Worship Series - Aspire to Excel

Worship series - Aspire to Excel
Now as you excel in everything…so we want you to excel in this undertaking. 2 Corinthians 8:7
Beginning April 12, our worship series will invite us to ask “Lord, what do you want to do through me?” as we begin to look at ways we can excel in making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. 
April 12 – Gratitude Sunday
In Exodus 35-36, the Israelites expressed their gratitude for all God had done for them. We will join as a congregation in expressing our gratitude for all the gifts God has given us. 
April 19 – Ministry Sunday
We will lift up all the ministries of the church and celebrate the impact of those ministries in our church, our community, and the world. 
April 26 – Revealed in Prayer
Prayer is the means by which we open our hearts and souls to the presence of Christ, deepening our connection and relationship with God. Prayer is not just asking God to meet our needs, but also a means of discerning God’s will for our lives.
May 3 – Confirmation Sunday
We will celebrate the decision our youth have made to give their lives to God as a follower of Jesus Christ. We will all be challenged to consider what living and giving sacrificially would look like for each one of us.
May 10 – Lived in Faith
In 2 Timothy 1, Paul reminds Timothy of the faith of his mother and grandmother, and calls us to live out our faith with a spirit of power and love, not a spirit of cowardice. We will bring our commitments to live out our faith through generosity, as we aspire to excel in our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

New Member Class
"A Disciple's Path"

If you are new to First UMC and are interested in learning more about what it means to be a member of the church, you are welcome to be part of the next New Member class, titled "A Disciple's Path," on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am, beginning April 12th through May 24th. This class explores ways to deepen your relationship with Christ and the Church through your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. It's also a great way to get to know other people in the church and learn about various opportunities to get involved. You may register for the class by calling the church office at 620-342-6186  or by emailing Jeannie Jensen at  jeanniej@fumchurch.org.


Informational Meeting

for Summer Guatemala Mission Trip
The church will be sponsoring a mission trip this summer to the Lake Atitlan area of Guatemala.

We will be working with ODIM (Organization

for the Development of the Indigenous Maya)


and doing construction projects.
We will be departing on Saturday, July 4 

and returning Sunday, July 12. If you have any interest in attending or supporting this mission, please attend the informational meeting on Thursday, April 23 at 6 pmin the church Parlor.

If this date doesn’t work for you contact
Bob Potter in the church office at 342-6186.

Family Activity – Picnic
East Side Memorial Park
(9th and East)

Children’s Council has planned a picnic at East Side Memorial Park on Sunday, April 26 from

12-2. We are going to grill hot dogs and provide drinks and dessert. Families are asked to bring a side dish to share. We will be at the shelter house by the playground so kids can play and adults can visit. Several young families have joined our church and we hope this activity is an opportunity to get to know them better. Please sign up on the bulletin board if you are coming so we will have enough food for all!

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

KVOE.com. It is also tape delayed on Cable One Channel 70 at 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

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