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Willard 1st UMC In-Person Sunday morning public worship services, small groups and Kids Roc ministry are postponed until further notice!!  Until then.... here is a recent email from Pastor Darlene.  Join us by Conference Call or Facebook Live on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am (EST) See more information and conference call number below!

Hi All!  I hope that whenever you open this email, you are well.  I miss you all so much!  I hope that we are able to gather together again soon.  In the meantime, we have been trying to find ways to keep in contact with you. The church is not dead!  We are just having to learn how to be the church differently these days.  We have snail mailed some things, Facebook'd those who are on Facebook with devotional videos from me and other inspirational things, sent out text and now a conference call for worship (if it works).  We might try Zoom at some point or some other Video Conferencing tool.  Also, in the meantime, please contact those who do not use the internet or Facebook and let them know what is going on. Below please find "ALL THINGS EASTER!" ideas and suggestions for you to do tomorrow. I was going to try to get together a drive-in Easter worship service for us tomorrow but it got complicated.  Maybe we will try it on another Sunday in a COVID-19 clear "you can now leave your  your homes freely world

*  We are going to try our Free Conference Call Worship Service again tomorrow. No internet or Facebook needed.  Just your telephone (land line or cell). It didn't work last week. Prayerfully it will work tomorrow.  I will also try to be on Facebook Live at the same time. So if it doesn't work, try Facebook at either FumcWillard or First United Methodist Church Willard, Ohio at 9:30 am.

Please start trying to call in between 9:20 am - 9:30 am.  If all goes well I will try to start at 9:30 am. TRY OUR NEW ONE DIAL NUMBER AT 617-769-8435 AND BE AUTOMATICALLY CONNECTED OR...

Dial-in number (US): (978) 990-5000
Access code: 663914#  
It may ask for a participant ID OR Host number (that is not needed on your part) Simply hit the pound sign if it tells you to. You will then join the call.  Your end of the call might be automatically muted but you will be able to listen in.  

 A link for Cokesbury (a United Methodist online book store)  for a Virtual Sunday School Service for Children - ( I think it begins at 10:30 am. Eastern Standard Time. I think the 9:30 am start is for Central Standard Time).  Here is the link.  Copy and paste it in your browser and hit enter.  It should take you to their page.

* For a Easter Message from Bishop Tracy Smith Malone please go to   It will be on the home page as soon as you get to the website.

* Don't forget to mail in your tithes and offerings to the church address or follow the easytithe link on our Website or sign up for Bill Pay at your bank.

*  I will, Lord willing, be sending out stay-at-home online bible studies soon.  If you know of someone who needs them snail mailed out please tell them to give me a call or call the office.

* Please don't forget to let us know about any prayer concerns. Call, email or text me or Alesia and let us know.  

*  Also, please let us know if someone has not received an email or snail mail or any other contact from us.  We may not have their information.

That's all for now, unless I forgot something! 
Pastor Darlene Robinson

Hi All!,

Our Bishop announced and urged that all East Ohio United Methodist churches cancel public worship services......

It pains me greatly to do this but with all that is going on and considering our elderly population it is best. 

Please exercise COVID-19 care as well as wiping down surfaces with disinfectant, etc....if you enter the building and touch things!

Please exercise COVID-19 care when coming to the building and after leaving.

Kids Roc and Tweens Roll is of course cancelled until further notice because there will be no school. I think we hope to discuss the need to find a date/dates to bring the kids back for at least one or two more sessions before school is out for the summer. We did not get a chance to finish up properly for the school year.

Tithes and Offerings:  At this time please mail them to the church address. We are working on a way to give online.  

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. I am available via phone (419-935-6395), Facebook (PastorDarlene Robinson) or email (

Please share with others about this announcement, especially those who are not connected to the internet or social media, etc.... I don't have all church members/attendees emails or cell phone numbers.

I encourage that we stay in prayer and wash your hands! �� Stay safe and healthy, (Thanks Letty!)

This is not a reaction to panic or fear, but is a loving, caring response to the health and well being of our church family and community. Please pray for a calming resolution to the spreading and increase of the viruses and illnesses that are making the people of our country and world so ill, even to the point of death.

This is the perfect opportunity to concentrate AND, take the time to be silent and

 listen to 

 the Holy Spirit's leading of what we can do to make a difference in a positive way in the world

 around us! 

Remember that even though times to gather together at the church are cancelled for a short time;

Conversations aren't cancelled!  Relationships aren't cancelled! Hope is not cancelled!

Love is not cancelled! (Thanks, Cindy Penrod and Ruth Trigg) for sharing this reminder !)

Continue to find every opportunity to focus on God; Father, Son, & Holy


We are now in partnership with Faith Come By Hearing in reaching people with the word of God in audio. We would like to provide military Bible sticks to our troops. A military Bible stick is a small personal listening device preloaded with the audio New Testament and selected Psalms. Thanks for all who donated!! If you still want to donate mail a check to the office. Make it payable to 1st UMC Willard. Memo:  Military Bible Sticks

Scripture of the Month
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." NIV 



 PRAY: CORONAVIRUS..........if that’s your real name......I really don’t care what you call yourself because your name, your title, your will, your existence HAS to bow to the name of Jesus!! That is His law and His promise, which is if we who choose to abide in Him, He Will abide in us and we can ask anything in His name and it will be done!

 First of all, I have heard for weeks now how this “pandemic” is basically going to wipe us the bird flu and several others in recent years. I come against (THIS IN JESUS' NAME). I don’t deny that there is a deadly virus on the loose....I deny it’s ability to prosper against me or my family or those I love. I condemn you coronavirus in the name of Jesus....
I praise you God for the power that resides within each of us who indeed belongs to You and I use that same power and authority for my favor!

Your word says in Psalms 91:

5 Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. 6 Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. 7 Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you!!!! I stand on these words from You!!

 Lastly, let’s move on from speaking this beast into existence and began to speak it into exile!!! I don't know about tomorrow, but I know who holds tomorrow in His hands and is in control of it all!

 JESUS, YOU ARE LORD OVER EVERYTHING INCLUDING THIS Coronavirus and every other virus created by man. We give you Praise, Glory and Honor and know that THIS and other viruses OR DISEASE will STOP in their tracks, wither at the roots and die to be no more. Praise God for His Word!! Praise is our Weapon It’s time for us prayer warriors to take a stand and WATCH what God can and will do! Author unknown. Amen

Welcome to First United Methodist Church, located at 401 E. Howard Street in Willard, Ohio. We would normally invite you to worship with us Sunday at 9:30 AM live but we are having to learn how to live stream in this new era.   Although until then you can follow us on Facebook for messages from Pastor Darlene and Pastor Celia.

Watch live (if we can get it to work) or  WATCH LATER ON AND OTHER RECENT worship services on Facebook at First United Methodist Church Willard Ohio
(Please note that some material may be muted due to copyright restrictions.)

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Kids R.O.C. (Rely on Christ) and Tweens R.O.L.L. (Reaching Out, Living Loud) IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.....

IT IS USUALLY HELD ON Wednesdays at 3:30 PM, family dinner for everyone at 5:45 PM FROM SEPTEMBER TO MARCH OR APRIL.

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