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Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
Free Parking, Nursery Available
Free blood pressure checks monthly
Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Baptisms and Celebrations!
Wednesday Evening Fellowship Dinner and Programs
6:00 p.m. Weekly
Shared Worship Services
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On May 20, 2013, in less than 15 minutes, a powerful EF5 tornado leveled the town of Moore, Oklahoma.
Winds of 210 miles per hour destroyed this quiet, suburban area that included an elementary school, homes and a hospital. The death toll of 24 includes 8 children so far.
On Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 10:15, those driving through downtown Memphis were treated to a unique parade of church members marching in the street, wearing bright red, and waving banners high in the air.
On Sunday, April 28, downtown’s First United Methodist Church, under the leadership of senior pastor, Rev. Andy Rambo, debuted the “First Church Band” to the delight of the congregation.
Giving the Chancel Choir a well-deserved break, the newly formed band, led by William Cooper, is comprised of church staff members, choir members, Sunday school teachers, and friends of the church.
One of Memphis’ finest vocalists, the legendary Joyce Cobb, accompanied by the very talented guitarist, Hank Sable, kicked off the HEAR Memphis: Free Rooftop Concerts at First United Methodist Church on April 11, 2013!For over an hour, the pair delighted the audience with a musical variety songbook starting with a fun “sing-along” version of “You Are My Sunshine.”
The public is cordially invited to HEAR Memphis: Free Rooftop Concerts at First United Methodist Church! Every Thursday evening, beginning April 11 through May 16 at 7:00 p.m., come and enjoy the best of Memphis music and the beautiful view of downtown on the roof of the John R. Pepper Building - 204 North Second Street, corner of Poplar and Second.
Wind and rain accompanied downtown congregations as they happily marched from their home churches to gather at City Hall Plaza on Palm Sunday morning. They came waving palm branches and church banners to participate in the “Prayers for the City” annual worship service, organized by the Downtown Churches Association (DCA).
First United Methodist, "First Church," under the leadership of Pastor Rev. Andy Rambo, welcomes the public to a new book / Bible study.Every Tuesday at noon, this small group will meet at Caritas Village, 2509 Harvard, Memphis, TN 38112, to study "Mark" by N.T. Wright.
The First Church children performed a special musical program on Sunday, March 3, 2013 in the Fellowship Hall. They sang a children's hymn, "There Were Twelve Disciples," by George A. Minor, to the tune of "Bringing in the Sheep." The children were accompanied by Phil Brown, Director of Music Ministries, on piano, and directed by Laura Pickett, their Sunday school teacher.
First United Methodist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Andy Rambo, invites the public to join them during Holy Week at 204 North Second Street, at the corner of Poplar and Second Street, in downtown Memphis.
Two downtown neighboring churches, First United Methodist, "First Church," under the leadership of Pastor Rev. Andy Rambo, and First Presbyterian, under the leadership of Senior Pastor Rev. Bo Scarborough, will begin the season of Lent by worshiping together during Ash Wednesday, as is their tradition for many decades.