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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 at 9:00 a.m.) September - May
  • Living Waters Congolese Church Worship on Sundays in the Chapel
    – 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM


  • Wednesday Night Live Plus

    What are you doing on Wednesday nights?

    Join us for Wednesday Night Live Plus, 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,

    Wednesday Night Live Plus

    January 15-February 19

    6:00-7:30 p.m.


    Starting Wednesday, January 15th, First Church will once again offer Wednesday Night Live Plus. There is something for your whole family! You can start the evening by enjoying a family dinner before going to class. Dinner will be served from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. At 6:00 p.m. Adults will have the opportunity to join a class (see listing below), while Kids and Youth are invited to attend Kidz Konnection, or Youth Group. All are invited to join one of our Music Ministries. There is something for everyone!

    Come and see what a difference A1 can make in your week. Church, it’s not just for Sundays.


    Safety and Gun Violence

    In a topic that is prevalent in our society, join Pastor Markus in the Asbury Lounge with curriculum by the Wisconsin Council of Churches.


    The Art of Storytelling

    Nothing is better than being able to tell a good story! Be a part of this great class with our wonderful Tom Stenklyft in the Wesley Room and learn about different techniques for all stories.


    Crafty Creations

    It’s craft time! Join Pam Chitek once again in Room 224 for a great class making user friendly crafts. Cost is $20 for supplies.

  • 2020 Women's Retreat

    Creating a Livin’ in the Fruit of the Spirit Life!

    Registration for the 2020 Women’s Retreat featuring Gaye Lindfors has begun. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of our exciting time together as Women of Faith! We will be spending another great weekend, February 7th-9th, at Pine Lake Camp. We are hoping to have 80 women join us, so don’t miss your chance to experience God with the women of First Church. 

    click on the link sbelow for more information and for the registration form




  • Electronic Giving/Online Giving

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    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. 

  • Gift of Prayer for Our Church

    Praying for our Church

    Our prayer ministry is entering its 3rd year with the same goal, to cover First Church in prayer. Each day in 2020 we want a member of our congregation praying for our pastors and staff. We need you, yes, all of you, to sign up to pray for our church. Each month we will offer some suggestions for prayer.  

    Sign up by using this link Click Here 

    “Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference." Max Lucado

  • View our Worship Services here
  • Wednesday Night Live

    Wednesday Night Live Meal

    Serving from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    $6 per person or $12 max per family


    What's for Dinner?


    January 8 – Beef tips and noodles

    January 15 – Chicken Potpie

    January 22 – “German Night” pork schnitzel & spaetzle

    January 29 – Mac’n cheese

  January 2020  

Upcoming Events



Al-Anon 12 Step Book Study
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Men's Thursday Noon Group
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Women's Thursday Noon Group
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
AA "Young at Heart" Group
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM




Worship Service in Sanctuary
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Sunday School
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Health Sunday
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
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