Plan A Visit

Service times, directions, and what to expect upon your first visit to First UMC

Getting to know each other

We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the first time can be nerve-racking. We want to help make your first experience at First UMC a great one!

Sunday schedule

First UMC meets every weekend starting September 16,2018:

  • 9:00am - Classic Worship: With hymns, readings and full liturgy.
  • 10:00am - Coffee Hour in the Gathering Area/Adult Education in the Chapel
  • 11:00am - X-Alt Worship Service: "Worship & The Word" with modern music and preaching in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • 11:15am - Children's Church: Children are free to leave the service and enter into an engaging learning time that is age appropriate.


First UMC is located at 105 Genesee St New Hartford, NY 13413.

What can I expect?

How long is a First UMC service?

In total, a First UMC service is about 60-75 minutes in length. The Classic service begins @ 9:00am and has a bulletin to guide everyone through the service. X-Alt Service begins @ 11:00am with the worship band leading the church in music - song lyrics are projected onto the screens so you can sing along and/or engage with worship however you feel the spirit moving you. After the music portion of service is complete, our pastor will come out to share an encouraging and hope-filled message of hope and love.

What's the culture like at First UMC?

Sunday's at First UMC are exciting, casual, and inviting. Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our guest.

What about my kids?

We believe that kids should have a blast at church every single week - and at First UMC Kids, we make this a priority. The other thing we make a priority is your children’s safety. Because of that, we have a check-in process for our First UMC Kids program the first time that you visit. You’ll want to leave yourself an extra few minutes to get signed in for the First UMC Kids experience. First UMC Kids is offered at the X-Alt Service. First UMC service for kids is for kids in Kindergarten through grade 6. We also have nursery care for your younger children during both services. Grades 7 and up can join us for either the Classic service or X-Alt service.

Let us know you're coming

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