Welcome to First UMC

At Fargo First United Methodist Church we believe every single person matters, period. You are welcome here. 

The greatest commandment, Jesus' words to "Love God & Love Others" is central to who we are.

Matthew 22:36-40 "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.  This is the 

greatest and first commandment.  And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself."


Come as you are

We want you to come just as you are. When you walk through our doors you may see people in suits and ties, but you will also see people in jeans and t-shirts. We want to make sure when you visit you are comfortable and that is all that matters to us. As long you are come through our doors, we want to make sure you feel loved and welcomed. If you ever need anything, always feel free to connect with us. We love to hear from our new visitors. 


You will find parking all around the building. The main lot is on the West side, however there is additional parking available in the lots to the North & South.  There is also parking in the Mexican Village lot or even at Boulger's Funeral Home & the Courthouse Annex. Checkout this map for more details. 


PDF Parking Map

Find the worship space

The main entrance is on the West side of the building in the main parking lot. As you enter the doors use the elevator or the stairwells that are on either side of the elevator. 

> The traditional worship service takes place in the sanctuary on level 1.

> The contemporary worship service takes place in the chapel on level 2. 

For kids

Your kids are welcome in worship. 

However, we have supervised nursery care from 8:30am-Noon for our littlest disciples in the 2nd floor nursery.  There are also activity bags for children located in the back of the Chapel & by the main entrance to the Sanctuary.  

Sunday school takes place during the school year. Children will be dismissed during the contemporary worship service. Sunday school classrooms are on levels 2 and 3. 




In The United Methodist Church all are welcome to participate in Holy Communion including children as directed by their parents. We use bread and grape juice and distribute communion in a couple of different ways. You will be given directions by the pastor on how to receive communion during worship. A gluten free option is available. 


Love God & Love Others

Basic Beliefs

We believe every single person matters. We love God and love others.  Fargo First is a United Methodist Church and therefore adheres to the beliefs and tenants of the United Methodist Church. For more information regarding the core beliefs of United Methodism check out, www.umc.org.  If you have any questions about our beliefs or how we do things at Fargo First United Methodist Church, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.


Love God & Love Others

We are Christ-centered

We believe that Jesus extends grace to everyone and that we should follow in his steps. We preach and teach about Jesus: his life, death and resurrection. We teach what it means to follow in Jesus' footsteps and how to walk, talk and behave like Christ in our everyday lives.  Jesus Christ is at the heart of what we do.

We worship hard and pray harder

We believe that Jesus is central to everything.  We understand that people approach God in a multitude of ways, so our worship is diverse in music, traditions and experiences.  We believe that prayer is a direct line to God, and that we should begin everything with prayer, a conversation of talking and listening.  Prayer is the foundation of our lives.

We believe in caring for one another

We demonstrate Christ's love by what we say and what we do.  We are called to care for one another, to offer grace, hope and peace.  We see it in the ways we welcome, offer hospitality and love for others.

We are a church without walls

Jesus called us to go out and spread the word of God. We live out this amazing faith through the ways we serve and work in our community, nation and world around us.  Join us in service to others.