Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Appleton! We are a congregation deeply committed to the great task that Jesus put on his church’s heart: to make disciples and transform this world.

At First Church you can expect to find a successful model of an intergenerational church: We have a wonderful children’s ministry, a great junior and senior high youth program, an array of adult programs reaching from small group ministries to annual mission trips and an outstanding music ministry program for kids, youth and adults.

We’d love to welcome you among us. Know that you can come as you are so we can grow together and make a difference in God’s great world.





Contact Us

First United Methodist Church
325 East Franklin Street
Appleton, Wisconsin 54911
Phone (920)734-2677
Fax (920) 882-1461

Church Office & Worship Schedule

Office Hours
  • Monday - Thursday
    8:00 a.m. - noon & 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    Friday 8:00 a.m. - noon
  • Welcome & Announcements 8:55
  • Worship-Sanctuary 9:00 a.m. (Nursery Care 0- 2 yrs)
  • Worship- Chapel 10:30 a.m. (Nursery Care 0 - 4yrs)
  • Sunday School - age 3 through grade 7 (starts in worship) September - May
    – 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
  • Worship - Chapel 5:30 p.m.


  • Endowment Survey

    If you would like to complete the Endowment Survey online, please follow this link


  • Volunteer for VBS 2018!!

    Sign Up!

    Volunteer for this year's VBS program Shipwrecked!  VBS is July 23-27 from 9a.m. - noon!  Please contact Christine Ladewig at cladewig@appfumc.org with any questions.

  • VBS Registration

    Sign Up!

    Sign your child up for this year's VBS Shipwrecked! VBS is July 23-27 from 9:00-noon. Children 3years (as of Jan.1) - completed 5th will enjoy a morning of music, games, snacks, Bible stories, and discovery. This event is free and you do not need to be a member to attend!

    All children registered by July 3 will receive a free t-shirt, tote bag and a music CD (one CD per family). Please contact Christine Ladewig at cladewig@appfumc.com with any questions.

  • Gift of Prayer for Our Church

    Special Gift for our Church

    For 2018 how about giving a special gift to your pastors, church staff and the ministry teams?  The gift is free. 

    It is prayer. It is easy and something you can do anywhere.  SPRC is coordinating a new prayer ministry, covering First Church in prayer.  Will you agree to pray for the church for one day?  The goal is to have members of our congregation praying for our pastors and staff every day in 2018.  We need you, yes, all of you, to sign up to pray for our church. 

    Sign up by using this link Click Here 


    Each month we will offer some suggestions for prayer. 


  • View our Worship Services here
  • Electronic Giving/Online Giving

    Click Here  

    We offer electronic giving as a way to automate your regular weekly offering. Electronic giving offers convenience and provides much needed donation consistency for our congregation. 

  May 2018  

Upcoming Events



AA Meeting
10:00 AM




Sermon Discussion
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
AA Meeting
10:00 AM
Women's Renewal Group
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Circles of Support Program
5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Troop 2
6:30 PM
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