Our loving, welcoming, Christ centered community of faith wants ALL people to know they are Wrapped in God's Love. You are invited to know and experience God's love through worship, music, prayer, fellowship, small groups, and community outreach.
- On Facebook Live every Sunday
- Generally the service is held In the church building
- During the warmer months, we occasionally have our service in the parking lot at the rear of the building. Bring your own camp chair, blanket if needed, and beverage if you like.
- COVID-19 Protocols are listed on our Covid-19 Update page
- When meeting outdoors
- Chairs with space between family groups
- Meeting indoors
- Initially physical spacing and use of disinfectant stations is expected.
- The front parking lot is located on Myrtle St. W., and the rear parking lot is located on Greeley St. S.
- Handicapped parking is located in the rear parking lot. An elevator is just inside the downstairs entrance.
- Street parking is also available.
The church building is accessible for handicap use. Handicapped parking is located in the rear parking lot. An elevator is just inside the downstairs entrance.
Dedicated wheelchair spaces are provided in the Sanctuary.
Child-care will be provided for infants through age 3. Children are welcomed to our church services. Activity bags labeled by age are located outside of the Sanctuary. Pastor Dan offers a Children’s Time during the service. Faith Formation classes are offered for children 3 years through Grade 5 on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 p.m. following the Wednesday Night Dinner.
Communion is usually celebrated on the first Sunday of each month and on special occasions. The Lord’s Table is an open table where ALL are welcome regardless of membership or affiliation. All are invited to come forward and receive an individual serving of juice and a piece of bread to participate in this sacrament. Those who are unable to come forward are served in the pew. Children are welcome at the table and receive communion or a blessing at the discretion of their parents. We use grape juice for communion so those in recovery can participate worry-free, and we offer a gluten-free bread option for people with wheat sensitivities.
If you are visiting FIRST UNITED for the first time, please be our guest. Save your offering and spend the week being attentive to all ways you are blessed. When you come back again we will be glad to include your offering with ours in gratitude for all the ways God is present in our lives and in our world. The gifts we give support our local church and its ministry as well as our outreach into the community and beyond through the United Methodist Church.
New member classes are held periodically throughout the year. In the class, which lasts about 90 minutes, participants are given a brief introduction to United Methodist history and beliefs, as well as to the life and ministry of our local congregation. Following the new member class, you will be recognized at the Sunday service. Friendship partners are recruited to support our new members as they get to know the congregation.
We recognize the baptism of other denominations, and we baptize all ages—infants, youth, and adults. We encourage you to worship with us prior to requesting baptism to determine if our church is the right faith community for you. The first step toward baptism is scheduling a conversation with a pastor; please contact the office for an appointment.
If you are new to our congregation, we ask you to take the new member class, even if you are a United Methodist, because we want to ensure you understand who we are, how we have been called to ministry, where we serve our community, and to meet others who are new to our congregation.
The church and staff are available for weddings and funerals. Click here to read more on our Special Services page.