First United Methodist Church of Excelsior Springs
1650 Rainbow Blvd.
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
In the 1850s Methodist churches represented more Americans than any other denomination. In 1968 the Methodist Church joined with the Evangelical United Brethren Church to form the United Methodist Church, a global denomination of nearly ten million members.
The Excelsior Springs congregation formed in 1884. After occupying several buildings downtown, one of which burned in 1947, the First United Methodist Church of Excelsior Springs moved to its present location along Highway 69 in 1993.
The congregation of the First United Methodist Church knows that a church is not about what is happening inside, but what difference can be made on the outside. Living with the belief of being servants of God, FUMC regularly hold events in support and ministry of our veterans. Locally, FUMC houses Treehouse Preschool, the longest running preschool program in Excelsior Springs. FUMC donated thousands of pounds of food and financial support to the Good Samaritan Center and Meet the Need organizations. They adopt six families per year during the Christmas holiday. They provide diapers to new mothers every month with its Mighty Diapers ministry.
Globally, FUMC helped build a fresh water well in Mozambique, Africa and paid tuition for a Mozambique minister to finish school. They participate in the national Numana Food missions. They helped families rebuild in Houston after Hurricane Harvey.
Our community missions are monthly events with no intention of stopping. The Grace of God has blessed our congregation, and with the Holy Spirit filling our hearts, we intend to use our talents and resources to make our world a better place to live.
FUMC is a church planting seeds for the future. Sundays now include “The Spring” — the church’s new 9 a.m. service geared to younger, more active families. Kids Worship is a service for kids ages 4-11 that runs in conjunction with the church’s traditional Sunday service at 10 a.m. If your family is searching for a church home, please consider First United Methodist Church of Excelsior Springs. They would love to have you!