Sermons
Sunday Worship Service begins at 10:30 AM
Third & Adams Street, PO Box 9774, Moscow, Idaho USA | (208) 882-3715

We Believe in God the Creator - March 5, 2017

Genesis 1:1-5

History of the Creeds
• We will be taking the next few weeks to study the Apostles' creed and talk about what we believe as Christians. (Creed Slide)
creed: noun \'kred\
a statement of the basic beliefs of a religion; an idea or set of beliefs that guides the actions of a person or group
(Not "Apollo Creed"—slide of Apollo)—back to Creed Slide

• I understand that some may struggle with certain parts of the creed. That's ok. This isn't a litmus test. You don't have to say you believe each line before you can be a United Methodist or a

Read more: We Believe in God the Creator - March 5, 2017

Humility in Service - February 26, 2017

John 13:1-16

Third week on spiritual disciplines
o Prayer and devotion—Jesus wants a relationship with you and is waiting for you to spend some time with him
o Fasting—in the Bible God shows up when people fast. So, if we want to do one of the most effective things to get God to show up in our lives, we should fast (from food, from TV, from our vices)
o This week we are talking about Christian action. Now that can take a lot of forms. We could talk about loving our enemies, welcoming the stranger, helping the poor, caring for the orphan and the widow, providing for the homeless, the prostitutes, or the addicts. And we could even lean political and get into what the Bible says about things like immigration or caring for the refugees. But

Read more: Humility in Service - February 26, 2017

Give Your Heart - February 19, 2017

Matthew 6:1, 16-18

Last week, we started our series on spiritual disciplines to help us start thinking about how we might invest ourselves in spiritual growth during Lent. Last week we talked about building our relationship with Christ through Bible study and prayer. This week, we will be talking about fasting.

It seems to me fasting is a commonly known spiritual practice and yet one of the least practiced. How many of you have ever heard of people fasting as part of their faith life? How many of you have done it? How many of you have done it more than a half dozen times? More than a dozen? It's just not that common in the mainline north American practice of faith. But I think maybe it

Read more: Give Your Heart - February 19, 2017

Making Space - February 12, 2017

Colossians 2:6-7

In a couple of weeks, we will begin the time of Lent...the days of preparation and reflection leading to Easter. Part of the Christian tradition is to employ various spiritual disciplines during Lent to grow closer to God through intentional practices. So, the worship committee decided we would do well to study a few of those disciplines in worship before we reach Lent. Today, we will be talking about Prayer and devotional practices. Next week we will talk about practices of fasting,

Read more: Making Space - February 12, 2017

Touchdown! - February 5, 2017

Exodus 20:16-17

To bear false witness: lie, deceive or confuse. Bearing false witness in biblical times could cause someone to be found guilty of a crime they didn't commit or could ruin their reputation. It's not just about lying, though that's certainly included, it's about muddying the waters of honest and trustworthy conversation.

Said another way: Share in conversation that nurtures, supports, and enriches. Don't be insincere, empty, or frivolous.

Read more: Touchdown! - February 5, 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...