Past Events

Past Events

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…

An Organ Performance by Michael Plagerman

Michael Plagerman, Doctoral candidate at Cornell University. Pursuant to his work in professional church music, Michael Plagerman has interests in the repertoire and practice of sacred literature for the organ and choir through the last two centuries. An advocate for the musical education of congregations, Michael has sought to encourage participatory music making in the…

First Church will be at Art Beat!

The streets of downtown South Bend will fill with performing, visual, and culinary artists, for a day-long celebration! First United Methodist will have a space with a tent at the event with some activities planned. Volunteer in the booth or stop by! Email: AdministrativeAssistant@FirstMethodistSB.org if you’d like to work and play in the First Church booth.…

A ‘Welcome’ Potluck on July 14th!!

Everyone is invited to a Potluck to welcome Pastor Matt and Candace to South Bend and First Church! Bring a side-dish to share. Bring a dessert. Bring a Friend! Sunday, July 14, 2019. Come downstairs right after 11 am worship service.

High School Ensemble, Angelus, performs sacred music.

Join us at First United Methodist, Downtown South Bend, for a free concert.A Whether the stark beauty of an 11th century chant, the rich harmonic language of a contemporary Irish work or the rusticism of a Sacred Harp tune, Angelus finds its voice in the wide range of sacred works it performs.…

Good Friday, April 19, 2019

Good Friday is a day that proclaims God’s purpose of loving and redeeming the world through the cross of our Lord, Jesus Christ. It is a day that is good because God was drawing the world to God’s self in Christ. As seen in John’s gospel, particularly, God was in control. God was not making the best of a bad situation, but was working out God’s intention for the world —…