First United Methodist Church
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.
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.
Easter Season April & May Messages
April 19, 2020 May 3, 2020
Due to technical difficulties, there is no May 10 Video
Holy Week 2020 Videos
Palm Sunday Video Maundy Thursday Video
Good Friday (Drama Only; Short) or (Drama & After-Conversation; Long)
Easter Sunday Videos
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."
The 10:30am service returns beginning May 24th.
We have adequate room to meet all guidelines and safety precautions.
Community of Hope
Sundays at 1:00pm
we will provide to-go lunches
in the courtyard. There will be music for 30 minutes prior, starting at 12:30pm.
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 are not meeting while we are closed due to the pandemic.
Support Groups are not meeting during the pandemic.
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.
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 is on hiatus due to the pandemic.
Tuesday-Thursday mornings, 8:30am- 9:30am, we will provide to-go coffee and a to-go breakfast item in our fellowship hall, corner of Lead and 4th, SW.
We do not currently have any remaining assistance funds.
We are keeping food ministries going... see elsewhere on this webpage.
PO Box 1638 87103
Physical: 315 Coal Ave SW