We're Glad You're Here
We believe everyone can find their place at First United Methodist Church of Valparaiso. Valpo FUMC is a dynamic family focused church that is home to authentic people of all ages and from all walks of life known for their sincerity, integrity and commitment to serving our community and the world.
At Valpo FUMC, we believe that God's Word has the ability to change lives. Whatever your journey so far, you can choose the next chapter. As a church we apply God's truth to our everyday lives and share life together as a community.
What To Expect
When you walk through the doors at Valpo FUMC, our hope is that you feel like you’re a part of the community. Our ultimate desire, as a body believers in Jesus, is to create an environment where people can experience the presence of God in a life-transforming way. From a cup of freshly brewed coffee to our unique and passionate generational community outreach, we want to give you and your family the opportunity to get connected. We believe that church is more than a weekend service, it is about allowing every person to engage with God in a personal and intimate way.
A WARM GREETING
A heartfelt greeting is part of what makes a church a church. No matter what question you might have just ask. Our greeters are there to help you get settled and comfortable.
There’s nothing like the smell of good coffee (or tea) to warm you up.
A casual atmosphere where friendships can form and relationships deepen. A place that is serious about joy, true joy, the kind of joy that comes from real connection with God and others.
Expect to be noticed. Expect people to say something like, “Hi, we haven’t met before, is this your first time?”. Expect for people to reach out to you in love.
We love music, all kinds of music. From hymns to contemporary, we use music to show our Lord how much we love and honor Him.
The Bible tells us to speak the truth in love. The Bible is God’s truth. At Valpo FUMC we seek to explore, understand and apply God’s truth to our lives at every level in a spirit of love. You will find a growing variety of resources to help you grow in God’s truth.
We Can't Wait To Meet You
Whether you're completely new to church or just haven't been for awhile, we'd love to see you.