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.
The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 26th this year. Lent provides an important time of preparation and self-reflection before the Easter celebrations to follow. We’ll mark Ash Wednesday with a time of worship, including imposition of ashes, in our main building sanctuary at 7:00pm. For those who can’t make the evening worship time, we will offer a time when persons can stop in just for imposition of ashes upstairs in our chapel between noon and 12:30pm.
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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 16, 2020
“Starting Off Right: It’s Not About You”
1 Corinthians 3:1-9 & Galatians 6:7
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  • Feb 16, 2020“Starting Off Right: It’s Not About You”
    Feb 16, 2020
    “Starting Off Right: It’s Not About You”
    1 Corinthians 3:1-9 & Galatians 6:7
  • Feb 9, 2020“Starting Off Right: Decisions, Decisions”
    Feb 9, 2020
    “Starting Off Right: Decisions, Decisions”
    Galatians 5:16-25 & Matthew 5:13-20
  • Feb 2, 2020“Starting Off Right: How Free Are You?”
    Feb 2, 2020
    “Starting Off Right: How Free Are You?”
    Psalm 15 & Galatians 4:7
  • Jan 26, 2020Message from Jane Wise, Missionary
    Jan 26, 2020
    Message from Jane Wise, Missionary
    Series: (All)
    Psalm 27
  • Jan 19, 2020“Starting Off Right: What Are You Worth?”
    Jan 19, 2020
    “Starting Off Right: What Are You Worth?”
    Psalm 40:1-11 & Galatians 3:27
  • Jan 12, 2020“Starting Off Right: Who Are You?”
    Jan 12, 2020
    “Starting Off Right: Who Are You?”
    Galatians 2:19-20 & Matthew 3:13-17
  • Jan 5, 2020“Starting Off Right: Who Cares?”
    Jan 5, 2020
    “Starting Off Right: Who Cares?”
    Isaiah 60:1-6 & Galatians 1:10
  • Dec 29, 2019“Story Time”
    Dec 29, 2019
    “Story Time”
    Series: (All)
    Isaiah 63: 7-9 “Story Time”
  • Dec 22, 2019 “Joy to the World: The Wonders of His Love”
    Dec 22, 2019
     “Joy to the World: The Wonders of His Love”
    Isaiah 7:10-16 &  Matthew 1:18-25  “Joy to the World: The Wonders of His Love”
  • Dec 8, 2019“Joy to the World: Repeat the Joy” (Dramatic monologue of Elizabeth) based on Luke 1:5-25
    Dec 8, 2019
    “Joy to the World: Repeat the Joy” (Dramatic monologue of Elizabeth) based on Luke 1:5-25
    Isaiah 40:1-8 & Luke 1:5-25                  “Joy to the World: Repeat the Joy”
    (Dramatic monologue of Elizabeth)   based on Luke 1:5-25
     

 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.
Fellowship Dinner – 5:30 p.m.
Youth Give Back – 5:30 p.m.
The Gathering – 6 p.m.
Disciple Bible Study – 7 p.m.
Safe Sanctuaries
Safe Sanctuaries allows our sanctuaries, classrooms, mission encounters, camps, retreats, and all spaces where we gather to worship and serve God to be places of trust. View our Safe Sanctuaries policy here.

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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