Our Goal

as a church is to meet everyone wherever they are on their spiritual journey and help them to move closer to Christ. We hope that no matter your age or the location on your spiritual journey, this church has something to offer you. Click around and see if there’s a class or study that fits.

Kids Sunday School

We offer Sunday school for kids of all ages at 9:30 and 11:00 on Sunday mornings. Our Sunday school offerings start for children as young as 2 years. Developing a strong faith can be aided by starting children in Sunday school early. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the church office at 237-3158.

We are always looking for more people to teach, to be subs or just to be helpers in a classroom. If you are interested in helping please call the office at 237-3158 or contact Mary Sasse by emailing marys@kearneyfirstumc.org

NOTE: This church is a Safe Sanctuaries church meaning all staff and volunteers that work with youth are asked to take training and pass background checks.

Youth Ministries

Sunday school isn’t just for kids. The benefit of continuing to learn more about our Savior is the future of Christianity. While much of the ministry for youth (middle school and high school) happens on Wednesday nights and with special trips and events, it is important to offer a chance for learning and fellowship on Sundays as well. Click through this section and see if we offer a group that fits your needs.

NOTE: This church is a Safe Sanctuaries church meaning all staff and volunteers that work with youth are asked to take training and pass background checks.

Middle School

Sixth-grade through 8th-grade students are welcome to attend this big group class Upstairs in the Faith Formation room.

The study material ranges but centers around biblically based lessons middle-schoolers can apply to their life. Whether its dealing with bullies, disagreements with family or the affects of rumors, these lessons can easily be applied to life.

Classes are available at both 9:30 and 11am during the school-year. Bryan Wickham is the leader for the 9:30 session and Dallas Woltemathis the leader at 11:00.

All middle schoolers are also encouraged to take part in the numerous other activities we offer throughout the year.

High School

High school youth currently join at 11am during the school-year in the Upstairs Faith Formation room for bible study and current events discussion.  Some Sunday's the high school youth are invited to coffee around town to discuss what's going on in their lives.

Adult Ministries

Coming soon.

Learn with RightNow Media

Ever feel like your life is so busy it’s hard to tend to your spiritual life?

Our mission at First United Methodist Church is to meet people wherever they are spiritually, and walk with them, so that together we may grow in Christ, learn from Christ, and become servants of Christ.

We have partnered with a program called RightNow Media so we can be a part of your spiritual journey not just inside these walls but wherever you are.

RightNow Media is essentially the "Netflix of Video Bible Studies" because you will have instant access to thousands of great videos for kids, youth, parents, married couples and more.

Our arrangement with RightNow gives all members and guests of Kearney First access to thousands of bible studies. Each person will need to set up an account linked to your own email. If you attend First UMC, contact the church office with your email address. We will send you a link so you can set up an account tied just to your email. Then, you can log in from anywhere and view these videos from your phone, tablet or computer.

If you already have an account, click on the link below to log in. Enjoy!

RightNow Media - Equipping people to live out their faith in Jesus at home, at work and around the world.