First United Methodist Church

News and Events

Updated December 15, 2018

Upcoming Church and Community Events


Please join us for our Advent Bible Study which is held on Sundays after morning worship (11:00 a.m.)   We will be studying, God With Us, which is also our theme for Advent. "God With Us:  Our Potter, Our Shepherd, Our Living Branch and Our Guide."  Books are available for $8.00. 

Also, please join us for our combined Advent Bible Study with our sister church, Grace UMC on Dec. 19th here at First Church, 1:00 p.m.  We will also be studying the Bible Study for Advent entitled, God With Us. 

TODAY---- Sunday, December 16, 2018 will be the Children’s/Youth Christmas Service
during morning worship.   

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 – Men’s Luncheon at the La Campesina at 12:00 noon. 

KIDS R.O.C will have their Christmas Party and Caroling on Wednesday, December 19th. 

Monday, December 24th at 7:00 p.m. we will have our Christmas Eve Service. 

Visioning and Planning will resume in 2019!!

January 1, 2019 – HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

January 6, 2019 – Epiphany of Lord.

January 11, 2019 – Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

January 13, 2019 – Baptism of the Lord.

Monday, January 14, 2019 -- Finance and Admin Council meeting at 5:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  

January 18, 2019 – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

January 20, 2019 – Human Relations Day (Special Offering).

January 21, 2019 – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 – Trustee’s Meeting at 6:30 p.m.  

Firelands District Spring Conference, March 30, 2019 at Norwalk First UMC. 

Passionate Worship

Worship Service, Sunday @ 9:30 AM

Hispanic Worship Service, Sunday @ 10:45

Bell Choir Practice - Wednesday @ 6 PM, Contact Sharon Danhoff
Worship Team Practice
– Wednesday @ 7 PM

Radical Hospitality

Card Ministry First Thursday of the month @ 9 AM

Stay Connected with First Church
Look for us on Facebook: First United Methodist Church Willard Ohio
Watch Sunday services on Facebook
Order DVDs of worship services from the Media Team.

Men's Lunch
Third Tuesday of every month at noon at La Campesina in Willard.

Intentional Faith Development

Groups at First Church, contact the church office for additional details.

Women's Groups

WOW - Women of the Word meets Tuesdays from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Study - Escape the Coming Night by Dr. David Jeremiah
Mission Project: Food Bank
Other activities – Monthly Dinner. All women welcome!

Women's Bible Study, Living Beyond Yourself - Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit, Starting Wednesday Wednesdays at 10 am - Church Lounge
Call Jan Bell - 567.224.6164 - for more information.

Men’s Discussion Group on Sundays @ 8 AM in the Lounge.
Bible Study for Men and Women on Tuesday, 6:30 PM at the Christian Alliance Church. Call Mike Bell 419-935-8323.

Women's Fitness Class with Gayle Capell, Monday and Thursday 4:30 - 5:15 PM.

Sunday School @ 9:45 AM Classes: Childcare, Pre-K, 1st-4th Grade, 5th-6th Grade

Kids R.O.C. (Rely on Christ) and Tweens R.O.L.L. (Reaching Out, Living Loud)
Wednesday at 3:30, dinner for everyone at 5:45; during the school year.

Middle School and High School Youth
JC Teens meet third Sunday of each month at 5:30. 

Risk Taking Mission and Service

Starting Point is in need of donations [financial assistance & personal need items] for a Special Project regarding the immigrant children displaced recently. If you are able to help financially or in other ways please see Don Peeler [419-933-4100].

Starting Point Outreach Center 
Providing assistance, encouragement and hope to deal with life’s challenges and difficulties.
117 Myrtle Avenue 419-933-4100

Circle of Hope – Narcotics Anonymous meeting in the Wesley Room, 7:00 pm Tuesday, 

Mission Shelf Donations are a way for you to reuse, recycle or use part of what you have to benefit others.

Food Bank Needs
December is cake mixes and frosting.

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