Pastoral Care

About Pastoral Care

At First United Methodist Church, we have a dedicated team of staff and volunteers available to help you with celebrations, life crisis, hospital visits, funerals and more. Please click on the tabs below to get more information on how to contact our Pastoral Care staff and volunteers.

We understand that emergencies arise and you find yourself in need of pastoral care. For such emergencies, please call the pastoral emergency number at 260.573.0150.


At First Church, we believe that baptism is an outward expression of the inward grace given to us by God. We emphasize Jesus’ call to let the little children come unto him, so we baptize infants and persons of all ages. For more information, contact Tammy Althouse at


At First Church, we follow the Wesleyan tradition of offering communion to people of all ages, nations, and races regardless of belief or spiritual position. We encourage all to come and receive this gift.

Hospital Visitation

If you or one of your loved ones are going to be in the hospital and would like a member of the Congregational Care Team to visit you, contact the church office at 260-925-0885 or email us at


Weddings at First United Methodist Church in Auburn are performed by the pastors on our staff and may be scheduled by first calling the church office to confirm your wedding date is available and then following the procedures in the packet of information we will give you. Contact us at 260-925-0885 or email