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Let’s welcome Rev Larry Kreps. He is Father-In-Law of Pastor Markus. Pastor Larry will begin serving our church this week and will continue until Pastor Markus returns from renewal leave.

Pastor Larry and his wife Marti served in ministry together for 40 years in Ohio. Specifically in Urbana, Springfield, Marion, Cincinnati, and Findlay. He is especially gifted in preaching and teaching. He retired in June, 2017 and lives in Middletown, Ohio.

Please watch this video from Pastor Larry below:





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Contact Us

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.

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

  • Outdoor Worship

    Join us for our last Summer Outdoor Worship.

    We invite you to a great and meaningful time of

    summer fellowship and worship.

    Wednesday,  August 17 - Hymn Sing

    5:00pm – Picnic Meal in the parking lot

    6:00pm – Family Worship Service in the parking lot

    6:15pm Children dismissed for Activities in the Courtyard

    6:30pm – Join in a Fellowship Activity


    It’s a great time for the entire family!

    We look forward to seeing you!


  • 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 August Mission of the Month is Harbor House, a local agency providing safe shelter and basic crisis services to women and children hurt by domestic abuse. Their most needed items include TWIN-SIZED SHEET SETS, TWIN-SIZED BED BUG COVERS, ALUMINUM FOIL, PLASTIC WRAP, PAPER TOWELS, DISINFECTING WIPES, GAIN OR TIDE LAUNDRY DETERGENT, EARBUDS OR HEADPHONES, 33-GALLON TRASH BAGS, 13-GALLON KITCHEN BAGS, WOMEN’S DEODORANT, REUSABLE WATER BOTTLES, AND KN95 MASKS FOR ADULTS OR CHILDREN. Harbor House is unable to accept used items. All donated items can be placed in the marked bin by the Wesley Room. If you prefer to make a donation, please turn money in to the office, specifying it is for Harbor House. Thanks for your help!

  • 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


    Jake’s Network of Hope (formerly Jake’s Diapers) distributes personal care products as well as product donations from their corporate partners to various non-profit organizations throughout NE Wisconsin. We will have a team of volunteers repackaging diapers or other personal care products at Jake’s Network of Hope (2396 Industrial Dr in Neenah) on Thursday, Aug. 11 from 12-2 pm.

    Volunteer for Jake's Network of Hope

  • 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


  • Stay Connected With Us

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Verse of the Day
  August 2022  
This Week's Events


Befriender Meeting - Off-site
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Circles of Support
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Scout Troop 2
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Prayer Meeting
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Pastisan Primary Election
7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Alanon Meeting
8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Exploring God's World
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
AA Meeting
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM


VIM Meeting
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Youth Photo Scavenger Hunt
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Men's Softball Game
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM


Men's Noon Lunch in City Park
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
AA Group Young at Heart
1:00 PM to 2:00 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
Rehoboth Choir Rehearsal
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
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