Welcome

We are excited that you are considering a visit to First Church. We feel like our church is very welcoming and friendly. Even so, we know that visiting any church for the first time can be very intimidating. This page is designed to answer many of the questions you might have prior to visiting.

Getting Here

If you are familiar with Bellefontaine finding First Church is fairly simple. We are located on the corner of Sandusky and Main directly across from Family Video and Walgreens. If you are traveling from outside of Bellefontaine use our map to get easy to follow directions!

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Services

We offer two services on Sunday, a traditional and a contemporary. Each service lasts approximately one hour.
 
Traditional Service
The 9:00am service is a traditional service. In our traditional services you can expect traditional hymns and choruses accompanied by our pipe organ or piano, call to worship and prayer led by laity and a message from God's Word from a member of our pastoral staff. Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month.
 
Contemporary Service
Our contemporary service is called Ignite and starts at 10:30am. The Ignite Praise Band starts the service with up beat worship music accompanied with guitar, keyboard, piano, drums, violin, bass and other instruments. Following worship we hear a message from God's Word and conclude the service with communion each Sunday. Please feel free to dress casually, jeans/shorts/t-shirts are very common at our Ignite service.
 
Communion at Bellefontaine First
The United Methodist Church offers an open table.  This means all Christians are welcome at our table, whatever their denomination, as all Christians are members of Christ’s family.
 

Children/Youth Ministry

Nursery Care

Nursery care is available for infants and children who are not yet potty trained at the 10:30 Ignite service. The nursery is located just across from the main worship center. Pagers are provided to assure parents their children are doing well while in the nursery. First Church also offers two family restrooms that are equipped with changing stations. A toddler sized restroom is available inside the nursery.
 

Pre-School - 5th Grade Students

Children's Church is held every week at 10:30 while parents are attending the main service. Children's Church is a fun hands on learning environment for your kids. Activities your kids might expect include singing, games, art projects and more. Bible Lessons are the main focus of our weekly meeting time. Your child will feel welcomed and cared for at Children's Church. It is our goal to make it the best hour of your child's week! Children are always more than welcome to sit with their parents.

6th Grade - Seniors

Each week our middle and high school students meet in the south balcony at 10:30 where the often sit together and participate in the weekly service. 
 

Coffee

Many of our guests and members love coffee, so we brew fresh, coffee each week! Grab a complimentary cup as you come in, just look to your left. You will even find flavored creamers and flavor shots to make your cup perfect. Help yourself, we just ask that you use one of the lids provided if you are taking your coffee into the worship center with you!

 

 Handicap Accessible Facility.