Upcoming Events

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 ranging 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.


Ways To Be The Church

  • Worship With Us

    Worship with us in person Saturdays at 5:30 pm and Sundays at 9:00 am (9am also, streamed Live on YouTube)

    You can also watch us on YouTube Watch us on YouTube


     July 29th through August 2nd from 9am to noon each day. 

     Join us for Vacation Bible School July 29-August 2 9am-noon. Children pre-k4 through 5th grade please register!

    Register for VBS HERE!

  • Dreams of First Church

    These dreams were collected by people encouraged to think and dream boldly. If you find a dream relating to your ministry area or passion, we encourage you to see that as opportunity for engagement from within the congregation. It is not to indicate that the ministry area is inadequate, quite the opposite, that the ministry area has such a profound impact that others wish to engage with your vision.

    Dreams of First Church

  • Mission of the Month

    The Mission of the Month for May is the Teen Parent Program with Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin. Items that are in HIGH demand include: baby bottles & nipples, wipes, wash, sippy cups, swaddle blankets, pack-n-plays, high chairs, bus passes, gas gift cards, grocery gift cards, safety products: baby gates, bath mats, outlet covers, bath temperature toys, etc. Please see full list on the M.O.M board near Asbury Lounge. All donations can be placed in the marked wooden box in the hallway by Wesley Room. To make a monetary donation, please send check to the church office and indicate “May M.O.M.” in the memo line.

  • 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.

    The Pillars Adult & Family Shelter provides safe, 24/7 shelter for adults and families experiencing homelessness. On Thursday, May 30, First Church will prepare and serve a meal, in coordination with the church staff. At 3 pm on the 30th, we will prepare a meal at the First Church kitchen and deliver it to the Pillars Family & Adult Shelter. We’ll need about 6 people to help prepare and deliver the meal. We need 4 people to prepare a dessert at home and drop it off at church. The church staff will serve the meal.  Sign-up deadline is May 23rd.

    Volunteer at Pillars

    Ruby’s Pantry food distribution location at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Combined Locks on Tuesday, June 4th. Be sure to enter Appleton, WI as your primary location, and indicate that you are part of the 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. All volunteers need to register 

    Volunteer for Ruby's Pantry

  • Gift of Prayer for Our Church

    Our Prayer Ministry is in its 7th year as a service to our congregation at First United Methodist Church.  We encourage this Gift of Prayer to be shared in support of one another. As we serve the Lord together in Mission and Ministry to our church and community.  Once a month you will receive a list of 'church activity' to emphasize during your personal prayer time.  Please consider joining this incredible group of Prayer Warriors in 2024.  For more information please call the church office at (920) 734-2677 for my contact information.  In God's Name, Allison Schottmuller - Gift of Prayer Ministry Coordinator.

    Sign Up Here

  • Connections Ministry

    Connections Ministry 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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