We are glad you are here!
Please use the following drop-down information boxes to find answers to frequently asked questions.
And please bless us with your presence.
It’s your choice! Choose the one that works for you. You may want to try out several as they are quite different.
Come as You Are (Saturday 5:30 South Campus) is relaxed in style with piano music, and a message based on the scripture lesson for the week. Communion is served each week.
(September thru May) Bread for the Journey (Sunday 9:30 am Downtown Chapel) Our contemporary service features an informal worship atmosphere. Our Joy for the Journey Band plays familiar music from our recent past as well as some current favorites. Communion is served each week.
(September thru May) Our Traditional Worship (Sunday 11:00 am Downtown Sanctuary) features a traditional worship order that is not stuffy. Hymns are sung, prayers shared, the Sanctuary Choir sings often, and a message on the scripture lesson for the week is shared. Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month.
(June to August) Summer Worship we have one blended service at 10 am in the Downtown Sanctuary where Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month.
A note about Communion. In any of our services, all are invited to come to the communion meal, however, if you prefer not to commune this is certainly acceptable.
At our downtown site parking is available off of 10th ST, immediately across 1st AVE from our building, on the street, near the Cass County Courthouse, and the Mexican Village parking lot.
Come As You Are - 45 minutes
(Saturday 5:30 pm - South Site)
Bread for the Journey - 50 minutes
(Sunday 9:30 am - Downtown chapel)
Traditional Worship - 1 hour
(Sunday 11:00 am - Downtown sanctuary)
Summer Worship (June to August) - 1 hour
(Sunday 10:00 am - Downtown sanctuary)
Please don’t be nervous about your first visit with us. You are our guest, and we want you to feel comfortable. While you will be greeted and welcomed, you won’t be put on the spot or publicly introduced. During the service, you can fill out the Friendship Pad if you’d like more information about the church or if you’d like to connect with the pastor or a ministry. If you’d rather remain anonymous, that’s okay too.
Absolutely not! However, during each service there is a time to worship God through the giving of tithes and offerings. This is an act of worship for our members and friends (those who consider Fargo First UMC their church home), allowing them to share in the church’s ministry to the community and to the world. As a guest, please do not feel any pressure or obligation to give.
(September thru May) Quality infant. toddler and preschool care is available every Sunday morning between the hours of 8:30 and noon. Preschool through Adult Sunday School is offered during the 9:30 and 11:00 worship services.
They are also welcome at each one of our services of course!
Yes, the downtown campus is wheelchair accessible except the third floor. Our south campus is fully accessible.
We believe that the spiritual life is best thought of as a journey. Some of us are miles down the road and others have miles to go.
At Fargo First UMC, you’ll find companions for the journey and possibly people heading down a path similar to yours. We believe that the big questions of life can best be asked when we have companions on our journey. We offer no “one size fits all answers” rather we offer ourselves to you as you discover answers that work for you.
Our pastors work to speak to people where they are and to connect the teachings of the Bible with the challenges people face everyday. Their messages are accessible to those new to the faith as well as those who have been around for a while.
Our pastors Ryan Mutzenberger, Kris Mutzenberger, and Chuck Belzer may be reached through the church office (701-232-4416). Our office staff can also help you reach John Roberts who is pastor of Recovery Worship.
Please feel free to call us (701-232-4416) anytime – we’ll be happy to answer any question you may have. Better yet, why not visit us this Sunday and see for yourself what a great place Fargo First UMC can be!