First United Methodist Church

News and Events

Updated April 13, 2019

Upcoming Church and Community Events


(Extra copies of the 8:02 a.m. /p.m. prayers are at the Welcome Center.)

v  TODAY:   Sunday, April 14, 2019 – Passion/Palm Sunday.

v  FUMC Men’s Luncheon on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 – 12:00 noon at

La Campesina.

v  Thursday, April 18, 2019 – Maundy Thursday/Holy Thursday Worship Service at Grace UMC - 6:00 p.m.

v  Friday, April 19, 2019 – Good Friday Service at First UMC- 6:00 p.m.

v  Sunday, April 21, 2019:  First Church

Easter Sunday - Sun Rise Service at 7:00 a.m.

Breakfast at 8:15 a.m.  Breakfast casseroles are needed or see Shannon Hicks-Flaherty for more information.

Easter Egg Hunt at 9:00 a.m.

Easter Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.

v  Staff Parish Relations (SPR) team meeting will be held on

Monday, April 29, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. 

v  SAVE THE DATE!  Saturday, May 11, 2019 for the Theatrical Ministries Clinic from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at Pleasant Hills UMC in Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130.  Cost is $10 a person (includes classes and lunch).  Puppets, Drama Teams, etc...

v  Finance Meeting on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 5:45 p.m.

v  Administrative Council Meeting on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

v  Trustees meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

v  Coming soon! Another "Faithing The Future" vision and planning session at

the end of May. Date and time to be announced.

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 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
April is baking items: sugar, flour, salt, baking soda or powder

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