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.

Jan 16, 2022
“What Gift Do You Bring”
1 Corinthians 12:1-11 and Matthew 25:14-29
  • Jan 16, 2022“What Gift Do You Bring”
    Jan 16, 2022
    “What Gift Do You Bring”
    1 Corinthians 12:1-11 and Matthew 25:14-29
  • Jan 9, 2022“A True Connection”
    Jan 9, 2022
    “A True Connection”
    Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:5-17, 21-22
  • Jan 2, 2022“How to See the World”
    Jan 2, 2022
    “How to See the World”
    Ephesians 1:3-14; John 1:1-10
  • Dec 26, 2021“Lean In”
    Dec 26, 2021
    “Lean In”
    Series: (All)
    Psalm 148 & 1 Peter 5:1-8
  • Dec 24, 2021Christmas Candlelight Worship Dec. 24 “Peace”
    Dec 24, 2021
    Christmas Candlelight Worship Dec. 24 “Peace”
    Isaiah 9:2-7; Matthew 1:18-25
  • Dec 23, 2021Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship “Peace”
    Dec 23, 2021
    Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship “Peace”
    Isaiah 9:2-7; Matthew 1:18-25
  • Dec 19, 2021“The Angels Proclaim: Not Forgotten”
    Dec 19, 2021
    “The Angels Proclaim: Not Forgotten”
    Micah 5:2-5; Luke 19-45
  • Dec 12, 2021Joy (10:30 Praise Worship)
    Dec 12, 2021
    Joy (10:30 Praise Worship)
    Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 2:2-14
  • Dec 12, 2021Joy
    Dec 12, 2021
    Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 2:2-14
  • Dec 5, 2021“Prepare the Way”
    Dec 5, 2021
    “Prepare the Way”
    Ezekiel 36:24-28 and Luke 3:3-6

 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.
  (Resumes in September)
The Gathering – 6 p.m.

Interested in membership at First UMC? There will be a New Members class series on December 5, 12 and 19, 11:45am – 1:45pm, Sessions include information on Methodism, about our church and our ministries, and a chance to meet many FUMC staff and laity. Each session is held in a different facility of our church. Please call the church office at 740-653-3330 to register, indicating if childcare is needed. For questions or concerns, please call Judy Hug at the church, 740-653-3330, ext 1009

Become Part of an Usher Team!    We currently plan to put our usher teams back in place at the beginning of September and then ongoing. Some members of our usher teams are not able to participate at this time, and 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

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


Crossroads Ministry Center

2095 West Fair Ave.

Lancaster, Ohio 43130