Worship

We look forward to you joining us in worship! We welcome you to come as you are to praise, worship and grow in your faith. Is this your first visit? Here’s what to expect.
 

Celebration Worship

Sundays – 9 a.m.
Sunday Celebration Worship includes hymns lead by our pipe organ, use of hymnals, music from our choirs, pastors wearing robes, and other elements sometimes considered to be “traditional.”

Praise Worship

Sundays – 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Praise Worship includes praise songs and hymns led by our praise band and singers, with most songs and group readings projected on a screen. Pastors usually don’t wear robes, and they present a Children’s Time where the children gather in the front of the sanctuary.

We hope to see you on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:15 pm at Crossroads!

Crossroads Community, Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm at Crossroads Ministry Center:

In The Third Day: Living the Resurrection, Tom Berlin uses his gifts of storytelling and understanding the Scriptures to connect us to the experiences of several individuals around Jesus in His final days, focusing on new life and redemption rather than loss.
Join Peter, Mary Magdalene, and Thomas as they feel the despair of losing Jesus and the surprise and joy that awaits them in the resurrection. This study traces events around these characters, along with Paul and the disciples at Emmaus, and how the resurrection transformed their lives and impacts ours.

Join us throughout Lent on Tuesdays at 6:30 at Crossroads for community, conversation, and growth (Feb. 20-March 26).

Lenten Book Study WEDNESDAYS, 3:15-4:30PM, Meeting at Primrose but open to all. Adam Hamilton’s book ‘The Walk’ focuses on five spiritual practices for Lent and beyond. Books being ordered tomorrow. Contact Judy Hug or sign up in parlor or with church office.

Wandering Heart Lenten Devotional

Pastor Amy and I invite you to join us in observing a holy Lent. One way to engage in our faith journey during this six weeks of introspection is to commit to reading Scripture and meditating on it regularly. This Lenten season, we will be providing one Wandering Heart Devotional Booklet per family. Each week’s devotional material will help us to connect to Peter’s journey of faith through fresh eyes and ears as we experience his story through art, poetry, song and scripture. Pick up your copy in the parlor any time after February 11. 

Sunday School

Sunday school and Christian education classes are held for nursery through adult, no matter where you are in your faith journey. View our class schedule here.
 

Youth Services

We invite our youth in junior and senior high school to attend our weekly group gatherings and special events. View our youth events here.
 

Feb 25, 2024
“Rescue Me from Danger”
Series: (All)
Psalm 22:23-31; Matthew 14:22-23
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  • Feb 25, 2024“Rescue Me from Danger”
    Feb 25, 2024
    “Rescue Me from Danger”
    Series: (All)
    Psalm 22:23-31; Matthew 14:22-23
  • Feb 18, 2024“Jesus Sought Me”
    Feb 18, 2024
    “Jesus Sought Me”
    Series: (All)
    Psalm 25:1-10; Luke 5:1-11
  • Feb 14, 2024Ash Wednesday 2024 Livestream
    Feb 14, 2024
    Ash Wednesday 2024 Livestream
    Series: (All)
    Matthew 11:28-30; Luke 9:23-24
  • Feb 11, 2024“Seeing is Believing” 10:30 Praise Worship livestream
    Feb 11, 2024
    “Seeing is Believing” 10:30 Praise Worship livestream
    Series: (All)
    2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9
  • Feb 11, 2024“Seeing is Believing” 9:00 Worship Celebration Livestream
    Feb 11, 2024
    “Seeing is Believing” 9:00 Worship Celebration Livestream
    Series: (All)
    2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9
  • Feb 4, 2024“Waiting Upon the Lord”
    Feb 4, 2024
    “Waiting Upon the Lord”
    Series: (All)
    Isaiah 40:28-31; Mark 1:29-39
  • Jan 28, 2024“What Have You to Do with Us?”
    Jan 28, 2024
    “What Have You to Do with Us?”
    Series: (All)
    Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Mark 1:21-28
  • Jan 21, 2024“Reading the News”
    Jan 21, 2024
    “Reading the News”
    Series: (All)
    Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Mark 1:14-20
  • Jan 14, 2024“How Can I Reach You?” 10:30 Praise Worship
    Jan 14, 2024
    “How Can I Reach You?” 10:30 Praise Worship
    Series: (All)
     1 Samuel 3:1-20; John 1:43-51
  • Jan 14, 2024“How Can I Reach You?” 9:00 Worship Celebration
    Jan 14, 2024
    “How Can I Reach You?” 9:00 Worship Celebration
    Series: (All)
    1 Samuel 3:1-20; John 1:43-51

 Wednesdays are BIG at First

From Bible study to dinner and fellowship, Wednesdays are big at First UMC. All Wednesday activities are hosted at our Crossroads location. 
 
Pastor’s Bible Study – 4 p.m.
Drive-Thru Dinners – 4:00-5:30 p.m.
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Lancaster First UMC

163 E Wheeling St.

Lancaster, Ohio 43130

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Crossroads Ministry Center

2095 West Fair Ave.

Lancaster, Ohio 43130

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