Upcoming Events

FUMC is a vibrant, busy place. We hope you find a place to connect. Below are the upcoming events and ongoing events (scroll down). You can view all events on the FUMC Calendar. To submit a calendar event or request church space for an outside event, please contact the front office at 785-776-8821 or fumc@fumcmanhattan.com.

  • Stuff the Bus July 21 for the fit closet

    Saturday, July 21, an empty school bus will be parked in front of Walmart from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. Come out and help fill it up with school supplies! The “stuffed bus” will travel to the FIT Closet at 3:30 pm, where it will be “un-stuffed” and all items will be sorted and organized over the weekend and following week to prepare for “School Supply Week”! Click here for a list of needed items. Click on the photo for a "Stuff the Bus" poster.

  • Everybody Counts August 4

    Saturday, August 4, 9:00 am-1:00 pm at the Douglass Community Center, 900 Yuma St., The annual Everybody Counts will take place. The mission of Everybody Counts is to provide free and much needed services to our most vulnerable populations. We offer a community brunch (this year it is being catered by Hy-Vee), activities for kids, medical & dental screenings, school sports physicals, clothing and food distributions, etc. Various social service organizations, school district representatives, and other community organizations will be a part of addressing needs at the event. Click here for a poster with more information. Click on the picture to view the Everybody Counts Facebook page.

  • Youth Trip to Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun August 6

    All youth grades 7-12 are welcome to join us for the annual Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun trip Monday, August 6! Reservations are being taken now. $37.00/person (scholarships available). We will leave the church at 8:00 am. Parent Volunteers (and possibly drivers) are needed as well.

ongoing events

FUMC has many ongoing events. Please contact the church for more information.

  • Faith and Family Sunday Morning Summer Study

    Our summer study will be “Love Never Ends: Growing Together in Marriage and Faith” by Robert and Jeanette Lauer. “Love Never Ends” shows ways to fortify both our relationship with God and with our spouse. This approach is biblical, anecdotal, and practical. We will learn how to better communicate, increase intimacy with each other, and draw closer to God. We meet Sundays in room 201 in the Education Center.

  • women's bible study

    Wednesdays at 9:30 am in the Library for study and fellowship.


    The Friendship Women's Bible Study typically does a DVD/book study.
    For information, contact Deanna Likes, dlikes@fumcmanhattan.com or 785-776-8821.

  • Senior Adult Coffee and conversation

    Join us on the second Tuesday of the month for FUMC Senior Adult Council Meeting, 10:00-11:00 am in the Library. Transportation can be provided upon request. Contact Pastor Melanie for more information.

  • united methodist men

    UMM meets the second Thursday of every month (except August) at 6:45 am in Fellowship Hall for breakfast and to hear interesting and inspirational speakers. New members are always welcome!


    For questions please contact: Josh Roe, jroe445@hotmail.com.

  • sew sisters

    Sew Sisters meets the first Sunday of the month from 2:00 - 4:00 pm in the Alan Lee Center. Bring your own project or work on a mission project.


    For more information contact Sherri Hooper at 539-6453.

  • Women's Cancer Support Group

    Second Thursday of the month, 10:00 am in Classrooms 1&2


    This group is for women who are going, or have been through, treatment for any type of cancer. Contact Pastor Melanie, mmartin@fumcmanhattan.com, for more information.

  • Holy Yoga and poncho time

    Holy Yoga and Poncho Time is currently not meeting. When it resumes, more information will be shared here. Thank you.

  • divorcecare

    This group is currently not meeting.


    DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. Click on the picture for more information.


    First United Methodist Church is committed to providing quality, confidential one-on-one and group support. Contact Pastor Melanie, mmartin@fumcmanhattan.com, for more information on the care available at FUMC and in the community.

  • griefshare

    This group is currently not meeting.


    GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Click on the picture to learn more.


    First United Methodist Church is committed to providing quality, confidential one-on-one and group support. Contact Pastor Melanie, mmartin@fumcmanhattan.com, for more information on the care available at FUMC and in the community.

  • Single & Parenting

    This group is not currently meeting.


    First United Methodist Church is committed to providing quality, confidential one-on-one and group support. Contact Pastor Melanie, mmartin@fumcmanhattan.com, for more information on the care available at FUMC and in the community.


    Other people don’t truly understand how tough it is to be a single parent—day after day after day. Sometimes you want to give up. And that’s a normal reaction—you’re doing the job of two people. You should be tired.


    The thing is, you deeply desire to do what’s best for your kids, but you worry that you can’t. Sometimes it’s all you can do to survive from one day to the next.

    So what can you do?


    Single & Parenting groups address these concerns. You’ll discover how to deal with your deep-down worries and your day-to-day struggles.


    Click on the picture more information.