First United Methodist Church of Kearney

Learning...Growing...Serving Kearney, NE
First United Methodist Church of Kearney

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4500 Linden Dr
Kearney, NE 68847

308 237-3158


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Who We Are

Kearney First UMC is a large, diverse congretation of more than 2,000. We offer 5 disctint services each week from a traditional choir led service to a contemporary praise service. Our worship and small group ministries serve everyone from young families to retirees.

About Us

Friendly, Multigenerational

Adult Education, Youth Group, Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Daycare, Food Pantry, Missions, Choir, Nursery, Faith and Work, Social Justice, Community Service

Traditional Hymns, Contemporary

Methodist (UMC)




Our Services

What are services like?
Each service has it's own feel. Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm – Come As You Are Worship *This informal service offers contemporary music, prayer, and a meaningful message in 30 minutes! Saturdays @ 6 pm –Worship in the Chapel *A small church setting with a traditional service and piano accompaniment. Sundays @ 8:15 am – Blended Worship *A blend of traditional and contemporary hymns and a service focused on prayer. Sundays @ 9:30 am – Contemporary Worship *Praise Team, contemporary Christian songs, and a focus on how we live our faith. Sundays @ 11:00 am. – Traditional Worship *Chancel Choir, organ accompaniment, and the richness of all traditional elements.

What is the community like?
Our church embraces the multi-generational mix of our members while working to offer a variety of meaningful worship, fellowship and learning opportunities. We offer programming for ages 2-102 and our more than 50 adult groups serve needs from single parents to widows and everything in between.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Our churche's mission is to "Meet people wherever they are spiritually and walk with them as we Grow with Christ, Learn from Christ and Serve Christ in our world." We welcome people at whatever point they are on their spiritual journey.

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