Welcome to First United Methodist Church in Baraboo, Wisconsin!
The church is one institution that has the ability to change the world. We are the church and at Baraboo First United Methodist Church, we are changing lives!
We are a church that openly reflects its values to the community and encourages others in our community to reflect and act on those values. We are committed to living the full gospel of Matthew 25 (“in so much as you have done it to the least of these my brethren you have done it unto me”), by feeding and clothing those in need through the Neighborly Free Store, our Christmas dinners, the Great Giveaway, our youth and adult mission trips, and our support of Kids’ Ranch and Giving Tree.
We are a church that encourages intergenerational and ecumenical participation in living the full gospel. All generations – adults, young adults, and children serve those in need by helping in our vegetable and rain gardens; assembling Thanksgiving Bags and Peanut Butter Lunch Bunch Bags; visiting those in nursing homes and assisted living apartments; and cooking, serving and cleaning up at our Christmas Dinner – to name a few.
We work together with other congregations through our Gathering of Missionaries ecumenical group to better serve our community.
Our congregation is an active one that touches the lives of many people, through our prayers, presence, service, witness, and financial support. We gather together regularly through Sunday worship, Christian education for adults and youth, fellowship, Wednesday night supper and SPIRIT activities, adult choir, bell choir, youth tone chimes, United Methodist Women activities, and more. We try to be good stewards of the gifts God has placed in our lives to continue to support our church and its missions.
May God’s spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to our community and our world! We hope that you’ll join us!