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Welcome to Lancaster First United Methodist Church! Everyone is welcome through our doors and in our community. We hope you find your church family with us.

Worship Times

Celebration Worship – Sundays at 9 a.m., 163 E. Wheeling St., Lancaster, Ohio
Praise Worship – Sundays at 10:30 a.m., 163 E. Wheeling St., Lancaster, Ohio
The Gathering – Wednesdays at 6 p.m., 2095 W. Fair Ave. Lancaster, Ohio
Our Mission: Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of our community and world.

This Month’s


Let Us Go into the House of the Lord!

How good it has been in the last weeks to see more and more people, many who haven’t been able to be here in more than a year, returning to in-person worship! This renewed fellowship is truly joyous!

In this past month, the number of active coronavirus cases in our county has reduced by half since the last Circuit Rider edition, and, in fact, are now down to about 14% of what those numbers were in early January! Simultaneously, the percentage of people who have received their vaccine has continued to grow, the number of available vaccines is increasing, and now all adults are eligible to receive it as it becomes available. All of this is good news as we make a greater return to our in-person Christian fellowship. God is good!

Obviously, we all have our own unique set of circumstances, and each of us is best suited to make our own decisions concerning when conditions are right for a return to in-person worship. But we hope we are all beginning to evaluate those conditions for ourselves and prayerfully considering when we will feel comfortable coming back to the church building. For the foreseeable future, at least as long as the mandate is in place, we will continue to use masks when we gather, and we will continue to social distance as conditions warrant, so we can all include those precautions in our considerations. We plan to continue our online worship options, so we all can stay connected regardless of circumstances.

If you’re concerned about the potential crowding on Easter Sunday, perhaps waiting until April 11th, when the Easter season continues but the attendance will be a bit less, would be more comfortable for you. Whenever you’re ready to be back, we’ll be glad to see you! We’re looking forward to continued better days and the joy of celebrating new life in Christ!




Lancaster First UMC
163 E Wheeling St.
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
(740) 653-3330
Crossroads Ministry Center
2095 West Fair Ave.
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
(740) 653-3330


Office Hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm.