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.

The Gathering

Wednesdays – 6 p.m. – Crossroads
The Gathering worship at Crossroads is a smaller, more informal setting to experience the week’s scriptures and message.

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.
 

Oct 2, 2022
“The Power of the Cross: Can We Be Courageous?”
2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10
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  • Oct 2, 2022“The Power of the Cross: Can We Be Courageous?”
    Oct 2, 2022
    “The Power of the Cross: Can We Be Courageous?”
    2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10
  • Sep 25, 2022“The Power of the Cross: Can We Be Content”
    Sep 25, 2022
    “The Power of the Cross: Can We Be Content”
    1 Timothy 6:6-10; Luke 16:19-31
  • Sep 18, 2022The Power of the Cross: Truly Faithful
    Sep 18, 2022
    The Power of the Cross: Truly Faithful
    1 Timothy 2:1-7 & Luke 16:1-13
  • Sep 11, 2022“The Power of the Cross: Thankful” 10:30 Praise Worship Live Stream
    Sep 11, 2022
    “The Power of the Cross: Thankful” 10:30 Praise Worship Live Stream
    Psalm 51:1-10 & 1 Timothy 1:12-17
  • Sep 11, 2022“The Power of the Cross: Thankful” 9:00 Worship Celebration Live Stream
    Sep 11, 2022
    “The Power of the Cross: Thankful” 9:00 Worship Celebration Live Stream
    Psalm 51:1-10 & 1 Timothy 1:12-17
  • Sep 4, 2022“Deeper: Renewal”
    Sep 4, 2022
    “Deeper: Renewal”
    Series: Deeper
    Luke 14:25-33; Jeremiah 18:1-11
  • Aug 28, 2022“Deeper: Humility”
    Aug 28, 2022
    “Deeper: Humility”
    Series: Deeper
    Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16, Luke 14:1, 7-14
  • Aug 21, 2022“Deeper: Compassion”
    Aug 21, 2022
    “Deeper: Compassion”
    Series: Deeper
    Isaiah 58:9-14; Luke 13:10-17
  • Aug 15, 2022“Deeper: Fire” 10:30 Praise Worship
    Aug 15, 2022
    “Deeper: Fire” 10:30 Praise Worship
    Series: Deeper
    Jeremiah 23:23-29 & Luke 12:49-56
  • Aug 14, 2022“Deeper: Fire” 9:00 Live Stream
    Aug 14, 2022
    “Deeper: Fire” 9:00 Live Stream
    Series: Deeper
    Jeremiah 23:23-29 & Luke 12:49-56

 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.
The Gathering – 6 p.m.

Become Part of an Usher Team! We are always on the lookout for people who are willing to serve in this very important ministry. How about YOU?

Our ushers serve as part of a team at the worship time they usually attend. There are three usher teams which each serve one month at a time, alternating, so four months per year. The ushers distribute bulletins and make people feel welcome as they arrive for worship, participating almost as worship hosts. They collect our offerings by passing the offering plates. They stick around for just a few minutes and make sure the sanctuary is in order after the worship time. That’s it!

If you have a welcoming personality and are willing to serve your church in this way, let Clarence McCoy know. Call

740-653-3330, ext. 1003, email clarencemccoy@love-first.org, or just talk to Clarence at church. “Whoever serves me, the Father will honor” John 12:26b

AN ENCOURAGING WORD FOR TROUBLING TIMES
If you would like a previous copy, please contact the church at 740-653-3330, or email lisaschenck@love-f
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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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