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The Top Questions about Pocatello First United Methodist Church

Where are you located and when are the worship services?
We are at 200 N 15th Ave in Pocatello. 

Through the school year, we have worship services at both 8:30 & 11:00 am on Sundays.  The 8:30 service takes place in our chapel and is more casual, featuring our Rejoice! ensemble. The 11:00 service is in our Sanctuary with music lead by our Chancel Choir.


How do I find out what's going on at Pocatello 1st UMC ?
Through regular attendance and reading your bulletin announcements, the Newsletter, and the website, you will keep up with a lot that is happening at Pocatello 1st UMC. Always feel free to call the church office at (208) 232-1353 and check out the website at PocatelloUMC.org. You can also join our Facebook page!

How do I get involved with the choir or other musical groups?
All of our musical groups actively welcome new participants. Join one of the weekly rehearsals. Rejoice! our Early Worship service praise band, led by Judy DelDebbio, rehearses on Thursdays at 6:00 pm. Our Chancel Choir rehearses on Thursdays at 7:30 pm. 

What about Sunday School or Groups?
We have opportunities for people of all ages to participate in Sunday School and Small Groups. Sunday School for adults and children meets on Sunday mornings at 9:45 am. We also have adult groups that meet throughout the week. See our Groups page, or contact the Church Office at (208) 232-1353 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Do you have Nursery Service?
Our Nursery is open on Sundays from 8:15-12:30 for children through four years old.

What's the difference between the worship services?

8:30 am - A more relaxed worship service in our chapel with our Rejoice! band playing a mix of folk and contemporary Christian music

11:00 am - This worship service is more inter-generational and is held in our sanctuary. It features our Chancel Choir.

On the first Sunday of the month at 11:00 am, we try to blend these styles at a single service as we celebrate communion together. 

What about Communion?

Communion is served on the first Sunday of the month. The United Methodist Church has an "open table," which means that we believe that Jesus Christ invites all who love him and earnestly repent of their sin, regardless of age or denomination. Come, the table is ready, for you.

What is expected of members?
There are four expectations of members:

  1. Seek to worship routinely
  2. Strive to continue to grow in your faith
  3. Look for ways to serve God through ministry
  4. Give in proportion to your income to God through the church 
Pocatello First United Methodist Church thanks you for joining us!

Our Purpose Statement: To build a caring community of Christians where we accept, renew, and change lives by sharing God's love in ways that make a difference in our world.