Wednesday Evening “Halftime” Classes and

Activities for Children begins January 21, Adults begin February 4

 Light family supper provided at 5:30pm in Fellowship Hall

Classes begin at 6 and end by 7:30pm




Nursery Available

eMERGE (weekly)

This group is for those in grades 6-8.  We meet every Wednesday evening from 6-7:30.  We share fellowship, Bible study, games, activities and lots of fun! Please bring a friend and join us. 


Halftime for Kids  (eight weeks)

Preschool/Kindergarten and Grades 1-5

We are using a fun curriculum using children's movies for study and activities. The first movies include the Lego Movie and Frozen. Join us and bring your friends!

ADULT CLASSES (six weeks) Begin February 4

Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy

Quiet Strength addresses six tough questions men ask. Or, more accurately, don't ask - though men crave the answers. These six Bible studies are crafted especially for men, and provide biblical answers, relationship-building discussion questions, fun activities, and character-building insights from the life of Tony Dungy, Former Head Coach of the Indianapolis Colts.


Ever been in a bad situation and asked why this happened? Ever had a friend going through a difficult time, and you're not sure what to say? Join Pastor Michelle as we explore the book of Job. We will tackle questions about suffering and evil, and how we respond faithfully in the midst of life's ups and downs.

This Means Love

This study, focused on serving others, is perfect for follow-up after the Women's Retreat, but you don't have to attend the Retreat to be in this class. This Bible study walks women through what it means to serve, how it affects our faith, and what God says about serving others. Join us and bring your girlfriends.

Picture Directory

You are invited to Capture Memories

for a lifetime!

Do you know the names of the people sitting around you? Help us to build a tool that will put names with faces. Be a part of our new family church directory. We need YOU to make our new family album complete! Each family will receive a complimentary 8X10 portrait and a free directory for participating. You will also have the opportunity to purchase pictures for your family with a 20% and up to 50% discount.  

Pictures will be taken February 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 and also on March 12, 13 and 14. You may sign up for your photo session after each service on Sundays or you may go to our website and sign up there during the week.

There is no cost to you unless you decide to order additional pictures from Lifetouch! We would like for everyone to participate in this. Please call Kathy in the office if you have any questions or need help signing up.


Upcoming Events

Save the Date!
Calling all women to join us at our Garden Getaway Retreat. Women will see God at work in all the seasons of life as we study Ecclesiastes 3. Mark your calendar for January 30-31, 2015.  Click here to print a registration form!!!

(Please include your t-shirt size)

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.

Handicap Accessible



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