Upcoming Events

Hello friends and family of First Church!

Autumn is in the air! This Saturday is a big and joyful day; it is the day of Appleton’s Octoberfest! Our Evangelism Ministry Team is working together to reach out to the community. We will be handing out the message of God and Chocolate chip cookies. Please come and find our booth located between Ebert & Gerbert’s 218 E College, and Berk and Cross 200 E College Ave. Take some devotionals and cookies for your friends and families! Our Youth will be selling parking spots so please tell your friends and neighbors to park at First Church and help support our Youth Ministry- see a special video from Brian Stahl, our Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries below. It is also time for a new pictorial photo directory! Below is a video about getting your picture taken. Please sign up to get your picture taken on our HERE or you can call the church office.






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Contact Us

First United Methodist Church

325 East Franklin Street
Appleton, Wisconsin 54911
Map  •   Directions
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.

Ways To Be The Church

  • 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


    Are you ready?! We are putting together our own Church Pictorial Directory. No high pressure sales, just a relaxed photo opportunity. We will be holding photo sessions by appointment during the next couple of months. We will have some day and evening times, as well as after worship times becoming available.

    Please call the church office to schedule your appointment, or schedule Schedule Here

  • 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.

    Sign Up Here


  • Mission of the Month

    The September Mission of the Month features the Rehoboth Congolese Congregation which is part of the First Church family. Even though some Congolese Refugees have been in the Fox Valley for a while, several more have arrived and the Congolese Community is growing. Assisting them with the expense of personal hygiene products is one way to help ease their financial burden as Food Share money cannot be used towards these types of products. The wish list includes: Diapers, especially size 4, 5 and 6; diaper wipes, toilet tissue, facial tissue, paper towel, shampoo, deodorant, dish soap, bar soap, liquid hand soap, laundry detergent, toothpaste and brushes, and female personal hygiene pads, (no tampons please). Place items in the marked bin by the Wesley Room. If you prefer making a financial donation, the shopping will be done for you! Please turn any money in to the office and indicate it is for the September Mission of the Month. Any questions can be directed to Cynthia Whitely, Mission Team.

  • 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


  • 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

    Prayer Request


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  September 2022  
This Week's Events


Grace Rehearsal
6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Lawrence Class
12:30 PM to 1:40 PM
Strong Bodies
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Chair Yoga
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Circles of Support
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Scout Troop 2
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Prayer Meeting via Zoom
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Scout Troop 6002
6:00 PM to 8:15 PM


Alanon Meeting
8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
"Freeing Jesus" Study Group
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
AA Meeting
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Meditation Embraced
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Strong Bodies
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Chair Yoga
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sonshine Singers Rehearsal
5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Youth Group and Classes
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Bass Clef Rehearsal
6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Pioneer Club
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Wesley Handbell Rehearsal
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


AA Group Young at Heart
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Strong Bodies
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM


Kiwanis Meeting
6:30 AM to 8:30 AM


Circles of Support
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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