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 am and 11:00 am on Sunday mornings. 

Our services may also be viewed Live at 11:00 am on Sundays ~ or anytime on demand ~ at 1umctv.com



Reverend Matthew Kimmons ~ Senior Pastor

TBA ~ Director of Student Ministries

Sherri George ~ 8:30 a.m. Pianist and Church Publicist

Jim Hays ~ 11:00 a.m. Pianist

Patty Elza ~ Financial Secretary

Charlotte Brewer ~ Office Manager & Membership Secretary


Mike Giles ~ Chair of SPRC - Staff Parish Relations Committee

Jim Hays ~ Chair of Board of Trustees

Billie Ann Ridings ~ Sunday School Superintendent

Eileen Kidd ~ Church Treasurer

David Schmidt ~ President of United Methodist Men

Billie Ann Ridings ~ President of United Methodist Women

Brad Jones ~ Communications Committee and Technical Director for Broadcasts



Randy Allen, Karen Giles, Sue Jarman, Jamee Jones, Kathleen Kindred, Mary Lou Lawson, Mary White, and Edie Yoffee.



Kacy Curry, Lynn Denny, Etta Green, Courtney Hart, and  Jennifer Kimmons.



Jamie Elza and Veronica Hampton.



Billie Ann Ridings ~ Children

Jamee Jones ~ Youth

Randy Allen, Jane Dyche, Jay Nolan, and Doug Watson ~ Adults



What to expect

Format of our SUNDAY  SERVICES :

Prelude Music


Responsive Reading of Call to Worship

Opening Hymn

Reciting of the beautiful Apostles Creed

Pastoral Prayer ~ with congregation joining at the end with The Lord's Prayer

Special Music

Offertory & Offertory Music

Doxology (Praise to God) ~ Hymn 95 ~ Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow

Intermediate Hymn

Scripture Lesson and Message by Pastor Matthew Kimmons

Celebration of Holy Communion ~ on the first Sunday of each month

Closing Hymn

Benediction ~ closing prayer

Postlude Music




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.






You may park for our 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.




First United Methodist Church of London

301 West Fifth Street

London, KY 40741



Office hours:  

Mon, Wed, Fri:   8:30 am - 12 Noon.

Sunday:  10:00 am - 12 Noon.



First United Methodist Church of London

First United Methodist Church of London

Pastor Matthew Kimmons

Pastor Matthew Kimmons