Feb. 28 Worship service: Click to view the Livestream
Worship with us!
You are welcome to join us either digitally via our livestream or in person in our sanctuary each Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. During this period of high COVID-19 cases, we ask those who can worship with us via the livestream broadcast to remain at home so that the in-person attendance is reduced. Also, an archive of our past worship services are available for your viewing at anytime on Facebook or YouTube. You can even access our worship services on your smart phone via the church's app. Visit our Worship webpage (click Worship at the top of this page) where you will find additional information and the current week's Order of Worship.
Have a prayer request? Complete this Google form and Pastor Brandi will receive your request.
Lenten Devotion Study
Lent begins Feb. 17 with Ash Wednesday and for 40 days we will be “Embracing the Uncertain” through a sermon series and daily devotional. Here's a brief description of our study.
"Embracing the Uncertain" invites readers this Lent to engage and wrestle with life’s uncertainties, not ignore them. The first six chapters focus on six post-Transfiguration, pre-Passion stories in the Gospels. Each of these stories are signposts in the gospel narrative, pointing down at a world filled with uncertainty, but pointing us forward to a cross that can show us how to follow Jesus with courage, hope, and obedience. Includes discussion questions that can be used in small-group Bible study session or for personal growth.
Devotionals are available for anyone who would like to dig deeper this Lenten season. They are available for pick up just inside the north alley/kitchen entrance doors from 9 am to noon each weekday. If you are able to make a $10 donation to help offset the cost of the devotional it would be appreciated, but definitely not necessary.
Lenten Zoom Book Studies
Below are four Lenten Zoom Book Studies you and your family are welcome to join. Contact the church office (email@example.com) for the Zoom link. If you need assistance ordering the book, the church office can help with that too.
Group 1: Book study, "Embracing the Uncertain" by Magrey deVega. Led by Terrry Maris, this group meets Sundays at 8:45 am (starts Feb. 21)
Group 2: Family study on the theme "The Power of Words". This study will reference the book "Fruit of the Tongue" (purchase here). Led by Wendy Daugherty, this group meets Sundays at 6:30 pm (starts Feb. 21)
Group 3: Book study, "Living as United Methodist Christians" (available at Cokesbury). Led by Luke Myers on Tuesdays at 6:30 (starts Feb. 23)
Group 4: Book study, "Embracing the Uncertain" by Magrey deVega. Led by Dave Lusk on Thursdays at 7 pm (starts Feb. 18)
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.
Ada First UMC is located at 301 N. Main St.