Plan A Visit
Service times, what to expect upon your first visit, and directions to First UMC
8:45 am Early Worship Service
An informal service coming together for worship in the fellowship hall. On 3rd Sundays, we come together in the sanctuary. The Alive! Praise Band leads our music during the service.
11:00 am Morning Worship Service
A traditional service including the Chancel Choir, pipe organ and piano, singing of traditional and sacred hymns. (During the first hymn, all children in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade are invited to depart with our Godly Play leaders for children’s church downstairs.)
Holy Communion is observed and celebrated the 1st Sunday of each month at both worship services.
What can I expect?
How long is a First UMC Service? In total, a First UMC service is about 60 minutes in length.
What's the culture like at First UMC? Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our guest.
What about my kids? A safe, caring environment is provided during the 8:45am & 11:00am worship services in our child care area for infants through 4 years of age. During the Sunday school hour, age-appropriate Biblical themed experiences are offered forinfants through 4 years of age.
We believe that kids should have a hands-on and fully engaged experience at church every single week - and at Godly Play we make this a priority. During the first hymn of the 11:00am worship service, children in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade are invited to join the Godly Play Leader at the back of the sanctuary to go and participate in Godly Play. Each week the children hear a different story, told with the use of beautifully crafted materials, and then are invited to explore the story through hands-on play, art work, and “I wonder” questions. After each story is told, the children are asked to “wonder” about it through a series of questions that begin with the words, “I wonder...” Its hands-on approach is meant to fully engage children in the stories of the Bible and the church year.
First United Methodist Church is located in uptown Lexington, North Carolina, at the corner of South Main Street and West Fourth Avenue. Our physical address is 310 South Main Street.
Parking is available in our Fourth Avenue side lot and in our back parking lot on South State Street, which faces the J. Smith Young YMCA. Additional parking is available on the streets surrounding the church.
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