Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Ada, Ohio!


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

In 2020, our church is seeking to live as generous stewards of God's gifts by reaching up to God and reaching out to our neighbors.  During the next few weeks, we invite you to prayerfully consider how you might seek to live more generously through your prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness.  In late October, campaign materials were sent via US mail to the congregation.   The materials included a pledge form and a second form to indicate your willingness to help in the various ministries of the church.  We need to hear from you and those in your household by November 17 to make this Generosity Stewardship Campaign a success!

  • PDF forms can be printed out:  You can download and print out the two forms from the stewardship campagin webpage.  You can then fill them out by hand.  Bring your completed form to the church on Sunday November 17, or mail your form to the church office to the attention of the financial secretary, Kathy Gulbis. 

If you did not receive a packet or misplaced your copy, visit our stewardship campaign page

Donating Stock or Directing an IRA Distribution to the Church?

If you have reached 70 ½ years of age, you may be facing a requirement to draw down from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA). You can make this a win-win situation by making a Qualified Charitable Distribution to a charity (or charities) of your choice, like Ada First UM Church. Doing so avoids having to claim the amount as taxable income and also gives you a tax benefit for making a charitable donation.  

If you have stock that you would like to donate to the church, this can be done fee-free through the Council on Development at the West Ohio Conference UMC headquarters in Columbus.  Read more about that here!

Paint Lunch!

You're invited to join the excitement of "self-proclaimed non-artists" creating beautiful masterpieces with God's Truth on each one on Saturday, November 16 from 11 am to 2 pm.  Just show up!  You don't need to bring a thing.  Lunch will be provided.  Register and pay to reserve your spot with the link below.  Cost is $30.00 per person.  Cash will not be collected at the party.  Registration link:  https://tinyurl.com/adafirstpaint

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.

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