First United Methodist Church

News and Events

Updated 3/14/20

Upcoming Church and Community Events        

  Lenten Bible Study- titled “An 8–Day Revolution” will be held after 


You are welcome to attend one or as many as you would like to attend. 

 No preparation needed for attending.  STUDY GUIDES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE WELCOME CENTER OR  


(There will be no combined weekly Lenten Bible Study this year with Grace UMC)

.  Trustees’ next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

  Men’s Luncheon will be at La Campesina on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at noon.

 Firelands District Leadership Training incorporating Annual Spring District Conference

WAS TO BE HELD Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Norwalk First UMC

Sunday, April 26 at 2:30 p.m. We will hold the business session only—no workshops. Please inform your congregations of this change.

. Gu“Dead Serious...About Life” musical. It is is is life. Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 6 p.m. & Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Norwalk High School, Norwalk, OH. For show and ticket information call 1-513-459-7268.

  Thursday, March 26, 2020 is the next Adult Lunch at the V&M restaurant.

 Thursday, 4/ 2, 2020 Andrew Baron, from Jews for Jesus will be presenting "Christ in the Passover: A Presentation."

This will be at 6:30 p.m. at Grace. All are invited.

  Sunday, April 5, 2020 – Passion/Palm Sunday.

  Holy Week, April 5 – 11, 2020.

  Maundy/Holy Thursday, April 9, 2020.

 Good Friday, April 10, 2020.

 April 12, 2020 – Easter Day.

 Monday, May 4, 2020 is the next Praise Team Planning Meeting at 10:30 a.m.          

     Pick up your copy of “The Wired Word” current events bible study sheets at the Welcome Center. 

  ARE YOU PRAYING THE BREAKTHROUGH PRAYER at 8:02 a.m. and 8:02 p.m.? 
 (Copies available at the Welcome Center) 

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  and 3rd Monday 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

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

L.I.F.E Group: WOW - Women of the Word meets Tuesdays from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm with Jan Buzard
Study - I Peter
Mission Project: Food Bank
Other activities – Monthly Dinner. All women welcome!

L.I.F.E. Group: Women's Bible Study with Gayle Capell on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m

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. 

Children/Youth  Ministries:

Message during Morning Worship

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; usually from September through March/April. (But is now postponed until further notice.)

Middle School and High School Youth
Meet on some Sundays (except the 1st Sunday) after the message to the children and occasionally at other times. Please call Pastor Darlene for more information.

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

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