First United Methodist Church
225 Ludlow St.  Hamilton, OH 45011

Sunday Services


Praise - 9:00 am in Fellowship Hall

    An informal service with our Praise Band - childcare available - coffee and pastries available


Traditional Service - 10:45 am in our beautiful sanctuary with stained glass, pipe organ, and grand piano

Dessert Auction and Carry-In Lunch

Sunday, May 17th


Bring a dish to share and a dessert to auction off.

Plates, silverware, etc. are provided along with coffee, water, tea or lemonade.

Join in the bidding war for cherry pie, fudge, cheesecake, peanut butter pie and more.  Fellowship, food, and fun!!

Summer Activities
Community Wide Church Picnic

June 20th, 2015

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Food, Fun, Fellowship,Worship,  Music and More

Field by Booker T. Washington Community Center

1140 S. Front St.

At least 25 area churches of all
denominations coming together

Everyone is welcome

Everything is free

Fun Run Vacation Bible School

First UMC, Zion Lutheran and Esperanza Viva come together to present the Gospel to God's children

Monday, June 22 - Friday, June 26

Zion Lutheran Building - 212 South Front St. (just one block from First UMC)

6:00 pm - simple dinner

6:30-8:30 pm - VBS programming

Ages 4 yrs old - 6th grade

First UMC is going to the Dayton Dragons Game

July 10th at 7:00 pm

Dayton Dragons vs. Lansing Lugnuts

This is our celebration of Pastor Mark and his continued service to First. Tickets are $14. Be sure to pick up an order form and return your money before June 28th. There are a limited number of tickets so order now!

First UMC Goes to Dayton Dragons Game - 2014 Photos

Did you know?
In 2014, 8,390 people were served hot, homemade meals on real china at the Saturday Community Lunch. That's an average of 161 people each week.
Since we encourage our guests to truly be filled by offering seconds, thirds, fourths, and take home meals - that came to 14,395 meals for an average of 277 meals 
per week.
In addition to tummies being filled, spirits were filled as 1724 people attended the worship service that is held during the lunch.
1058 volunteers (many who are there every month, or even several times a month) shared their love of God and their love of others by helping prepare and serve meals and clean up afterwards.

Community Outreach
New Partner Churches and Community Groups are welcomed and needed.  In order to continue serving the community a lunch every Saturday, we need help.  Call the church office at 896-5683 for information.  We will come to your church or group to talk about this wonderful opportunity to be God's hands and feet in our community. 

Community Lunch Every Saturday - With the help of our partner churches we serve between 200-300 meals every Saturday to our guests.  Volunteers and new partner organizations are always welcome.
Click on the picture for more information and to get involved.
195th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration
Mayor Pat Moeller presents a proclamation to Council chair Teri Trent and Lay Leader David Stephenson
Article about our 195th Homecoming Celebration appears in the Journal News
Click on the picture to the left to read the article that appeared in the Journal News on Sept. 25th, 2014.