The historic First United Methodist Church of London was dedicated in August of 1910, and is a member congregation of the worldwide United Methodist Church.
Two-story stained glass windows rise above hand-carved oak pews in our beautiful Sanctuary amidst the welcoming smiles of our kind church members.
All are warmly welcome to attend our services at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings in our lovely Sanctuary.
First United Methodist Church of London
301 West Fifth Street
London, KY 40741
Church Office Hours:
☆ Mondays - Thursdays: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
☆ Sunday: 10:00 am - 12 Noon
** Our Church Office will remain closed on Fridays while our secretary is on leave of absence, approximately until Tues Nov 8. **
Pastor Sean Ryan:
Office Hours for Pastor Sean Ryan:
☆ Mondays and Thursdays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
☆ And by Appointment
* Pastor Sean began in-person Office Hours the week of April 19, 2021.
* You may also call the Office Phone number above to speak with Pastor Sean.
Our Mission & Core Values
☆ Worship God
☆ Grow in Groups
☆ Serve Like Jesus
☆ Invite Others
Our Core Values
☆ For All People
☆ Abounding in Love
You may park for our Sanctuary services in one of three locations:
(1) Parking Lot adjacent to the church.
(2) Parking Deck across from the church ~ on the corner of North Long Street and West 5th Street.
(3) Parking Lot across West 6th Street ~ behind the Parking Deck.
Rev. Sean Ryan ~ Senior Pastor (First Sunday~ June 28, 2020)
Patty Elza ~ Financial Secretary
Sherri George ~ Music and Communications Coordinator
(First Sunday~ May 1, 2022) Prior to that, served as Church Publicist and 8:30 a.m. Pianist from July 22, 2018 - April 30, 2022. Also filling in as 11:00 a.m. Pianist during pandemic.
Rick Raymond ~ Choir Director (First Sunday~ May 1, 2022)
Tiffany Parker ~ Church Membership Secretary
Geneva Williams ~ Director of Student Ministries
Kacie Moore ~ Nursery Coordinator (First Sunday~ May 1, 2022)
Jane Dyche ~ Chair of Board of Trustees
Donna Schmidt ~ Chair of Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC)
Eileen Kidd ~ Church Treasurer
Brad Jones ~ Technical Director for Broadcasts
Jim Hays ~ 11:00 a.m. Pianist
David Schmidt ~ President of United Methodist Men
Billie Ann Ridings
- Sunday School Superintendent
- President of United Methodist Women
Randy Allen, Karen Giles, Sue Jarman, Jamee Jones, Kathleen Kindred, Mary Lou Lawson, and Mary White.
Kacy Curry, Lynn Denny, Etta Green, and Courtney Hart.
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS:
Billie Ann Ridings ~ Children
Geneva Williams ~ Youth and Children
Randy Allen, Jane Dyche, Jay Nolan, and Doug Watson ~ Adults
Sherri George, Fisher Hampton, Brad Jones, and Jay Nolan.
What to Expect
The Format of our Sunday Services
Welcome & Announcements
Responsive Reading of Call to Worship
Reciting of the beautiful Apostles Creed
Invitation to kids to go to Children's Church
Pastoral Prayer ~ with congregation joining at the end with The Lord's Prayer ~ and soft music before and after
Scripture and Message by Pastor Sean Ryan
Celebration of Holy Communion ~ on the first Sunday of each month
Benediction ~ closing prayer
Come as You are Comfortable
Our congregation's dress ranges from casual to Sunday best. You are warmly welcome to come as you are most comfortable to worship the Lord with us.
Masks and Social Distancing
During the pandemic, our Sanctuary Services incorporated masks and social distancing for the safety of our cherished church family and guests. Masks are provided, if needed.
Updated Safety Standards on Nov 13, 2021: Masks are no longer required in our church building. May 19, 2021: Temperatures will no longer be taken upon entry. June 13, 2021: Social distancing and capacity limits will no longer be maintained. We are thankful to progress forward united in love and faith as a church family in our lovely community.