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

This Month’s



The season of Lent is upon us, and it provides an opportunity to prepare for Easter. Our sermon series “Life to the Fullest” will be featured throughout the Sundays of Lent. We’ll experience baptisms, new members joining, and special music along the way. Mark your calendars to be a part of Holy Week worship in early April. April 5th brings Palm Sunday. April 9th is Maundy Thursday, with worship in our sanctuary at 7:00p.m. featuring communion at the rail and a dramatic monologue by Pastor Alice. Good Friday on April 10th will bring a powerful choral Tenebrae service at our 7:00p.m. worship, and we’ll offer a brief noon worship as well. Our Easter celebrations will happen during our regular worship schedule on Sunday, April 12th. Come, be a part of glorifying God throughout our Lenten journey.


Spring New Member Classes:
If you have been worshiping with us and you would like to learn more about our church, or if you think you might be interested in becoming a member, we invite you to consider attending our upcoming New Member Class.
Participation in the class does not commit you to church membership, but it is an opportunity for you to find out more about the life and ministry of our church and to give prayerful consideration to whether you want to enter into membership. Childcare can be provided if that would make it possible for you to attend.
Spring classes are March 8, 15, 22, (11:30am – 1:30pm), joining on March 29th. Please call or e-mail Shelley Nichols at 740-653-3330 or ShelleyNichols@love-first.org for more information.





The Higher Education Outreach Committee will be collecting items for care packages to send to our college students as they pursue their studies. We will collect items in the parlor thru March 8.  Please consider donating some of the following items to remind our college students that their church family is thinking of them even as they are away.  All items must fit in a small box for mailing.

Snacks: Individual-sized packages only:                              School Supplies:

Snack-size crackers, cookies, chips, pretzels, etc.                  Highlighters

Granola & other snack bars                                                    Pencils

Packaged fruit snacks                                                            Post-it Notes

Jolly Ranchers, Starburst, packs of gum/mints, etc.

No Chocolate, please (it could melt)

Microwave popcorn

Microwave mac & cheese or other single serving meals

Ramen Noodles

Flavoring packets for bottled water

Note cards or personal notes of inspiration are encouraged to be included with the packages. The packages will be made up at Second Saturday in March.

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