Thursday, February 22, 2018

About Us - Overview

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London First United Methodist Church

The First United Methodist Church of London is a congregation that finds joy in being together in worship and service. We are Christ’s People, Open and Available to Everyone; Serving God’s Children Everywhere.

All people are welcome. We seek to be a place of nurture and care for all persons; a place that encourages spiritual growth and transformation through a loving relationship with God and one another.

As a church that upholds the Family of God, we cherish children of every age. Here children are truly welcomed and encouraged to take part in the life of the church.

Here, in the presence of God’s Holy Spirit, we are invited into a faith community of openness, acceptance, and encouragement, embracing all people who seek to discover and live in the reality of God’s love. We do this through five areas of ministry. The following is a little information about what we are currently doing in each of our ministry areas to expand the kingdom of God in our community.

Radical Hospitality ~ We are serious about hospitality, wanting anyone and everyone to feel welcome no matter what their needs might be. We have an elevator entrance on the 4th Street side of the church to assist those who have difficulty with stairs. We also offer individual sound systems for those with hearing difficulties. Our Nursery is available for infants and toddlers during both Sunday School and Worship, with Parent Pagers. And, we offer Children’s Worship for youngsters 8 years old and younger.

Passionate Worship ~ We are passionate about worship and welcome all people to join us in giving thanks to God. We are blessed to have a strong music ministry centered around our pipe organ and our choir, as well as many other ‘gifts’ used to enhance our time together in the presence of our Creator. In addition to Sunday services at 10:00am, a weekly Communion service is held at 8:45am.

Intentional Faith Development ~ We are committed to Christian learning, encouraging everyone to continually increase their understanding of God and God’s people. We offer Sunday school for all ages, both children and adults, and everyone is welcome to participate in any class. We also offer Bible study on Wednesdays at 7:00pm, as well as Saturday morning men’s group (1st & 3rd at 7:00am) and women’s group (2nd & 4th at 8:00am). Confirmation classes are held each spring for our youth learning about their faith as they decide to become full members of the church.

Extravagant Giving ~ We believe in generosity, following the giving Spirit of God. We seek to be generous with our time, our talents, and our treasures, seeing each as an opportunity to respond to God’s generosity to us. Extravagant generosity fuels all the ministries we do and makes new expressions of faith possible.

Risk-taking Mission & Service ~ We are devoted to service and mission, stepping out of our comfort zone to serve God’s people wherever they may be. We regularly serve dozens of friends at the Welcome Table, an open meal offered to those in need. But we can also be found serving locally in many different places including the Madison County Food Pantry, the Free Clinic, and Madison County Visions of Hope, as well as Westside Free Store Ministries.

We invite you to join us next week, as we continue to offer God our heartfelt praise. We also invite you to learn more about us. We are Christ’s People, Open and Available to Everyone; Serving God’s Children Everywhere. We invite you to become a part of our fellowship.


52 North Main St.
London, Ohio 43140

(740) 852-0462