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Have You Gone Looking - April 16, 2017

John 20:1-16

How many of you came to church ready to celebrate?! (raise hand) All of us! Right? That's why Easter is such an awesome day to's all good news! for us...but what about originally? This day didn't start out bright and shiny. It was dark and scary and sorrowful. The disciples were hulled up in the upper room, scarred for their lives, full of sadness that Jesus was gone, bitterness and resentment that he didn't do what they thought he would, and remorse and guilt that they hadn't been better to him at the end. It started out as an awful day...another day in the haze of grief where it still hardly feels real. That's where the disciples started, so that's where we will start our story

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I Believe In the Life Everlasting - April 2, 2017

Luke 24:36-49

It's a little early to be talking about the least in terms of Lent and Palm Sunday and Easter. And yet, I don't think any of us need a spoiler alert...We know Jesus rises from the dead. That's why we can handle the betrayal of Maundy Thursday and the suffering of Good Friday...because we know that's not the end of the story. There's Easter. There's always Easter. There is always the hope and the promise that good things have the final say, not the bad things.

Some of us try to rush through the stories of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

Read more: I Believe In the Life Everlasting - April 2, 2017

Sermon Template - September 1, 2016 (24)

Matthew 5:38-48

On Wednesday night, our friend, Andrew, was struck head-on by a drunk driver. His car was obliterated and he is in the ICU in critical condition. The drunk driver was reportedly fine. I'd be lying if I told you I hadn't had a few thoughts about what should have happened to the driver or how long he should go to jail....or even wished, at least just a little, that he might have some kind of pain, or be absolutely devastated by what he's done to our friend. I've thought a good bit about justice. I want something in the cosmos to shift, even if just a little, so that it's not

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I Believe in the Church - March 26, 2017

Ephesians 2:11-22

We are working our way through the Apostle's Creed and today we are focusing on the line that says, "I believe in the holy catholic church and the communion of saints."

In essence, that whole phrase is what it means to be the church together. Let's start with where most people get hung up, the word catholic. Lots of people read that and say, "I'm not pledging allegiance to the Catholic church." Let me clarify, the fact that "catholic" is not capitalized means we're talking about the universal global church, not the Roman

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I Believe in Jesus- March 12, 2017

Philippians 2:5-11

Today we are taking a look at the second main portion of the Apostle's creed and it is thick with significance. Last week's single sentence about God: I believe in God the Father Almighty Creator of Heaven and Earth was short and sweet and still had at least 5 levels of significance. This week's statement is much longer and even richer in meaning.

I believe in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

Read more: I Believe in Jesus- March 12, 2017

Current Church News

  • Family Promise of the Palouse

    Moscow First United Methodist Church is honored to be an active participant of the Family Promise of the Palouse providing temporary, safe housing for families in our community who are facing homelessness. Our next opportunity to host is June 11-18, 2017.

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.

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...