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.

  • Annual basketball dinners

    FUMC will host their annual KSU women's basketball dinner on Sunday, October 29 at 5:00 pm. Dinner will be in Fellowship Hall, but with the kitchen undergoing renovation, we must be adaptable. Please bring your own table service with plates, flatware, and napkins. We will supply those for the teams plus a few extras in case someone forgets. Bring one of your great potluck dishes and get to know our K-State basketball players. Please supply your own serving pieces with your names on them as none are available as back-ups from the kitchen this year. Also, there will be no way to keep food hot or cold, so please plan accordingly. Please RSVP to fumc@fumcmanhattan.com or 785-776-8821 by the Wednesday before each dinner how many will be in your party. We are counting on you to help feed these hungry athletes. Thank you.

  • The Power of Our Words Study

    A complementary evening study to our Sunday morning worship series will be reviewing the book, “Mastering Civility” by Christine Porath. In this book, Christine Porath shows how people can enhance their influence and effectiveness with civility. Combining scientific research with fascinating evidence from popular culture this book provides a much-needed wake-up call, while also reminding us of what we can do right now to improve the quality of our homes, communities, workplaces, and churches.


    The Mastering Civility evening study will be a three week study Sunday nights at 6:00 pm in Fellowship Hall beginning November 5. Books are available for purchase through the church office.


    Our presenters will be:


    November 5: Trent and Laura Armbrust. Trent is the Business Development and Strategic Initiative officer with the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. Laura is a Radiologist with Tallgrass Veterinary Imaging.


    November 12: Grant and Stephanie Bannister. Grant is a Riley County District Court Judge. Stephanie is the Assistant Vice President for Student Life at Kansas State University.


    November 19: David and Jana Fallin. David is an Instructor in the Marketing Department at KSU. Jana is a professor and the division chair in KSU’s department of music education. 

  • Care and Prayer Group

    This fall, this group will meet twice a month on Wednesdays in Classrooms 1&2 from 6:00-7:30 pm. We will begin the series, “The Line Between Good and Evil.” See the September newsletter for a complete list of days and topics. Contact Rita Smith, 785-539-9148, for more information.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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 during the school year 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 (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.

  • divorcecare

    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.


    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

    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.


    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.

  • 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 to the left for more information.