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.

Our services may also be viewed Live at 11:00 a.m. 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

 * Pastor Sean began in-person Office Hours the week of April 19, 2021. 
*  You may also call the Office Phone number above, and  Pastor Sean will be happy to talk with you!



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 ~ Director of Student Ministries

Sherri George ~ Church Publicist and 8:30 a.m. Pianist.  Also filling in as 11:00 a.m. Pianist during pandemic.

Patty Elza ~ Financial Secretary

Tiffany Parker ~ Church Membership Secretary


Doug Watson ~ 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, 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 ~ 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

Special Music

Scripture and Message by Pastor Sean Ryan

Invitation Music

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 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.