First United Methodist Church

News and Events

Updated January 19, 2019

Upcoming Church and Community Events


v  Vision and Planning Meeting coming soon.

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

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

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

v  Adult Luncheon is at Noon on January 24, 2019 at the V&M restaurant. 

v  Sunday, January 27, 2019 – 2nd Annual Lemon Festival here at First Church.  Please remember to wear something yellow (if you have it) and bring in a “lemony” food item to share. 

v  Sunday, January 27, 2019 – Leadership Dedication Sunday.

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. 

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

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

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 - 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
January is pancake mix and syrup.

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