You are invited..

To: Early Fall Series, “Questions God Asks Us”

When: Sundays, 9 AM and 10:30 AM

Where: 2 S. College St, Athens, OH

What:  Explore the Questions and enter into a deeper dialogue with the Divine. 9 AM in the Chapel. 10:30 in the Sanctuary






Feature Events

Join us this Sunday for a Festival of Hymns

You are invited to participate this Sunday morning in the 9 and 10:30 worship services in a festival of hymns as we prepare to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion. We observe World Communion Sunday in fellowship with Christian brothers and sisters around the world.


Our current series continues as we spend time with these Questions God Asks Us and go in search of a deeper dialogue with the Divine.

Sept 28: “What is your name?”

Oct 5: “What is that in your hand?”

September/October edition of the church newsletter, "The Spire" available on line.

The September/October edition of our church newsletter, The Spire, is available here on the website. Click on the "ABOUT US" tab and follow the link to the newsletter. Blessings as you read!

An Evening of Piano Duets, Tuesday October 7, 7:30 PM

​Join us in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church for a thrilling evening of classical and contemporary piano duets. Jake Hill, accomplished pianist and organist from North Carolina, and Jeff Daubenmire, acclaimed local musician ( and resident organist/pianist at First UMC). The concert begins at 7:30 PM. A freewill offering will be received and a reception will follow. Please join us!

One Church, 2 Worship Options

At First United Methodist, each Sunday morning worship experience offers a unique expression of faith.  At 9 a.m., the Heritage Worship service utilizes classic hymns and liturgies in the intimate setting of the Chapel. 

At 10:30 a.m., the New Traditions Worship in the Sanctuary includes a breadth of song and liturgy, and the Chancel and other choirs. The same Scripture-based message will be provided at both services. Join us Sunday morning to worship!