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Due to high positivity rates of Covid-19 in our area and the strain this is creating on the healthcare system, we are following the urging of our Bishop and suspending in-person worship and in-person groups in the church building for the time being.

Both worship services will be live-streamed every Sunday to our website and Facebook as well as being available in "replay" format for later viewing.

  • Classic Worship ~ 9:00 am
  • Modern Worship ~ 11:00 am

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If you're not already taking advantage of our online giving portal, please remember that your generous gifts toward supporting "The Mission" are just a click away.

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Even when we can't gather in-person, we know God is with us. Please continue to pray for all those affected by this pandemic.



11.01 - 11.22.2020

What is our faith legacy? Who are we mentoring? How is God’s ministry being multiplied through us? Those are some of the questions we’ll explore through this Generation 2 Generation series.


Pastor Marsha | 417.623.2796 | roundedemail


Joplin First UMC


9:00 AM Classic

11:00 AM Modern




Making New Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World

Jesus is at the center of everything we say, sing, pray, preach, and do. We believe it's impossible to encounter Jesus without coming away changed. Our goal is to be Jesus in the community and the world, so that our hearts and the hearts of those we serve might be transformed by the power of the holy spirit.


We've been part of the fabric of the community that bears his name since the Reverend Harris G. Joplin, a Methodist circuit rider, made his way to the edge of the frontier back in the 1830’s and planted a congregation among the folks who had settled here. As the community grew so did we. In 1905 we opened the doors to a new house of worship at the corner of 4th and Byers Avenue, and those doors are still open today.

Turn the page. A lot has changed since then: styles, music, technology, even our building. But our commitment to sharing Christ with the community and the world has not. We are a unique blend of old and new, classic and modern, with a common love for Jesus and for you! Please join us and become part of writing the next chapter in this community of faith.