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One Church - two campuses

Lots of great people

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In response to the Executive Orders of Governor Kelly and the direction of the Great Plains Conference,
we have cancelled our on site worship services and events until further notice.

Our buildings will remain closed except for a few personnel that are vital to worship and our ongoing operations. 

Small groups that are affiliated with FUMC will now be allowed limited use of the outdoor space at the West Campus.
Groups must be limited to 45 people or less and maintain the required distancing of 6 feet between people.
 Read more about the requirements here.

Government:  KDHE COVID 19 Official Website    Reopen-Kansas-Framework    Douglas County Mask Order

Great Plains UMC: Corona Virus News and Updates

Highlight from the July 28th Task Force Update

Although we believe that it is still too early to open our indoor spaces, we are working with our pastors and staff to develop a plan for an outdoor worship experience at the West Campus. That plan should be ready for the Task Force’s consideration in a couple of weeks. Please know that we will continue the online worship even when we offer other options.  See First Church Task Force News and Updates Here   

New in-person outdoor worship experience offered at the West Campus.


Advanced registration is required to abide by gathering limitations!
Weekly Registration Opens: 9AM Monday - 12PM Friday or until we reach capacity
Seating Options include: Patio/Lawn or In-car with AM radio sound transmission
All safety protocols, guidelines, and other best practices will be followed.
In case of inclement weather, the service will be canceled

This service will include the same message as the online worship service, though the music and liturgy may differ.


Sign-Up Here for
the Sept 27 Service!

Bishops of the United Methodist Church, ask every United Methodist to reclaim their baptismal vows to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves.


Additional information and resources are available on our Justice Page or at UMC.org/EndRacism

"Canoeing the Mountains" Sermon Series and Book Study

New Sermon Series

Explore what it means to move forward as the Church in these ever changing times, using examples from the travels of Lewis & Clark and leaning on Scripture as a guide

First Church Book Study

Mission & Justice Ministries
Vitally Important

Imagine facing this pandemic without
a safe place to shelter or the ability to access
basic personal care and supplies.

Click the links to see how you can help

Check regularly on family,
friends and neighbors.

Office Staff is working hard on keeping the calendar current. Please know that the vast majority of events have been postponed or cancelled
Important meetings are now being scheduled through video conferencing.  If you have questions use the Contact Us form below.

Worship Online with Us!

New services available 8AM Sundays

Watch it Again!!!  Recorded services all available
on our First Church Lawrence Ks YouTube Channel  

Trouble Signing In for Online Worship?

Worship Daily

EveryDay Worship Devotional Guides

2nd & 4th Thursday Each Month

Gathering Time 5:45 – Worship at 6:00
Check the calendar for more information

Current and Upcoming Events

1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 7:00PM

Join Game Master Morgan
and Celebrity Host Pastor Jeni

Here to Hear Sessions

One opportunity Left!
THU, Sept 24, 7:00–8:30 pm

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About First Church

Our Mission is to connect and empower people for living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Believing that all people are unique and beloved children of God, Lawrence First United Methodist Church affirms that all persons, without exception, are welcome to participate fully in the life of our congregation.

We are a community of believers whose faith has been formed through reason, experience, scripture, and tradition.

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First Church, Lawrence, Ks
A United Methodist Family

946 Vermont St
Lawrence, KS 66044-2832