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  Authentic Worship

Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

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

The virtual Order of Worship can be found here.

"Drawn in: Living the Creative LIfe with God"

 New Summer Sermon Series

God created the heavens and the earth…and called it all good!  — Genesis 1

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Do the words “fun,” “deep,” “creative,” and “God” go together in your mind—or in your life? If not, then you may be interested in this series. You may also be interested in descriptors like “stuck,” bored,” “exhausted,” “anxious about the future,” or “in need of better options” that fit a little too well in your life right now.

Over the next several weeks, we’ll explore the surprising parallels between creativity and the spiritual path. In the process, we’ll uncover some unexpected ways by which a narrow life may open out into more expansive territory, how a flattened life may be revived and once again become three-dimensional, and how we all may find and live into our “sweet spot”—or our sacred Calling—a bit more fully.

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"Drawn In" Sermon Series Resource

If you'd like to go deeper or consider it for your small group, use Troy Bronsink's Book Drawn In: A Creative Process for Artists, Activists, and Jesus Followers. Our sermon series will follow Bronsink's creative process outlined in Chapter One.

The book provides exercises to stimulate our creative process. It is available on Amazon, or anywhere you buy your books.

4th Sunday after Pentecost

Drawn In: Part 3


Changemaker Leader Isaac Gross, preaching

Rev. Debra Brady, presiding

Matthew 25: 24-30 (CEB)

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God’s act of creating all is God’s act of entering our lives in the person of Jesus, God’s everyday act of creating new life — all these are acts of bringing that which is not into being — all acts of originality. To create is to assert ourselves in a way that is risky, that invites stepping into the unknown. Jesus told a story about people who did different things with the “talents” given to them. The one who took a risk and utilized those talents multiplied his gift in the world. What can you do to risk what God has given you to expand love and grace in the world?

Children's Sunday School Lesson for June 16, 2024

Be Peaceful –  Psalm 23: 1-6

Faith Word: PEACE

Today's Bible lesson is from Psalm 23, where God explains that he cares for people just like a shepherd cares for his sheep. God's people are like sheep who need care from the shepherd. God is always with us.

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

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. 

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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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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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News & Events


Pride Month Doors at First UMC Modesto

"God's Doors Are Always Open To All"

Around the world, the month of June is used as a time to celebrate the beauty and diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community and honor the many ways they have struggled for equality. As part of the mission declared in our Statement of Affirmation, Inclusion, and Welcome, we have been participating in various Pride events over the past several years to show 

 our love and acceptance for all of God’s beloved children. This year, we are excited to feature a new art installation for Pride Month: a series of rainbow-painted doors highlighting our “Open Minds, Open Hearts, and Open Doors”!

2024 Vacation Bible School

"Camp Firelight: A Summer Camp Adventure with God"

Monday - Friday, July 15 - 19 | Churchwide | 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Invite your Friends and Neighbors!

Free Admission | Dinner Included

Summer is here, and with it comes another fabulous VBS! Kids ages kindergarten through junior high are invited for an exciting week of fun activities and a shared evening meal as we learn about God's love for each of us. Seventh- and eighth-grade students may choose to attend or participate as volunteers!

Register with the above QR code or click here to attend!

Contact Kelsea Overstreet at for more information.

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

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