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.

Dec 1, 2019
“Joy to the World: Make Room for the King”
Isaiah 2:2-5 & Matthew 24:36-44    
  • Dec 1, 2019“Joy to the World: Make Room for the King”
    Dec 1, 2019
    “Joy to the World: Make Room for the King”
    Isaiah 2:2-5 & Matthew 24:36-44    
  • Nov 24, 2019“Seeing Clearly: Seeing Jesus”
    Nov 24, 2019
    “Seeing Clearly: Seeing Jesus”
    =Jeremiah 23:1-6; Luke 23:33-43
  • Nov 17, 2019Seeing Clearly: Seeing Who Holds You
    Nov 17, 2019
    Seeing Clearly: Seeing Who Holds You
    Isaiah 65:17-25; Luke 21:5-19
  • Nov 10, 2019“Seeing Clearly: Seeing the Truth”
    Nov 10, 2019
    “Seeing Clearly: Seeing the Truth”
    Psalm 145:1-5, 13-21 & 1 John 4:1-6
  • Nov 3, 2019“Seeing Clearly: Looking Forward”
    Nov 3, 2019
    “Seeing Clearly: Looking Forward”
    2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 & Luke 19:1-19
  • Oct 27, 2019“Foolish Future”
    Oct 27, 2019
    “Foolish Future”
    “Foolish Future”
    Psalm 65 & 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
  • Oct 20, 2019“Foolish Prayers”
    Oct 20, 2019
    “Foolish Prayers”
    2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 & Luke 18:1-8 Foolish Prayers”  
  • Oct 13, 2019 “Foolishly Faithful”
    Oct 13, 2019
     “Foolishly Faithful”
    2 Timothy 2:8-13; Luke 17:1-10  “Foolishly Faithful
  • Oct 6, 2019“Foolish Spirit”
    Oct 6, 2019
    “Foolish Spirit”
    Series: (All)
    Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:2-4 & 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Foolish Spirit”
  • Sep 29, 2019“Foolish Hope”
    Sep 29, 2019
    “Foolish Hope”
    1 Timothy 6:6-19 & Luke 16:19-31 Foolish Hope”

 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


Crossroads Ministry Center

2095 West Fair Ave.

Lancaster, Ohio 43130