Welcome to First Church!

One Church - two campuses

Lots of great people

We are the church together - join us!

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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 quarantine is lifted.
Great Plains UMC Corona Virus News Link

We will however continue to be the church, to love, serve and celebrate this Holy Season and beyond!  

Staff and Leadership and are working on creative ways to enable us to continue
to worship, meet, serve, learn together and care for one another.
So please come back here often as things are changing quickly!

New First Church Task Force

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

NEW: Available Now!    Worship Online with Us!
Video Link to Recorded Services will be available right here, featuring a worship team
that represents all your favorite components of First Church Worship.

Join Us Online for Easter Worship Sunday April 12

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.

Our Staff

Rev Tom Brady
Senior Pastor
Rev. Jeni Anderson
West Campus Lead Pastor
Sara Wentz
Minister of Music
Morgan Harrison
Director, WC Worship
Dr Tandy Reussner
Deb Rukes
Office Manager
Kaitlyn Lutz-Henson
Administrative Assistant
Kristy Teska
Finance Manager
Marc Ridenour
Facilities Manager
Laurie Kallenbach
Director, Congregational Care
Susan Mercer
Wesley KU Campus Minister
Tami Clark
Director, Youth Ministries
Darian Eddy
Director, Children's Ministries
Eve Loos
Director, Kids First Preschool
John Oliver
Cindy Nelson
Media Manager

Questions about First Church?

Contact us

First Church, Lawrence, Ks
A United Methodist Family

946 Vermont St
Lawrence, KS 66044-2832