Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Ada, Ohio!


Ada First UMC is located at 301 N. Main St.  

Upcoming worship services canceled due to Covid-19 until mid-July.  

The church Administrative Council met in mid-May to discuss the possibility of how and when Ada First might re-open to public worship.  At this time, we feel it is best to delay in-person worship until at least mid-July.  Why wait another two months?  The answer comes back to figuring out how we will worship.  We will need to significantly overhaul our way of worship whenever we do return, and our church size causes us to need to wait until other areas of our community have re-opened in order to help stop the spread of the virus.  

That being said, we will still worship...see below for ways to join us.  And we are planning to launch several Zoom Bible study groups for adults, drive-thru communion, a remote digital VBS, and more online activities for our children and youth, all to continue to help our church stay connected.

Tune in for the internet broadcast!

Sunday, April 19 was our last FM radio broadcast on 94.9 WONB.   The station has been sold to the Catholic radio channel, Holy Family.  If you have access to the internet, you can still hear our worship service at 10 am by clicking on this link:  http://bteradio.com/wonb.html  If you prefer to watch a video on the internet, go to the church's Facebook page where we will broadcast the video of the live service https://www.facebook.com/adafirstumc  (You do not need a Facebook account to see the video.  Simply go to the church's Facebook page at 10:00 am and you should see a square box with an image of the chancel.  The box should have a play arrow in the center and the word "LIVE" in red in the corner.)  The last option is that you can download an app on your cell phone such as Tune-In and set the channel to WONB The Beat to listen on your phone.

Daily Devotionals - Upper Room

The church has the printed Upper Room daily devotional booklets available for pick-up, just inside the church north entrance on the alley.  Please email info@adaumc.org to confirm when the doors might be unlocked.  Additionally, the Upper Room has released its daily devotionals at no charge to anyone who would like to complete the daily meditation.  Simply go to www.upperroom.org/devotionals  This service will be available through the end of June.  

Prayer Requests

Have a prayer request?  Complete this Google form and Pastor Brandi will receive your request.

Recent Videos 

Jillian's Children's Time Story and Craft - May 15
Worship - May 10
Worship - May 17

Worship Order for Sunday May 24

Welcome and Announcements
Opening Hymn: #98 To God Be the Glory 
Opening Prayer/Call to Worship: Pastor Brandi
Scripture Reading: Luke 24:44-53 / Acts 1: 6-11
Message: "Why Are You Looking Up?"
Special Music
Closing Prayer
Closing Hymn: #168 At the Name of Jesus

Small Group Bible Studies

Several small group Bible Studies are forming for the four weeks of June.  These will be led by several of our church members and they will meet via a Zoom meeting on your computer or phone.  Please contact Pastor Brandi at rigsby@adaumc.org if you would like to join one or more of these, or would like more information about these groups.

Group 1:  Book Study on The Last Arrow by Erwin McManus (Sundays at 9 am), led by Terry Maris
Group 2:  Book Study on Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado (Mondays at 7 pm) led by Dave Lusk
Group 3:  Contemplative Prayer Practices (Tuesdays at 11 am) led by Karen Ward
Group 4:  Trustworthy:  A Study of 1st and 2nd Kings (Wednesdays at 7 pm) led by Anna Yoakam

You are Welcome to Join Us!

We invite you to participate in these events, and you are encouraged to add our website calendar to your own Google calendar by simply clicking on the blue plus sign on the bottom edge of the calendar. Additional programming information is published in our electronic monthlly newsletter and our weekly email prayer list. If you would like to be added to our email list or need to update your information, please contact the church office.  Our website also provides information about the history of Ada First UMC, our staff, and our visioning and construction process after the fire in 2012.


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