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. 

During the pandemic, our early Sanctuary Services are hosted at 8:30 am at 301 W 5th Street, while our Drive-In Services are hosted at 11:00 am at London Farmer's Market at the corner of Main and Dixie Streets.

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



First United Methodist Church of London

301 West Fifth Street

London, KY 40741



Church Office Hours:  

☆ Mon - Fri:   10:00 am - 2:00 pm 

☆ Sunday:  10:00 am - 12 Noon 


Pastor Sean Ryan ~ Office Hours:

☆  Mon & Wed:  10:15 am - 2:00 pm



Our Mission & Core Values

 Our Mission

☆ Worship God

☆ Grow in Groups

☆ Serve Like Jesus

☆ Invite Others


Our Core Values

☆ Bible-based

☆ For All People

☆ Missional

☆ Compassionate

☆ Courageous

☆ 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.




Reverend Sean Ryan ~ Senior Pastor    (First Sunday~ June 28, 2020)

Geneva Williams-Chipley ~ 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

Tiffany Parker ~ Church Membership Secretary


Donna Schmidt ~ Chair of Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC)

Doug Watson ~ 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 ~ 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, and Courtney Hart.



Jamie Elza and Veronica Hampton.



Billie Ann Ridings ~ Children

Geneva Williams-Chipley ~ 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

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

Offertory & Offertory Music

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

Intermediate Hymn

Scripture and Message by Pastor Sean Ryan

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

Closing Hymn

Benediction ~ closing prayer

Postlude Music




Come as You are Comfortable

Our congregation's dress ranges from very casual to Sunday best.  You are warmly welcome to come as you are most comfortable to worship the Lord with us.