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 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.


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

  • 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

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  • Mission of the Month

    Our Mission of the Month (MOM) for October is NAMI and Iris Place.  NAMI’s mission is to support and empower those affected by mental illness and the vision to live in a stigma-free community and society that supports and promotes mental health and recovery. Serving Calumet, Outagamie, Waupaca and northern Winnebago counties, NAMI Fox Valley works tirelessly to raise awareness and provide essential education, advocacy, outreach and support programs for people living with mental illness and their loved ones.  Iris Place provides a safe and welcoming environment that offers an opportunity for individuals experiencing emotional distress or crisis to grow and change through the support of others with lived experience. Free to all Wisconsin adults (18 & over) who want and need peer support to navigate emotional distress or crisis related to mental health and/or substance use. Their needs include paper towels, toilet paper, arts & craft supplies (canvases are very welcome), journals and copy paper.   Items go in the wooden box by the Wesley Room.  Monetary donations are always welcome and we will do the shopping for you.  Thank you! 

  • 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


  • 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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