Welcome to the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Deposit

Welcome to the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Deposit. We are located in Deposit, New York; a small village in the outskirts of the Catskill Mountains. Deposit sits on the West Branch of the Delaware River, about thirty miles east of Binghamton, NY. Our church is part of the Upper New York Conference of the United Methodist Church.

As United Methodists we are called to make disciples for Jesus Christ. In keeping with this mission, we offer a number of opportunities for spiritual growth. Worship services begin at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Our services feature a combination of traditional and contemporary music and lectionary components. We are blessed with an inspiring and talented Chancel Choir and a growing Junior Choir that provide music ministry. Communion is offered on the first Sunday of each month. We have Sunday School for school age children during our church service and Bible Study on Wednesday nights.

Our congregation is warm and inviting. When you come to worship with us, we do our best to make you feel like one of the family. Each week there is a fellowship coffee hour after church in the social hall. All are welcome to attend and get to know us on a personal level.

Although we are a small congregation, we strive to make a large impact on our community. Some of the ways in which we reach out to others include: providing food for the local food pantry, hosting an annual dinner each Election Day, adopting families at Christmas for the local Toys for Tots program, performing an annual Christmas Cantata, and sponsoring a MADD Camp (Music, Art, Drama, and Dance) for children during the summer.

We also partner with other organizations and churches in Deposit. Our social hall is used to host monthly Friendship Dinners, open to all in the community. We also host an Ecumenical Easter Cantata that combines the talents of choir members from several local churches. We are always looking for new ways to grow in our ministry, to serve both our community and those in need.

All are welcome to join us at any of our services or activities. You will be inspired, encouraged, and empowered by the transforming love of God through Jesus Christ. Come and be our guest. We’ll leave the light on!

Your Sister in Christ,
Pastor Deb Arnold


The mission of the church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by proclaiming the good news of God’s grace and by exemplifying Jesus’ command to love God and neighbor.

Our Trustees


Staff / Pastor / Parish Committee

DAN AXTELLChairperson

Do All the good you can, By all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can

John Wesley

Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis