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Dear Church Family:

As we did last week, our worship will again be done online this Sunday. You can find it posted on Facebook, our YouTube channel, and on our website. We will provide you the link as soon as possible. While it will be posted at 9:00 on Sunday morning, you can watch and worship at anytime after that. We would encourage you to share our online service with as many people as possible. It could be a wonderful opportunity to introduce someone to our church.

As with many other United Methodist Churches throughout the U.S., we are endeavoring to be the church in a time of crisis. This is our opportunity to still have worship, although in a different way, yet still do our part to help curb a virus that is the most dangerous to those who are older and/or those who have a weakened immune system. While it’s inconvenient and not what we would want to do, if it helps save lives and return everything back to normal sooner than later, then we feel this is the right thing to do. We haven’t made any definite plans yet about the last Sunday in March. We are still in a discernment process about this. We will let you know as soon as we can.

However, we want to be clear that the ministry of the church has not stopped. We are simply doing corporate worship in a different way for a few weeks to keep you safe. We are still feeding people at the First Community Kitchen with bagged lunches they can take with them. This, however, comes at greater expense for us. We are still have small group Bible studies, and ministry happening everyday. We want to encourage you to please make sure you are prayerfully keeping up with your offerings and tithes to the church. These can be dropped off at the church during regular hours, or mailed to us. Of course, we are more than happy to help you set up a weekly electronic giving if you prefer. Thank You!

In Christ,

Rev. Dr. Brian Jones <><

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.
Praise Worship – Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
The Gathering – Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

This Month’s



Our Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday worship will be held on-line and will be posted on Facebook,, and Youtube, so please be sure to join us!

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