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Church office - will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King day.


Church Town Hall Meeting January 27 at 5:00pm. We will discuss the current debate within the UMC regarding ministry with LGBTQ people and the upcoming General Conference dedicated to reviewing the denomination’s position. This town hall will be led by Spencer Smith. 


150 Year Celebration - Save the Date, April 28, 2019 - All Church Worship at 10:00 am and a humongous picnic with music and games to follow.


Happy Birthday First United Methodist of Kearney! We are celebrating our 150th Birthday in 2019. Save the date for the celebration- April 27th and 28th. More information to follow. If you are interested in helping organize or serve during this weekend please sign up online. Much help is needed. Click on the Serve at Church card, fill out your information and click the 150 box.


Upper Room Devotionals - for January/February are available. The FREE daily devotionals are available in large or regular print. Please pick yours up from the information tower located in the lobby.

Children's Ministry - First Kids

Birthday Card Gift Coupon - First Kids sends birthday cards to children in our church, birth-5th grade. Last year they included a coupon to D’Creamery, which unfortunately closed down. If you have an unused coupon, Papa Murphy’s in Kearney is happy to accept your D’Creamery coupon! They will honor the coupon for a Mini Murph kit or 1-topping pizza. Take your D’Creamery coupon to Papa Murphy’s, Kearney location, and tell them you are from First United Methodist Church. Managers who approved it are Kristen and Jenny. 

If your child did not receive a birthday card, we want to know! We might not have your child’s birthdate in our system, but don’t want to miss your child or family!! Send an email to Lisa, lboggess@kearneyfumc.org, or send a comment from the First Kids card below.

Student Ministry - IMPACT

IMPACT Wednesdays! This is the place to be for any student in grades 6-12. IMPACT happens at our main campus on Wednesday nights. We are continuing a series all about owning our faith this week. So invite some friends and see you Wednesday! 4:30 Praise Band. 5:45 Dinner. 6:15-7:30 IMPACT!


The Table Conference - January 26th - This is a one day event filled with speakers, break outs, worship, service opportunities, inflatables, games, and more! Come hear the message that you have a seat at God’s table. We will meet at the church at 9 AM and will be back by 9:00 PM (you may also pick your student up early if you wish to attend Winter Jam that night!) The Cost is $25, this includes registration fees, a t-shirt and two meals! Sign up on the Impact Card below! 

Care Ministry

H.O.P.E (Help Optimism Prayer Encourage) - H.O.P.E. Ministry’s mission is to make sure no one in our congregation (or community) faces a serious illness without spiritual and practical support. If you are in need of meals, transportation, childcare, someone to talk with, or any other practical means of support, please contact our team.


Stephen Ministry – Life transitions (new home, new baby, divorce, unemployment, etc.) are made easier when there is a compassionate person available to listen and give encouragement. Trained Stephen Ministers are available to do just that! If you or someone you know could benefit from partnering with a Stephen Minister, please contact our team.


To connect with these Care Ministries or other Care Ministry teams, please click on our website’s “Care Ministry” card below.

Outreach Ministry

Summer Mission Trip Opportunity to Haiti - We are putting together a group to go to Port Au Prince, Haiti the end of July to begin our relationship with the school in Duplan. This trip is for educators, school administrators or those having an education background. We want to start helping teachers help kids in Haiti. The cost of this trip will probably be between $1,800 to $2,000 for a week. A current passport and vaccinations are needed. Starting date is somewhat flexible. Contact Sue Hevalow on the Outreach Card


Liberty Treehouse - Sometimes a family caring for a loved one in the hospital needs care too. That is what Liberty Treehouse does. Our church will be preparing a meal to take to Liberty TreeHouse February 26. If you are interested in knowing how you can help, please sign up on the Outreach Card below. Outreach Ministry member Ellen Ledbetter is leading this project.

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