Worship

Jesus said that the most important things in the world were to love God with all you are and to love your neighbors (Luke 10:27). That’s what worship is about. And that’s why we want to invite you to worship with us.  Our desire is to proclaim the historic Christian message in ways that will resonate with today’s world. We realize that the Spirit speaks to different people in different ways, and that’s why we offer two distinct worship services with a common goal: to praise and adore the Lord and to lift our own spirits in the process.  Scroll down to learn more about our worship offerings.


Sunday Worship Schedule:

9:00 AM - Traditional Worship (broadcast at 11:00 AM on AM 1450)

10:00 AM - Sunday School/Small Group Study

11:00 AM - Modern Worship


Traditional Worship

Our 9:00 AM worship service offers traditional liturgies, creeds, prayers, messages, and sacraments that ground us, connect us, and remind us that ours is an “ancient-future” faith.


Music is a key part of every traditional service at First Church. Congregational hymns and choruses are sung, often accompanied by our beautiful pipe organ. Each week, the Chancel Choir brings an anthem. Another congregational ensemble, the Sanctuary Singers, offers the occasional special, as do the Wesleyan Choir (youth), the Junior Choir (kids), and the Memorial Handbell Choir. We’d also love to have you become a part of one of these ensembles. If you’d like more information, call us at 417.623.2796 or email us at music@firstunitedjoplin.com.


Children ages 4 through the fifth grade are invited to worship during this time in a special service geared just for them.

Modern Worship

If you’re looking for a casual, modern, and upbeat worship experience, our 11:00 AM Worship Alive! service is the one for you! Our band sets the tempo and stirs the energy level with both acoustic and electric instrumentation. Technology is used to enhance the worship experience. These elements blend together to remind us that God’s love is never changing, and yet our faith is new every morning.


Children ages 4 through the fifth grade are invited to worship during this time in a special service geared just for them.