About First

We are marked by a diversity in our beliefs

First United Methodist Church of Waukesha is a congregation seeking to deepen our connection with God, the world and each other. In our desire to be a faithful community, we journey together to worship, learn, explore and serve. 

As United Methodists, we are marked by a diversity in our beliefs, yet a deep commitment to be in dialogue with others.  In all we do, we seek to live our membership vows to uphold the church by our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service and our witness. This means that we seek to live lives that demonstrate a balance between an inward and outward focus as we seek nourishment for our souls, places of service for our gifts and skills, community that connects us to God, and passions that move us out and into the world. While members of the church find these membership vows very important, you need not be a member of the church to join us in worship, classes or service.

First United Methodist Church embraces Jesus' message that God loves and accepts every person. We seek to preserve the beautiful, amazing diversity of God's creation, and we affirm that our hearts, our minds, and our doors are open to people of every age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, economic condition, and physical or mental ability. We strive to fulfill the reconciliation given us in Christ Jesus, so that God's ever-unfolding love may be fully realized in us all and in our communities.

Located downtown, First United Methodist Church values the opportunities for ministry provided by a deep and rich connection with a variety of local organizations. Some of our building partners include ACAP (Adaptive Community Approach Program)Boy Scouts of America, Alcoholics Anonymous, and the Singing Tree

We hope you’ll visit us for worship on a Sunday morning or for one of the classes offered throughout the week as you seek the place where you will feel welcome to experience the presence of God and the community of faith. All are welcome.