Our Story

Who We Are

Q | How did First Washington get started?

A | First Washington United Methodist Church was founded as a preaching station in 1855 and  located at 205 East 5th Street for many years. The church built a new facility in 1999 and is currently located at 4349 St. Johns Road.


Q | Why do we do what we do the way we do?

A | We want to help each person discover his or her path on the journey of faith and to take another step in connecting with God. That’s why we use the music, language, metaphors, technology and creative art forms of the culture to communicate.


Q | What denomination is First Washington?

A | We are affiliated with the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Expanding the vision...

We believe in bringing the church to where people are.  Whether it is a concert in the park, delivering food to the needy, or reading books at school, we are bringing the gift of Jesus to our community and the world.

Where we are headed...

With God's help, we are looking forward to spreading the Gospel through weekly Live Stream worship services, opportunities of connection through small groups, Bible studies, and social gatherings. We continue to look for opportunities to expand either through technology or in-person activities. Stay tuned as to where we are headed. Actually, you have an opportunity to join us if you'd like.

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together a 9:30 am in person and on our Live Stream outlets of Facebook and YouTube.