Columbus First United Methodist Church
Monday, March 30, 2020
Come grow with us!
  2710 14th Street
       Columbus, Nebraska 
Sunday: 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time: 10:00 - 10:30 
Nursery available 9:00 - 11:30 
Transportation available for Sunday 10:30 service. Call the church office by Friday to schedule.
Outreach Center 
  3602 16th Street, Columbus, Nebraska 
Saturday: 6:00 p.m.
"Ignite on Sunday Night"
Alternative Praise Gathering  
6:00 p.m. - Worship
followed by refreshments and fellowship.
Worship is a celebration of God’s love and action in our lives. God is active whether we notice or not. It is good to come together as God’s people to learn from each other and to let God soak into our lives. Worship is not that easy to describe, but it’s like a family reunion centered on Jesus Christ. In this web section you’ll learn about worship opportunities, including through prayer. We also offer Communion open to all on the weekend having the first Sunday of each month. You do not have to be a member of this church or any church to be invited to the Lord's Table at Columbus' First United Methodist Church.
Typically we have three Christmas Eve Services. We hope you will find a service, or two, that meets the spiritual needs of everyone in your family.
  • 5 pm - The children's service is directed at the needs of children. It features a sermon just for the little ones and is conducted without candles.
  • 7 pm - The service features scriptures, carols and candlelight. This is a great service to invite your friends and neighbors to attend.
  • 11 pm - The worship will include scriptures, carols, preaching, communion and candlelight.




Easter is the highest "holiday" of the church year, celebrating Christ's victorious resurrection from the dead proving his sacrificial love and eternal power for us. Leading up to Easter we have the 40-day Lenten period that starts with an ecumenical (multi-denominational) Ash Wednesday service and ecumenical weekly noon services and lunch. During Holy week, we have a Maundy Thursday service with         communion. There is a 36-hour prayer vigil leading up to the Easter sunrise service. Next, the United Methodist Men serve a sunrise breakfast and the Easter celebrations continue throughout the Sunday School and other worship services.



United Methodist baptism can be done by sprinkling, pouring, or immersion and can be for infants to adults. In infant baptism, the parents, sponsors and congregation commit to Christ the raising of the child according to God's way. The child's personal acceptance of Christ then comes later, whenever ready, commonly at confirmation. Baptisms are normally done during a worship service to provide public witness and to involve the congregation in the support of the baptised person and their family. 

If you would like to be baptized, or have your child baptized, please contact Rev Cindi at 402-564-8463, or by clicking on the following email address for her, and sending her your specific baptism inquiry --

Click here to email Rev Cindi



Rev Cindi Stewart and Education Coordinator Sarah Borgman provide a nine-month confirmation class for eighth graders. The class consists of camp experiences in July between seventh grade and eighth grade and educational classes. Each student is given the opportunity to confirm their faith, trust and dedication to Christ and to the church. This then constitutes full membership in the church for the confirmand. Contact Rev Cindi for more information.


The church welcomes couples seeking holy matrimony. A wedding coordinator helps organize and conduct the preparations, rehearsal, and wedding ceremony. Reverend Cindi provides counseling sessions for the couple leading up to the marriage. Contact Rev Cindi at 402-564-8463 or send her an email with your inquiry.

Click here to email Rev Cindi


The church consoles the family and provides funeral or memorial services for their loved ones. A funeral committee provides lunch service. Funeral homes usually provide much of the detailed coordination. Contact Reverend Cindi at 402-564-8463 or send her an email at the following address for specific information:

Click here to email Rev Cindi

NOTE - We have an alternative praise gathering called "IGNITE ON SUNDAY NIGHT" at our Outreach Center facility.  CLICK HERE for more details!
But really we have the opportunity to worship our God by the way we approach life and in everything we do.  (interpretation of Paul in Romans 12:1).
                          LOCATIONS & SERVICE TIMES
Downtown  2710 14th Street, Columbus, Nebraska  402-564-8463
     Sunday: 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
     Sunday School: 9:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
     Nursery available 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
     Transportation available for Sunday 10:30 service. Call the church by Friday to schedule
Outreach Center  3602 16th Street, Columbus, Nebraska  402-564-8362
     Saturday Evening Service: 6:00 p.m.
     "Ignite On Sunday Night" Alternative Praise Gathering
      Casual Praise Worship: 6:00 p.m. followed by refreshments and fellowship
Office Hours:  Monday thru Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.