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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
Crossroads Community: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 2095 W. Fair Ave., Lancaster
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



Wings of the Morning
Note from GBGM:
I write to you today to let you know that unfortunately, the Ntambos and Grace were unable to join us for last week’s Zoom call due to some extenuating circumstances. They send their regret to not be able to join you, and their assurances that they will follow-up with you as soon as they are able to give you an update about their ministry and work.  We hope that we will be able to feature them on #StillInMission at a later date.  I hope that in the meantime you will join us in praying for these missionaries and consider creating spaces where you can host your own virtual meetings with them.
The next #STILLINMISSION meeting is scheduled on December 9 at 09.00 EST. Note the change in time. 
In August 2017, Gaston and Jeanne Ntambo visited Crossroads. Gaston and Jeanne are United Methodist Missionaries in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Gaston is a pilot for Wings of the Morning Aviation ministries and Jeanne is a radio operator and weather adviser. In their country, there is no air traffic control and no roads. When Gaston visited, he shared how his life was changed by a United Methodist missionaries’ gift of shoes when he was a little boy.

Music at First: We say thank you to all the soloists and small groups who gave of their time and talents to provide awesome worship music throughout the summer! God was glorified, and his people at 1st UMC were blessed by your gifts of music!

Our Chancel Choir and Hi-Lo Ringers bell choir were able to make a return at the end of the spring to finish out their usual choir season, and we look forward to them again being a part of worship this fall. First UMC has been blessed by wonderful music ministry for a very long time, and we give God thanks for that!

To keep our music ministries going strong, we need your help! All of our music groups need a steady influx of new people to keep going, and we have always been fortunate to have that as our experience. Help us get the word out to keep that going. If someone you know (or, hey, even YOU!) enjoys singing, or plays an instrument, or just really likes music, invite them (or YOU!) to come be a part of Music at First.

People in music ministry have a good time, they grow in their faith, they enjoy awesome fellowship with one another, and they experience the power of God’s presence when they make music in God’s name. God gives us talent, and God gives us time. It’s so important to use a portion of those things in celebration of the God who gives them! Prayerfully consider it!

Chancel Choir practices on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. upstairs in the music room, beginning Sept. 9th.

Hi-Lo Ringers bell choir practices on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. upstairs in the music room, beginning Sept. 23rd.

Our praise band is always open by audition to new singers or new instrumentalists. Practices happen intermittently around the schedules of the participants. We also are always willing to schedule people for gathering music or solos/ensembles as we can.

Contact Clarence McCoy at or 740-653-3330, ext. 1003 with questions or to express your willingness to be a part of the Music at First.

If you’d like to display your Nativity, setup forms are in the Parlor.

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-Thursday, 9am-1pm. Closed on Fridays.