Making a Difference in Our Community
We believe we are called to live differently and make a difference in our world.
Come experience a community where all are welcome, where we value restoration and wholeness, and where all are working for peace with justice.
Life Transforming Justice and Mission
The people of the First United Methodist Church are committed to serving our community, and every single week there are opportunities for you to come alongside and help. Whether it is our Thursday morning community breakfasts, preparing backpacks for families at Cesar Chavez Elementary School, organizing in our community to serve immigrants and refugees, or serving homeless youth - there is a place for you to serve at First!
Join us Sunday's at 9:00 am for the best of traditional United Methodist worship, or 11:00am for worship with a more contemporary sound and feel. We will have fun opportunities for formation for the kiddos, and amazing music that you will want to invite your friends to experience. See you at 1376 Olive Street in Eugene!
Meditative organ music for the season featuring Dr. Paul Klemme, Director of Music Ministries at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salem, and the beautiful sounds of the Hochhalter organ.
Meditative organ music for the season featuring Dr. Barbara Baird, Instructor of Organ and Harpsichord at the University of Oregon, and the beautiful sounds of the Hochhalter organ.
Meditative organ music for the season featuring Brad Schultz, Music Director at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene, and the beautiful sounds of the Hochhalter organ.
An Annual Tradition for a New Age. Handel’s timeless work sung by the audience! Eugene’s top vocalists and instrumentalists join the throng. Make sure to bring your score, or you can borrow from FUMC’s collection.
New this year: Come at 2:15pm for an interactive examination of Handel’s Messiah, lead by conductor Paul John Rudoi.
Oregon's only British-style brass band pours forth music of the season celebrating community. OBS's distinctive array of brass instruments and percussion will fill this great venue with a warm, rich sound that sparkles, soothes the soul, and pleases the ear - and, yes. There will be marches! Led by Dr. Chris Chapman, OSU’s director of bands, this all-volunteer ensemble, based in Eugene-Springfield, includes members from throughout western Oregon.
The Handbell Event of the Year. Award-winning musicians from Willamette High School join the FUMC handbell choirs to mark the turning of the year. Soloists, small and large bell ensembles, belltrees and chimes work together to celebrate this ancient holiday. The annual concert features some of the best young instrumentalists in Eugene.
The Eugene Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents an Introduction to the King of Instruments. This fun program explores the music, history, and workings of pipe organs. Chapter members present a variety of music demonstrating this versatile instrument. While designed for the young and young-at-heart. those who think that pipe organs are just for church hymns will be delighted.
THE CONCORDIA CHOIR
The World Renowned Choir,
directed by René Clausen
Thursday, March 7 at 7pm
Following The St. Olaf Choir’s sold-out concert last year, Concerts at First’s second annual choral showcase features The Concordia Choir under the direction of pioneer composer and conductor René Clausen. Come to experience this consummate choral event.
The University of Oregon Chamber Choir, directed by Dr. Sharon J. Paul, leads a contemplative service of music, scripture and prayer followed by a concert of choral music.
New this year: This year will mark the first annual Student Commission Competition, funded by The Hal Owen Commissioning Fund. The selected winner will compose a new work to be premiered by the UO Chamber Choir at this event.