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.

  • Sunday School Teacher Training August 19

    Sharing God’s love and grace with our children on Sunday mornings during Sunday School is such a special time. Would you be willing to join us? If so, come meet with us to learn about what we do on Sunday mornings and how you can be a part of this wonderful ministry Sunday, August 19 at 4:00 pm on the 3rd floor of the Education Center. Childcare is available. If you can’t join us today but are still interested in serving in this ministry, contact Courtney Fellers or call the church office.

  • Back to School Blessing August 19

    Let’s kick off the school year by blessing our tweens and teens entering 7th through 9th grade on Sunday, August 19 at 6:00 pm in Fellowship Hall with an evening centered on mental health and wellness. We will focus on the importance of being seen and of being in community together.


    Boys and girls entering 7th through 9th grade are invited to participate, as well as moms, dads, and community members. Both tween/teen participants as well as adults will build community in small groups as well as engage in activities designed to support mental health and wellness. A free community meal will be served.


    The end of the event will conclude with an all-faiths' blessing for the year ahead (anyone is free to opt out of the blessing portion at the end). All faith traditions and those without a faith tradition are all welcomed and encouraged to attend.


    Please register to attend here. Click on the picture for the Facebook Event page.

  • Growing in Grace: A Workshop on Radical Hospitality

    Saturday August 25, 8:30 am to noon, Fellowship Hall

    When was the last time you considered our call to be a church of radical hospitality – hospitality not just to some, not just to people like us, but to all? What does it mean to be A Church for the Community and a place of true welcome, acceptance, and love for all the people God sends our way?


    Members and friends of First UMC are invited to attend this free Saturday morning workshop to help us strengthen and build a culture of radical hospitality within the life of our church. This interactive, skill-building workshop will be focused on welcoming the neighbors and guests in our midst, particularly those who may face challenges related to poverty, mental illness, or homelessness.


    The workshop will be led by members of the Lydia Ministry Development Team and Rev. Sarah Marsh. A light breakfast will be provided. RSVPs to the church office at fumc@fumcmanhattan.com or 785-776-8821 by Wednesday, August 22 are appreciated. 

  • Cloverton Concert August 26

    As part of our Welcome Back Sunday Celebration, FUMC will host a free Cloverton Concert on Sunday, August 26 at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Our 8:35 Praise Band Leader, Eric Martin will open for them. Click on the picture for a downloadable poster to post and share.

  • Treat Yourself Women’s Workshop: The Check-In

    Friday, September 14, 6:00-9:00 pm

    Uncorked Inspiration (121 South 4th St.)


    More than 75 women joined us in March to learn more about self-care, self-love, and growing closer to God. Let’s join together to check-in on each other and our faith walks. It doesn’t matter if you attended the March workshop or not – we hope you will be with us for this fun and relaxing evening.


    This will be an inspiring event focused on creativity and conversation. We’ll paint a faith-based canvas over complimentary appetizers (BYOB). The cost is $30.00 per person. Please register here by Thursday, September 6. Don’t forget to save the date for our annual March Treat Yourself Women’s Workshop Saturday, March 9, 4:00-9:00 pm.

  • All Church Family Feud Night September 16

    We will re-create this classic game show at 6:00 pm in Fellowship Hall. The entire family is invited to come have pizza and fun as we focus on the family this month at FUMC. Does your family have all the answers? If so we are looking for one youth family to play on behalf of the youth families. Please contact Cathlene Higgins, Youth Director, if you want to participate.

  • FUMC Parent Information Night September 20

    Do you ever feel like you are parenting in the dark? Do you wish kids came with instruction manuals? We’ve been there, too, and we feel you! Parenting is tough... but amazing. Our children and teens are incredible gifts and they inspire us to grow and become better people. God didn’t make us to go through this journey alone; it truly does take a village.


    Join us Thursday, September 20, from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Sanctuary for a time dedicated just for

    you - parents and guardians. This meeting is for all parents and guardians of FUMC with children from 0-12th grade. We will start the evening with worship, make connections, and discuss ways we can support each other in this coming year. Can we be a part of your village? Please make an effort to join us and dream big on where the Lord is leading us.


    If you are unable to attend, please call the church to talk with Lindsey Kinsinger (Weekday Early Education), Courtney Fellers (0-6th grade) or Cathlene Higgins (7th – 12th grade) to learn more and get connected with our Student Ministry Family.


    Childcare will be available from 5:30-8:00 pm for parents to stay at the church and fellowship.

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

    Holy Yoga will meet weekly, Sunday, August 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 5:30-6:30 pm in Harris Activity Center Auditorium.


    Everyone, male or female, of all ages is invited to come and enjoy this opportunity to grow, stretch and move physically, mentally and spiritually. Holy Yoga can be enjoyed by everyone as we use the Lord's day to continue our worship. Please bring a yoga mat. This group is led by Rev. Amy Bowers, Registered Holy Yoga Instructor. Complimentary childcare is provided by making a reservation here at least 72 hours in advance.

  • 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.