First time AT FUMC?


New to United Methodism? New to First Church? New to Manhattan? Look around and find out what it means to be a United Methodist at FUMC in Manhattan.

Exploring FUmC

If you have been attending our church and would like to learn more about who we are and what we do, then Exploring First Church is for you! Childcare is provided. Contact the church, 785-776-8821, for more information about the next Exploring First Church.

New member sunday

If you have been attending First Church for some time and would like to officially join our congregation, we would welcome you with open arms! Please visit with Pastor Troy, tbowers@fumcmanhattan.com, or 785-776-8821, for more information.

Sunday morning

FUMC offers two worship services. Our contemporary service is at 8:35 and our traditional service is at 11. Both services are held in the Sanctuary of our main building at 612 Poyntz Ave. For more information on the services, see our Worship page.


Parking is available in the parking lot to the northwest of the building off Humbolt Street (one block north of Poyntz Ave.). Parking is also available across 6th street to the East in parking lots and on the streets surrounding the church.


Sunday school for all ages is at 9:45 am in various buildings and rooms on the FUMC campus.


Child care is available for children 3 months-5 years during worship and 3 months-2 years during Sunday school. Children ages 3 and older are taken to Pre-K Sunday school. Child care and Pre-K Sunday school are on the first floor of the Education Center connected to the main church building.