Sunday Worship 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM


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The First United Methodist Church of Turlock is a vibrant & caring church community where young and old can grow in faith and love. Wherever you are on your journey of faith, we welcome you!We have a rich history here in Turlock, we are an active congregation of more than 250 people working and living in Stanislaus County. We continually strive to be a place where people discover the strength and presence of God in their lives. Our church offers many exciting opportunities for children, youth, adults and seniors to discover and share their journey.  Our facility is “home base” for several 12 step groups, and community organizations such as Boy Scout Troop 451, four Girl Scout troops, and the Friends of the Turlock Library. That’s because as we reach up to God, we cannot help but to reach out to the community around us. In big and small ways, we attempt to do this everyday.

We invite you to join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 8:30am and 10:30am. Please click here to find out more about who we are. We are located at 1660 Arbor Way in Turlock. You can contact our church office at 209-668-3000 or email us at, or LIKE us on Facebook or Follow us on Instagram - turlock_fumc.

The purpose of the First United Methodist Church, Turlock is to Grow, Serve and Celebrate ~ Together in God's Love.


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Our United Methodist Women host a holiday tea and boutique each year on the first Saturday in December. Mark your calendar for December 1. The Boutique will open at 1:00 pm as well as the Social Hall for table viewing. The program featuring the Pitman High School Madrigal Choir under the direction of Yohan Partan begins at 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary, with the tea immediately following. Table space is limited, so please contact our church office at 668-3000 or Paulette Cooper at for reservations.

UMW Christmas Tea

December 1 1:00 PM

Hanging of the Greens Worship Service

December 2
8:30 AM & 10:30 AM Services


On the first Sunday of Advent we will have a special service of Hanging of the Greens. This service will help us understand the meaning and symbolism behind many of the things we use to decorate our church and homes during the Christmas season. 

Children’s Christmas Program

December 9
10:30 AM Worship


Our Sunday School Children are leading a worship service not to be missed. They will share a story about the most important gift anyone will ever get for Christmas Sunday, December 9 at 10:30 am. There will only be one service this Sunday. The program will feature students from preschool through high school. The worship service will include songs, readings and an inspiring skit.  

Following the Annual Children’s Program we invite you to a special Fellowship Time in the Social Hall. We will have a delicious soup and salad lunch as well as a hot cocoa bar and Christmas cookies. There will be gingerbread house making and more!

Christmas Cantata

December 16
10:30 AM Worship


This is a musical treat for the whole family on Sunday, December 16 during our 10:30 AM Worship Service. Under the direction of Rebecca Somers our Chancel Choir will fill the Sanctuary with the wonderful sounds of the season celebrating the story of the birth of Jesus. Sing Joy to all the World: A Christmas Celebration will only be presented this special day not to be missed.

Christmas Eve Worship

5:00 PM & 11:00 PM


The First United Methodist Church of Turlock will offer two unique worship services to celebrate Christmas!

Christmas Eve Services:

5:00 pm Service – A time for families to come and worship. The children will enjoy a special children’s story as we celebrate Jesus's birthday. We will sing carols and end the service with candlelight and cupcakes!

11:00 pm Service – As we gather for this sacred hour of Advent we will share Communion as well as carols. We will conclude the service with candlelight in celebration of our Savior’s birth.