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.

Oct 17, 2021
“The Shepherd: Gentle”
Series: The Shepherd
Isaiah 53:4-12 & Hebrews 5:1-10
  • 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
  • Sep 26, 2021“Everyone Needs a Timothy”
    Sep 26, 2021
    “Everyone Needs a Timothy”
    1 Timothy 1:1-14, 2:1-2; Mark 3:13-19
  • Sep 19, 2021“Everyone Needs a Barnabas”
    Sep 19, 2021
    “Everyone Needs a Barnabas”
    Isaiah 41:8-10; Acts 14:35-41
  • Sep 12, 2021Everyone Needs a Paul”
    Sep 12, 2021
    Everyone Needs a Paul”
    1 Samuel 3:1-9; Titus 2:1-15
  • Sep 5, 2021“Stronger Together”
    Sep 5, 2021
    “Stronger Together”
    Isaiah 57:14-21 &  Romans 12:1-2
  • Aug 29, 2021“Grace Tames the Tongue”
    Aug 29, 2021
    “Grace Tames the Tongue”
    Psalm 15 & James 1:26, 3:2-12
  • Aug 22, 2021“Grace Calls Us to Battle”
    Aug 22, 2021
    “Grace Calls Us to Battle”
    Joshua 24:1-2, 14-18 & Ephesians 6:10-20
  • Aug 15, 2021“Grace Frees Us to Forgive”
    Aug 15, 2021
    “Grace Frees Us to Forgive”
    Ephesians 4:25-5:2 & Matthew 6:9-15

 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.

Grandparent’s Sunday, October 31st   

We will celebrate Grandparent’s Sunday at both worship services on October 31st this year. It’s a 5th Sunday of the month, so children can be in worship with their grandparents that day. At the end of our worship services, we will offer an opportunity to have pictures taken with grandchildren and grandparents!

So, kids, bring your grandparents (or friends and neighbors who are like grandparents!), and grandparents bring your grandchildren, so we can all worship together on October 31st!

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