First Hour - Sundays, 9:15am

First Hour is a little like Sunday School, but with a twist. Several times throughout the year, our congregation votes on a variety of small group options, and then participate in the chosen groups in 4-8 week blocks. First Hour groups are intergenerational and interactive, and childcare is available during this time for kids 12 and under.

Here are some recent First Hour groups:

  • Christianity and Race in America

  • An Introduction to the Enneagram

  • What Does the Bible Say About Gender and Sexuality?

  • Methodism 101

  • A Season of Psalms

  • Capitalism and American Christianity

  • A Space for Mindfulness

  • Evangelism is Not a Dirty Word


Interested in becoming a member of Kingston UMC? A person can become a member through baptism, profession of faith, or transfer of membership from another UMC church. Membership classes are offered a few times per year, and they provide information on the benefits and expectations of membership, Methodist theology and history, and how the UMC works as an organization.

Want more info on our current First Hour offerings or have questions about membership?
Email Pastor Jess at