Past Events

Past Events

Cubs Game – First Church Group!

Come out to the PARK! On Sunday, August 8th – First Church will have an afternoon at the South Bend Cubs. Game time is 2:05 p.m. We need to know if you are planning to attend for our ticket order. Tickets are $12.00 each (children under 2 years are free). Please reply (just reply, not reply all) to this email and let us know if you would like to attend and the…

Vacation Bible School – To Mars & Beyond!

VBS Registration 2021: TO MARS AND BEYOND! Register for Vacation Bible School at First United Methodist Church, South Bend. Join us for a week of out-of-this-world fun July 26-30! VBS is open to all children age 4 through those having completed 5th grade. Each day includes time for play, art, bible…

Pride Sunday is June 6! Join in!

Pride Sunday June 6th We are glad to announce our celebration of Pride Sunday on Sunday, June 6th at 10am in Leeper Park! We will be welcoming H.R. Jung, Executive Director of the The LGBTQ Center of South Bend, who will share about the Center. All are welcome at the table! https://www.thelgbtqcenter.org/

Wednesday Morning Prayer – via Zoom

Join Pastor Matt online via Zoom for 10 minutes.  Information for Morning Prayer—Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. You can connect through Zoom on the computer or by calling in on the phone. Connection information is below. Directly after morning prayer every Wednesday, the recording will be uploaded on the church’s Facebook page which you can access here:…

Picnic planned for young adult group

First Church’s Young Adults* are invited to join Pastor Emily for a socially distant picnic lunch following worship in the park on September 27! BYO lunch and a chair or picnic blanket. Kiddos are welcome. Learn more here.

Sunday Worship Outdoors at Leeper Park!

‘Church in the Park’ All are welcome at Worship Services at Leeper Park. First United Methodist Church of South Bend will hold summer worship services at 10:00 a.m., every Sunday through August 26, at Leeper Park, 907 Riverside Drive, east side, near the historic Pierre Navarre Cabin. All people, regardless of faith background, are invited to attend. Bring a chair or a…

2020 Vision & Prayer Gathering

2020 Vision and Prayer Gathering—Sunday, March 8th The Vision Team would like to invite everyone to attend a vision gathering as we continue to discern God’s call for the future. We will begin with a potluck lunch following worship until around 1:00 p.m. when we will begin the agenda of the gathering. The Vision Team will present on what vision is, why it’s important,…

Ash Wednesday Service

Please plan to mark the beginning of this holy season of Lent on Ash Wednesday, February 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. The imposition of ashes and Holy Eucharist will be offered. We will hear the Scripture readings offered every year on Ash Wednesday and Pastor Matt will share a brief message. It’s an important day in the Christian calendar to mark the beginning of the…