Downtown Campus

Downtown Campus

Located on the corner of Huntsville Ave. and Shiloh St., our Downtown campus places a strong emphasis on our ministries of children, youth, worship, and missions. We hold four worship services each Sunday morning with four distinct styles. Through our laid-back and warm environment, we strive to offer excellent ministries that builds disciples and serves the larger community.

First Praise Worship
This service begins at 8:30 each Sunday morning. Music is lead by a worship team and is what we call “piano driven.” We often sing songs you will hear on Christian radio stations. The atmosphere is informal and you will find people wearing anything from business casual attire to jeans.

Shiloh Street Worship
At 9:45 each week, this service is led by a band offering the style of music we call “guitar driven.” The music has a rock and even blues feel creating a relaxed atmosphere for worship.  Most people dress very relaxed for this service and you’ll see most people wearing jeans and a few shorts.

Classic Worship
This 11:00 service follows a more traditional pattern than our other worship experiences. Most music is led from the organ or piano along with a Celebration Choir and orchestra. We try to capture a balance between high church and our church’s informal culture. You will find people wearing anything from business casual attire to suits and dresses.

Crossroads Worship
Beginning at 9:45 this service is designed for and often led by our Youth. It takes place in the Youth Wherehouse and features great current music and a message specifically geared for 6-12th graders.

Downtown Campus has a guest parking lot directly across from the sanctuary entrance on Johnson Ave.

Our Connect Center is located just inside the Atrium entrance on Johnson Avenue. This is a great place for new families and guests to stop by for information about First Church or to ask one of our volunteers about any questions you might have.

Have young children? Check out our Children’s Ministry before your visit.

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 Latest Downtown Campus News

Mid Youth Ski Trip

What: Mid Youth Ski Trip (6th & 7th grades) Theme: Reset:When we fall, we don’t have to keep falling we can get up and restart. Location: Hampton Inn – Leavenworth, KS Dates: January 26-28 Cost: Youth: Non-Ski $90 / Ski $145 Adult: Non-Ski $90 / Ski $155 Extras: Ski Lesson: Students $18 / Adults $20…

Surviving the Holidays

Sunday, Nov. 12 2-4 p.m., Parlor The pain of losing a loved one can be overwhelming during the holidays. First Church is offering a Grief Share event called “Surviving the Holidays” to equip you with healthy coping mechanisms. The cost is $5 and can be paid at the event. Register by calling the church office…

Hurricane Harvey Relief

Are you interested in helping with relief for Hurricane Harvey? The United Methodist Committee on Relief has set up multiple ways to provide help for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. You can donate money by bringing it into the church office or directly to UMCOR here. UMCOR is also collecting cleaning kits. Get information on…