First United Methodist Church of Warsaw is a two-campus community of faith with a hunger to know Jesus and to share Jesus through traditional and modern expressions of worship, creating a home for our community to grow and heal, and going out to love and serve. We are a traditional, downtown church located in the heart of the county seat of Kosciusko County as well as a modern, contemporary church on the North West side of Warsaw. Our church family consists of people of all ages and backgrounds, married and single, children and youth, working and retired. The only thing missing is you!
We want to welcome you and thank you for your interest in our church! We are pleased that you have found our visitors section of our website! We felt like there are a few questions that you may be asking before attending a new church and wanted one place that visitors can go and find answers to these questions. Below are a few questions that we felt where important to new visitors and would help you feel welcome!
Are these people like me?
Our 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.
Who is the pastor?
Pastor Brian Smith, his wife, Rebecca and their two college aged kids Luke and Katie come to Warsaw First UMC having transferred here from the Florida Conference to be closer to family. Pastor Brian loves getting to know people, hearing about their life journey and helping the church connect to the surrounding community with the Good News of Jesus. He loves being out in nature; playing and watching sports; is a closet weatherman; and will eat just about any candy you put in front of him. He has a passion for seeing the church engage in and transform the community through the love of God.
Where is the Church?
First United Methodist Church ( Traditional Services )
179 S. Indiana Street
Warsaw, IN 46580
The Connection Campus ( Contemporary Service )
1692 W Lake St
Warsaw, Indiana 46580
Traditional Worship: Sundays 9:00am
Contemporary Worship: Sundays 11:00am
Lakeside Service: Summer 2022 - We will provide only two Sunday morning worship services, 9am Downtown and 11am Connection through the summertime with the exception of the last Sunday of the month on May 29, June 26, July 31, and August 28 when we will provide one church-wide 9am worship gathering at Beyer Park on Pike Lake only.
What are the childcare arrangements?
Childcare is provided at both the Downtown location (9am service) and the Connection campus (11am service).
What do I wear?
At both the Downtown and Connection Campus locations the congregation wears what best suits them. Some are in jeans and t-shirts, while others wear dresses and suits. Come in what makes you feel most comfortable.
Where do I park?
At the Downtown location there is a small parking lot to the east of the church off of Market Street. If there is not parking available there, check the street parking on Market Street, High Street, and Indiana Street. On the weekends the Lake City Bank parking is available to use which is located to the east of the church. The main entrance is located at the north side of the church off of Indiana Street, which is handicap accessible. At the Connection location there is a large lot in front of the building. The handicap entrance is at the west side of the building with an overhang for pick-up/drop-off.
You very well may have additional questions and we would love to hear them! Please feel free to submit your questions below: