First United Methodist Church in downtown Madison, Wisconsin is active ministry. From our food ministries, homeless ministries and housing outreach to our music ministries and youth programs, we are working to become the hands and feet of God in the world. If you are looking for a way to serve others, to nurture your spirit, or to feel part of a community - we invite you to join us.
Unless we are able to experience the wonder of the Resurrection in our own lives, we risk missing the joy, the promise and indeed, the entire meaning of Jesus' ministry. The transformative, life-giving power of the Christ is made manifest every day. Experience it with us through service opportunities, worship experiences and connections with others along this journey.
Whether you’re just in town for a visit and looking for a Sunday worship service, or looking for a church home, we invite you to experience Christ with us at First Church. Learn more about our worship services and education programs, or listen to a recent sermon. Details on downtown parking are available here.
We are a Reconciling Congregation, open to full participation of all persons regardless of race, gender, economic status, national origin, religious background, or sexual orientation.
We seek to embody grace and hospitality in the manner of Jesus, nurturing our diverse spiritual journeys and joining together as a servant community to help realize a more loving and just world.