First United Methodist Church

York, Nebraska

"A Place Where People Matter"

Join Us

Sunday Services: 8:00 am and 10:00 am

Sunday School: 9:00 am

High School Youth: Wednesdays at 6:00 pm

Middle School Youth: Wednesdays at 6:15 pm

Chancel Choir: Wednesdays at 7:15 pm

Contact Us

by phone: 402-362-4571

by e-mail: fumcyork @

Address: 309 East 7th Street - York, NE 68467

Office Hours: 9:00 - 4:00 M-F

This Week's Schedule:

Tuesday, March 31st:

Noon Bible Study at Leisure Home

Wednesday, April 1st:

Deborah Circle - 6:00 pm

Chancel Choir Practice - 7:00 pm

Thursday, April 2nd:

Box Tops for Epworth - 9:30 am

Mary Circle - 1:30 pm

Holy Thursday Service - 7:00 pm

Friday, April 3rd:

Good Friday Service - 12 noon

Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors...


First United Methodist Church extends to all the hand of friendship and faith, believing every person is of sacred worth. We commit ourselves to the hospitality Jesus taught, by creating a place of safety and spiritual sanctuary for people in all stages of their faith journey.

We are enriched by people of all economic or social conditions, gender identities, sexual orientations, political affiliations, biblical interpretations, ages, racial or ethnic backgrounds, mental or physical conditions, and family structures.

We gather for worship, study, and fellowship and we disperse to spread God's love in the community. As we move toward a church of full inclusion, we will continue to engage with one another and celebrate our similarities and differences. We encourage ourselves and challenge our denomination to truly embrace "Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors".

Pastor Art invites you to join us in the journey of faith. Regardless of your situation, you are welcome within our doors.



Our Mission:

We exist to make disciples for Jesus Christ by living as faithful witnesses to prove that every person matters.


This church embraced us with open arms over 2 years ago. There is an overwhelming sense of love and compassion in our church. So many members have given our family such a feeling of belonging - a smile, a hug, conversation: our pastors are very supportive and caring. --Kris Taggart and family

Its people; its pastors; its opportunities for worshipping God; its opportunities for bible study; its opportunities to be in mission (especially the Community Garden) --Sharon Berry

If you would like to post your testimonial, please contact us using the contact form here on our website. We would appreciate hearing from and knowing what you love about your church. Thank you.


Lenten Services

Ash Wednesday, February 18 at 7 PM.

Starting Wednesday, February 25 York First Wednesday Evening Lenten Services at 5:30 pm. A light supper will follow in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome.

Thursday, March 12 at 7pm York First will host a Community Lenten Service. Bud Christenson, from First Lutheran will be speaking.

Sunday, March 29 at 7 pm Emmanuel Lutheran will host a Sunday Evening Palm Sunday service.

Good Friday service at York First Friday, April 3 at 12 noon. Light lunch to follow.

York Church History

We invite you to check our new page on the history of our church under the "Our History" tab. The page includes all the former pastors and associate pastors of the church. We are looking for historical pictures of former pastors and the church (both interior and exterior). If you have any or know where some might be located, please call the church office.

Worship Service Videos

Our video library now includes videos of complete Sunday services.

To view videos please click here...

Please note that these videos are large and may take some time to load, depending on your internet connection and speed.

Summer Camp Info