Ministries of Our Church
Nursery to GEMS
We are with you from Earth to Heaven.
At Paris First UMC, we offer congregants of all ages a chance to give back by joining our wide range of ministries. Our ministries allows current members or newcomers to be involved with our ongoing mission of spreading the teachings of Jesus Christ to our ever-growing community. Giving back is ingrained into our philosophy and it’s at the root of our very being.
The Mission of Paris First UMC
We are God’s Hands in Paris, KY—Nurturing, Growing, Serving
Grow and Nurture, Send Forth
"Let the little children come to me."
Our Nursery is for children ages newborn to three years old. It is open during Sunday School, Sunday Morning Worship, and at other times as needed. A loving couple oversees the nursery, providing lots of hugs, rocking, stories, and playtime.
Come Grow with Us!
At Paris First UMC, we have a very active and growing children's ministry program. Led by Heidi Smits, there are weekly activities such as junior church and Sunday School, monthly get-togethers such as day camp and outings, as well as once-a-year specials such as Vacation Bible School and the Christmas Play.
Navigating the Teen Years
Our youth group is a vital group in our church family. Led by Adrian "G" Morgan, the group meets weekly on Sunday afternoons. They can also be found swimming, playing "King of the Mountain," skiing, attending Christian concerts, camping, or even crossing the country to do mission work.
There's a Class for Everyone!
Join a Sunday morning class and learn more about being a Christian, being a Methodist, being the hands of God. We have classes for small children, big children, teens, and adults. Try several classes over a period of Sundays until you find a group that's a perfect fit for you!
Shaping Your Faith
Since 1865, Paris First UMC has provided the community with all the tools, wisdom, and resources they need to keep them grounded. Our Worship Services are at 10:30 each Sunday morning. We celebrate being Christians as we sing and praise God. We share as a family with birthday and anniversary milestones. We pray for each other in times of sorrow and hardships. We grow in our understanding of our faith as Pastor Mejia delivers his morning sermons. We depart with God's blessing flowing through us.
Monday Bible Study
An Advent Study with Earl Clough
Earl Clough does a variety of Bible studies during the church year. The requested fall study is about advent. Sign up now! Starts Sept. 11.
Christian Men Unite!
At Paris First UMC, our men meet on the fourth Thursday of each month for an evening meal and fellowship. Following a short business meeting, each month has a planned program of interest to the men of our church. If your a man, don't miss out on this time of fun and fellowship with other Christian men.
God's Energetic Methodist Seniors
This group may be seniors in age, but they are young at heart and one of the most active groups in the church ! They keep the wheels on the church bus rolling!
A Wide Range of Initiatives
Join our Creating Community ministry to discover how the work of Paris First UMC affects the community and the world at large! Our congregants have the chance to participate in a variety of innovative service missions. Joining a ministry is a perfect opportunity for you to get closer to other members of our congregation, and of course to honor the sacrifices and teachings of our Lord. Prepare and serve a community meal, help with a Bingo game at the nursing home, or serve hot chocolate at the Christmas Parade. Perhaps you could volunteer at