A Church that Cares

Helping families and individuals experience the love and power of Jesus in their lives.

Events Schedules

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We are a church dedicated to serving the Lord and helping those in need. It's our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We invite everyone in the community to explore their faith by joining us in weekly worship and upcoming events.

Our Mission

In addition to Sunday worship, we offer a wide range of ministries and outreach programs for the community. We help people of all ages and backgrounds transform their lives through Christ.

Weekly Service

Our worship group meets every Sunday. We worship and study God so that we may be changed into the people God wants us to be.

Giving Back

Do you want God to bring more meaning to yourself and your family? We help people of all ages and backgrounds transform their lives through Christ.
New at First umc

A new beginning for Edward!

Following an Upper New York Conference Volunteer in Mission journey to Zimbabwe in 2011, the United Methodist Women in the Watertown First UMC elected to support a 3 rd grade boy, Edward Dingadade, whom some of us had met as we worked at Ishe Anesu (in English, God with us) project in Mutare. Mutare is the provincial capital, a large city near Africa University. Ishe Anesu is an after-school tutoring program for AIDs orphans living in the high-density suburb of Sakubva, initiated by Maria Humbane, a GBGM missionary. After Maria retired, the program continued under the supervision of Nancy Chinzvende, an active and able member of the United Methodist Church of Zimbabwe. 

The women at Watertown FUMC continued their support of Edward’s schooling, providing money for school fees, books, and uniforms for the next 11 years. Teams from UNY returned to Ishe Anesu three more times before the COVID pandemic made such travel impossible. A few weeks ago we received and responded to a request from Nancy to help Edward one more time, as he needed resources to pay expenses for his graduation from the college he has attended, as well as completion of an internship, in electrical engineering! This has truly been a life-changing and life-promising endeavor for Edward, and he now has a bright future before him. Thanks be to God for the opportunity to make mission outreach matter!

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Sunday School Kids entered a contest at our local zoo. 

Supper Church

Join us Saturday, June 24th, from 4:30-6:00 pm. The Supper Church will feature catered family-friendly food from a local restaurant while enjoying Contemporary Christian Music.  Kids will get to listen to a child-friendly interactive Bible Story, followed by an activity to engage us in the story. Kids will then have childcare and crafts while adults get to share in small groups. We will end our evening with dessert and prayer. Families of one and of all ages, (with a special invitation to our Ft. Drum community), are welcome to attend. If you are interested please email Pastor Anne Canfield - at annebcanfield@gmail.com  or simply come! 

Collection for UMCOR

Our mission for March will be a collection for UMCOR to be used in Turkey and Syria for relief of victims of the earthquakes. UMCOR Sunday is March 19 and a special collection will be taken that day, but any time in March will be good! Please make out checks to First UMC with UMCOR in the memo line and our treasurer, Yvonne Brown, will make the necessary moves. Please use a pew envelope for your generous contribution.
A Little Child Will Lead us Presents

Easter Estravenganza

A Little Child Will Lead Us Intergenerational Activity: Dyeing of Easter Eggs/Easter Egg Hunt will be at 4 pm on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. Seniors, please join us for a reading of an Easter Classic: The Runaway Bunny, and the dyeing of Easter Eggs followed by an Easter Egg Hunt.

Blessing Box

Blessing Box continues to be used heavily by our neighbors.  Please bring items that will not freeze to help us continue this valuable ministry. Suggestions include cereal, pasta or rice sides, canned tuna, chicken or spam, canned pasta (ravioli, spaghetti o's, beefaroni, etc.), crackers, and peanut butter.

Tween Ministry

Tween Youth Group Trip to Greek Peak ski Resort in Coryland New York.