• Raking Acts of Kindness


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
  • Saturday Evening Worship in the Chapel at 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Morning Worship in the Sanctuary at 9:00 a.m. (Nursery Care 0- 2 yrs)
  • Sunday Morning Worship in the Chapel at 10:30 a.m. (Nursery Care 0 - 4yrs)
  • Childrens'; Sunday School - age 3 through grade 7 (starts in worship at 9:00 a.m.) September - May


  • Wednesday Nights at First Church


    What are you doing on Wednesday nights?

    Starting Wednesday, October 10th, First Church will begin Wednesday Night Ministries for your whole family! Don’t forget to enjoy a family dinner before going to activities. Dinner will be served from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. You will get to enjoy a sit-down meal with your family- even if you can’t get here until close to 6:00!

    Starting at 6:00 p.m. you will have the opportunity to join Creating Cards, Prayer Warriors, Music Ministries, Bible Study, The Carpenter’s Workshop, Christ-Centered Meditation, Kidz Konnection, or Youth Group.

    There is something for everyone!

    Come and see what a difference A1 can make in your week.

    Church- it’s not just for Sundays.

  • Habitat Build

    On June 11 the excavation crew of Habitat for Humanity started digging the basement for the house we are building which is part of our Capital Campaign’s mission project. Below you can find the complete volunteer schedule that we as First Church are honored to fill.

    You can register by going to the following web page: https://foxcitieshabitat.volunteerhub.com/lp/firstumcappleton/

    Before you can sign up you have to create an account with Habitat. It  will take about 2 minutes.

    Please consider the following helpful pieces of information:

    - In most cases volunteer positions are for an entire day.

    - Check with your employer, you might be eligible to take paid leave for a day.

    - If you are able to work during the week, please leave the Saturday dates for those who are not able to help during the week.

    - You have to be at least 14 years of age to sign up, there are work restrictions for people under the age of 18.

    - You have to register at least two weeks prior to the date you want to volunteer, otherwise our Habitat coordinator will fill vacant positions.

    - Sign up can happen throughout the summer and fall until all positions are filled but keep the 2 week deadline in mind.

    For any more questions, do not hesitate to talk to a person at the Habitat sign up table after/before the church service or call the church office.

  • Gift of Prayer for Our Church

    Special Gift for our Church

    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. 


  • Members Schedule your photo session for the directory

    First Church Photo Directory

    We welcome you to be a part of our updated church photo directory. This is an opportunity to celebrate our church family and strengthen bonds within our congregation. This fall we are having pictures taken by Lifetouch on September 17, 18, 25, 26 and October 15 & 16; you must schedule ahead of time. There is no sitting fee and no obligation to purchase. Each participating family will receive a complimentary 8x10 portrait along with a free directory!

    Please schedule your photo session with one of our volunteers after weekend worship services, online, or simply by calling the church office. 

    Online scheduling is available during the week Mondays at noon- Fridays at 9 a.m .
    Just click the link below.



  • 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. 

  September 2018  

Upcoming Events



AA Meeting
10:00 AM


Worship Service in Sanctuary
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Health Sunday
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Financial Education
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Coffee Connection
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Worship Service in Chapel
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
"The Story" Bible Study
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM


Strong bones
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
AA Meeting
10:00 AM
Strong Bones
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Women's Renewal Group
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Strong Bones
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Circles of Support Program
5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Board Game Night
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grace Choir Rehearsal
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Troop 2
6:30 PM
Women of the Word
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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