Finding Renewal in our Busy Lives

Summer is almost over.

The children are back in school.

Vacation suitcases are finally unpacked and stored away.

The house is almost back to normal.

Job responsibilities are picking up again.

The calendar is already getting full.

There is never enough time.

Just too busy.

Whew!!  Need a break!

How can we find a sense of peace and balance in our busy lives?

Join us for worship this Fall because...

It's About Time: Finding Renewal in our Busy Lives

September 7 - Rest for the Weary

     If Jesus could take a break, why do we think we can't?

September 14 - Be Still and Know

How often do we miss the important things beause we're too busy?

September 21 - Rhythm and Ritual

How do we find the natural rhythm of life with so many artificial timekeepers?

September 28 - Spirituality in Action

How do we find balance among so many tempting demands?

Did You Hear?

Our Youth Love to Serve  

This summer, 20 of our youth spent a week "giving back." During their mission trip to West Virginia, they worked long days as members of different constructin crews, deepened their relationship with God through daily worship and devotions, created new friendships, strenthened old friendships, and learned a lot about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

Some of the ways our youth raise money for youth programmig include:

  • Phone book delivery
  • Christmas sale
  • Special projects-construction, yard work, various others projects

Are you wondering how you can help them? An opportunity is right around the corner! Beginning August 31, our youth will begin their annual Youth Stock sales.  This year, we are moving Youth Stock sales from January to September.  If you purchased stocks last January, thank you, and please know that those stock dividends will definitely be honored through the end of December.  Keep your eye out for our youth, in the narthex between services.  They would love to tell you about their personal mission trip experiences and can share with you how you can support next year's trip through the purchase of a Youth Stock.  Thank you!


Upcoming Fall Events

Wednesday Evening Halftime Classes and Activities are HERE!

Begins September 3

Light supper provided at 5:30

Classes begin at 6pm

Adult Classes offered are:

  • Healing Words for Heavy Hearts

(Hosted by Stephen Ministry FUMC)

  • Faith & Politics
  • Dave Ramsey's Financial

Peace University

click here for the Dave Ramsey website

Halftime for Kids:

children (ages 3-5th grade)

Join us for games, singing, Bible lessons

& snacks


Middle School Youth group (grades 6-8)

Games, fun, snacks and growing in our faith

Join our group and bring a friend

Nursery is available for children birth to age 2


Disciple II Class!!!

A Disciple II class has been scheduled to begin September 3 at 9:30am. If you are interested in this   life changing opportunity, please call the

office to sign up.


A New Group has Formed

'Open Doors' is a group for all generations. We gather for prayer, fellowship and study downstairs in Room 116 on Sunday mornings between services. Bring your coffee and come on down. Our doors are always open.


Mission in Guatemala Opportunitiy!!!

Two opportunities to serve the people of Guatemala through the Organizatin for the Development of Indigenous Maya (ODIM) are coming in 2015!  click for more

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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