Here Is Our God

In the exciting and chaotic preparations for Christmas,
we often lose sight of the presence of God all around us.
Where do you see God? 

Lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings,

lift it up, do not fear; say to the cities of Judah, "Here is your God!"    

  --Isaiah 40:9
  Join us for worship this Advent season on Sunday mornings at 8:15 or10:35, as we lift our voices and say "Here is our God!"

November 30 - God in the People: We Are All the Work of God's Hand
December 7 - God in the Wilderness: A Way is Prepared
December 14 - 8:15 - God in the House; For all Generations
                        10:35 - Children's Worship
December 21 - God in the Lowly: Looked Upon with Favor

December 24 - Christmas Eve Worship Services
                          4:00 Casual Family Service
                          7:00 & 11:00 Candlelight & Communion Services

December 28 - One worship service only at 10:35, No Sunday School Classes this week.

Christmas Bake Sale

Do you like to have some Christmas goodies around, but don't like to or have the time to bake? Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 14 from 8-noon.  Youth will have a wide variety of Christmas treats available for sale at church.


Upcoming Events

Christmas Program Practice

Wednesdays 6-7:30pm

What a wonderful message we have to share about the birth of our Savior. The children will be sharing this story on December 14 during late service. If your child is between the ages of 3 and fifth grade, we would love to have them join us in sharing this message through song and narration. We will be practicing for the Christmas program on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 on November 5, 12,

and 19 as well as Dec. 3 and 10. Please come practice so the children can help lead

worship on December 14.


Advent Class

Wednesdays 6-7:30pm

Christmas is on its way!  There are holiday parties to prepare for, gifts to buy, Christmas programs, and the list goes on.  If you're looking for rest in the midst of chaos, this study is for you.  James Moore's "Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam" is all about looking for God reaching out to us through our chaotic lives.

Join Pastor Michelle in the parlor beginning Wednesday, November 12th through Wednesday, December 17th (we will not meet the Wednesday before Thanksgiving) from 6 to 7:30pm.  Books will be available in the office for a suggested donation of $10.  Childcare will be provided.


Mission in Guatemala Opportunity!!!

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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

Michelle Byerly

Associate Pastor

Kurt Cooper

ESU Campus Minister

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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