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Are you interested in continuing conversations about racism and how we can help in our church community and beyond? Then join us on Sunday, January 30th online from 11a-1p  (link will be sent, once registered). Reverend Afi Dobbins-Mays will lead us in this important workshop. Rev. Dobbins-Mays serves two UMC congregations in Milwaukee, and is a passionate community leader and humanitarian. We will learn more about the cycle of socialization and how we can impact our own community's change. Please register in the church office, or on our church website appfumc.org.

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First United Methodist Church

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

Church Office & Worship Schedule

Office Hours

  • Monday - Thursday
    8:00 am - noon & 1:00 - 4:30 pm
    Friday 8:00 am - noon

    Worship With Us
    Saturday 5:30 pm in the Chapel
    Sunday 9:00 am in the Sanctuary
    Nursery care is available on Sundays.

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Ways To Be The Church

  • Mid-Week Devotion

    Join us for our Mid-Week Devotion!

    We have it LIVE on Wednesdays at 6:00pm via Zoom

    (please contact the church office for the link or you will receive it in our church email)


    You can watch the recorded devotion on our YouTube channel

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  • Worship With Us

    Worship with us in person Saturdays at 5:30 pm and Sundays at 9:00 am

    You can also watch us live on YouTube Watch us on YouTube

    or view our past services on Vimeo Watch Services on Vimeo


  • Gift of Prayer for Our Church

    Our prayer ministry is entering its 5th year with the same goal, to cover First Church in prayer. Each day in 2022 we want a member of our congregation praying for our pastors, staff, ministries, and members. We invite you to sign up to pray for our church.

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  • Hands-On Ministry Opportunities

    Are you looking for ways to live out your faith by serving those in need in our local community? Does your employer offer time-off to participate in volunteer activities? Each month, First Church will provide opportunities for anyone to participate in hands-on volunteering opportunities throughout our local community.

    Opportunities to volunteer for Ruby’s Pantry will be the first Tuesday of each month at First English Lutheran.Be sure to enter Appleton, WI as your primary location, and indicate that you are part of a First United Methodist Church group, with Donna Frick as Contact Person. The volunteer coordinator from First English will be in contact to confirm your participation.

    Volunteer for Ruby's Pantry

    Pillars Adult Shelter provides overnight shelter to adults experiencing homelessness in our community. On an average night about 55 adults are provided a hearty meal and a warm, dry place to sleep. On Saturday, February 12 at 2pm we will prepare a meal at the First Church kitchen and deliver it to the Pillars Adult Shelter. We’ll need about 6 people to prepare and deliver the meal. We also need 4 people to prepare a dessert at home and drop it off at church.

    Volunteer at Pillars

  • Prayer Request

    Our Befriender Ministry exists to pray with you and for you, and is honored to lift your concerns and joys to God in total confidence and without judgment.
    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”    Philippians 4:6-7

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