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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.

Government Orders:  Reopen-Kansas-Framework    Douglas County Mask Order

Great Plains UMC: Corona Virus News and Updates

Highlight from the June 15th Task Force Update

Our buildings will remain closed except for a few personnel that are vital to worship and our ongoing operations. We will revisit the status of the use of the buildings in early to mid-July and take another scan of the landscape at that time to determine if we can set a date certain for resumption of some in-person and facilities-based activities.

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 and the full June 15th statement here.

See First Church Task Force News and Updates Here   

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

First Church Welcomes Senior Pastor, Rev. Kay Scarbrough

Fun Facts about Rev. Kay

Grew up in Hiawatha, Kansas
Graduate of K-State
Spent a year in Dijon, France.
Certified French Teacher
Attended Candler School of Theology (Emory) AT
Served in multiple roles, including: Associate, Senior Pastor and District Superintendent of Flint Hills and Topeka District

Kay enjoys hiking in the mountains, exploring new territory, reading, doing puzzles, watching sports, and listening to all kinds of music. She lives with her two cats, Dandy and Tiffany.

Watch Sunday July 5th Service Here!
Rev. Kay Scarbrough’s first Sunday at First Church.
Her sermon “Declaration of In-dependence”
takes a closer look at the true meaning of freedom.

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 and Upcoming Events

Worship Online with Us!

New services available 8AM Sundays

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

EveryDay Worship Devotional Guides

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