First United Methodist Church

News and Events

Updated November 18, 2017

Christmas Activities and Information


Advent readers and candle lighters are needed. Call the office or see Pastor Darlene.

Order your Poinsettias - Orders are being taken through Sunday, December 1 at a cost of $6.10 per plant. 
Please complete the bulletin insert order form and turn into church office. 

Awaiting the Already:  An Advent Journey Through the Gospel, 10:30 AM at Grace UMC, Wednesdays, November 29 – December 20

Hanging the Greens and decorating the church for Advent and Christmas
- 10 am Saturday, December 2

Care-to-Share Hot Cocoa  & Cookies at the Library Annex from 5-6:30 pm, Tuesday, Dec 5

We invite you to come do your Christmas shopping at our "Secret Santa Shop." 
Free gift wrap station! Free cookies and refreshments!
WHEN: Thursday and Friday, December 7th & 8th, 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: 401 E. Howard St. Willard, Oh. 44890
For more information see flyer at Welcome Center or call Letty at (419) 541-8318.

Sunday School Christmas Party - Sunday, December 10

Kids ROC Christmas Party - Wednesday, December 13

Children’s Christmas Play on Sunday, December 17. Practices are on Tuesday’s  from 5:00-6:00 pm. To sign up, contact Mrs. Damian at (419) 541-8318 or call the church office. 

Christmas Eve Worship Service, Sunday December 24 at 7 pm.

Willard Food Bank Christmas Basket i
tems to be Donated by First Church
115 Small Jell-O Boxes
115 Cans of Fruit Cocktail

No Kids ROC on Nov. 22, Dec 20 and 27


                                                                      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.
Contact the church office to receive text messages about church events.
Watch Sunday services online at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/fumc-willard
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 Group led by Jan Buzard, Tuesday 3:30 - 5 PM.
Women's Group led by Jan Bell, Wednesday 10 AM - 11:30.
Adult Group: Navigator's Class
 Sunday @ 10:45 AM
Men’s Group on Sundays @ 8 AM in the Lounge.
Men's Bible Study and Discussion Group on Tuesday, 6:30 PM at the Hope Center. Call Mike Bell 419-935-8323


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

Children
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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. Will resume in the fall.

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

Risk Taking Mission and Service

HURRICANE RELIEF MINISTRY
We will be receiving an offering for the next few weeks for Hurricane relief to be sent to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief) on behalf of our church.  Please use the envelopes in the pews to put your donation in and write the words "Hurricane Relief" on them.  You can place them in the offering plate.

CHURCH DIRECTORY IS BEING UPDATED FOR 2018

PLEASE COMPLETE THE CONNECT CARD WITH YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER(S) AND EMAIL ADDRESS.PLACE CONNECT CARD IN BIN AT THE WELCOME CENTER.               

Other Volunteer Opportunities - Contact the church office
Worship Participants 
Various Volunteer Positions 
Volunteers for Kids R.O.C/Tween R.O.L.L 
Volunteer to change the paraments on the altar table and pulpit and hang banners.

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

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

Food Bank Needs
November is tuna, noodles and rice.

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