First United Methodist Church
Thursday, July 25, 2024

Visitor's Guide

Service Times: First United Methodist Church (First UMC) has two Sunday morning worship opportunities: 9:00 Traditional Worship (anywhere from 80-150 in attendance) and our 11:15 Casual Service (with a more "intimate" attendance of between 15-40). You do not need to be a member of our church, or any church, to attend. Our Traditional Service is a little more “formal” in attire, with some wearing their “Sunday clothes” while others prefer casual clothing and dress more informal. Our Casual Service rarely sees a suit, a tie, or a dress and has welcomed many in casual garb, even including shorts and t-shirt. We welcome people for who they are, not what they wear.
Parking: Free parking is available in all our lots and there is street parking.
What to Expect: If you are visiting First UMC for the first time, you will experience a fresh, joyous atmosphere in the worship and in the hallways. We view each Sunday as a “Little Easter.” Our “unofficial” motto is “We are a hospital for sinners and not a museum of saints.” You can get a feel for the sermons by clicking on one of the many listed in “Audio Sermons” on this web site.  
Nursery: Children are welcomed. We have a staffed nursery all Sunday morning activities. We also have a glassed-in cry room in our balcony area if you prefer to stay with your child but the child needs “room to roam.”
For People with Disabilities: We have a number of handicapped parking spaces in the lot north of the church (The “Canopy Door” ). We are wheelchair accessible from that Canopy Door entrance. We offer a larger than normal Handicapped / Family restroom by that same entrance. The church has an elevator for easy access to our Fellowship Hall. Our sanctuary has an assisted hearing system using wireless listening aids. In addition, large print bulletins, Bibles and hymnals are available.
Want to Know More about Us: Give us a call (712-258-0119) or e-mail us (