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

Trunk or Treat 2015
Saturday, Oct. 31st  - Historic Courthouse Square in Hamilton - 1:00-3:00
Come in costume or just come!
  • Free hot dogs, chips, and drink
  • Candy for the kids
  • Churches giving out what cannot be purchased on food stamps (toilet paper, toothpaste, soap, bags to carry things, etc. are passed out
  • The Masons come and do child identity kits. 
  • The Butler County health department will be there to do flu immunizations for kids.
  • Miami Hamilton students bring coats to pass out.
  • Half Price Books donate books to give away.
  • The Lindenwald Prayer truck is there.
  • The praise band ONE plays music in the gazebo.
  • Various social service agencies come to tell the community what they do. e.g. Transitional Living, SELF, etc.
  • The police and fire department are present for community relations.
Help us bury Pastor Mark in TP!
We are collecting toilet paper that will be handed out at Trunk or Treat on Oct. 31st.  Did you know that toilet paper can't be bought with food stamps?  We have had children more excited about receiving a roll of toilet paper than candy!  You can bring your donation to church on Sundays or drop it off during office hours (9-1) weekdays.  Donations of cash to buy toilet paper are also accepted.

Community Outreach
New Partner Churches and Community Groups are welcomed and needed.  In order to continue serving the community a lunch every Saturday, and to begin serving homeless children through Family Promise, 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.

Family Promise of Butler County - As of 2015, over 500 children are reported homeless in our Butler County school districts.  First will serve as a host church when this program opens its doors to serve those children and their families.
Click on the picture for more information and to get involved.
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.

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.