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.
 

May 22, 2022
“Face to Face: Walking in THE Light”
Series: Face to Face
Revelation 21:10, 22 - 22:5 and John 14:15-23
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  • May 22, 2022“Face to Face: Walking in THE Light”
    May 22, 2022
    “Face to Face: Walking in THE Light”
    Series: Face to Face
    Revelation 21:10, 22 - 22:5 and John 14:15-23
  • May 15, 2022“Living an Authentic Life”
    May 15, 2022
    “Living an Authentic Life”
    Series: Face to Face
    1 John 1:5 – 2:2
  • May 8, 2022“Face to Face: Reward” 10:30 Live Stream
    May 8, 2022
    “Face to Face: Reward” 10:30 Live Stream
    Series: Face to Face
    Revelation 7:9-17 & John 10:22-30
  • May 8, 2022“Face to Face: Reward”
    May 8, 2022
    “Face to Face: Reward”
    Series: Face to Face
    Revelation 7:9-17 & John 10:22-30
  • May 1, 2022Music Ministry Sunday
    May 1, 2022
    Music Ministry Sunday
    Series: (All)
    Psalm 30, Isaiah 42:10-12, 2 Corinthians 4:13-15, Colossians 3:12-17
    Director of Arts: Clarence McCoy
  • Apr 24, 2022“Face to Face: I’ve Just Seen Jesus!”
    Apr 24, 2022
    “Face to Face: I’ve Just Seen Jesus!”
    Series: Face to Face
    Revelation 1:4-8 & John 20:1-18
  • Apr 17, 2022“Face to Face: Is It Possible?”
    Apr 17, 2022
    “Face to Face: Is It Possible?”
    Series: Easter
    1 Corinthians 15:19-26 & Luke 24:1-12
  • Apr 15, 2022Good Friday 2022 Live Stream Worship
    Apr 15, 2022
    Good Friday 2022 Live Stream Worship
    By: (All)
    Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalm 22
  • Apr 15, 2022Maundy Thursday 2022 Live Stream Worship
    Apr 15, 2022
    Maundy Thursday 2022 Live Stream Worship
    By: (All)
    Luke 19:28, 36-40; Mark 14:12-21; 22-25; Luke 22:39-46; Mark 14:32-42; Luke 22:66-71
  • Apr 10, 2022“Kingdom Living: Will the Stones Cry Out?” 10:30 Praise Worship
    Apr 10, 2022
    “Kingdom Living: Will the Stones Cry Out?” 10:30 Praise Worship
    Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 & Luke 19:28-40

 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.
The Gathering – 6 p.m.

Become Part of an Usher Team! 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

AN ENCOURAGING WORD FOR TROUBLING TIMES
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

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Crossroads Ministry Center

2095 West Fair Ave.

Lancaster, Ohio 43130

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