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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.

Resurrection Stories

A Worship Series for the Easter Season 

I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. — John 11:25-26, NRSVUE

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The Easter Season is a time of celebrating all the ways in which resurrection is possible in our lives. We can be in need of rising out of the depth of imprisonment, addiction, poverty, illness, and oppression — not just physically and literally, but also spiritually. What keeps us locked up inside? What holds us back from the joy of life? What binds us, keeping us from the fullness of who God created us to be? Join us for powerful testimonies of courage, kindness, strength, and overcoming — Resurrection Stories — from those who have found “resurrection” in their lives. It might just inspire you to unlock your own rising up!

3rd Sunday of Easter

"Resurrections Stories: Freed"

Rev. Debra Brady, Preaching

Psalm 121, Nehemiah 9: 9-15, John 20: 19-23 (UENRSV)

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In 12-step programs, the first step is admitting powerlessness over anything that threatens to destroy our connection to our Higher Power, ourselves, and to others. This week, we consider the variety of ways addiction occurs in our lives. We will celebrate the Good News so that we can refocus our lives on things that lead us to life and connection to the Holy.

Children's Sunday School Lesson for April 14, 2024

Peter and John – Acts 3:1-10

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In our Bible story, a crippled man asks Peter and John for money. They had no money but offered the man something better. “I can give you Jesus,” said Peter. The power of Jesus heals the man, begins to walk, leap, and praise God, and joins Peter and John in the temple to share the good news.

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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 fumc@firstumcmodesto.org.

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News & Events

Jesus As Changemaker Bible Study

Every Other Sunday starting April 14 | Fireside Room | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m

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Whether he was impacting the lives of more than 5,000 people with a miracle of food or having a conversation with a Samaritan woman by a well, Jesus' actions show us precisely what it looks like to be a compassion-driven Changemaker. In this six-week small group Bible study, we will reexamine the stories of Jesus through a change-making lens, discovering ways we can more deliberately live into God's dream for all to live flourishing, unafraid lives.

This study will invite you to re-imagine living as a follower of Jesus as a matter that engages both your insight and your actions. Come ready to dig, share, discover, and grow! We will provide lunch at the first meeting and discuss future arrangements. Contact Kelsea Overstreet at koverstreet11@sbcglobal.net to sign up or for questions. 

Love Modesto | Saturday, April 27

Join FUMC and Participate in Modesto's 16th Annual City-wide Volunteer Day!

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Do you love where you live? Do you want to see good things happening in your community? Love Modesto is an excellent opportunity to start your intentional neighborhood outreach and engagement. On April 27, Love Modesto will inspire hundreds, if not thousands, of people to get out and make a difference. Consider how you would like to get involved and visit https://lovemodesto.com/.

So many amazing stories have emerged from Love Modesto, but perhaps the most incredible stories are of the thousands who continue to volunteer regularly with organizations and areas they serve. This is our hope and prayer… renewed pride in our cities, ongoing volunteerism, and communities transformed.

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

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