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Our Mission, Ministry
and Music
in Action

Ministry and Christian Education 

Wednesday Kids Club

We will meet on Wednesdays after school (3:20-4:20 p.m.) on Feb. 7, 21, and 28.

We will NOT meet on Ash Wednesday/Valentine’s Day.

On Wed., Feb. 21 we will take cards to three retire- ment homes. We will need extra adult volunteers, so please let Pastor Stephanie know if you can help.


If you are in middle school or high school and have not yet taken confirmation or attended a confirmation camp, then you are invited to participate in confirmation this
spring. Pastor Stephanie needs to know how many are interested and what works best for everyone’s schedule (weekly, over a weekend, during Spring Break).

Please call the office or send an email to if interested.

Parents & grandparents — please visit with your kids about being a part of confirmation this year.

Youth News

Middle & high school youth are invited to meet on Sunday, February 11th after worship. Since we didn’t meet in January, we’ll plan the same schedule. Eat lunch, talk about Covenant groups in the Wesleyan tradition, as well as decorate Valentine Cookies. Questions? Contact Tiffany Ditzler or Pastor Stephanie.

February Birthdays

The following members of the congregation have February Birthdays:

1- Emily Ditzler

2 - Abby Wellman, Alexa Rash

3- Justin Wrosch

4 - Gayle Bartell

5- Debbie Belveal

10 - Kinsley Watkins

11 - Steve Bowser, Alex Belveal

13 - Ashley Schuetz

14 - Sutton Patterson

16 - Tucker Gilliland, Mallorie Fox

22 - Carolyn Bartlett, Joni Carlsen

23 - Dave Fiedler

28 - Dolores Wright


Kansas L.E.A.F.

     L.E.A.F (Legislative Event for Advocacy in Faith) is an ecumenical event for people of all faiths. It is sponsored by the Great Plains Conference United Women in Faith and Church Women United.

     The 2024 LEAF team have planned an exciting, in- person event for February 18-19, 2024. The host church is Topeka First United Methodist Church, located at 600 SW Topeka Blvd.

     The theme for 2024 is based on Hebrews 20:24- 25: "Kansas Health Issues: Mental, Spiritual, Physical, Emotional.” There is no fee for registration, but please complete a form so we can provide a continental breakfast, lunch, workshop space and materials. (Forms are available online.)

Book Club

     The book club will meet on Thursday, February 15 at 9:30 a.m. Our book for February is Sarah’s Window by Janice Graham.

Soul Care Retreat

     All women are invited to attend a Soul Care Retreat at out church! Breakfast and lunch are included in this half-day time away. Four, break- out options include card making/crafting, chair yoga, journaling, and prayer/meditation. Better descriptions of these soul-tending sessions will be available soon.

     The day will open with worship and close with communion. Ladies, please give yourself this gift of “trying on” spiritual practices that can enhance the wellbeing of your body, mind and soul!

Holton 1st UMC Saturday, March 9, 2024

Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.
Worship: 9:30 a.m.
Session 1: 9:45-10:30 a.m.
Session 2: 10:45-11:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:45 a.m. -12:35 p.m.
Session 3: 12:45-1:30 p.m.
Closing Communion: 1:45 p.m.

Worship Through Music

Praise through music is an important expression of faith at First United Methodist Church. Luckily, we have been blessed with many talented musicians in our congregation.


O Come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Psalm 95:1

The sound of children singing is music to our ears! Rainbow Ringers is our children's bell choir and choir for children currently in second to sixth grade.  Rainbow Connection is under the direction of Dolores Wright. 

The Chancel Choir is filled with the soulful voices of some of our musically talented members and friends--singing  throughout the school year. The Chancel Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 and is under the direction of Dolores Wright.  

The Lady Belles handbell choir has delighted and inspired our congregation with their beautiful music for many years. Under the direction of Dolores Wright, the Lady Belles rehearse from 5:45 - 6:25 on Wednesdays during the school year.

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