"Love is patient,
love is kind.
It does not envy,
it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."


1 Corinthians 13:4-8a.
Phyllis Merrill
Wedding Coordinator


Office: 509-582-2163

Phyllis started attending the church in 1960, was married to her husband Barry here in 1968. Her 2 daughters were married in the church and each of her 3 children and 5 grandchildren were baptized in the church. Phyllis has taught pre-kindergarten Sunday School classes for the past 29 years and has served as the wedding coordinator since 1996.   In her "spare" time Phyllis loves to sew, do crafts, spend time with her grandchildren and travel with her husband. See if you can guess which of these beautiful brides is Phyllis!


Wedding Ceremonies


Kennewick First United Methodist Church is pleased to assist couples who are beginning their married life together and has a proud history since 1902 of providing this service. In the spirit of Jesus, who helped celebrate a wedding at Cana in Galilee, Kennewick First enthusiastically offers both its building and it's ministry, whether or not the bride and groom are members of the church.
If you would like us to contact you in regards to your wedding plans, please use the form below.
Weddings at Kennewick First United Methodist Church...