Service Times
  • Sunday
    • 8:15 AM Informal Worship Service
    • 9:10 AM Fellowship Time/Refreshments
    • 9:30 AM Sunday School
    • 10:30 AM Traditional Worship Service
  • Tuesday
    • 7:00 PM Bible Study
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00 AM Bible Study
    • 6:30 PM Youth Fellowship
Upcoming Events
11/29/2017 - 8:00 AM   Breakfast @ 30 West
12/3/2017 - 10:30 AM   Poinsettia orders due
12/13/2017 - 1:30 PM   Blood Drive 1:30 - 7:00 PM
12/15/2017 - 12:00 PM   Stoner's & Circle Daycare
12/16/2017 - 8:00 AM   Men's Breakfast at Heidelberg
12/17/2017 - 10:30 AM   Poinsettias displayed
12/17/2017 - 12:00 PM   Carolling
Kids' Art Events

Each season, Jen Raifsnider plans paint and crafting events for children. These events are open to the public and are well attended. Parents are encouraged to stay and fellowship while the children are assisted by our children's ministry leaders. This outreach is intended to encourage the young families in and around our community, while offering kids of all ages, abilities, and situations a chance to express their creativity and learn artistic skills. Unless the project is particularly involved, these classes are free. You can find and sign up for the events by following us on facebook at 'Marion First UMC'.

Good Samaritan Sunday School Class

Teacher:  Owen Myers - The Good Samaritan class meets in the upper level of the educational wing.  This class is an adult class that seeks to grow in their understanding of God’s word and its’ application to their lives today.  The course of study has consisted of Bible characters, books of the Bible, and some DVD series of well-known Bible teachers.  The class shares their joys and concerns so they can hold one another up in prayer.Joyful laughter can be heard coming from the room as they learn together.

L.I.N.K. Sunday School Class

The L.I.N.K. Sunday School Class is a group discussion style class.  Topics
discussed include books of the Bible from both the Old and New Testaments,
subjects such as prayer and spiritual gifts that draw from multiple books
of the Bible, and special lessons such as symbols of the disciples.  The
current topic is the book of Genesis.  The class meets in the
basement beneath the sanctuary.  All are welcome!

The Adult Sunday School Class


The Adult Class meets in the Fellowship Hall and is open to any age, from young adults through young-at-heart adults.  The class uses the Adult Bible Studies quarterlies, Uniform Series (International Bible Lessons for Christian Teaching) and during July and August there are guest speakers, who may choose their own subjects.  It is usually a lecture-style class with some discussion led by a different teacher each week.  Right now there are four teachers who take turns:  Bob Thomas, Frank Gelwicks, Don Barnhart and  Ken Baker.


Lillies

Lilies is a group of women of all ages and at all stages of life offering support, encouragement and empowerment to share the Lord with one another through studies, prayer, and fellowship.  This is a great opportunity to make new friendships, share recipes, have a book discussion, watch a faith-based movie, offer and receive encouragement, and just relax and have fun.  We invite you to come and connect to God's love.  This group meets the second Friday of each month from September through April from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.


Stitch1, Pray 2

Stitch 1, Pray 2 is a prayer shawl ministry whose mission is to provide a tangible expression of God’s love through the work of loving hands.  Each shawl is prayerfully made and consecrated by God at a worship service to be a blessing to the person who will receive it.  The works of our hands have celebrated 90th birthdays, new homes, and new babies, and have offered comfort and support in times of illness or bereavement.  Though much of the handiwork is done at home, the group enjoys coming together to share new patterns, to encourage each other, and to pray that their shawls will be a blessing to someone.  Presently Stitch 1, Pray 2 is meeting on the third Wednesday night of each month from September through May at 7:00 PM in the Young Adult Sunday School classroom next to the church office.  We welcome anyone who knits, crochets, or wants to learn.

Hand Bell Choir

The bell choir meets Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. The choir uses a three-octave set of bells and a two-octave set of hand chimes.  The choir has a great time ringing and laughing together.  The choir performs approximately once a month.  Has ended for the summer, will resume in the Fall.

Sanctuary Choir

The choir meets Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  The choir sings at the 10:30 am worship service approximately 3 Sundays per month.  Because of their special bond the choir looks forward to not only the practice time they share from September to May but also to the opportunity to assist in worship.  Has ended for the Summer, will resume in the Fall.

Little Lambs Sunday School Class

The Little Lambs Sunday School Class  is probably our most enthusiastic group of learners in our church.  They meet weekly at 9:30 AM in the Nursery room in the upper level of the church.  There are always at least two adults with the class of 5 -7 children. This class is geared toward 2-4 year old and includes a Bible story, an activity or craft, a prayer (with several of the children offering their own prayers), often a snack, and an organized playtime. The children are currently learning about Famous Bible Children, including Miriam and Moses, Isaac, Samuel, and David.  The children usually sing or do a short presentation  (from their lessons) in the 10:30 worship once every 6 - 8 weeks.

Wednesday Night Youth Fellowship

We open the doors Wednesday night from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm during the school year to youth 6th grade and older. Fun events and service projects are interspersed throughout the year. Our teens especially enjoy fellowship over a stack of pizzas!