Who We Are

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here.

It's about relationships.

Not just any kind of relationships, though.

Growing, healthy, life-giving relationships with God, with one another, and with the world.

First United Methodist Church is a congregation that welcomes all people, regardless of age, race, education, economic status, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or special needs. We embrace this inclusive vision as our call to embody Christ in the city and to extend Christ’s ministry of reconciliation to all. We commit ourselves to welcome, respect, and love all who come among us.

Come help create the community you’ve been longing for and help transform the world with compassion, justice, and hope.


First UMC welcomes and celebrates the diversity of God’s creation by creating a community of faith where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals and families find affirmation, support, and encouragement. Our congregation is a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network of United Methodists, who are working for the full equality and inclusion of all people in the life of the UMC.

First UMC is connected with other Reconciling United Methodists nearby through the Pacific Northwest Reconciling Ministries Network.

Newcomers are always invited to join in this work!