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Third & Adams Street, PO Box 9774, Moscow, Idaho USA | (208) 882-3715

Welcome To Our Church!

Moscow First United Methodist Church is a wonderful church community. It is known for the sound of choirs and congregants raising their voices in praise to God, with bells ringing and the historic clock chiming in the hours. During the pandemic, we moved our ministries online so we could stay connected with folks near and far. Now we are able to worship once again in our sanctuary and continue online through live streaming for those who are still uncertain. Wherever you are, we hope you know God loves you and cares about your life. 
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Youth Ministries

Learn more about our youth program and the many activities they do in service and fellowship! Read more...

Online Services

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Moscow First United Methodist Church has an active service ministry, reaching out locally, regionally and internationally in a year round campaign to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ, serving our neighbors in need. We support a variety organizations and programs, reflecting the diverse interests of our congregation. There is a theme of meeting the basic human needs for food and shelter running through most of our service ministry.

As a congregation, we support three children at the Jamaa Letu United Methodist orphanages in the Congo. We celebrate the cultures, music, food and people of Africa each January with speakers, performances, movies, crafts and education in our Sunday schools, small groups and worship service, culminating in a bake sale fundraiser at the end of the month. We consider Patience, Papi, and our soon to be announced second girl, to be members of our church family.

In the spring we usually send a mission team to serve at UMCOR West, the United Methodist Church's disaster response staging center, preparing critical support supplies to be sent as needed around the world. Our supplies have helped with fire recovery in the intermountain west and provided support after typhoons in the Philippines.

In May we support the Moscow Food Bank, hosting a food drive to help stock up shelves in the off-holiday season, with each weekend dedicated to a different meal. Throughout the month FUMC typically collects a pickup truck load of grocery sacks loaded with healthy foods.

Over the summer, we support the Moscow School District's Summer Lunch program, providing volunteers to distribute lunches for local children in local parks. This program is open to all children, regardless of income level, to encourage healthy eating habits over the summer.

The gardeners in our church recently rose to the challenge of the Backyard Harvest "Growing for the Greater Good' program, bringing in their fresh bounty each Sunday during harvest season to be distributed to the local food banks.

Each fall we sponsor a toiletries drive to support Sojourner's Alliance, the local homeless shelter, and Shalom Ministries in Spokane, providing much needed personal care items such as shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes that cannot be purchased with federal support dollars.

Year round, First United Methodists participate in the local Habitat for Humanity program, volunteering on the build site and at the Surplus Sale, serving on committees and boards to help ensure the success of this ministry working to eliminate poverty housing on the Palouse, one home at a time.

And FUMC is one of 13 host churchs for the recently started Family Promise of the Palouse program, offering the shelter of our building and providing meals once every thirteen weeks to local homeless families with children in partnership with the Rolling Hills LDS Ward.

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  • Denominational History

    The United Methodist Church traces its roots back to the life and ministry of John and Charles Wesley, Anglican priests in 18th century England. Though neither left the Anglican Church, they began a movement to reform that church which eventually became its own denomination and spread to the United States where it split from the Anglican Church in their lifetime. Read more...

    For more information on the history of the denomination go to www.umc.org.

  • Pastoral Change

    Our church will be going through a pastoral change this summer (2022), as pastor Kim Poole will be transitioning to Alaska and pastor Rev. McGuckin transitions to Moscow FUMC.

  • Guidelines For Faith There are many things which guide our faith.  As United Methodists we look in particular at four things to help us understand God and grow in our relationship with God. 
    Scripture:  is the primary source of our faith.  The 66 books of the Old and New Testament contain all that is necessary for salvation.  We believe that Scripture is best interpreted in the believing community.
    Tradition:  the wisdom of those who have gone before us, though not 100% true for our day, is another useful guide in our faith.
    Experience:  our individual experiences of God ‘s grace and the cumulative experiences of our lives which give each person a unique and valued insight into faith.
    Reason:  God gave us minds and expects us to use them and to think through not only what the Bible tells us in light of the world in which we live but also how to live out that faith.  Read more...

  • Worship Gathering together with other Christians to pray, sing, and praise God is an important expression of our faith and avenue for growth.  At Moscow First United Methodist Church worship is both casual and informal, traditional and contemporary, reflective and passionate.  You will find people here in suits and dresses, and in t-shirts and jeans.  You will hear classical, gospel, jazz, and light rock music.  You will hear our pipe organ, the piano, and banjo and guitar.

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Get Directions

Sunday morning parking at the church is available in the high school parking lot on Third Street across from the church and in the city lots west of the church. These lots are available only on Sunday mornings. A small lot for handicapped parking is available just off of Adams Street on the north side of the church, with an accessible entrance directly into the sanctuary. A lift operates between the Fellowship Hall (3rd Street level) and the Sanctuary. William Sound System Receivers and Headsets are available to assist with hearing problems.

322 East Third Street
Moscow, ID 83843


Church Mission

The First United Methodist Church of Moscow, Idaho takes as our mission to be the body of Jesus Christ, ministering to a community which draws strength from its diversity. Our mission centers on the worship of God, expressed through varied forms of prayer, preaching, music, and ritual.  See more...

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