Join us for Palm Sunday Worship!

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Join us for Palm Sunday Worship!

It’s time for Downtown Alive Worship! Grab something to wave, a branch, a scarf, a hat, anything you might have as we celebrate Palm Sunday! Join us live on KAKE-TV- this Sunday or on Facebook live (instead of our livestream) April 5 bulletinDownload Register your worship attendance Submit your prayer request Tithes and...

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Sunday Worship

Posted by on Nov 1, 2019 in Featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Sunday Worship

Sunday Worship

Worship

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Response to Special General Conference

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in Featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Response to Special General Conference

Response to Special General Conference

02-28-19 WEB PAGE STATEMENT V2

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Maundy Thursday Service

Posted by on Apr 1, 2020 in Community, Featured, Music, Worship and Arts | Comments Off on Maundy Thursday Service

Maundy Thursday Service

Join us online for a virtual Maundy Thursday worship service You are invited to prepare food and drink to join us in a love feast together. April 9, 2020 7:00 p.m. Livestream service

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COVID 19 UPDATE

Posted by on Mar 30, 2020 in Featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off on COVID 19 UPDATE

COVID 19 UPDATE

(March 30 Update) Dear Friends, We are in what week of this interesting time we are living? Early last week Sedgwick County went into a stay at home order for 30 days and on Saturday, the state of Kansas issued a stay at home order through April 19. I will share that I think that order will go longer, but I could be wrong. We continue to live into a time none of us have experienced. In this uncomfortable time, I think it is important for us to continue to pray for those on the front lines: doctors, nurses, aides, medical personnel,...

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150th Anniversary Postponed

Posted by on Mar 24, 2020 in Community, Featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off on 150th Anniversary Postponed

150th Anniversary Postponed

Unfortunately we have had to postpone our 150th anniversary celebration. As soon as we have a new date we will let you know! In 2020 First United Methodist Church will celebrate 150 years of ministry! This big milestone in our church’s legacy of vibrant ministry in the past while looking to the future with hopes to continue changing lives and transforming communities is a grand opportunity to celebrate and organize. Sunday, April 19 promises be a wonderful day of celebration at First Church! There will be a special combined worship...

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COVID-19 E-mail

Posted by on Mar 22, 2020 in Community, Featured | Comments Off on COVID-19 E-mail

COVID-19 E-mail

Do you have a need? Are you looking for a way to help? We have created this e-mail in order to connect people with needs with those who are eager to offer assistance. Please email your need or your willingness to help to covid19help@firstwichita.org and we will do our best to help!

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Ways to Stay Connected!

Posted by on Mar 18, 2020 in Community, Featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Ways to Stay Connected!

Ways to Stay Connected!

Dear Friends, The news around the COVID 19 pandemic continues to unfold daily and sometimes hourly. There has been no end date set for the ban to be lifted on groups of 50 or more. We will continue to monitor daily and weekly as we are creative about our ministry together.  The staff has been working to find ways to stay connected to our small groups and Bible studies. You can call the church and leave a message if you need any of the staff to get back in touch with you. We are all available by e-mail and text and phone. Below, ...

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Complex Questions

Posted by on Mar 1, 2020 in Community, Featured, Music, Worship and Arts, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Complex Questions

Complex Questions

A Lenten Journey In the season of Lent, our lectionary passages, from the gospels and almost all from the Old Testament are filled with questions. Some are accusatory, some are deeply philosophical or theological, some rhetorical and some are indirect. All seem to point to the underlying drive of most human beings: Why are we here? What does this mean? Does God care? Do we have a purpose?  Lent is a time to go deeper, to use the “tithe” of time to ponder and pray over the hard questions.  The questions raised in the...

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Study Guides

Posted by on Dec 1, 2019 in Adult Education & Fellowship, Featured | Comments Off on Study Guides

Study Guides

February 23 When Coming Down the MountainDownload February 16 When Confronting BrokennessDownload February 9 When Facing DarknessDownload February 2 When Blessings Become CursesDownload January 26 Resistance as the MovementDownload January 19 Resistance as ProtestDownload January 12 Resistance as the UndergroundDownload January 5 Resistance as Non-ComplianceDownload December 29 You Child of ChristmasDownload December 22 Bathsheba Wife of UriahDownload December 15 Ruth the...

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Weather Notifications

Posted by on Nov 26, 2019 in Community, Featured | Comments Off on Weather Notifications

Weather Notifications

Notifications: Weather Policy and Church Closures During the winter months we want to inform you of procedures in the event of inclement weather.  First Church will follow the closing of Wichita School District, USD259 during the regular business hours. If the decision is made to close schools, the church offices will also be closed. The decision to cancel regularly scheduled church programming will be made by the Senior Pastor in consultation with the church staff. Closing notices are reported to several outlets. Look for updates on the...

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Church Council Votes to Affirm 4 Commitments of UMC NEXT

Posted by on Nov 1, 2019 in Community, Featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Church Council Votes to Affirm 4 Commitments of UMC NEXT

Church Council Votes to Affirm 4 Commitments of UMC NEXT

The Church Council of First UMC voted in October to affirm the 4 Commitments of UMC NEXT. In addition to affirming these commitments, Church Council adapted a statement of welcome that the First Church Youth wrote. An Implementation Team has been formed and continues to meet to look at how we actually live out these four commitments. Please contact Pastor Rebecca, rebeccam@firstwichita.org for more information. Welcoming Statement First United Methodist Church will live out the love of Jesus Christ by including everyone,...

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