2022 Mission Trip

We can be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ and providing clean water is one of the ways we can share God’s love with some communities in other parts of the world. First United Methodist Church of Garden City, KS is happy to partner with Nyamakope and Dzvengwe villages in Mutoko, Zimbabwe, Africa, in providing clean water. If you want to be part of a cultural immersion Mission Trip to these two villages in Zimbabwe, Africa please get in touch with us for more details about the trip. Pick up a pamphlet in our Welcome Center or open it here!
We can’t wait to see how God works through our congregation to spread His love and hope to the people of Zimbabwe!

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are essential to our ministries! There are many ways one can serve, but some areas we are in need of extra help right now are:
Summer Children’s Sunday School Teachers
Sunday Scripture Readers
Media & Sound Volunteers
Youth Group Supper Providers
Contact Missy at missy@fumcgc.com or by calling the church office if you would like to serve!

June 2021 Sermon Series

We are looking forward to our June sermon series, “The Rise and Fall of King Saul.
Do you experience fear?
Do you struggle with jealousy?
Do you struggle to trust in God?
Come join us for a sermon series on the books of Samuel as we study the challenges of King Saul and the importance of keeping God in the center of our hearts.

Thank You for Delivering!

Thank you to all of those who helped deliver Meals on Wheels for the month of April! In the past 4 weeks our congregation helped deliver around 250 meals per week to the homebound in Garden City. You all did a great job! May God bless each and every one of you.
Our congregation volunteers to deliver meals every spring around April and May. If you would like to help us serve the community in this way watch for announcements next March and April to sign up!

2021 Graduates

We celebrate with Hunter Stroup, and Abbey, and Spencer Turrentine in their High School Graduation! May our Lord and Savior be with them wherever they go! 

Covid-19 Restrictions Lifted

On Thursday, May 6th, Church Council met and agreed on lifting the Covid-19 restrictions which were in place at First United Methodist Church of Garden City. We are excited to return to regular building use and activities!  All are welcome and we encourage everyone to practice the recommendations they are comfortable with. 

Summer 2021 Disciples Dispatch

View the May – July 2021 issue of the Disciples Dispatch here!  
In this issue you will find:
  • Upcoming Events
  • Reflections from our Pastors
  • Information on the Nyamakope Village Water Project
  • An update on our Broken Chains Ministry
  • Coming updates and changes to our building
  • An update and celebration of our sponsored Scout Troop 
  • And much more!

Recognizing D.S. Don Hasty

Reverend Don Hasty has completed his service to the Great Plains Conference as the Dodge City and Hays District Superintendent and will be reappointed this July. We will be hosting him to preach and recognizing his service to our congregation and district on May 23rd.
Join us in thanking Reverend Hasty for his service!
Sunday, May 23rd | 8:30 & 11:00 AM

2021 Dessert Auction

This event is postponed until a later date.
Get ready for some fun! This year’s Dessert Auction is right around the corner!
Sunday, May 2nd
5:30 – 8:30
Fellowship Hall
There will be games, door prizes, a silent auction, and of coarse our live Cake Auction!
Sign up to bring Cakes or Silent Auction Items in the Welcome Center or by emailing manny@fumcgc.com or justin@fumcgc.com.
All proceeds support the Youth Mission Trip Fund.

May 2021 Sermon Series

Join us May 1st and 2nd as we kick off our new Sermon Series, “Breaking Through the Wilderness”! We will be exploring what is next for us as Christians as we face the changes caused by the recent pandemic. How are we to respond to continued hardship and suffering? What path has Christ laid for us? 
Saturday, May 1st at 5:45 PM and Sunday May 2nd at 8:30 and 11:00 AM
We can’t wait to see you!
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” ~ Isaiah 43:19

2021 Vacation Bible School

Mark your calendars!
VBS is June 7th -11th this summer from 9:00 to 11:45 am. 
Volunteers are needed!
Sign up with the church office if you can help with snacks, crafts, games, or teaching!
Donations Needed
A list of needed snack and project items will be available in the Welcome Center. Please check it out and sign up to bring what you can!

Water Project Giving

For the season of Lent we embarked on the Nyamakope Village Water Project. What began as a goal to establish 2 boreholes in Zimbabwe, Africa has grown to plans for establishing even more! Your generous giving has gone further than we imagined with us raising $23,581.50! Plans of a mission trip are now underway as we seek to spread God’s love even further in these villages and towns of Zimbabwe.  
Keep up to date with us as more info on the mission trip is coming soon!
Continued giving will support the establishment of more boreholes and the mission trip. To learn more about this project visit our Nyamakope Village Water Project page!

Updated Covid-19 Response

Beginning Monday, March 29th, masks will be encouraged, but no longer mandatory.
As staff we have been dedicated to keeping the congregation safe and comfortable. We appreciate everyone’s patience in these uncertain times and pray we can continue to move forward from the Covid-19 pandemic. Although case numbers have been decreasing, we still have many members who are waiting to receive vaccines. Due to this, we are still encouraging masks, social distancing, and washing hands. Please respect one another’s comfort levels and decisions.
Additionally, with the change in our mask requirements we remind everyone that singing does increase the spread of the virus. Please be sure to wear a mask if you are singing along in our services.
Please protect all of those around you by practicing social distancing, wearing masks and washing your hands.

Help Deliver Meals on Wheels!

Meals on Wheels helps enhance the nutritional health, social contact, and safety of the homebound, handicapped, and persons convalescing in Garden City. Each year we serve our community as a church family by delivering Meals on Wheels for our local Senior Center.
Join us this year in serving our community through this valuable program!
We will be delivering Mondays through Fridays from April 12th to May 7th. Meals need to be picked up at 11:00 am at the Senior Center.
Contact the church office at (620)275-9171 or leah@fumcgc.com for information on how to sign up!

Holy Week Services and Activities

Holy Week begins THIS WEEKEND, March 27TH & 28th with our Palm Sunday services! Join us to celebrate Jesus Christ’s arrival in Jerusalem! We have lots more in store, check it all out!
Palm Sunday
Saturday, March 27th | 5:45 PM | Chapel
Sunday, March 28th | 9:30 AM | Sanctuary
Holy Week Activities
Grab an activity bag on Palm Sunday or in the church office and participate in daily activities to rejuvenate your relationship with Christ!
Easter Celebration