First United Methodist Church Schenectady

We are a church that loves to learn and yearns to be a gift of God to our communities.

Snow Emergency

Worship and all Sunday activities are CANCELED.
As has been suggested by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady – UUSS, please read “Letter from Birmingham Jail” as your personal worship this week. We will KEEP this week’s worship and use it next week, so as not to skip out on celebrating Rev. Dr. King and his teachings.

We are a reconciling congregation

We are a reconciling congregation

All persons are recipients of God’s love and grace; God intends the church to be a community which embodies love, grace and justice for all people as a sign of God’s covenant. We, therefore, will continue to seek and welcome persons of any age, gender, race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability as full participants in our community of faith.

We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation

Stephen Ministry is confidential, one-on-one caring by trained lay persons for those experiencing a serious life transition.

We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation
We are a Justice-Seeking Congregation

We are a Justice-Seeking Congregation

We work in covenant with the Methodist Federation for Social Action to be the inclusive, anti-racist/anti-oppressive, justice seeking, risk-taking Body of Christ

We are a Peace with Justice Covenant Congregation

As followers in Jesus’ footsteps, we believe that a ministry of peace and justice is a way to witness to the whole gospel.

We are a Peace with Justice Covenant Congregation
What We Do

What We Do

FUMC is involved in missions locally in Schenectady, nationally in many parts of the US, and internationally with special connections in Nicaragua. We serve a community breakfast free of charge on Sunday mornings from 8:30 to 9:30 AM. The community breakfast does not take place the first Sunday of every month. We have a long standing relationship with CEPAD in Nicaragua. (See our mission page). We take the Bible seriously, but not literally. We also have some ways to get involved musically. Check them out here!