Past Events

Past Events

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…

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Join us for Advent Services &/or the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 9:00 am, Sunday, December 22, 2019 – Celtic-Irish Music Service in our Chapel 11:00 am, Sunday, December 22, 2019 – Traditional Service in our historical Sanctuary 8:00 pm, Tuesday, December 24, 2019 – Candlelight Service Check this page out for PARKING and additional info. We celebrate open…

Downtown Soup Kitchen Christmas Celebration Meal

Dine with us! Volunteer with us! The meal will be grand and the atmosphere exciting. Doors open at 11:30 am. Volunteers needed days before for prep AND the day of the event. More information about the Kitchen can be found here:  https://firstmethodistsb.org/ministries-outreach/soup-kitchen/ Happy…

Organ Recital featuring Katie Burk

Join us for a free recital! Katie Burk is an organist, conductor, vocalist, and composer pursuing the Doctor of Music degree in organ performance at Indiana University, where she is a student of Christopher Young. She serves as assisting musician at Trinity Episcopal Church in Bloomington, where she directs and accompanies both youth and adult choral ensembles and…

Soup Kitchen Thanksgiving Feast!

We’re feeding 300!  Join us! Or, please support us with a donation!  You are invited to a wonderful meal! Info about the Soup Kitchen: Learn more about the Soup Kitchen here (click this red link.) See a great video about the Kitchen here! (just click this link to get to YouTube.) Support the Soup Kitchen:   Donate funds through PayPal (click this link.) Provide a…

Sacred Organ Music Recital – Hillary Doerries

Join us at a recital of sacred pipe organ music featuring Hillary Doerries. Hillary J. Doerries is the Director of Music Ministries at Christ the King Lutheran Church (ELCA) in South Bend, Indiana, where she directs several musical ensembles and leads congregational song for four weekly worship…