First United Methodist Church is Jesus-centered church that exists to help people encounter Jesus and take next steps with Him. No matter who you are or where you've been, you are welcome here at First Methodist Church.

Each weekend, we hope those who join us feel at home with us, inspired by excellent music, and challenged by biblical messages that apply to their everyday life.


Office hours are Monday- Thursday 8:00am-3:00pm


Traditional Worship

Sundays at 8:30am and 10:45am

Contemporary Worship

Sundays at 10:17am

Wednesdays at 6:00pm

*All services located at 500 N Main St, Poplar Bluff, MO.



The purpose of our Sunday gathering is to create an environment where you and your family can encounter God. Our music is authentic, engaging, and focused on Jesus. The messages you'll hear at First Methodist Church apply to your everyday life. God's truth is real and it's as applicable today as it was back then.


Every Sunday, children 6 years thru 5th grade stay with your families during our time of musical worship. They are then excused to their Journey Kids classes. Your children are very important to us. That is why Journey Kids creates a safe and fun place for your kids to hang out with other kids while learning to live like Jesus, too.


Junior High and High Schools students gather every Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:30 p.m. The mission of Journey Youth is to empower young men and women to live a Jesus-centered lifestyle by gathering for discipleship and service.


When is the best time to arrive?

We suggest arrive 10 minutes early. This allows you to to park, complete the children's check in process with Journey Kids, grab yourself a cup of coffee, and to find a good seat.

What should I wear?

Casual dress is very appropriate at First Methodist Church. You will see everything from sport coats to golf shirts to shorts. We simply encourage people to be comfortable.

Is a nursery provided for my infant?

We have a nursery available for children up to 5 years old, although we encourage parents to feel free to have their infants with them in the main worship service if that feels more comfortable.