Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Ada, Ohio!


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

All are invited to join us in worship!

We meet for worship every Sunday, with all invited! There is a classic worship service at 10:00 am. This morning worship service is supported by a staffed nursery for little ones, and Christian Education activities for toddlers through third grade. Read more about our worship service under the Worship tab on this website. Planning a visit to our church? Check out our directions webpage for Google map and parking information.

Bishop Palmer's statement on the recent signing of an agreement aimed at separation

As released via numerous news outlets in early January, The United Methodist Church has developed a protocol of reconciliation and grace through separation that will be voted on during the May 2020 special session of the General Conference of world-wide church leaders. Bishop Gregory Palmer, of the West Ohio Conference, was one of the representatives involved in this process. You can learn more about the protocol by reading a press release from the global UM News website:  Diverse Leaders' Group Offers Separation Plan  There is also a list of frequently asked questions.  

Video Link by Bishop Gregory V. Palmer and West Ohio pastors Rev. David Meredith and Rev. Dr. Jeff Greenway:  These leaders address some frequently asked questions regarding the Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace through Separation Agreement and share their prayers for the delegates of the 2020 General Conference. 

Video Link by UM News:  Additionally, a panel discussion with members of the team that developed the proposal was hosted by UM News on January 13. 

Brunch and Brushes

Come and spend a relaxing time on Saturday, February 22. We will be having a brunch starting at 10:00 a.m. followed by a time of creative painting. A sample of the painting is provided here and a physical sample will be on the Literature Table in the Front Porch. Cost for this activity is $15.00 per person. Registration must be made no later than Sunday, February 9.   You can register by contacting the church office or by registering online.  Men, women, and young people over the age of 10 can participate. Childcare will be available for those under 10.

All are invited to participate in our weekly ministries!

Our church building is a busy hub for the congregation and community. Weekdays you'll find the Ready, Set, Grow preschool and all day care for preschool through after school children in our education area. In the evenings, adults are meeting for activities that include crafts and quilting, yoga, zumba, small care groups, United Methodist women circle groups, chancel choir rehearsal, and monthly committee meetings. Youth typically meet weekly and are invited to join the chancel choir. For those in the community, we offer meeting spaces for groups like girl scouts and brownie troops and library events. 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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