March 29 - April 4
Urban Bicycle Food Ministry Partners with First Church
Sunday School 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship 11 a.m.
Wednesday 6 p.m.
Dinner & Lenten Bible Study
Small Group Book Study
Tuesdays at Noon
April 5, 11 a.m.
City Hall Service
Easter Sunday Children Time
Two historic downtown neighboring churches, First United Methodist, "First Church," under the leadership of Pastor Rev. Andy Rambo, and First Presbyterian, under the leadership of Pastor Julie Bailey, will begin their Lenten journey by worshiping together for Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.
A delightful Christmas play, “WUMC Presents: The Methodist Radio Variety Hour” was seen at First United Methodist Church on December 17 in the fellowship hall. The original one-act play, in 4 segments with commercials, was created by First Church members, Laura and David Pickett. The actors dressed in 1940’s costumes, and read their parts into vintage microphones for a radio show. An “APPLAUSE!” sign told the audience when to clap as Foley artists, stage right, created sound effects like running water, donkey hooves, and thunder.
2015 Worship Flower Donations
Wednesday Night Fellowship Meals
Let First United Methodist Church assist you with holiday correspondence this year. For only a $10 donation per card, First Church will send out a beautiful Christmas card to your family or friends. Just send your check to the church office, First Church, 204 North Second Street, Memphis, TN 38105, with the names and addresses on your list. Please add any personal messages you would like to include. The deadline is Thursday, December 18. 2014.
Your generous donations will help support the ministries of First Church.
On a beautiful Saturday morning, October 25, First United Methodist Church invited the downtown Memphis community to a free barbecue lunch in their “outdoor sanctuary” at Poplar Avenue and Second Street.Leading the congregation into this friendly endeavor was First Church member, Jimmy Lamb, after meeting with Senior Pastor Rev. Andy Rambo. Lamb said, “Well, I had the cooker and we saw the opportunity and the need of those who are hungry downtown. I’ve fed big crowds before as fund raisers and at work. It’s no big deal.”
United Methodist Women
The First Church United Methodist Women, under the leadership of Boots Ashbrook, President, recently contributed a “move in” kit for one deserving member of Wesley Senior Housing. The kit included pillows, linens, laundry baskets, cleaning products, and other necessary household items.
Christy Henson Owens attended the meeting to receive the kit from these generous women and to say, “thank you!”
First Church Feeds Community October 25Matthew 25:35: For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me….
First United Methodist Church, under the leadership of Senior Pastor Rev. Andy Rambo, invites the downtown community to a FREE BARBEQUE LUNCH this Saturday, October 25, 2014, at 12:00 noon. The event will be held in the “open outdoor sanctuary,” 204 North Second Street, Memphis, TN 38105, at the corner of Poplar and Second Street. Barbecue sandwiches, slaw, and soft drinks will be served.
Everyone is welcome for delicious food and fellowship!
For more information, please contact the First Church office at 901.527.8362, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Twice weekly, rain or shine, the foyer of First United Methodist Church in downtown Memphis is overrun with bicycles, bike trailers, helmets, backpacks, bottled water and snacks - the Urban Bicycle Food Ministry (UBFM) has arrived! This new mission program, led by the Rev. Tommy Clark, now calls Memphis’ “First Church” home as they serve those living on the streets of downtown Memphis.
On Sunday afternoon, May 18, the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall was packed with international music lovers to hear an extraordinary singer, Debra Pan, and her special guests, as she presented her testimony in song, “About My Life.” A long-time First Church choir member and featured soprano, Debra was accompanied by Phil Brown, Director of Music Ministries, on piano, with sound provided by David Pickett.