Upcoming Events

Dear Friends,

We hope you all are enjoying the summer weather! Please join us for communion this weekend; we will also be commissioning our adult leaders and youth who will be going on mission trips this summer, as well as hearing Pastor Hae-Jeong sing, and hearing from a member of our 175th Anniversary Team. Our Affordable Housing Ministry Team is holding a fundraiser at Lillian’s clothing store in downtown Appleton on Wednesday (see below for more details). 

Have a beautiful week!


Check out Pastor Hae-Jeong’s latest “Soaring with the Eagle” on Facebook and/or our website tomorrow!



• Wesley Handbell Choir- Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00p in room 302

• Note- NO Bass Clef rehearsal this week



First Church is sponsoring a Habitat Rehab Build to support the shortage of affordable housing in our community. It takes a village and we need your support!

When: Wednesday, May 31st 

Where: Lillian’s of Appleton

115 E. College Ave., Appleton

Time: 10:00am – 7:00pm

Make a $10.00 cash donation and receive 20% off of your full price purchases (excluding local artists). Also, 10% of the sales that day will go toward FUMC’s Habitat Rehab Build!



On Sunday, June 18th we will have a chance to wish Pastor Hae-Jeong a fond farewell and thank her for her dedication and years of service to First Church.  We will be celebrating Pastor Hae-Jeong’s ministry on Sunday, June 18th with a reception in Fellowship Hall after the 9:00am worship service. If you would like to contribute to a Love Gift for Pastor Hae-Jeong, please drop off or mail your gift to the church office marked “Love Gift”. Thank You.  ~Staff Parish Relations Committee


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


  • “Soaring With The Eagle” Devotion

    This video series will deepen your knowledge, through biblical literacy, of the Word of God. Pastor Hae-Jeong will share wisdom for your life, with the ultimate goal of helping you nurture an intimate relationship with God.  The Devotions can be found on Vimeo and our Facebook page. Pastor Hae-Jeong's most recent message is below:





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  • Volunteers Needed for VBS 2023!

    Help make this year's VBS STELLAR!!  Click Here to Volunteer for VBS 2023

  • 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 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 personal care products and/or product donations at Jake’s Network of Hope (2396 Industrial Dr in Neenah) on Thursday, June 8th from 6-8pm.   Sign-up deadline is June 5.

    Volunteer for Jake's Network of Hope

  • Gift of Prayer for Our Church

    Our Prayer Ministry is in its 6th year with the mission to pray for First United Methodist Church for 365 days. We invite members; children, youth, and adults to pray for our pastors, staff, ministries, and congregation every day in 2023. Please prayerfully consider being involved in this important ministry. Blessings, Allison Schottmuller

    Sign Up Here


  • Mission of the Month

    Our June Mission of the Month will once again support Big Brothers / Big Sisters of East Central Wisconsin. This local non-profit creates and supports mentoring programs for youth in our area. BBBS currently has 254 matches, but 102 youth are on the waiting list…each desperately needs and wants a mentor! Did you know that you can mentor with a partner (two people per youth)? Further information about the mentoring program can be found on the Mission Ministry bulletin board next to the Asbury Lounge. Please consider this opportunity!

    For our June M.O.M. collection, we are seeking items for a household essentials drive sponsored by BBBS. These will be assembled by BBBS staff into goodie bags for client families most in need. Any of the following items would be a tremendous help:  Kleenex, toilet paper, napkins, paper towels, paper plates, dish soap, sponges, dish cloths, Magic Erasers, disinfectant wipes, kitchen garbage bags, baggies (such as Ziploc, all sizes) and band aids.

    Donated items can be placed in the appropriate bin near the Wesley Room. If you prefer to make a monetary donation, turn your money in to the church office, with “June M.O.M.” clearly indicated. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

  • Connections Ministry

    Ministry Connections was started to connect the work of the church’s ministries to those who would benefit from the good work of all of our many ministry services. 

    How we plan to achieve our priorities is to start with each of you. We are asking members to complete the Gifts & Talents Inventory 2023 form. We will catalog everyone’s gifts and talents in a database and call upon you if/when the need arises to utilize your skill set. This will be a quick way for us to answer the call to fulfill the needs of both our church and its members.

    For example, if you select cooking and serving food, you may be asked to help set up a meal at church or prepare a meal for a shut-in. If you select maintaining buildings/grounds, you may be asked to help plant flowers in spring and rake leaves in fall at church, or perhaps do the same at a parishioner’s home.

    You will be under no obligation to accept every request as we understand you are busy.

    You can access the form:  In the church office during business hours,  at the Welcome Desk before and after services on Sat and Sun throughout the summer, or here: Gifts and Talents Inventory


  • 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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  • Employment Opportunity

    First United Methodist Church of Appleton is looking for a Director of Children & Family Ministries. The primary responsibilities are the supervision of Christian Education of children from birth to grade 5, to connect children and their families with the church, and to create opportunities for outreach into the community that focus on reaching, inviting, and assimilating new families.

    Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Christian Education or equivalent is desirable but not required. Possess a strong personal faith in Jesus Christ. Experience in running a children’s and family ministry program. Background and readiness for ongoing continuing education.

    Both full-time with benefits and part-time will be considered.
    For questions and to submit an application please contact:

    First United Methodist Church
    325 East Franklin Street
    Appleton, Wisconsin 54911
    Church: (920)734-2677

  June 2023  
This Week's Events


Circles of Support
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Scout Troop 6002
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Scout Troop 2
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Alanon Meeting
8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
AA Meeting
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM


AA Group Young at Heart
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Darting Needles Quilt Guild
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bass Clef Rehearsal
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Kiwanis Meeting
6:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Darting Needles - Class
9:30 AM to 3:30 PM


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