in memory of someone special. Plants are $20 each. Pick up an order form from the office.



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 now 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!

Vacation Bible School is Coming!

Vacation Bible School at FUMC is scheduled for July 21-25, 2019. You can pre-register now by clicking HERE

TAKE THE FLAG by Rob Fuquay
A Church-Wide Lenten Study!

The spiritual life is often compared to a race. Pastor Rob Fuquay sees a parallel between the flags used in auto racing and the signals God sends us in our fast-paced lives. 

The purpose of Take the Flag is not to turn readers into race fans but to help them become stronger disciples of Jesus Christ by paying attention to the signals God gives us each day.

Join us for classes beginning either during Sunday School or on Wedesdays at 10:00 am. Call the office to register for a class that works for you.

CLICK HERE for more info.