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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


  • 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,

    Starting October 9th at 6:00 p.m. you have the opportunity to join Bible Journaling, History of Methodism, Zumba, Love & Logic, as well as the already running Wednesday groups: Kidz Konnection,Youth Group, and/or (6:30) 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.

  • 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. 

  • Peace After Divorce Group

    A new ministry of hope and healing will soon begin at First United Methodist Church. It is for those who are ready to make choices to move beyond the life-shaking impact of a pending or past divorce. It is designed for individual healing. Couples who are divorced, divorcing, or dating one another should not attend together. You don’t have be a member of First Church to attend.

    The workshop will be on Thursdays, starting September 5 and continue weekly until October 24 from 7:00 to approx. 9:00 pm in the Asbury Lounge at First Church. If you are interested in attending or have questions, please either contact the church office, Lori WIllyoung (920-257-4207) or Robert Matthewson (920-850-7165) co-facilitators.

  • Gift of Prayer for Our Church

    Praying for our Church

    Our prayer ministry is entering its 2nd year with the same goal, to cover First Church in prayer. Each day in 2019 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
  October 2019  

Upcoming Events



9:30 AM
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
"The Time is Now" book study
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Church Council Meeting
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday Night AA
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM


StrongBodies class
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
StrongBodies class
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday Night Live Dinner
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Alpha Study
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Love & Logic
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Bible Journaling
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
6 and 7 grade Bible Study
6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Jesus League- grades 10-12
6:45 PM to 7:30 PM


Al-Anon 12 Step Book Study
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Mens' Study - "Mark Revisited"
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
AA "Young at Heart"
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
StrongBodies class
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Peace After Divorce Group
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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