You are invited..

To: A Summer of Stories 6/15 - 8/31

When: Sundays, 9 AM and 10:30 AM

Where: 2 S. College St, Athens, OH

What:  Take a journey with us through the Old and New Testaments. Encounter the stories of the Bible in a fresh way, and learn how the Story of God is the Story of Us. 9 AM in the Chapel. 10:30 in Fellowship Hall.






Feature Events


Join Prayer Ministry volunteers and others from First UMC to pray for students, faculty, and staff of local schools.

MONDAY, 8/25, 7:30AM: OU Campus Prayer walk. Meet in front of First UMC to pray for the Ohio University community on the first day of classes. TUESDAY, 8/26, 9:30 AM: Growing Tree Preschool Prayer walk. Meet in Classroom 1 (Lower Level at First UMC) to pray for students, families, and teachers who come back to school next week.

July/August edition of the church newsletter, "The Spire" available on line.

The July/August 2014 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!


​A summer series you won't want to miss! Beginning on June 15, join us on Sunday mornings at 9 AM for "Table Talk," an intergenerational Sunday school experience. Scripture stories, conversation, activities and a summer devotional guide---our gift to you! Also on Sunday mornings, 9 AM Heritage Worship in the Chapel and 10:30 New Traditions Worship in Fellowship Hall. The worship theme is "The Story of God, the Story of Us." Take a journey through the Bible to find the overarching theme of God's story, and learn how it is your story, too. Sunday and Wednesday lunch-time discussion groups will continue the conversation using the book, "The Story of God, the Story of Us," by Sean Gladding. More information on these exciting opportunities will be coming soon!

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!