First United Methodist Church

Fourth and Market
Ottumwa, Iowa
Phone: (641) 684-5451
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Sunday Morning 

 9:00 Sunday School
10:00 Fellowship Time
10:30 Worship 

Special Services

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April 18: Holy Thursday - Combined Service - 6:30 PM at First UMC in Fellowship Hall

Good Friday

April 19: Good Friday - Combined Service - 7:30 PM at Willard Street UMC


April 21: Easter - 10:30 AM at First UMC

We begin our Easter celebration at 9:00 AM with a potluck continental breakfast. Everyone is encouraged to bring pastries, coffee cakes, traditional hot -cross buns and more to share. The traditional Easter service begins at 10:30 am and will feature anthems by the Chancel Choir and special music from the Bell Choir. The service will conclude with the performance of the “Hallelujah” chorus from Handel’s Messiah.

A Message from Pastor Chris Childs - Grace Ottumwa

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Covenant Bible Study

Thursdays at 5:30 PM

Fellowship Hall

All are welcome

An Important Note From The Pastor

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Special Celebrations

Join us as we celebrate the works and unique history of each of the three Ottumwa United Methodist Congregations.

April 28 - First UMC Celebration of Life

10:00 AM Combined Service at First UMC - A potluck dinner will immediately follow the service. The main dish will be prepared by 1st UMC and all are invited to bring a salad, vegetable, or dessert to share.

May 5 - Willard Street UMC Celebration of Life

10:00 AM Combined Service at Willard St UMC - 175 N Willard Street - No service at First UMC

May 19 - Wesley UMC Celebration of Life

10:00 AM Combined Service at Wesley UMC - 430 E Second Street - No service at First UMC

June 30 - First UMC Service of Leave-Taking

10:30 AM at First UMC - This is the final worship service before the formation of the Grace Ottumwa congregation.

July 7 - Begin Worship and Praise as Grace Ottumwa UMC

Location and Time TBA

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