Who We Are

At First United Methodist Church we believe that all people are of sacred worth. We believe in living out our faith through grace, unconditional love, radical acceptance of all, and by perusing justice in the world.

In 1830, Reverend George Harman organized a Methodist Class Meeting in Oneonta that would eventually evolve into the church we know today. The current church building was dedicated in 1926.

Since 1989, FUMC has been part of the Reconciling Ministry Network, advocating for the full inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community in the life and leadership of the church.

FUMC continues to be a community where we promote the inclusive love of God. Whether it is in our worshipping together, in small groups that meet throughout the week, or in our advocacy in the community and in the world, FUMC is a place where the love of God is on the move through the mission of the church.