First United Methodist Church

Ministries of our United Methodist Church

Worshipping God is central to who we are as Christians.  We encourage all to serve others in accordance to the gifts God has provided each person.  The invitation is extended to everyone to come and learn and serve with us.

Sunday School

Every week, from September through May, we have vibrant discipleship classes which meet at 9:45 a.m.

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Bell Choir

bell choir

New members are welcome. See the "News & Events" page for rehearsal times.

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Pigs on a Mission

pigs on a mission

Each man, woman and child is given a piggy bank.  Four times each year the full piggy banks, decorated by the owners, are emptied.  The funds are used to support a program or project usually outside of Ketchikan.

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First City Homless Shelter

We host the Homeless Day Shelter from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each weekday.

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Soup Kitchen

On the first Friday of each month we serve at the Salvation Army's Soup Kitchen.

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The Lord's Table

Whenever there is a fifth Sunday in the month we provide a meal at the ���Lord���s Table.���

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Love, INC.

Along with housing the food pantry, we are active participants in the ministries of Love, INC.

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Each spring we collect an offering called One Great Hour of Sharing.  This pays for the administrative costs of the United Methodist Committee on Relief.  100% of any gift to an UMCOR project, such as the relief work in Haiti, will then go to that project with no overhead cost deducted.

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Alaska Children's Services

ACS located in Anchorage is a vital ministry to children from broken homes.  The United Methodists have a long history with this organization.

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Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts

Every week during the school year several packs of Cub Scouts and several  troops  of Girl Scouts meet at the church building.  First United Methodist Church is the charter organization for the first Boy Scout Troup in Alaska.

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Every Tuesday and Friday at noon an Al-Anon group meets in our building.

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Vacation Bible School

vacation bible school

Each summer we join other churches a conduct a Vacation Bible School for a week.

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The seasons of Advent and Lent

During the weeks preceding Christmas and the weeks preceding Easter we offer Soup, Bread and Devotions at noon and 6:00 p.m.

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