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.

Nov 28, 2021
“The Angels Proclaim: Get Ready”
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 1:26-35
  • Nov 28, 2021“The Angels Proclaim: Get Ready”
    Nov 28, 2021
    “The Angels Proclaim: Get Ready”
    1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 1:26-35
  • Nov 21, 2021“Thank God for Fleas”
    Nov 21, 2021
    “Thank God for Fleas”
    Series: The Shepherd
    Psalm 100 and 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
  • Nov 14, 2021“The Shepherd: Sanctifier” 10:30 Praise Worship
    Nov 14, 2021
    “The Shepherd: Sanctifier” 10:30 Praise Worship
    Series: The Shepherd
    Hebrews 10:11-14,19-25; Mark 13:1-8
  • Nov 14, 2021“The Shepherd: Sanctifier”
    Nov 14, 2021
    “The Shepherd: Sanctifier”
    Series: The Shepherd
    Hebrews 10:11-14,19-25; Mark 13:1-8
  • Nov 7, 2021The Shepherd: All Sufficient
    Nov 7, 2021
    The Shepherd: All Sufficient
    Series: The Shepherd
    Hebrews 9:19-28 & Mark 12:38-44
  • Oct 31, 2021“The Shepherd: Sacrifice”
    Oct 31, 2021
    “The Shepherd: Sacrifice”
    Series: The Shepherd
    Psalm 40:1-5 and Hebrews 9:11-14
  • Oct 24, 2021“The Shepherd: In Between”
    Oct 24, 2021
    “The Shepherd: In Between”
    Series: The Shepherd
    Hebrews 7:23-28 & Mark 10:46-52
  • Oct 17, 2021“The Shepherd: Gentle”
    Oct 17, 2021
    “The Shepherd: Gentle”
    Series: The Shepherd
    Isaiah 53:4-12 & Hebrews 5:1-10
  • Oct 10, 2021“God’s Precious Gift: Freedom from Sin”
    Oct 10, 2021
    “God’s Precious Gift: Freedom from Sin”
    Series: (All)
    John 8:31-36
  • Oct 3, 2021“The Center”
    Oct 3, 2021
    “The Center”
    Series: The Shepherd
    Psalm 8 & Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12

 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