Worship

Starting September 12: In-Person and Online Worship:

With the support of the First UMC Church Council, District Superintendent Mark Nakagawa, and Bishop Grant Hagiya, First UMC is looking towards Sunday, September 12th, to launch a new chapter in our life together as an in-person and online worshiping congregation.  We will worship in-person in the Sanctuary each week at 10 a.m.  Online services are available 24/7.

Responsible reopening is our first priority, always mindful that many of the activities we are excited to resume can actually lead to higher risk for those who have not, or are unable to choose to be, vaccinated, such as young children, immunocompromised people, and cancer patients. We will continue to be mindful and cautious.  We care for one another and for everyone, especially the most vulnerable. 

The worship service will be 35-40 minutes.  After worship there will be time for informal gathering in the Courtyard.  Online Coffee Hour will continue to be held at 11 a.m. via Zoom. (Zoom details below) See in-person worship guidelines here


Online Worship – Sundays 10 a.m.

Beginning September 12, the service will be recorded and Livestreamed in real time, as it is happening in the Sanctuary, and broadcast on these platforms:

    • Facebook and YouTube: No new changes on these platforms. You may participate as you have been. Services available 24/7.
    • Website:  Look for the LIVESTREAM button here at the top of this home page as well as the Livestream page.
    • The First UMC App: Subscribers to the app may also participate in the Livestream service – you’ll receive a notification when the service is starting. (To download the app, go to the App Store, search for FirstUMC_SM, accept Notifications from the app.)