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.

Sep 22, 2019
“Foolish Treasure”
1 Timothy 2:1-7 & Luke 16:1-13
  • Sep 22, 2019“Foolish Treasure”
    Sep 22, 2019
    “Foolish Treasure”
    1 Timothy 2:1-7 & Luke 16:1-13
  • Sep 15, 2019“Foolish Love”
    Sep 15, 2019
    “Foolish Love”
    1 Corinthians 1:18-31& John 3:13-17
  • Sep 8, 2019“The Foolishness of the Cross”
    Sep 8, 2019
    “The Foolishness of the Cross”
    Philemon 1:1-21 & Luke 14:25-33  
  • Sep 1, 2019Drinking Deep: The Easy Life
    Sep 1, 2019
    Drinking Deep: The Easy Life
    Hebrews 13:1-8 & Luke 14:1, 7-14
  • Aug 25, 2019Drinking Deep: Weak No Longer
    Aug 25, 2019
    Drinking Deep: Weak No Longer
        Jeremiah 1:4-10 & Luke 13:10-17
  • Aug 18, 2019Drinking Deep: Whom Will You Serve?
    Aug 18, 2019
    Drinking Deep: Whom Will You Serve?
    Hebrews 11:29-12:3 and Luke 12:49-56
    Drinking Deep: Whom Will You Serve?
  • Aug 11, 2019“Drinking Deep: It’s Not about You”
    Aug 11, 2019
    “Drinking Deep: It’s Not about You”
    Isaiah 1:16-20, 12-14 & Luke 12:32-40 “Drinking Deep: It’s Not about You”  Rev. Dr. Brian Jones
  • Aug 4, 2019“Drinking Deep: When Happiness Can’t Be Found”
    Aug 4, 2019
    “Drinking Deep: When Happiness Can’t Be Found”
    Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14 & Colossians 3:1-11 “Drinking Deep: When Happiness Can’t Be Found”  Rev. Dr. Brian Jones
  • Jul 28, 2019“Drinking Deep: Rooted”
    Jul 28, 2019
    “Drinking Deep: Rooted”
    July 28, 2019
    Hosea 1:2-10 & Colossians 2:6-15 “Drinking Deep: Rooted” Rev. Dr. Brian Jones
  • Jul 21, 2019“Drinking Deep: The Main Thing”
    Jul 21, 2019
    “Drinking Deep: The Main Thing”
    July 21, 2019 Colossians 1:15-28 & Luke 10:38-42 “Drinking Deep: The Main Thing”

 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