Welcome to Richland United Methodist Church! Please join us for worship, Sunday School and fellowship Sunday mornings. Scroll down to find current announcements!

Sacraments and Sacred Moments


This Lenten season we will be learning about the Sacraments and other sacred moments in the life of the church and her people. Won't you join us?
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March 1: Ash Wednesday
Fasting, Almsgiving, Prayer -- Joel 2:1-2,12-17; Is. 58:1-12; Ps. 51:1-17; Mt. 6:1-6, 16-21
March 5: Lent 1
Holy Orders/Ordination -- Mt. 4:1-11, 18:18; Jn 13:3-15; Acts 1:15-26
March 12: Lent 2
Confirmation/Catechism -- Acts 8:14-17; John 3:1-17
March 19: Lent 3
Baptism -- John 1:29-33, 3:1-21, 4:5-42
March 26: Lent 4

Winter/Epiphany Preaching Schedule



Feb. 19: “Meeting Jesus on the Streets”
Youth Sunday
Matthew 5:38-48
Feb. 26: “Meeting Jesus in All His Glory
Matthew 17:1-9

Registration for CORE Classes


Please fill out the attached form and either mail it to First UMC, 2 South College Street, Athens, OH, or bring it into the church office, and we will make sure it gets to First UMC.



Sundays, Feb. 19--Mar.5


Athens First U.M.C.

Instructor: Rev. Joe Graves

Mission, Vision & Core Values


Mission: Jesus Revealed, Jesus Received, Jesus Demonstrated .

Vision: A community of love, growing in faith and wisdom, and relevant in a broken world! .

Core Values: Excellence, Support, Fellowship, God-centered preaching/teaching, exceedingly generous, Bible-based theology, authenticity, inclusive, humility, passion, Christ-centered; every-person in ministry & service, commitment, welcoming atmosphere, prayer, loving, spiritually encouraging, relevant, financially responsible, faith development, integrity.

Sermon Archive

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We are in the process of converting from written texts to streamed worship services. Please look back in a couple of weeks for a chance to join us in worship by streamed video. Shalom!

Facebook Page

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Christian Education Opportunities

We have Sunday morning children, youth, young adult and adult classes, a Men's Study that meets Tuesday mornings, a Wednesday morning Bible study, and a Saturday morning Bible study group.
Schedule of Classes and Bible Studies

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