First United Methodist Church

News and Events

Updated February 23, 2019

Upcoming Church and Community Events


v  Vision and Planning Meeting coming soon in March.  Please let Pastor Darlene know what dates are best for you.

v  Thursday, February 28, 2019 – Adult Luncheon will be held at the V&M restaurant at

12:00 noon. 

v  The Creative Worship Workshop featuring Jason Moore - A hands-on learning experience designed to bring creativity to congregations of any size, means, and worship style is being held on March 1, 2019 at Tiffin Faith UMC - 75 N Sandusky St Tiffin, OH 44883.  See pamphlet at Welcome Center for more information and how to register for the event.

v  As a follow up to the Outcomes Based Training that was held at our Fall Charge Conference, Rev. Kelly Brown will be leading a Foundational Prayer Ministry Training at First United Methodist Church in Norwalk on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 2-5 p.m.  To register please contact the district office at 419-544-3166.

v  Wednesday, March 6, 2019 – Ash Wednesday/Lent Begins.

v  Lenten Bible Studies to be announced.  Coming Soon!

v  Monday, March 11, 2019 -- Finance and Admin Council meeting at 5:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

v  Youth Leader’s Retreat, find your True North, March 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. and March 16, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.  Held at Cambria Hotel in Uniontown, OH.  Cost starts at $40.00 up to $100 per person.  [Includes all meals and snacks].  Guest Speaker is Curtis Zackery “CZ”.

v  Saturday, March 23, 2019 – Fresh Expressions - North East Ohio Vision Day – 9:30 am – 3:30 am.  Girard FUMC 22 N. Market Street Girard, Ohio 44420.  See flyer at Welcome Center for more details.

v  Firelands District Spring Conference, March 30, 2019 at Norwalk First UMC. See pamphlet at the Welcome Center for more details.

v  Sunday, April 21, 2019 – Easter Sunday.

Passionate Worship

Worship Service, Sunday @ 9:30 AM

Hispanic Worship Service, Sunday @ 10:45

Bell Choir Practice - Wednesday @ 6 PM, Contact Sharon Danhoff

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 - The Book of Revelation
Mission Project: Food Bank
Other activities – Monthly Dinner. All women welcome!

Women's Bible Study, Living Beyond Yourself - Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit
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
March is dish soap and bar soap.

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