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  Authentic Worship

Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

Join Us in Worship!

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

The Order of Worship bulletin can be found here.

"When God Came Down Like Fire"

A two-part Worship Series for Pentecost and Trinity Sunday 

Pentecost is both an event in the life of the church and a season that lives out the implications of the event. Pentecost Sunday marks the shift in the liturgical calendar from telling the story of Jesus, our Messiah and Savior, to telling the story of the church, the ones who choose to be disciples of Jesus Christ. It doesn’t mean that we stop talking about Jesus or that the church doesn’t appear in the first half of the liturgical year. It does mean that this long season we sometimes call Ordinary Time is our time, the church’s time to remember the sending of the Great Commission and the empowerment of the Pentecost event and to live our faith out loud in the world, reflecting the values and priorities of the kin-dom of God. Join us as we remember together the time when God came like fire.

Trinity Sunday | Sunday, June 4, 2023

"Go Therefore"

Rev. Debra Brady 

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Scripture:  Genesis 1:24-31a, 2 Cor. 13: 11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 (NRSV)

Trinity Sunday is about God and not about us. And yet, because we can know God only in a relationship, it has to be about us too. We acknowledge the God we worship and praise, the God to whom we owe everything. Still, we understand and experience God through how God interacts with us individually and collectively. We know God through one another, through living in the community and worshiping as a gathered body. On this Trinity Sunday, we celebrate a God who is not distant and aloof and apart but a God who is present in what came to be through a word spoken in the void. We worship a God who came down like fire and burned a mission into our hearts.

Children's Sunday School Lesson for June 11, 2023

Press the play button to watch this week's Sunday school lesson.

"Good Shepherd"

Psalm 23 | Faith Word: Identity

The Bible story comes from the 23rd chapter of the Book of Psalms. In these verses, we learn that God is like a good shepherd who protects us in both the hard and good times. Although its comforting words are appropriate to be heard during the loss of a loved one, it is also a psalm about living. This psalm puts ordinary activities like eating and drinking in a God-centered perspective.

Nursery Care & Children Sunday School Schedule

As United Methodists, we believe in welcoming and nurturing the children in our church family.  We offer Nursery Care and Children's Sunday School during Sunday worship and Donuts & Devotions Youth Group on the first Sunday of the month.  

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For information on our Children and Youth Ministries and activities, please contact the church office at

(209) 522-9046 or email us at





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News & Events

 MoPride Picnic in the Park

Saturday, June 10 | Graceada Park | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Join First United Methodist Church at the Modesto Pride Picnic at Graceada Park, 401 Needham Street, to show our love and acceptance for all of God's children. We will be sharing our Statement of Affirmation, Inclusion, and Welcome and promoting Vacation Bible School, "Kindness 101: How to Make the World a Better Place", with members of the LGBTQIA+ community of Modesto as we celebrate Pride Month. Rainbow attire is encouraged!

 Graduation Recognition Sunday 

Sunday, June 11 | FUMC Sanctuary | during worship


At the end of each school year, we take great joy in celebrating our graduates of all ages during worship! If you or a family member is graduating from any academic institution or educational endeavor, please let the church office know so we can honor you. Email by Monday, June 5, letting us know where you are graduating or have recently graduated, and be sure to join us in worship on June 11 so we can celebrate you!

2023 FUMC Vacation Bible School

"Kindness 101: How to Make the World a Better Place"

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Through life's challenges, we often need to be reminded how important it is to be kind to ourselves, our loved ones, our community, and our world. When we are kind, we have the power to change the world! Join us for a week of fun and faith as we explore how kindness can make a positive impact on others and ourselves. There is no charge for admission!

Contact the church office at (209) 522-9046 or email for more information.

Upcoming Events

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