We are honored to have you here and hope you are blessed by the Spirit of fellowship among us at First UMC. To all who enter the doors of this church, we extend a special greeting. It is our sincere desire that you find Christ here, and the warmth of friendship. May God grant you the gift of a beautiful Sabbath Day. 

Following the worship services, we hope you will stay for refreshments in the Gathering Place if you are attending the 8:15 or 10:45 services, or remain and fellowship in the Celebration Center if you are here for the 9:30 service. Large print bulletins and hymnals are available; just see an usher. Electronic listening devices can be found at the Welcome Center.


Join us for any of our Sunday and Holiday services. Each Sunday we have the following services:

8:15 a.m.  Traditional Service with Communion

9:30 a.m.  Contemporary Service and Christian Formation

10:45 a.m. Traditional Service

8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Qualified Nursery Care

This is a church that welcomes children so please feel free to enjoy worshiping with your children. If your child should become noisy, happy, cranky, or joyful, please know that this is what we expect. During the Traditional and Contemporary services, our qualified nursery coordinator, Beth Bjerklie, will be on duty in our church nursery working with children birth through age three.

Directions and Parking:

For directions, put our church address:

29 East Walnut St., Lancaster Pa 17602

into your maps program or click here for Google Maps.  

Parking is available directly behind the church and can be accessed off of the Lemon Street entrance.  Follow the signs in the parking lot for First Church's parking.  On Sundays, the parking spaces which are listed as Doctor parking spaces are available for First Church use.

Parking is also available at other locations, such as, Lancaster's parking garages and other businesses that allow First Church to use their parking on Sunday mornings. 

Click here for a detailed PDF parking map!