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.

Apr 11, 2021
“Living the Dream: Have You Caught It?”
Genesis 37:1-11, Acts 4:32-35
  • Apr 11, 2021“Living the Dream: Have You Caught It?”
    Apr 11, 2021
    “Living the Dream: Have You Caught It?”
    Genesis 37:1-11, Acts 4:32-35
  • Apr 4, 2021“The Most Important Words We Will Ever Hear”
    Apr 4, 2021
    “The Most Important Words We Will Ever Hear”
    Series: (All)
    Easter Worship
    1 Corinthians 15:1-11 & Mark 16:1-8
  • Apr 2, 2021Good Friday Live Stream
    Apr 2, 2021
    Good Friday Live Stream
    Series: (All)
    Good Friday Live Stream Worship Matthew 26:47-75, Matthew 27:11-66
  • Apr 1, 2021Maundy Thursday Live Stream
    Apr 1, 2021
    Maundy Thursday Live Stream
    By: (All)
    Series: (All)
    Exodus 12:1-14, Psalm 116, Luke 22:7-13, John 13:2-17, Matthew 26:20-75, Matthew 27:1-26
  • Mar 28, 2021Don’t Miss the Parade
    Mar 28, 2021
    Don’t Miss the Parade
    Series: (All)
    Palm Sunday
    Psalm 118:1-2, 19-21 & John 12:12-16
  • Mar 21, 2021“Transformed: How We See and Use Money”
    Mar 21, 2021
    “Transformed: How We See and Use Money”
    Series: Transformed
    Jeremiah 31:31-34 & Luke 16:1-8
  • Mar 14, 2021“Facing the Fears that Ruin Relationships”
    Mar 14, 2021
    “Facing the Fears that Ruin Relationships”
    Series: Transformed
    Genesis 3:6-19; 1 John 4:18-21
  • Mar 7, 2021“Transformed: How to Deal with How You Feel”
    Mar 7, 2021
    “Transformed: How to Deal with How You Feel”
    Series: Transformed
    Psalm 19 & Mark 12:29-30
  • Feb 28, 2021“Transformed: Change My Life by Changing My Mind”
    Feb 28, 2021
    “Transformed: Change My Life by Changing My Mind”
    Series: Transformed
    Psalm 22:23-31 & Romans 7:22-23
  • Feb 21, 2021“Worship God with your Body”
    Feb 21, 2021
    “Worship God with your Body”
    Series: Transformed
    Romans 12:1; 2 Corinthians 6:12-15, 17-20

 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.
Due to COVID-19, Pastor’s Bible Study, Youth Give-Back, and Disciple Bible Study plan to meet again soon. The Gathering is still taking place, practicing social distancing.  Fellowship Dinners are fun Drive-Thru events. Please check the Fellowship Dinner page for more information.
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Lancaster First UMC

163 E Wheeling St.

Lancaster, Ohio 43130


Crossroads Ministry Center

2095 West Fair Ave.

Lancaster, Ohio 43130