Sanctuary Service to be added on July 12 

July 1, 2020

 

Beginning on Sunday, July 12, two worship services will be hosted each Sunday by First United Methodist Church of London.  The first service will be at 8:30 a.m. in the beautiful Sanctuary of our lovely historic church at 301 W. 5th Street.  The second service will be hosted at 11:00 a.m., as we continue to host Drive-In Church Services at London Farmer's Market at the corner of Main and Dixie Streets.

 

Sanctuary Worship Service @ 8:30 a.m. 

We will begin an in-person worship service in our Sanctuary on Sundays at 8:30 a.m.  The Sanctuary, restrooms, and the main hallway between them will be the only areas available during church services.  We will ask everyone to enter and exit the building through the Long Street doors, the double wooden doors in the middle of the block between 5th and 6th Streets with both a ramp and stairs giving access to it.  All other doors will be locked. The elevator will be available by request.  You are invited to arrive early, as we will be taking everyone’s temperature with a No-Touch Thermometer before entering the Sanctuary. This is easy and non-invasive, as it is simply held in front of your forehead.  Pews will be marked for social distancing, and will be thoroughly disinfected before and after worship.  We will ask that only those in the same household sit together.  Finally, masks or face coverings will be required for everyone except those actively leading worship at the time (preaching, singing, etc.).  We will have plenty of face masks to give to those needing them.  

  

Drive-In Worship Service @ 11:00 a.m

Our Drive-In Service at London Farmer's Market will continue on Sundays at 11:00 a.m.  We are grateful for your tremendous response to our Drive-In Services and we believe that these “come as you are” services continue to fill a need in our community.  We will continue these services, with a new option of sitting in chairs in front of the parked cars.  We will relax the rule of always staying in your cars, and permit people who so desire to bring chairs and sit under the Farmer's Market canopy in front of the parked cars.  You continue to be encouraged to remain in your cars if you desire.  If you wish to sit in chairs for the service, you will be required to practice 6-10’ social distancing at all times, and to wear a mask or face covering.  In addition, we ask those who wish to sit outside their car to park in parking spaces away from the canopy to allow in-car worshipers to be closer to the platform. 

    

Other In-Person Meetings will not yet resume 

We are still not yet ready to begin other meetings, such as in-person small groups, Sunday School, children’s and student ministries, nursery, fellowship meals, and recovery groups.  We know that these are critical parts of our life together, and we are looking at creative ways to do them safely during this time. 

  

Worship Services will continue to be broadcast @ 11:00 a.m. 

We will continue to broadcast our worship services on Facebook Live1umctv.com, and on WFTG 106.9 FM and 1400 AM Radio on Sundays at 11:00 a.m

        

Drive-In Worship Services this Sunday, July 5 

On Sunday, July 5, we will worship as we have been the past few weeks at London Farmer's Market only, with * stay-in-your-car * Drive-In Church Services at 11:00 a.m. 

 

Going Forward

After one month, we will re-evaluate

We are grateful for the ways our church family has continued to be the Church during these challenging times ~ whether by worshipping God at Drive-In Church Services, On-line, or via Radio;  by calling to check on each other; by serving others like Jesus; or by sharing on-line messages and inviting others to worship with us. 

The methods may change but the Message remains the same.  The Apostle Paul writes, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9 NIV).  May that be said of the disciples of Jesus at First United Methodist Church!

 

Special Events

Previous events

Hymn Sing

London Farmer's Market, Corner of Main and Dixie Streets, London, KY

First United Methodist Church of London will host a Hymn Sing on Sunday, June 14, at 11:00 a.m. The special musical service will be part of our Drive-In Church Services at London Farmer's Market, located at the corner of Main and Dixie Streets. Special guest vocalists Daniel Carmack and Karen Webb will be featured, along with all-time favorite hymns. All are warmly welcome to attend.

Wednesday Night Bible Study with Pastor Matthew

Facebook Live

LAST ONE! Pastor Matthew will host his last Wednesday Night Bible Study via Facebook Live on Wed June 3 @ 7:00 pm. You're warmly welcome to join us on our Facebook Page!
www.Facebook.com/LondonUMC/videos

Drive-In Church Services

London Farmer's Market, Corner of Main and Dixie Streets, London, KY

Join us as we host Drive-In Church Services for the next two Sundays ~ Apr 19 and Apr 26 ~ @ 11:00 am at London Farmer's Market! Cars will be appropriately spaced for social distancing, and approvals have been secured from the City. 💛🚗 "Come As You Are, and Stay In Your Car!" 🚗💛 We will also broadcast our services on Sundays, as always, at 11:00 a.m. via Radio at 106.9 FM and 1400 AM, and via Live Stream at 1umctv.com and via Facebook Live.

Easter Drive-In Church Services

London Farmer's Market, Corner of Main and Dixie Streets, London, KY

We will host Drive-In Church this Sunday, April 12, at the London Farmer's Market at the corner of Main and Dixie Streets, near the London Community Center. Pastor Matthew and Brad have secured the official approvals, and our services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Easter Sunday! Cars will be spaced to compliment social distancing! Come as You Are, and Stay In Your Car! We look forward to seeing everyone in their cars this Sunday! We will also host Live Stream and Radio Broadcasts of our services this Sunday, as always, at 11:00 a.m.

Drive-In Church ~ Palm Sunday

Top Level of Parking Structure beside our Church, 301 W. Fifth St., London, KY

We will host Drive-In Church this Sunday, April 5, on the top level of the parking structure beside our church! Pastor Matthew has secured the official approvals, and our services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Palm Sunday!

