First United Methodist Church of Delmar

A Christian Community, mission and education oriented Delmar, NY
First United Methodist Church of Delmar

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428 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054



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Who We Are

If you are a visitor, a stranger, a guest of someone, or a traveler, we offer you welcome.

If you are an inquirer, wondering about Christians and the Christian community, we offer you welcome.

If you are a Christian looking for other Christians, we offer you welcome.

At First United Methodist Church, our vision is, “A Christian community, growing together in faith and in service to God.” Our Core Mission is, “Experiencing God’s love and responding to it.”

About Us

Traditional Liturgy, Creative, Casual, Friendly, Multigenerational, Lots of kids

Community Service, Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Nursery, Adult Education

Traditional Hymns, Organ, Contemporary

Methodist (UMC)



Our Services

What are services like?
MORNING WORSHIP (9:30 a.m.) is in a traditional setting, complete with choirs, organ, liturgy, and spoken word. Guests to the service will find everything they need either in the bulletin, one of the hymnals, or on the "Information for Guests" handout available in each pew. Sunday School is held for children ages 3 - grade 12 starting at about 9:45 a.m. Nursery care is available before the service begins, though children of all ages are welcome in worship. Fellowship hour follows worship. EVENING WORSHIP (5 p.m.) is an eclectic worship experience, featuring an interactive style, varied music styles, and a chance to explore faith through conversation, prayer, music, and silence. Nursery care is available before the service begins, though children of all ages are welcome in worship. Children above ages 6 or so (can vary depending on the child) are encouraged to worship with their family. Snacks and beverages are available before, during, and after worship.

Leadership View all

Deborah O'Connor-Slater

has been serving as the Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Delmar since July of 2011. Her primary areas of focus include administrative oversight, leading worship and preaching, leadership development, and teaching. Prior to her appointment Rev. Deborah was the Director of Transitional Ministry for the Upper New York Annual Conference. She has served as a District Superintendent and a local church pastor since her entry into ordained ministry in 1981. When not at church Rev. Deborah likes to read mystery novels, knit, walk, and spend time with her children and granddaughter at her Oneida River cottage. She is married to Rev. Alan D. Kinney and lives in Schenectady, NY.

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