First United Methodist Church

 
 At First United Methodist Church of Garden City, Kansas, where our primary statement is “we are the hands of Jesus Christ”. We center everything we do around this statement. Our purpose is to glorify God and to make him known, not just to others but within ourselves as well. We do this by growing in spiritual maturity through worship, discipleship, evangelism, fellowship and service. Our values revolve around 7 core principles : In Jesus, biblical, Goldy love, inclusion, relevance, authenticity and doing the best. We have many activities that take place weekly at the church to help us achieve these goals. Visit our “Connect” tab to learn more about each one and see that there’s something for the whole family to enjoy here at FUMC. At FUMC we have a vision that every heart is spiritually inspired by Jesus Christ through His word to love, care and serve. Our doors and hearts are open to you, come join with us in worhsip! 
The third and current location of the Methodist Church at Kansas and Main was built in 1954, with the first service taking place on Palm Sunday in 1957.
 
Herb and Bonnie Clutter, who were active members of the church, were instrumental in raising funds for the construction of the current building. The stained-glass window overlooking the balcony of our sanctuary stands as a memorial, posthumously dedicated in their memory.
 
Several ministries and traditions have continued throughout the years including, the Living Christmas which was written by Bernadine Sitts in 1956 and the Bernadine Bell Choir, also initiated by Bernadine Sitts with the purchase of 25 bells in 1968.
 
The spirit of stewardship continues most recently with the gracious gift of $2.3 million from Erma Adamson in 2015 to build the addition of a Welcome Center. The blessings we receive continue due to our love, stewardship, fellowship and the grace of God.
 
 
Clutter Window