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.
During the pandemic, our early Sanctuary Services are hosted in our lovely church at 8:30 a.m. at 301 W 5th Street, while our Drive-In Services are hosted at 11:00 a.m. at London Farmer's Market at the corner of Main and Dixie Streets.
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 will begin in-person Office Hours the week of April 19, 2021. You may also call the Office Phone number above, and he will be happy to talk with you!
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.
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.
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
Responsive Reading of Call to Worship
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
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 incorporate masks and social distancing for the safety of our cherished church family and guests. Masks will be provided, if needed.