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.

For two years, we have been blessed by Pastor Amy Wood’s presence and ministry at FUMC.  Her last Sunday in worship with us will be June 16th. We will be celebrating her time here with us and wishing her well with cake and a card shower during Fellowship Hour that Sunday. Pastor Amy’s time with us has been short, but the memories we have made and her impact on our faith community will last forever. She has encouraged us and guided us in many ways since arriving here in 2022. We will miss her deeply and wish her the best as she cares for her new flock at Stonybrook UMC in Gahanna.

 

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.
 

Jun 23, 2024
“Open-hearted”
Series: (All)
2 Corinthians 6:1-13
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  • Jun 23, 2024“Open-hearted”
    Jun 23, 2024
    “Open-hearted”
    Series: (All)
    2 Corinthians 6:1-13
  • Jun 16, 2024“Great Things Come in Small Packages”
    Jun 16, 2024
    “Great Things Come in Small Packages”
    Series: (All)
    Mark 4:26-34
  • Jun 9, 2024“Inside, Outside, Upside Down” 10:30 Praise Worship Livestream
    Jun 9, 2024
    “Inside, Outside, Upside Down” 10:30 Praise Worship Livestream
    Series: (All)
    Psalm 138, Mark 3:20-35
  • Jun 9, 2024“Inside, Outside, Upside Down” 9:00 Worship Celebration Livestream
    Jun 9, 2024
    “Inside, Outside, Upside Down” 9:00 Worship Celebration Livestream
    Series: (All)
    Psalm 138, Mark 3:20-35
  • Jun 2, 2024“Stepping into a New Day”
    Jun 2, 2024
    “Stepping into a New Day”
    Series: (All)
    Revelation 21:1-7
  • May 26, 2024“Essential Community”
    May 26, 2024
    “Essential Community”
    John 3:1-17
  • May 19, 2024MUSIC SUNDAY: “Sent to Sing God’s Praise”
    May 19, 2024
    MUSIC SUNDAY: “Sent to Sing God’s Praise”
    Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Romans 8:22-27
  • May 12, 2024“Personal Holiness” 10:30 Praise Worship
    May 12, 2024
    “Personal Holiness” 10:30 Praise Worship
    John 17:6-19
  • May 12, 2024“Personal Holiness” 9:00 Worship Celebration
    May 12, 2024
    “Personal Holiness” 9:00 Worship Celebration
    John 17:6-19
  • May 5, 2024“Abiding Communion”
    May 5, 2024
    “Abiding Communion”
    John 15:9-17

 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.
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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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