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SUNDAY, JUNE 28th: We welcome our new pastor, Rev. Robert McDowell. Combined service at 10:30 AM (Sanctuary); reception to follow






Feature Events

Join us on Wednesday Evenings, Starting July 8, For Meals with a Mission

​People of all ages are welcome to join us in Fellowship Hall! Wednesdays, July 8- August 5, from 6 - 8:15 PM. Share a meal and learn about a mission. Music, hands-on projects, learning, sharing, having fun! We hope to see you then. Please contact Martha Sloan at  or 740-592-4142 for more information or to make a reservation.


​This coming July, eleven members and friends of our First UMC community will be heading to Nicaragua under the auspices of Honduras Outreach International. They are excited about this opportunity to work, serve, and learn alongside local families and make a difference for Christ! Funds to support this endeavor are still being raised. Contact Pete Mather or Ken Edwards, mission team members, or call the church office for more information on how you can help!

Join us as we welcome Pastor Robert McDowell

​This coming Sunday, June 28th, we will welcome Rev. Robert McDowell as Lead Pastor of First UMC. Please join us at 10:30 AM for worship. Our service will be followed by a cookies and punch reception to welcome Pastor Robert and his wife, Penny. We hope you will join us for this joyous event.

May/June 2015 edition of the church newsletter, "The Spire" available on line.

The May/June 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!

Growing Tree Preschool is now accepting applications for Fall 2015

​Growing Tree Preschool is excited to welcome new students this coming fall! If you would like more information about enrolling your child in Growing Tree Preschool, please contact Preschool Director Cathy Bigger at 740-593-3977, ext. 14. Click on the Growing Tree link above to learn more about our school!

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!