The First United Methodist Church appreciates the "method" in Methodist, yet we also wish to be open to the leading of the Spirit. Our church governance provides for openness and transparency in how the church works. If you would like to know more please ask.


Church Council

This body oversees the program functions of the church. We set ministry priorities, and ensure collaboration between different ministry areas. Meetings are held quarterly, and are always open to visitors. If you ever want to see our most current financial statement, please contact the church office at 660-747-8158. This information is available to all.



If you have a question concerning the physical structure of the church, the Trustees Committee is the group to contact. For most inquiries concerning building usage, contact the church office at 660-747-8158.


Pastor/Parish Relations Committee

This group is our personnel committee and oversees the staffing needs of our congregation. 

First United Methodist Church-Lay Leadership 2015