COVID-19 UPDATE: In adherance to the CDC’s recommendations to limit social gatherings, First United Methodist Church is only offering one in-person worship service at this time. You can join us in worship on Sundays at 10:50 am in-person or online, via www.facebook.com/FUMComaha. You do not need a Facebook account to view the video. Some of the classes are meeting online and some are returning to in-person. For some it varies week to week depending on cases, and right now our nursery is not available due to COVID
Sunday morning services are held at 8:30 and 10:50 in the Sanctuary. We welcome all to create sacred time and space in a community of acceptance. We encourage folks to dress in what they feel most comfortable to worship. You will see members of our faith community in jeans, dresses, slacks, suits, and leggings. We often have “Compassion T-Shirt” Sundays, too! What you wear is not important at FUMC, we want all to feel comfortable and know they are welcome just as they are!
We have a dedicated Christian Education Hour between services for Children, Youth, and Adults. Caregivers are available in the Nursery for infants and children under three years of age, during this time.
Music is an important part of our worship experience at FUMC. Our music is carefully chosen to reflect our progressive theology and the worship theme for the day. The Chancel Choir sings at the 10:50 service, bringing music from a variety of genres.
Holy Communion is celebrated on the first and third Sunday of each month. During special seasons, such as Lent, Communion is celebrated weekly. All present are invited to receive the bread and cup. There are no requirements or restrictions. The table is an expression of unity that connects us to the Holy and to all others.
Baptisms can occur at any age in the United Methodist Church in several ways: full immersion or by pouring or placing water upon the head. At FUMC, our baptismal font is located at the entrance to the sanctuary, so we are encouraged to remember the gift of grace upon entering and leaving worship. Baptism is a sacrament that recognizes the presence of God that is already present in the individual.
Children are welcome (and encouraged!) to remain in the sanctuary during worship. Caregivers are available in the nursery for infants and children under five years of age, if parents prefer.