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.

The Circle Maker

Do you ever sense that there is far more to prayer and to God’s vision for your life than what you are experiencing?  Have you ever found yourself in a place or season of life asking, “does God really hear and answer our prayers?”  What would happen if we had the courage and faith to boldly go to God with big prayers for our families, friends, church, community, and world?

This fall we will explore and begin to answer some of these very questions through a sermon series about prayer, based on the book The Circle Maker, by Mark Batterson.

Beginning Sunday, Sept. 9 we will begin a four-week prayer challenge. During these four weeks, we will draw circles around the very things in our lives, our church, our community and our world where we most need God’s guidance and leading and will commit to praying “through” them. We will discover that “praying through” is different than “praying for.” We often pray “for” a friend who is grieving or a loved one who is struggling. However, when we pray “through” a situation, we commit to seeing it through until the time that God speaks and leads.

I want to invite us all to together in drawing circles around our families, our church, and our community. Let’s join our prayers asking God to lead and direct our steps as we move forward into the future. It is my hope, that through this 1me of inten1onal prayer, God will use us (as individuals and as a church) in a powerful way for the building of the Kingdom.   -- Pastor Brandi

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.

Proclaiming Christ; Preparing Disciples