Cars will be spaced to compliment social distancing, with a beautiful view of our historic church!

Brad will ensure our sound is sterling, and we look forward to seeing everyone in their cars this Sunday!

~ In case of inclement weather, we will postpone the event. We will announce on Sunday morning by 9:00 a.m. via email and Facebook if weather has impacted the service.

~ We will also still host Live Stream and Radio Broadcasts of our services this Sunday, as always, at 11:00 a.m. **

Ash Wednesday Service

First United Methodist Church of London, 301 West 5th St, London, KY

Beautiful music and a meaningful message by Pastor Matthew Kimmons are hallmarks of this sacred service, along with the ashes made from palms from the previous Palm Sunday. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, a season of prayer, fasting, and reflection before Easter. The service is a sacred reminder of Christ's sacrifice and our need to be reconciled with God. All are warmly welcome to attend.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

New Fellowship Hall ~ First United Methodist Church, 301 West 5th Street, London, KY

Our Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Sun Nov 24 @ 5:00 - 7:00 pm in our New Fellowship Hall. The dinner is free, and will feature turkey and all the trimmings. Wonderful churches contributing to the dinner include First Baptist, First Christian, First Presbyterian, St. William, East Bernstadt United Methodist, The Creek, and First United Methodist. All are warmly welcome!

Trunk or Treat

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First United Methodist Church of London, 301 West 5th Street, London, KY

A Halloween "Trunk or Treat" event will be held on Thurs Oct 31, Halloween night, in our parking lot at the church 🎃 Decorated trunks with candy for the kids will be outside. 🎪 Fresh warm chili and soup will be inside in the New Fellowship Hall for parents and kids! All are warmly welcome, in costume or come as you are, to First Methodist's Trunk or Treat on Thurs Oct 31 🎃 @ 6:00 - 8:00 pm!

Our members are warmly welcome to donate candy for the event, or bring a warm kettle of your favorite soup or blue ribbon chili, or decorate your trunk to wow the kids as they walk through our Trunk or Treat!

To God Be the Glory: A Piano Celebration

Sanctuary ~ First United Methodist Church, 301 West 5th Street, London, KY

"A Piano Celebration: To God Be the Glory" will be hosted in our beautiful sanctuary on Sunday, Oct 13 @ 3:30 pm. Gifted pianists will be featured on a shining array of uplifting music. A String Trio of cello, viola, and violin will also appear, featuring internationally renowned cellist Nathan Jasinski. Peter Jasinski from Washington State will also perform. Peter is a splendid pianist who also shares his talents on viola in Seattle's Ensign Orchestra. Sherri George, a gifted pianist at First Methodist, and Suann Owens, beloved pianist at Locust Grove Christian, will also perform. Youth will also be featured on piano and strings. Light refreshments will follow the concert. Admission is free, and all are warmly welcome!

Light Luncheon & Fun Silent Auction

New Fellowship Hall ~ First United Methodist Church, 301 West 5th Street, London, KY

Join us for a light lunch and fun silent auction after our worship services on Sun Sep 8 @ 12 Noon - 2:00 pm. Items will include quilts, collectible dolls, oil changes, grilling kits, wall art, and more! It's a fun way to give back to the church and fellowship with our church family! Come be with us!

Back to School Yard Sale

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New Fellowship Hall ~ First United Methodist Church, 301 West 5th Street, London, KY

Thurs Aug 1 - Fri Aug 2

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

☆ Lightly used clothing items and shoes for kids, household items, games, and more! Lots of items only $1 - $2 each! Sale will be held on the lower level of the church in the New and Old Fellowship Halls. ☆

Vacation Bible School ~ Yee Haw! Celebrating God's Greatest Gift

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First United Methodist Church of London, 301 West 5th Street, London, KY

Free Program for kids hosted by First United Methodist Church!

Music, Skits, Bible Adventures, Crafts, a Meal, and more!

Please submit Registration Form for your child by Saturday, July 20.

You may Register on-line on our Special Events page, or stop by the church and complete a paper form.

Bring your child for a fun, rip-roaring, Western-themed adventure celebrating God's Greatest Gift!

Holy Week Services

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Sanctuary ~ First United Methodist Church, 301 West 5th Street, London, KY

Holy Week Services will be held daily at 12 Noon from Monday to Friday on the week of Easter ~ April 15 - 19.

Daily services will last @ 30 minutes and be followed by a free luncheon in the New Fellowship Hall.

Holy Week Services are sponsored by the London Laurel County Ministerial Association. A different minister will speak each day from our local churches, with the schedule to be announced soon.

All are warmly welcome to attend.

Cooking & Nutrition Class hosted by Laurel County Extension Office

New Fellowship Hall ~ First United Methodist Church, 301 West 5th Street, London, KY

A Cooking & Nutrition Class will be hosted by the Laurel County Extension Office on Thursday, March 28, at 6:00 pm in the New Fellowship Hall. The class is free, will include instruction, games, and samples of the dish prepared by Michelle Ford.

The class is hosted monthly, and this month's topic will be Meal Planning.

Ash Wednesday Service

Sanctuary ~ First United Methodist Church of London ~, 301 West 5th Street, London, KY

Beautiful hymns, inspiring scriptures, and an uplifting message from our Pastor Matthew Kimmons await you at our Ash Wednesday service!