Upcoming Events

FUMC is a vibrant, busy place. We hope you find a place to connect. Below are the upcoming events and ongoing events. 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.

  • Dr. John Behnke Hymn Festival April 30

    FUMC is very fortunate to have Dr. John Behnke come on Sunday, April 30 at 3:30 pm to lead a community hymn festival in our Sanctuary. Dr. Behnke is the director of the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble, Music Editor for the AGEHR Music-Handbell Musicians of America, Organist and Choir Director at Historic Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in downtown Milwaukee, WI. He is also Emeritus Professor of Music at Concordia University in Mequon, Wisonsin. He is a frequent organ recitalist, handbell clinician and festival director. He has 400 music publications in print with seventeen different publishers in the U.S., Germany, and Taiwan. The theme of the hymn festival will be, “From Ashes to Fire” and will include Lenten, Easter, and Pentecost arrangements by Dr. Behnke. A reception will follow. Choirs from the downtown area will join our adult choirs, handbells, brass quintet, and timpani. Funding for this community hymnfest was made possible through the First United Methodist Church Foundation using the Virgina and William Honstead fund earnings. Please plan to attend!

  • Poverty Simulation May 5

    If you missed out on the Poverty Simulation here at FUMC in February, fear not! CarePortal is holding another one at St. Thomas More’s Utopia Room on Friday, May 5, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. This is a meaningful opportunity to experience a glimpse of what it is like to live below the poverty line. To register for the free event as a participant, click on the picture to the left. If you would like to volunteer as a community resource representative, email Brandy Veatch at brandy@goproject.org.

  • Sip & Study Young Adult & College Sunday School Class May 7

    This new monthly Sunday School is open to all college students and adults in their 20’s. Each month we will look at “hot topics” in our scripture and modern lives. May’s topic will be on faith and money. Scripture warns against focusing too much on money, yet the average American lists “money and finances” as their #1 stressor. CEO of CGN Advisors, Chad Chase, will help us look at a healthy and faithful balance. The first meeting is Sunday May 7, 10:00-10:45 am in Fellowship Hall. Contact Pastor Melanie to be added to the communication list.

  • Handbell choir concert Sunday, May 7

    Join us at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary for a bell concert featuring: The YUM Ringers (grades 4-6), Youth Bells (grades 6-8), a duet by Avery Inman and Ira Likes, No Stress Bells, Spirit Ringers, Allegro Ringers, and Rhapsody Ringers.

ongoing events

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

  • 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.

  • precept bible study

    Tuesdays at 2:00 pm in the Library. This group is going through the Bible using the Precept Bible study.


    For more information, contact Julie Kiracofe, kkiracofe@cox.net.

  • Sisters of Selah

    The Sisters of Selah is a Bible Study which meets on Mondays at 7:00 pm in Classrooms 1&2. The Sisters of Selah invite women of all ages to join. Childcare is available upon request. Please contact Jenn Anthony, jennanthony@gmail.com

    or 626-590-3814.

  • Senior Adult Council

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

  • divorcecare

    Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm in Classrooms 1&2.


    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.

  • griefshare

    Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00 pm in Classrooms 1&2.


    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.

  • 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.

  • Bible Story Time

    Join us on the first Saturday of each month at 10:00 am in the Connecting Link for a fun, interactive Bible story lesson. The story will be geared for infant - third grade but all children and families are welcome to join in on the fun! There will be coffee and donuts following the story and time for you and your family to visit and play around on the great FUMC playground!

  • united methodist men

    UMM meets the second Thursday of every month 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.