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.
 

Jan 17, 2021
“Give God Control”
Psalm 29 & Mark 1:4-11
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  • Jan 17, 2021“Give God Control”
    Jan 17, 2021
    “Give God Control”
    Psalm 29 & Mark 1:4-11
  • Jan 10, 20215 Principles to a Better Year: The Darkness Never Lasts”
    Jan 10, 2021
    5 Principles to a Better Year: The Darkness Never Lasts”
    Isaiah 60:1-6 & John 1:1-9
  • Jan 3, 2021“Navigating Darkness”
    Jan 3, 2021
    “Navigating Darkness”
    Series: (All)
    Ephesians 4:26-32
  • Dec 27, 2020“The Shepherd Comes: The Shepherd Brings a Song”
    Dec 27, 2020
    “The Shepherd Comes: The Shepherd Brings a Song”
    Psalm 89:1-4, 19-27 & Luke 1:26-38
  • Dec 24, 2020Christmas Eve Online Candlelight Worship: “You have to Come to Know”
    Dec 24, 2020
    Christmas Eve Online Candlelight Worship: “You have to Come to Know”
    Series: (All)
    Isaiah 62:6-12; Luke 2:1-20
  • Dec 20, 2020“The Shepherd Comes: The Shepherd Brings Good News”
    Dec 20, 2020
    “The Shepherd Comes: The Shepherd Brings Good News”
    Isaiah 61:1-4 & John 1:6-8, 19-28
  • Dec 13, 2020“The Shepherd Comes: The Shepherd Brings Peace”
    Dec 13, 2020
    “The Shepherd Comes: The Shepherd Brings Peace”
    Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 & 2 Thessalonians 3:16
  • Dec 6, 2020“The Shepherd Comes: The Shepherd Restores”
    Dec 6, 2020
    “The Shepherd Comes: The Shepherd Restores”
    Psalm 80:1-7; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9
  • Nov 29, 2020A Life that Speaks: Care
    Nov 29, 2020
    A Life that Speaks: Care
    Scriptures: Ezekiel 34:11-26, Matthew 25:31-46
  • Nov 22, 2020“A Life that Speaks: The Time is Short”
    Nov 22, 2020
    “A Life that Speaks: The Time is Short”
    1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30

 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.
 
Due to COVID-19, Pastor’s Bible Study, Youth Give-Back, and Disciple Bible Study plan to meet again soon. The Gathering is still taking place, practicing social distancing.  Fellowship Dinners are fun Drive-Thru events. Please check the Fellowship Dinner page for more information.
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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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