Authentic Worship

Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

Join Us in Worship!

In-Person & Streaming LIVE every Sunday at 10 a.m.

The Sunday Order of Worship can be found here.





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The Changemaker Initiative

Our congregation applied for and was accepted into the 2022 Changemaker Initiative Cohort, which includes eight United Methodist Congregations in California. The initiative is a ministry of the Los Altos UMC and is funded by grants from the Lily Endowment. Given our long history of community engagement and our values for having a positive impact, our Administrative Board decided that becoming a Changemaker Church was a good fit with our mission strategy. 


Heifer International Living Gift Market

First UMC Heifer Online Giving Portal accepting donations until May 31, 2022

Stay tuned to learn more about the Changemaker Initiative and our four Changemaker Fellows!


Celebrate the women and mothers in your life by donating a hope-giving gift in their honor. If you missed the May 1st in-person Heifer Marketplace, It's not too late to donate! Please visit the online Giving Portal here, or mail your donation to the church office at 850 16th Street, Modesto, CA 95354.

Modesto First UMC Discovery Class

July 17 - August 21, 2022 | Fireside Room | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Are you interested in becoming a member of First Church or learning more about Methodist traditions and teachings?


Join us for our six-week Discovery Class!

The Discovery class is required for church membership but is open to those already members and those not interested in membership but want to learn and build more meaningful relationships and enjoy opportunities for growth, fellowship, and community engagement.


Lunch and childcare will be provided at no cost. Register by email to After completing the class, those wishing membership will be received at the 10 a.m. in-person worship service on August 28, 2022. All are welcome!


In 2022 churches across the California-Nevada Conference are invited to pray for one another each day. The GO, SOW, GrOW Prayer Initiative invites us to pray for one of our local churches every day, and the new church starts each Sunday until December 31, 2022. Together we will align our prayers for God's vision of growth and abundance to manifest among us. To help guide you throughout the year, please click on the CALENDAR  button below for each day's prayer. 



Whatever your prayer needs, finding peace of mind provides a foundation of strength to face any situation. Your request is a sacred trust and is confidential.


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