You Belong Here

Going to church can make anyone feel uncomfortable. We work hard to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere at all of our gatherings. From weekend worship to Wednesday nights there's always a place for you to connect.


Every weekend families are encouraged to worship together. Don't worry about dropping your children off at "children's church" or sending your teens to a different place. We believe Jesus is for everyone and everyone should worship Jesus. So bring the whole family.


Our church has a relaxed atmosphere.  So feel free to wear a good old pair of jeans, a t-shirt or even tennis shoes.  Come as you are and be who you are.  You belong here!

Weekend Worship

Your worship experience at First Church is going to be a great one. If you want to hang back and observe for a while that’s no problem; no pressure!


Whether you grew up in a church or if this is new territory for you, we have something that will help you grow spiritually - Inspiring Music, Relevant Messages, and wonderful people like you.


Don't wait! Come to worship this week!

Worship Gatherings

Saturday 6:15 p.m. | Sunday 9:00 a.m. | Sunday 10:30 a.m.

  • Chapel Worship | Saturday 6:15

    Every Saturday evening at 6:15, we gather in the chapel for worship.  We sing hymns accompanied by a piano and hear a great message from our pastor. We usually finish up about 7:00 but feel free to come early and enjoy meeting some of our great 'Saturday Night-ers!'

  • The Rock | Sunday 9:00

    Come experience a new style of worship on Sunday morning.  It is loud, it is engaging, and you are going to love it.  In this worship experience, we use pop inspired music and relevant topics to create meaningful worship.  Whether you have been a church goer your whole life or this is a first for you, you will find a home here.  This gathering is about an hour long.

  • Cornerstone | Sunday 10:30

    At 10:30 a.m. our worship experience changes pace and we celebrate our heritage with a powerful and impactful service.  We engage the Holy Spirit through hymns and special music.  Pastor Doug will share a message that will challenge and encourage you to grow your relationship with Christ. This service is about an hour long.

Beyond Sunday

We believe that following Jesus encourages us and helps us have a real relationship with the one and only God. We also believe that the deepest desire of God is to live in relationship with you. Basically, church is more than a weekend experience.


Here are a few resources to help you, your children, your teenager, or someone you know continue the spiritual journey of discovering Christ and His amazing love.

  • Media | Replay Messages and More

    Did you miss worship this weekend? It happens and that's okay. Check out the latest messages from worship or search our archive for other encouraging messages. We also post the new music we'll be singing at The ROCK next Sunday at 9:00.

  • Children | Preschool through 5th Grades

    The first step in leaving a spiritual legacy for the next generation of Christ followers.  Our goal is to provide a high-quality ministry that sets the building blocks for the spiritual formation of elementary aged students.

  • Students | 6th through 12th Grades

    We have a safe place for Middle School and High School students to make friends and see who Jesus really is.  Middle School Students meet on Wednesdays and High School Students meet on Sunday evenings. No matter what we are doing, we are fully present for each other. We care for each other and we have fun together!

  • Adults | Small Groups & More

    Do you want to build new relationships and deepen old ones? Do you want to help serve our community? From building real life connections to making a difference in our community, you will find something that helps you develop spiritually.

Baptism

Baptism is the expression of God’s never-ending grace and our desire to live a life of holiness through the Holy Spirit and inspired by Christ Jesus.  


First Church baptizes all ages (infant - adult) and in a variety of ways. We do baptisms during any of our worship gatherings and at  our Baptism at the Lake in July.


Before every baptism we ask that you have a conversation with our Pastor. This allows us to really celebrate your decision and it gives you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Contact the church office to set up a meeting today.

Communion

Communion is a symbol of God's amazing love including the life, death, and resurrection of God's only son, Jesus. It is represented by the loaf and the cup.

The focus of Communion is the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. In Jesus' death and resurrection we receive salvation; we are forgiven by God and saved from the power of sin and death. As a result of His sacrifice we gain an abundant life now, an eternal life in heaven, and a relationship with God that otherwise would not be possible. Because the sacrifice is God's and not ours, everyone is welcome to receive Communion at First Church. 


When we serve communion...

  • The Rock 9:00 Worship | Every Sunday
  • Cornerstone 10:30 Worship | First Sunday of every month
  • Saturday 6:15 Worship | Saturday before the first Sunday of each month
  • Nursing Homes Friday morning after the first Sunday of each month
  • Maundy Thursday Worship | Thursday evening before Easter Sunday
  • Christmas Eve Worship | December 24 at 5:00, 7:00, and 11:00 p.m.

Meet Our Team

Our team exists to equip you for ministry. We want to help you serve and volunteer your time and talents in a way that draws you nearer to Christ. Without people like you and your heart for Jesus, we wouldn't exist.

  • Doug Delp

    Senior Pastor

    doug@firstchurchnp.com


  • Kendra Wagner

    Business Administrator

     kendra@firstchurchnp.com


  • Micah Dunn

    Worship Leader and Evangelism/Discipleship Director

     micah@firstchurchnp.com


  • Denise Norgaard

    Custodian


  • Liz Bergland

    Kids First Preschool Director

    liz@firstchurchnp.com

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  • Kids First Preschool

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  • Marcia Webb

    Bell Choir Director

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  • Mary Lynn Horst

    Pianist

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  • Neta Ridinger

    Organist

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  • Student Ministry & Communications

    Full time ministry position | More information and application here

    This person will effectively develop, organize, and supervise the Student Ministry, Children's Ministry, and Communications Ministry of First United Methodist Church, North Platte.

  • Chancel Choir Director

    Part time ministry position | More information and application here

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Membership

You don't have to be a member to fit in at First Church. In fact, you can participate in all of our ministries without becoming a member. Becoming a member of First Church is a commitment you make to follow Christ and to support First Church.


Becoming a member is easy. Simply come to 'Dinner with the Pastor' and then let us recognize you in worship. To RSVP for the next dinner or for questions call the church office at 532-1478 or email kendra@firstchurchnp.com.