You are invited..

To: Celebrate the Resurrection!

When: Sunday, 9 AM and 10:30 AM

Where: 2 S. College St, Athens, OH

What: Easter Sunday Morning Worship




Feature Events


​Save the dates: June 15-19 and plan on joining us each evening from 6:00 - 8:30 PM as we explore God's WORKSHOP OF WONDERS. Click on the Children's Ministry link at the top of the page and look for more information under the "Vacation Bible School" heading. We hope to see you there!

Palm Sunday Photo Album

​Visit our Facebook page to see a photo album of Palm Sunday's special events!

March/April edition of the church newsletter, "The Spire" available on line.

The March/April 2014 edition of our church newsletter, The Spire, is now available here on the website. Click on the "ABOUT US" tab and follow the link to the newsletter. Blessings as you read!

Looking for more than eggs this Easter? Take a look at our video to see what we're all about at First UMC at this time of year!

Easter Sunday Morning

9 AM: Heritage Worship, "The First Service of Easter": An adaption of the ancient Paschal Vigil service, this service has both historic and symbolic roots in the Jewish Passover, and borrows many images from the Old Testament. In the Service of Light and Service of the Word, we will experience the passage from slavery to freedom, from sin to salvation, from death to life as we welcome the risen Christ.

10:30 AM: New Traditions Worship, "What Are You Looking For?": After a Lenten season of "Giving it Up for Good," we will celebrate Christ's Resurrection and hunt for more than Easter Eggs. You'll find good news shared in song and word, in fellowship and service. Might there be hope, joy, and love in an empty tomb?

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!