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. That means children, students and well... everyone. We believe Jesus is for everyone and everyone should worship Jesus. So 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 not, 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 weekend!

Worship Gatherings

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

  • Saturday | 6:15 - 7:00

    Every Saturday evening we gather in the chapel for worship.  We sing hymns accompanied by a piano and hear a great message from our pastor.

  • Sunday | 9:00 - 10:00

    We start our Sunday by gathering in the sanctuary. Our band uses inspiring music and our pastor shares a relevant message. We strive to create meaningful worship for you and your family. To hear the music we will sing this weekend click here.

  • Sunday | 10:30 - 11:30

    In this worship gathering, our pastor will share a relevant message. We will sing hymns and hear special music from a variety of soloists and ensembles in our beautiful sanctuary.

Beyond Sunday

We believe that church is more than a weekend experience. 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.


Here are a few resources to help you, your children, your student, 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 next Sunday at 9:00.

  • Children | Preschool - 5th Grades

    Sharing the love of Jesus with children is 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 - 12th Grades

    As students prepare for life on their own, our goal is to equip and connect with them through meaningful conversations, fun gatherings, and serving experiences.

  • Adults | Small Groups & More

    Beyond Sunday worship, following Christ can be expressed in a variety of ways. From building real life connections in Small Group conversations to feeding the hungry 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...

  • 9:00 Worship | Every Sunday
  • 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


  • Zach Moreno

    Student Ministry & Communications Director

    zach@firstchurchnp.com

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

  • 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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  • Chancel Choir Director

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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.