May 21, 2020 UPDATE

March 29th we transitioned to ONLINE ONLY worship in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In many ways this reminds us that God really isn't only in the church building, but God's Spirit is moving in the hearts and homes all over the world (and especially in Southeast Missouri)! During this time of social distancing we have seen God work in remarkable ways. Now as we look towards the next season of ministry, here are some exciting things we want to share:

  • We will continue to meet ONLINE ONLY throughout May. We will return to in-person worship beginning JUNE 7th!
  • We plan to continue to stream Traditions, First Kids & Journey worship online throughout the summer, to allow friends who do not feel comfortable gathering in person to continue to worship online.
  • We hope to begin "Tailgate Worship" 5:00pm Sundays in June at the Complex (backup location First UMC South Parking Lot). This will be an additional worship experience that allows for greater social distancing.
  • We plan on having First UMC Day Camp beginning June 22nd, and look forward to a summer filled with children and youth ministries.
  • In July, we’ll kick off our sermon series Super-HEROES by celebrating essential heroes - mark your calendars to join us for this special occasion.
  • We are allowing small (20% of room capacity), family only, weddings and funerals in the church building in May, and continue to re-evaluate.
  • We are keeping the office closed for now, but we are meeting with people about financial assistance over the phone.

Plus much, much more. As we begin looking towards the summer, we are committed to creatively and passionately fulfill our mission - leading people in new life with Jesus. And we need your help! This is an opportunity to renew your faith and make an impact in greater ways. Please fill out this form, email or call the church office if you are willing to serve in one of our ministry teams (First Kids, Media, Sound, Video, Rapid Response, Connections, Office, or others).


9:00am Traditions – Facebook Live

10:15am First Kids – Facebook Live

11:00am Journey – Facebook Live, Boxcast or
First UMC App (search “First Sikeston” in Google or Apple Store).
11:30am Traditions on FM 101.7 & AM 1400 (KSIM).

Beginning June 7th - 5:00pm Sunday, Tailgate Worship


  • First Kids at 10:15am Sunday, Facebook/FirstUMCSikeston. Fun filled Bible lessons & activities for children while staying home.
  • Jr High Youth - grades 6-8 are invited to join at 10am Sundays on ZOOM (click here).
  • High School Youth - grades 9-12 are invited to join at 7pm Sundays on ZOOM (click here).
  • Church Day Camp - We are plan on having First UMC Day Camp beginning June 22nd. Email Pastor Jennifer to learn more information.
  • "White Fragility" Study - Pastor Mike is having a summer conversation about the book "White Fragility". Email Pastor Mike to learn more.


  • Storehouse @ Spread Hope Now. We are accepting donations from 9:00am-12:00pm on Saturdays! If you want to help please call 573-620-6073. We are practicing social distancing guidelines, and are not picking up furniture or delivering in homes.
  • Mission 100. Call Spread Hope Now (573-620-6073) if you are able to help give out cleaning supplies to our Radical Christmas Family on June 6th.
  • We need you! As we look towards returning in person we need new people to help with media, sound, cameras, First Kids & Connections. Please sign up here to serve!
  • Parking Lot Prayer. Join us 4:00pm, June 6th in the Journey Parking Lot for a time of prayer as we prepare to return to in-person worship.


  • Mail donations to: First UMC, PO Box 682, Sikeston MO 63801.
  • Website:
  • Download the First UMC Church APP for mobile donations, sermon notes, notifications, announcements & more! Go to Google/Apple App Store and search "First UMC Sikeston".

Invite & Other

  • Church Office is closed for in-person visits. You can contact us by phone (573) 471-3283 or email
  • Graduates: we are planning to celebrate graduates on Sunday, June 7th (High School, College, Trade Schools, Graduate). Please email their names, a picture and what school they are graduating from.
  • Share First UMC/The Fun Church online! Have you invited your friends to join you online for worship? Say something about why you love First UMC & invite them to watch along with you. Maybe start a watch party where you can send notes to each other, and it is ok to txt during worship. Try it out this Sunday!