A Church that Cares

Helping families and individuals experience the love and power of Jesus in their lives.

Events Schedules

Sunday Worship
10:00 A.M.
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Adult Bible Study & Fellowship
Sundays at 11:00 A.M.


We are a church dedicated to serving the Lord and helping those in need. It's our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We invite everyone in the community to explore their faith by joining us in weekly worship and upcoming events.

Our Mission

In addition to Sunday worship, we offer a wide range of ministries and outreach programs for the community. We help people of all ages and backgrounds transform their lives through Christ.

Weekly Service

Our worship group meets every Sunday. We worship and study God so that we may be changed into the people God wants us to be.

Giving Back

Do you want God to bring more meaning to yourself and your family? We help people of all ages and backgrounds transform their lives through Christ.

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We Believe in the Love and the Spirit of the Lord.

Year Long Journey Through the Bible

Year Long Journey Through the Bible Being Offered Rev. Anne Canfield and her husband Larry want to invite whoever would have interest in our District to join us in a year-long spiritual journey through the Bible.
We will be using Magrey R. Devega's books The Bible Year: A Journey Through Scripture in 365 Days. Each participant is to order their own journal that will offer a reflective guide to read the Bible in 365 days. Each day offers an introduction and room to record their thoughts and feelings about the daily reading.
We will begin our readings on September 5, 2022. Then we will meet weekly on ZOOM on Monday nights starting on September 12, 2022, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. We will use the discussion questions from the leader's guide so participants may wish to purchase both books. We will take breaks throughout the year to give participants a break from group sessions.
The group will meet for the first 15 minutes as a large group and then we will have assigned breakout groups so individuals can stay with the same group for an agreed-upon time frame. Individuals may of course opt out of the group sessions if they have a particularly busy season(s) within the year. The goal is to encourage and support one another in reading the entire Bible in one calendar year. Every time we read the Bible we are older have more life experience to bring to our study. 
Our prayer is that this will be an excellent way for folks to read through the Bible in a creative and purposeful way. Getting to meet new Disciples of Jesus should be a refreshing experience that will add depth and joy to each of our Christian walks with Christ. For churches that may not have Bible studies, we pray this year-long study will provide spiritual nourishment and the joy of Christian fellowship.
Friends should simply email me at annebcanfield@gmail.com if they have questions or would like to join in the study. 
The Bible Year can be purchased through Amazon, Cokesbury or at www.abingdonpress.com  
Northern Flow District Office Hours
Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Northern Flow District 93 East Main Street, Second Floor PO Box 208 Gouverneur, NY 13642 Phone: (315) 535-5149 FAX: (315) 535-5151   
Upper New York Annual Conference 7481 Henry Clay Blvd, Liverpool, NY 13088 
Phone: (315) 898-2000 Fax: (315) 898-2027  
Bishop's Office 7481 Henry Clay Blvd, Liverpool, NY 13088 
Phone: (315) 898-2020 Fax: (315) 898-2150 
The Media Resource Center of UNYAC 
Visit the website at  http://www.unyumc.org/resources/media-resource-center 
New at First umc

Lenten Study

Join Pastor Anne as our six-week Lenten Study continues through Tuesday, April 4th at 6:30 pm on Zoom. This study will read and discuss the book "Meeting Jesus at the Table" by Cynthia Campbell and Christine Coy Fohr. Please order the book from Cokesbury if you would like to participate.

Supper Church

Join us Saturday, from 4:30-6:00 pm. The Supper Church will feature catered family-friendly food from a local restaurant while enjoying Contemporary Christian Music.  Kids will get to listen to a child-friendly interactive Bible Story, followed by an activity to engage us in the story. Kids will then have childcare and crafts while adults get to share in small groups. We will end our evening with dessert and prayer. Families of one and of all ages, (with a special invitation to our Ft. Drum community), are welcome to attend. If you are interested please email Pastor Anne Canfield - at annebcanfield@gmail.com  or simply come! 

Collection for UMCOR

Our mission for March will be a collection for UMCOR to be used in Turkey and Syria for relief of victims of the earthquakes. UMCOR Sunday is March 19 and a special collection will be taken that day, but any time in March will be good! Please make out checks to First UMC with UMCOR in the memo line and our treasurer, Yvonne Brown, will make the necessary moves. Please use a pew envelope for your generous contribution.
A Little Child Will Lead us Presents

Easter Estravenganza

A Little Child Will Lead Us Intergenerational Activity: Dyeing of Easter Eggs/Easter Egg Hunt will be at 4 pm on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. Seniors, please join us for a reading of an Easter Classic: The Runaway Bunny, and the dyeing of Easter Eggs followed by an Easter Egg Hunt.

Blessing Box

Blessing Box continues to be used heavily by our neighbors.  Please bring items that will not freeze to help us continue this valuable ministry. Suggestions include cereal, pasta or rice sides, canned tuna, chicken or spam, canned pasta (ravioli, spaghetti o's, beefaroni, etc.), crackers, and peanut butter.

Tween Ministry

Tween Youth Group Trip to Greek Peak ski Resort in Coryland New York.