First United Methodist Church of Warsaw is a downtown church located in the county seat of Kosciusko County. Church family members are young and old, married and single. Strong children and youth ministry draw many parents with children. Senior members find meaningful activities through various Bible studies and fellowship opportunities for senior adults. Our church family is represented by a wide range of professions, in both the manufacturing and service sectors.
The church traces its heritage back to 1838 when Reverend Richard Hargrave preached the first Methodist sermon in Warsaw. In 1915, the current building, a domed brick church, was built. In 1968 Methodists voted to join with the Evangelical United Brethren Church forming the United Methodist Church. In 1979 a major renovation added office space and updated the sanctuary. Fifty-six different senior pastors and fifteen associate pastors have served First United Methodist Church.
First United Methodist Church has a proud heritage, and a bright future.
You are Invited!
You are invited to "Get Connected" to our Church Family and visit First United Methodist Church of Warsaw this Sunday. We will do all that we can to make you feel welcome and at home.
Two styles of worship are offered each Sunday, and a third worship style is added in the summer with our lakeside service at Beyer Park. Lake services for the summer of 2021 will be held 5/30, 6/27, 7/25, and 8/29 as a combined service at 9am. We will not have our usual 9am Downtown or 11am Connection services on these dates. The Lake Services held in this outdoor setting and worship is a blend of traditional and contemporary.
Traditional worship includes hymns accompanied by our beautiful pipe organ and an anthem by our Sanctuary Choir and once a month by our Ginn Handbells.
Contemporary worship music is led by our praise team, utilizes computer graphics, and video projection.