163 East Wheeling Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
740-653-3330 Phone
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About FUMC

Thank you for visiting. You are always welcome. The United Methodist Church has many doors through which people share in serving God and others. Whether you visit in person or via the Internet, we hope you discover something here to encourage you in your spiritual journey.

First United Methodist Church is one of four United Methodist congregations in Lancaster. The others are Sixth Avenue, Mills Memorial, and Maple Street. The United Methodist witness has been in Fairfield County and Lancaster since 1799.

Sunday Morning Worship 


9:00 a.m. - Worship Celebration
10:30 a.m. - Praise Worship


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Church History
93 years and several church buildings after Methodism established itself in Lancaster, the current building of the First United Methodist Church, located on the northwest corner of High and Wheeling Streets, was built beginning in 1905. Major renovations took place in 1950 including the construction of the education wing of the church.

In 1957 the Rising property, located on the southwest corner of High and Wheeling Streets, was purchased and it continues to be used for education, meeting rooms and for extra parking.

In 2005 the church looked to the future and stepped out in faith to purchase land on the west side of Lancaster and to construct Crossroads, located on Fair Ave., a multipurpose facility to extend the reach of its ministry in this community. It was dedicated in April 2007.

Our Mission
Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of our community and world.

Core Values
• Radical Hospitality
• Passionate Worship
• Intentional Faith Development
• Risk-taking Mission
• Extravagant Generosity
Lancaster First United Methodist Church
163 East Wheeling Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
P: 740-653-3330
church@lancasterfumc.org

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