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You're welcome here.....

Welcome to First United Methodist Church-West Plains. If you're searching for a church home, we would love to welcome you. Check out the FAQ section below for answers to questions you may have.  If you've never been to FUMC-West Plains before, we would love to invite you to an in-person service this Sunday at 8:30 AM for our Contemporary Service or 11:00 AM for our Traditional Service.

We look forward to meeting you!

What to expect at First United Methodist Church-West Plains

At FUMC, you'll be welcomed into a friendly, casual environment by people who are excited to see you. We want you to have an idea of what to expect when you arrive at FUMC. All you have to do from here is come as you are and find out more for yourself!

At a weekend service, you can expect:

  • Each service to last one hour.
  • Thought-provoking and engaging messages based on the Bible.
  • Live teaching from Senior Pastor Andy Lambel, or our Associate Pastor Scotty Wall
  • Contemporary Worship music during our 8:30 service in our Christian Life Center on the first floor,
  • or Traditional Hymns during our 11:00 Service in our Sanctuary on the 2nd floor
  • Fun, relevant Bible teachings for your children at Children's Church offered at the 8:30 service


Have questions? We have the answers!

  • We are located at 503 West Main Street, West Plains, MO, 65775.

  • We offer two worship Services on Sunday mornings.  Our Contemporary service is at 8:30 AM in the Christian Life Center on the first floor,  and our Traditional Service at 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary located on the second floor.

  • At FUMC-West Plains, we love kids! From infants through elementary, our mission is to help your kids fall in love with Jesus. The nursery is available for both services, and Children's Church is offered for elementary aged students during the 8:30 AM worship service. We also have Sunday School classes available for kids of all ages at 9:45 AM. 

  • When you plan your visit, we have the opportunity to welcome you when you arrive, show you around if you'd like, and give you a free gift for coming. If you'd like to plan your visit, you can do so by clicking the button below.


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  • Adult Bible Study led by Pastor, Andy Lambel Wednesday evenings where group participation is encouraged as we walk through the Bible.

  • Each weekend FUMC newborns through 12th graders learn the truth about who God is and who they are because of Him through age specific lessons, small groups, and trusted adult leadership. 

  • NRG Youth meets on Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:00 for students 7th through 12th grade where we addresses real issues teens face each day through Bible studies, video series, and community activities. 

    7th grade through 12th grade also meet on Sunday evenings for a meal and small group Bible study

    from 5:00-6:30.

  • Students 5th through 6th grade meet on Wednesday evenings 5:30-7:00 for a meal, games and Bible study relevant to their daily lives.

Find your personal next step including:

  • Sunday School classes where people can grow and discuss God's Word. 

    We have groups for men, women, students, and more!

  • God created you with gifts and skills that you can use to change lives in your community and the world. There are many ways to use your gifts and skills to  serve here at FUMC. We have tech teams, opportunities to sing and play instruments, organize events, help with hospitality, teach in areas that God has called you, and many more.

  • We want to equip you with the tools to develop as a fully devoted follower of Christ. As an individual, family, or part of our growing ministries, you can find a way to grow in the areas you are interested in.