First Church We're Out

We’re Out — October 8

We’re Out — A Welcoming Community Celebration New in 2022! A Gender Diversity Panel Conversation We’re Out is happening again! First United Methodist Church is excited to show its welcome and embrace for the LGBTQ+ community. We are showing our support by offering an afternoon of fun, games, food, music, and information about welcoming community partners in the area. Join us on the front lawn of the church, just west of campus and right next door to Read more…

worship planning gathering

Worship Planning Gathering — November 12

How does worship help you connect closer to God? Do you want to see something new or different during worship services?Are you excited to see how God can use all of us to further welcome the community into our worship services? Worship planning is exciting when people to come together to share their ideas! Join us on Saturday, November 12 at 9:30 am, at the Polles Home for a gathering to discuss creative way we Read more…

Consecration Sunday & Fellowship Meal

On September 18 we kicked off our Season of Generosity 2022 with intentional conversations about discipleship guided by the question  “Where is Your Heart?“.  Join us on Sunday, October 16, for Consecration Sunday where we will conclude our stewardship season and receive our pledges and commitments to our 2023 ministry plan. We will join together for fellowship with a Consecration Meal after the Celebrate Worship service. RSVP to Ronda Kroeschen so that hospitality team can plan for Read more…

Family Cookout

Family Cookout

There will be a family cookout at Happy Hallow on Sunday, September 25, from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. It is a potluck meal so bring your favorite dish. Everyone is welcome to bring their kids and join us for an evening of fellowship. Contact Rebecca Cave-man or Rebecca Eyrick with any question. 

Hunger Hike West Lafayette

Hunger Hike

Join us on Sunday, September 18, for Hunger Hike, an annual community fundraising event whose mission is to raise awareness for the Fight Against Hunger and support Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, and St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry.  We need friends like you to support our campaign! Please donate to or join our team at and mark your calendar to join us at the Hunger Hike in Riehle Plaza on September 18 at 1pm. Read more…

Disability Mission

New Disability Mission

Finding other families with disabilities isn’t always easy, and the Hinman family wants to change that! They hope to start a social group that will provide a fun and inclusive environment to help families with disabled children find their village. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Jessica Hinman by email or by phone at 765-409-7963.

Klondike Hope Chest

Klondike Hope Chest: Shoe a Child

As the school year has begun, many children in our community are in need of sturdy sneakers that fit. Children’s size 10 — adult size 4 are needed to help the children in our community. Even working two jobs’ parents are having financial difficulty preparing their kids for school. If not for your help many Klondike kids will start school with shoes that are too small, too big, or are held together with Duct Tape. Shoes may be Read more…

World Communion Sunday

World Communion Sunday — Sunday, October 2

Holy Communion joins us in Christian unity. This sacrament invites us to focus on the holiness of communion with God and one another. On World Communion Sunday, Sunday October 2, 2022 – United Methodists, in conjunction with other denominations and believers worldwide, participate in communion to recognize our unity in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. This universal and inclusive connection is the foundation of the special offering for World Communion Sunday. Your donations support racial and ethnic Read more…

Adult Education

Adult Education: What It Means to Age — Opportunities and Challenges

Starting October 5, this five-week class series will be held on Wednesdays in Room 211 from 7:00-8:30 pm. Please contact Diana Hoke if you are interested in attending or have any questions. You may sign up in the Narthex or contact her via email or text 765-491-1273. Do you worry about caring for an aging loved one?Do you worry about your own care and quality of life as you age? All adults will face the Read more…