Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Appleton! We are a congregation deeply committed to the great task that Jesus put on his church’s heart: to make disciples and transform this world.

At First Church you can expect to find a successful model of an intergenerational church: We have a wonderful children’s ministry, a great junior and senior high youth program, an array of adult programs reaching from small group ministries to annual mission trips and an outstanding music ministry program for kids, youth and adults.

We’d love to welcome you among us. Know that you can come as you are so we can grow together and make a difference in God’s great world.





Contact Us

First United Methodist Church
325 East Franklin Street
Appleton, Wisconsin 54911
Phone (920)734-2677
Fax (920) 882-1461

Church Office & Worship Schedule

Office Hours
  • Monday - Thursday
    8:00 a.m. - noon & 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    Friday 8:00 a.m. - noon
  • Welcome & Announcements 8:55
  • Worship-Sanctuary 9:00 a.m. (Nursery Care 0- 2 yrs)
  • Summer Sunday School 3yrs -gr.1 (starts in worship at 9:00 a.m.)
  • Worship- Chapel 10:30 a.m. (Nursery Care 0 - 4yrs)
  • Worship - Chapel 5:30 p.m.


  • Church Office Closed Friday

    Our Church office will be closed

    on Friday, June 22, 2018.

    Office hours are:

    Monday - Thursday 

    8:00 AM to noon &

    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Habitat Build

    On June 11 the excavation crew of Habitat for Humanity will start digging the basement for the house we will be building which is part of our Capital Campaign’s mission project. Below you can find the complete volunteer schedule that we as First Church are honored to fill.

    You can register by going to the following web page: https://foxcitieshabitat.volunteerhub.com/lp/firstumcappleton/

    Before you can sign up you have to create an account with Habitat. It  will take about 2 minutes.

    If you need help, please know that throughout June we will have members of our church’s Habitat Task Force available after the 5:30pm service and during coffee hour on Sundays (10am-10:30am). They can help you to sign up right there.

    Please consider the following helpful pieces of information:

    - In most cases volunteer positions are for an entire day.

    - Check with your employer, you might be eligible to take paid leave for a day.

    - If you are able to work during the week, please leave the Saturday dates for those who are not able to help during the week.

    - You have to be at least 14 years of age to sign up, there are work restrictions for people under the age of 18.

    - You have to register at least two weeks prior to the date you want to volunteer, otherwise our Habitat coordinator will fill vacant positions.

    - Sign up can happen throughout the summer and fall until all positions are filled but keep the 2 week deadline in mind.

    For any more questions, do not hesitate to talk to a person at the Habitat sign up table after/before the church service or call the church office.

  • Volunteer for VBS 2018!!

    Sign Up!

    Volunteer for this year's VBS program Shipwrecked!  VBS is July 23-27 from 9a.m. - noon!  Please contact Christine Ladewig at cladewig@appfumc.org with any questions.

  • VBS Registration

    Sign Up!

    Sign your child up for this year's VBS Shipwrecked! VBS is July 23-27 from 9:00-noon. Children 3years (as of Jan.1) - completed 5th will enjoy a morning of music, games, snacks, Bible stories, and discovery. This event is free and you do not need to be a member to attend!

    All children registered by July 3 will receive a free t-shirt, tote bag and a music CD (one CD per family). Please contact Christine Ladewig at cladewig@appfumc.com with any questions.

  • Gift of Prayer for Our Church

    Special Gift for our Church

    For 2018 how about giving a special gift to your pastors, church staff and the ministry teams?  The gift is free. 

    It is prayer. It is easy and something you can do anywhere.  SPRC is coordinating a new prayer ministry, covering First Church in prayer.  Will you agree to pray for the church for one day?  The goal is to have members of our congregation praying for our pastors and staff every day in 2018.  We need you, yes, all of you, to sign up to pray for our church. 

    Sign up by using this link Click Here 


    Each month we will offer some suggestions for prayer. 


  • View our Worship Services here
  • Electronic Giving/Online Giving

    Click Here  

    We offer electronic giving as a way to automate your regular weekly offering. Electronic giving offers convenience and provides much needed donation consistency for our congregation. 

  June 2018  

Upcoming Events



Worship Service in Sanctuary
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Health Sunday
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Coffee Connection
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Worship Service in Chapel
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Bible Study w/Pastor Liz
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Bible Study w/Pastor Liz
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM


AA Meeting
10:00 AM
Women's Renewal Group
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Circles of Support Program
5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Board Games
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Troop 2
6:30 PM


8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
AA Meeting
10:00 AM
Prayer Shawl Ministry
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Covenant Disciples Group
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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