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First United Methodist Church

Downtown Albuquerque


We are closed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Check back for news about resumption of ministries.

You can also stay up-to-date by visiting our facebook page

Community of Hope will continue to provide to-go lunches

for those who need one in the FUMC courtyard,

along Lead Ave., SW, from 1-1:30pm on Sundays.

Pastor Jon will have to-go coffee and a to-go breakfast item available in the courtyard on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning from 8:30-9:30am.


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First United Methodist Church

Downtown Albuquerque


     We are the oldest Protestant Church in Albuquerque. Our founders began meeting across from the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Old Town, and quickly decided to buy property close to the train station in the brand new part of Albuquerque that would become Downtown to the north of us and Barelas to the south.

     In 2020 we turn 140... but we want you to know that, throughout all those years, there has always been something NEW going on at First United Methodist Church, in the heart of Albuquerque.

Welcoming Statement

     We believe that all persons are created in God's image and are of sacred worth. We believe that faithfully following Jesus Christ requires us to extend God's gracious hospitality to all. We believe in the full inclusion of all people in the life and ministries of First United Methodist Church, Albuquerque.

     We feel led by the Holy Spirit to make clear that we welcome and affirm persons without regard to age, race, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, family configuration, economic status, or developmental and physical ability.



The Mission/Vision of First United Methodist Church:

We are First Church Downtown,

building relationships with Jesus Christ

as we Connect, Involve, Restore, Unite 

for the transformation of the world.



It all starts with connection. To God, to others, to community, to church. We begin with a basic affirmation of the importance of connecting, and a goal to foster those various connections as best we can, with God's grace.


Once we're connected, what do we do? Get involved! Get involved in a relationship with God through spiritual practices, get involved in our community through outreach, get involved with one another in deep and authentic ways. 

Involvement leads to the recognition that there are things in need of restoration. 

There are ways to heal, and experience healing, in our relationships with God and others.

God promises to work in us and through us to put things right in our communities, and in our own souls.


Jesus prayed that his followers would be one... living in unity with each other, and with God known as the Trinity - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The great Christian mystics down through the ages followed Christ and attended to the Holy Spirit's leading in the grand spiritual pursuit of union with God.



All worship opportunities

are open to the public,

and are "come as you are."

Traditional Worship

No 10:30am service

March 22, March 29, or

April 5th.

Community of Hope

Sundays at 1:00pm

we will provide to-go lunches

in the courtyard along with a 

mini-worship service.


Every Monday, from Noon 'til 1pm, we serve a free lunch for anyone and everyone who would like to join us.

It's been going on for 40 years

Small Groups

Small groups are not meeting while we are closed due to the pandemic.

Support Groups

Support Groups are not meeting during the pandemic.

Pastoral Resource

Pastor Jon is available for informal chats, or more formal spiritual direction or pastoral counseling. Confidential & non-judgmental promised!


Bach's Lunch has been cancelled until the fall.


We are a beautiful place for a wedding, with a flexible venue and experienced staff.


Art Exhibits

Current Exhibit: Friday Painters. (Closed to the public at present.)

Stay tuned for info on our next rotating art installation! We support the arts!

Grace Meal

Grace Meal is on hiatus due to the pandemic.

Coffee Hour

Tuesday-Thursday mornings, 8:30am- 10am, we will provide to-go coffee and a to-go breakfast item in our courtyard, along Lead Ave., SW.


We do not currently have any remaining assistance funds.

We are keeping food ministries going... see elsewhere on this webpage.

Want to make a donation? We are grateful for your partnership in impactful ministry!


PO Box 1638         87103

Albuquerque, NM

Physical: 315 Coal Ave SW


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