Whether you are visiting us for the first time or have been active with us for many years, we pray for God's blessings for your life!
We offer several options for Edmond residents and visitors alike to worship by connecting to God and neighbor, all grounded in the rich tradition of our United Methodist heritage. We have a historic and beautiful sanctuary, built in 1929, with stunning stain glass windows that serves as meeting place for our 8:30, 9:45 and 11:00 am worship services. We also offer an alternative service called Worship on Hurd that meets in Wesley Hall on Sundays at 10:50 am, and our Late Night contemporary service is 7 pm, also in Wesley Hall.
Our worship is from the liturgical tradition. Liturgy literally means "work of the people." Our services include shared written prayers, responsive readings and affirmations of faith that come from the variety of Christian tradition as well as those newly written for our context today.
If you are thinking about coming to Edmond FUMC for the first time, we have listed a snapshot below of what to expect on a typical Sunday morning. We realize trying something new can be a little scary and want to do everything we can to put you at ease while visiting. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our church office at 405-341-0107 or email@example.com.
What should I wear?
Please come in whatever you feel comfortable wearing. Our most formal members wear "business casual," while our least-formal attendees wear jeans and T-shirts. We want you to be comfortable to worship our God in whatever that means to you.
Where can I park?
As a guest to Edmond FUMC, we have special designated "Sunday Guest" parking spaces in our lot at the corner of E. Hurd St. and N. Jackson St.
Where do I go once I have parked?
For Sunday worship, please go into our Main Building which houses our Sanctuary. The main entrance for this building is off of E. Hurd St., next to the corner at N. Jackson St. There is also an elevator entrance to this building on the Southeast corner.
For Children's and Youth Ministries, please go to the Christian Activity Center, which is the building to the North of our Sanctuary. This building houses many of our Sunday School classes, as well as all Children's Ministry classrooms and the Youth Room.
If you need any assistance finding your way, one of our Sunday ushers would be happy to direct you.
What should I do with my children?
If you are participating in service for the first time, please arrive 10 minutes early to service so that we may walk you through the check-in process. When you arrive, stop by the First Kids Welcome Center, located in the Christian Activity Center near the downstairs First Kids building entrance. At this Welcome Center, you will receive information about our check-in process, as well as classroom assignments.
Edmond FUMC offers a full-range of children's ministry options for kids birth through 5th grade. For more information on the Edmond FUMC Children's Ministries, visit the Children's Ministry page.
Where does my Middle School or High Schooler go?
Youth Sunday school classes are offered during the 9:45 am hour on Sunday mornings in the Christian Activity Center, room 109. This group is geared for 6-12th graders. The youth group also attends the 11 am worship service and sits together in the balcony.
Youth Group is also offered on Sunday and Wendesday nights in the CAC, room 109. Check the calendar for the most up-to-date information.
Where do I find Youth Medical Release Form?
You can find Youth Medical Release form on the bottom of the Youth page of the church's website.
How do I register my Youth for Summer camps?
To register for camps, please visit www.okumc.org/camp.
What type of worship services do you offer?
On Sunday mornings, Edmond FUMC offers three traditional services (8:30, 9:45 and 11 am) and one alternate service (10:50 am).
During the main liturgical services (8:30, 9:45 and 11 am), sermons are scripturally based on the Revised Common Lectionary and we celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month, where all are welcome to receive with us regardless of membership or baptism. We sing hymns in a vibrant manner, led by Director of Music Ministries Andrew Schaeffer and our Chancel Choir.
The 10:50 am service is an alternative service that is more relaxed in atmosphere. This service typically features a video clip from a movie that relates to the scripture or theme during the sermon. We offer Holy Communion each week at this worship service.
What will I be expected to do during a worship service?
First, we promise you won't be embarrassed or pressured to give money or to join the church, so relax and focus on experiencing worship.
We'll be singing songs to express our love for God, and the words will be on the screens for you to sing along if you would like.
You may also see Christian sacraments, such as baptism or communion, and we'll be sure to explain what they mean so you won't feel out of the loop. We will also have any important text on the screens to follow along.
One of our teaching pastors will share a relevant message to enable you to discover new truths that help you see life from God's point of view. We encourage you to take notes, if you would like. At the end of the service, you'll have an opportunity to respond to the message in a variety of ways, if you so desire.
We'll be done in about an hour so you'll be ready to go pick up your little ones, socialize in the Christian Activity Center, meet new friends for lunch, or just head home for that afternoon nap.
Where can I get involved?
If you like what you have seen and would like to get more involved at Edmond FUMC, we have a number of activities and ministries to get acquainted with. Anything from Bible study classes offered on Wednesday evenings or Adult Sunday School classes, we have something for you!
How can I get to know the church staff?
If you would like to get to know our staff, please visit the Pastors page or Staff page on the website. The Pastors page gives a bio and photo of both pastors, as well as their contact information. The Staff page outlines our staff roles, along with a photo and contact information for each.
Do you have social media accounts?
Yes! Our church has Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages, as well as a blog published by our Senior Pastor Sam Powers. Also, the Youth Group runs an Instagram account with fun photos from their gatherings.
Twitter - www.twitter.com/FUMC_Edmond
YouTube - www.youtube.com/EdmondFirstUMC
Blogger - www.precedinggrace.blogspot.com
Youth Facebook - www.facebook.com/efumcyouth
Youth Instagram - www.instagram.com/edmondfumcyouth
Youth YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQUKX6AqytbcOhBgmdt5oog