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No matter where you are in life, there is a place for you here.
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Kids

Leading kids to love God. Follow Jesus. Serve others.
First Kids is excited to partner with you to help the children in your life on their journey to know, love and serve Jesus Christ. Our small group format encourages children to build relationships with peers and leaders while learning about God in creative and engaging ways.

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Youth

A safe place for teens to develop real relationships.
The student ministry at our church exists to connect teens to Christ. We create safe environments that allow students to know, experience, and serve Jesus in community.

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Group Life
Our Groups are designed to help you experience real community and grow in your faith. We have a variety of groups with different focuses but all aimed at the same purpose:

Study Groups

Meeting throughout the week with a focus on Biblical content.

Affinity Groups

Gathering together around a common interest.

Support Groups

We all need a little help sometime, and these groups will help you find just that.

Community Groups

Forming relationships that help you grow spiritually.

Affinity Groups

Gathering together around a common interest.
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Support Groups

We all need a little help sometimes, and these groups will help you find just that.
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Community Groups

Forming relationships that help you grow spiritually.
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Outreach

Demonstrating the love of Jesus to those near and far.

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We have many local outreach groups that we collectively refer to as “LoveKC”. Also, we have a signature global outreach program “LoveHati” that partners with the not for profit Partners In Education Hati that was started here at our church in 2011.

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LoveKC


We partner with various local ministries, serving vulnerable populations such as the homeless, hungry, young parents, sick, elderly, incarcerated, and children of the incarcerated. We also manage three ministries unique to our church: The Whittier Elementary Ministry (providing support to an underserved school), Garden of Eatin’ (growing produced on church property and is donated to the local food pantry), and Knit and Crochet (making hats, mittens, and prayer shawls to give away to those in need).

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LoveHaiti


Our church provides educational opportunities for the most vulnerable Haitian families to acquire the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to boost themselves from poverty and oppression. The program has been in existence since 2011 with amazing success stories.

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Care Ministries

Our congregational Care Team is committed to walking you through life's events.

Weddings


During a wedding ceremony sacred promises are exchanged which reflect God’s sacred covenant with the Church. At First United Methodist a wedding is treated as a worship service. We give thanks to God and celebrate your love for and commitment to each other. Our pastors are happy to work with you to plan your unique ceremony.

Pastoral Care


Our Pastors are available by appointment to meet with individuals, couples, or families to offer not only a listening ear but next steps for further support. We can help put you in touch with mental health clinicians or outside agencies that will help you work through the life challenges that everyone faces.

Funerals


You don’t have to face grief alone. When a death is pending or has occurred, please contact the office so one of our pastors can support you through this time and help you to honor your loved one.

Support Ministries


It’s ok to not be ok. Our church is committed to offering people a place to find support when life is a struggle. We have groups dedicated to recovering from addiction, healing from trauma, finding hope in grief, to name only a few.