First United Methodist Church
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Rev. Angelique O. Bradford, Pastor
416 Crescent Avenue
Ellwood City, PA  16117


Welcome to First United Methodist Church of

Ellwood City 

        Sunday, February 23, 2020   
       Transfiguration Sunday 
 Choir Practice 9:00 am
Children and Adult Sunday School 9:45 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
Ash Wednesday Worship Service
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm
The community is welcome!      
FUMC will be having a time of Lenten Prayer and Meditation every Tuesday evening from 6:30 pm - 7:30 in the Sanctuary beginning March 3.  Please join us in this lenten study.  We will be using the book Meditate Like Jesus by K.D. Weaver.  You may order a copy of this book online (Amazon) or contact the church office and we can order it for you. 
All Are Welcome!  

Daily Readings

The daily readings expand the range of biblical reading in worship and personal devotion by providing daily citations for the full three-year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary. These readings complement the Sunday and festival readings: Thursday through Saturday readings help prepare the reader for the Sunday ahead; Monday through Wednesday readings help the reader reflect on and digest what they heard in worship. ~ 

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 Help Us Support Boy Scout Troop 806
Eat at Pizza Joe's on Thursday, February 27 and tell them you want to support the boy scouts.  A portion of the proceeds from your order will benefit the scouts in their fundraising efforts for their conservation trip to St. Thomas in June 2021.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Children Ages 3 through 6th Grade 
Games, snacks, crafts, bible stories
Open to all children of the community
Saturday, March 14, 2020
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Come join us!!  
Bring your kids or grandkids to Super Saturday and stay for Bible Study!
If you missed February's Meeting, you can click here to get the worksheet for the January meeting.  
 This past Sunday, January 19, 2020 marked the fifth consecutive year that First United Methodist Church of Ellwood City has hosted the Worship & Celebration of the Life & Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The inaugural service was held on January 17, 2016.
The Western PA Conference of the United Methodist Church (WPAUMC) lifts up Dismantling Racism as one of its Five Areas of Focus.  The Worship & Celebration service is a way to not only commemorate and give thanks for the justice work of Dr. King, but also to remind and to proclaim that it is the responsibility of all disciples of Jesus to do our part in continuing that work.
On behalf of the Ellwood City Ministerium, the churches and community of Ellwood City and the Butler District of the WPAUMC, Pastor Angelique Bradford and the people of First United Methodist Church would like to express our gratitude to Rev. Pat Cleary and Rev. Wayne Cleary of spearheading the development and launching of this very special service, which has been a blessing to us us.
Thank you, Pat and Wayne!
Upcoming Events:  
(go to Events/News page for more details)
February 26:        Ash Wednesday Service 7:00 pm
February 27:        Eat at Pizza Joes and Support Boy Scout Troop 806 
March 3:               Lenten Prayer and Meditation 6:30 - 7:30 pm
March 7:               Cub Scout Pack 806 Pinewood Derby 1:00 - 3:00 pm
March 10:              Lenten Prayer and Meditation 6:30 - 7:30 pm
March 14:             Super Saturday and Bible Study 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
March 17:              Lenten Prayer and Meditation 6:30 - 7:30 pm 
March 21:              UMW Meeting 9:30 am            
March 24:             Lenten Prayer and Meditation 6:30 - 7:30 pm
March 31:              Lenten Prayer and Meditation 6:30 - 7:30 pm
April 5:                   Palm Sunday Worship Service 11:00 am 
April 7:                    Lenten Prayer and Meditation 6:30 - 7:30 pm
April 12:                 Easter Sunday Worship 11:00 am - no Sunday School
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We are a "Five Practices" Church.  In all that we do everyday, as individuals and as a congregation, we try to live out the "Five Practices of a Fruitful Congregation ":  Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk Taking Mission and Service, and Extravagant Generosity.  The Five Practices for a Fruitful Congregation Model was designed by Bishop Robert Schnase.
The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ.   First United Methodist Church believes the local church provides the most significant arena through which disciple-making occurs.   Jesus' words in Matthew 28:19-20 provide us with our mission:   "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you."
Sunday Worship Service 11:00 am
Office Hours: M-T 8:30 am - 12:00 pm and W-TH 8:30 am - 2:00 pm