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.

  • Food Service Safety Class June 2

    Saturday, June 2, FUMC will host a Food Service Safety Class in the Harris Activity Center from 9:00 am-1:00 pm. A light lunch will be served. This is an informational class only; no certification will be issued. However, this would be a good first step for anyone seeking certification. Sign up in the FUMC Kitchen or contact Michael Gassmann, 785-564-0277.

  • KSU Night at the K

    This year’s game is Friday, June 15 at 7:15 pm. The Royals will play the 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros. Charter bus seats ($20.00) are available through the church office. We must have at least 25 people to charter the bus and reservations should be made by Friday, June 1. The church has reserved 50 seats in section 411, but more can be purchased if necessary. Tickets are $31.00 (cash or check) and can be purchased during the week at the church office until the day of the game. You will also receive a KSU theme hat with your ticket. This game is also a “Buck Night” and you can enjoy hot dogs and peanuts for just $1.00 each! Plus, weather permitting, there will be Friday night fireworks after the game.

  • Care & Prayer group

    Care & Prayer Group will begin a new study in May on The Reformation: 500 Years and Counting.


    There are 3 sermons in this Adam Hamilton series. Here is an overview:


    "500 years ago, Martin Luther changed history forever. His hammer, nail and list of 95 beliefs rocked the most powerful empire of his day. What did he believe that was so explosive? How did Martin Luther ultimately change the way we think about God?"


    We will meet from 6:30-8:00 pm in Classrooms 1 & 2 on the following dates:

    Thursday, May 3 - Living in Laodicea

    Thursday, May 17 - A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

    Thursday, June 28 - Semper Reformanda


    Click here for more information.

  • Forgiveness Study Offered Sunday Mornings

    “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” Forgiveness is an essential part of our lives, and there are many dimensions to forgiveness. Our new Lenten study will look at the big concepts surrounding forgiveness through a DVD study of “Forgiveness” by Adam Hamilton. All are invited to attend this short course Sundays, 10:00-10:45 am in room 201 of the Education Center.

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.

  • divorcecare

    This group meets Wednesdays, February 7-May 30 at 7 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. 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 will resume in the fall.


    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.

  • Holy Yoga and poncho time

    FUMC is excited to offer Holy Yoga and Poncho Time (you’ll have to come see what that is all about) most Sundays from 5:30-7:00 pm in the Harris Activity Center Auditorium! Everyone, male or female, of all ages are invited to come and enjoy this opportunity to grow, stretch and move physically, mentally and spiritually. Please bring a yoga mat; ponchos provided! This group is led by Rev. Amy Bowers, Registered Holy Yoga Instructor, and Sherri Massey, Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LCAC, CEDS). Complimentary childcare is provided by making a reservation here at least 72 hours in advance.


    There will be a few changes in our group during the summer. Holy yoga is open to anyone in the church, male or female, young or old. Holy Yoga can be enjoyed by everyone as we use the Lord's day to continue our worship. 


    The poncho time will change for the summer to once a month and it will involve food!! We want to provide more chances for the congregation to fellowship and mix it up a bit. The meal may be a dinner out at a restaurant or a catered meal in Fellowship Hall. We are even considering sharing the meal with other groups from the church that may be meeting at that time.


    The tentative plans are as follows for the Sundays in the months of May, June, July, and August at 5:30 pm (please note we will not meet every Sunday):


    May 6 Holy Yoga and Dinner

    May 13 Holy Yoga

    May 20 Holy Yoga

    June 10 Holy Yoga and Dinner

    June 17 Holy Yoga

    June 24 Holy Yoga

    July 15 Holy Yoga and Dinner

    July 22 Holy Yoga

    July 29 Holy Yoga

    August 5 Holy Yoga and Dinner

    August 12 Holy Yoga

    August 19 Holy Yoga

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.