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.

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 5, 2020
“Life to The Fullest: Unexpected Joy”
Palm Sunday Worship
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 & Matthew 21:1-11
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  • Apr 5, 2020“Life to The Fullest: Unexpected Joy”
    Apr 5, 2020
    “Life to The Fullest: Unexpected Joy”
    Palm Sunday Worship
    Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 & Matthew 21:1-11
  • Mar 29, 2020Life to the Fullest: A Life That Pleases God
    Mar 29, 2020
    Life to the Fullest: A Life That Pleases God
    Psalm 130 & John 8:6-11
  • Mar 22, 2020“Life to the Fullest: Full of Light”
    Mar 22, 2020
    “Life to the Fullest: Full of Light”
    Ephesians 5:8-14 & John 9:1-5
  • Mar 15, 2020“Life to the Fullest: Not Disappointed”
    Mar 15, 2020
    “Life to the Fullest: Not Disappointed”
    Psalm 95 & Romans 5:1-11
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  • Mar 8, 2020“Life to the Fullest: Born Again”
    Mar 8, 2020
    “Life to the Fullest: Born Again”
    Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 & John 2:23-3:18
  • Mar 1, 2020“Life to the Fullest: Now Is the Time”
    Mar 1, 2020
    “Life to the Fullest: Now Is the Time”
    Genesis 3:1-7 & Romans 5:12-19
  • Feb 23, 2020“Starting Off Right: Don’t Grow Weary”
    Feb 23, 2020
    “Starting Off Right: Don’t Grow Weary”
    Galatians 6:9 & Matthew 17:1-9
  • Feb 16, 2020“Starting Off Right: It’s Not About You”
    Feb 16, 2020
    “Starting Off Right: It’s Not About You”
    1 Corinthians 3:1-9 & Galatians 6:7
  • Feb 9, 2020“Starting Off Right: Decisions, Decisions”
    Feb 9, 2020
    “Starting Off Right: Decisions, Decisions”
    Galatians 5:16-25 & Matthew 5:13-20
  • Feb 2, 2020“Starting Off Right: How Free Are You?”
    Feb 2, 2020
    “Starting Off Right: How Free Are You?”
    Psalm 15 & Galatians 4:7

 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.

Our Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday worship will be held on-line and will be posted on Facebook, love-first.org, and Youtube, so please be sure to join us!

AN ENCOURAGING WORD FOR TROUBLING TIMES #9 by Rev. Dr. Alice Wolfe
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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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