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When are the Worship Services?
FirstChurch offers three worship services. The first is a casual traditional service at 8:30 a.m. with the Crossfire Youth Choir in the Sanctuary. The second is a contemporary service at 9:45 a.m. with the Revelation Praise Band in the Sanctuary. The third is a traditional service with the Chancel Choir and FirstChurch Orchestra at 11 a.m., also in the Sanctuary.
What should I wear to Church on Sunday?
Attire at FirstChurch is whatever makes you feel most comfortable. You will probably see a little of everything, from suits and ties to nice jeans and a polo. We meet people where they are, so come as you are.
Where do my kids go?
Nursery care is available at all three services for ages 4 and under. Sunday School is offered for K-5th grade at various times through the morning. Children are always welcome to sit with you in worship as well. A quiet room is provided with sound piped in, if they should get antsy.
Where can I get information to take home?
There is a staffed Welcome Center in the Gathering Area outside the Sanctuary. You will find welcome packets and a person trained to help answer your questions.
How do I find out what’s going on at FirstChurch?
We have several opportunities for you to find out how to get involved and see what's going on. One way is to check out our upcoming events page on the website. You can also subscribe to our weekly FirstEnews which will send you the weekly events coming to your email inbox. You can also find upcoming events in FirstNotes of your weekly bulletin you receive on Sunday morning.
How do I get involved with choir or other musical groups?
FirstChurch is blessed with an amazing music ministry that always welcomes interested people with talent and enthusiasm to join them. For information on these ministries, check out our Music Ministries.
How do I find a Sunday School class?
We offer a variety of Sunday School classes for all age groups. You can stop by the Welcome Center for help finding a class. You can also find more detailed information at the Sunday School page for Adults, Youth, and Children.
FirstChurch is a large church. Will I find a place to fit in?
FirstChurch is a large congregation with many members, but this allows us to offer programs that might not be available at smaller churches. You might consider scheduling a FirstChurch Ambassador to show you around your first Sunday, help you find the right worship service and Sunday School class for you, and answer your questions. It's remarkable to see how small the church feels when you get to know a Sunday School class, Bible study group or other group of people in an area of ministry that's of interest to you.
What do Methodists believe?
United Methodists profess the historic Christian faith. We hold true the mission statement of the United Methodist Church which is "to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world." Here at FirstChurch we do that through Deeper Discipleship.
What is expected of members?
We expect members of FirstChurch to be faithful to it by their prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. We also encourage all members to worship regularly, grow in their faith by participating in a small group or class, to serve God with their hands by serving both in the church and in the world, and to give in proportion to your income.
How can I join FUMC Plano?
If you are considering membership, your first step would be to join us for our next Connections Class where you will learn more about FirstChurch, get to know the pastors, review expectations for becoming a member, and explore how you can best fit into the life of the church. Send your question to Pastor Ed.
Ready to Join FUMC Plano?
If you are ready to join FUMC Plano, please click HERE to download the New Member Information form onto your computer, fill it out, save it, and then send it back to Pastor Ed Volfe at firstname.lastname@example.org or hand it to our volunteer at the Welcome Center in the Gathering Area on Sunday. If possible, add a picture of you and those joining the church with you for our files (a selfie will do the job). Otherwise, Pastor Ed Volfe or a church volunteer will take your picture on Sunday after the Service you attend. We will share the picture on our New Member Wall by the kitchen and also during our worship service announcement time.