All are journeying.

First United Methodist Church
225 Ludlow Street
Hamilton, OH  45011
(513) 896-5683

Sunday Services
9:00 a.m. - Praise Service
10:45 a.m. - Traditional Service
4:00 p.m. - Hispanic Service

Dear Friend,

All of the Christmas and New Years activities are over, the pace of life is going from frantic to hurried, and maybe, just maybe, we can catch a breath. All of us are busy and time does not seem to be slowing down.

This January we will be working the preparations for our hosting of our 200th anniversary celebration. Stay tuned, there will be much going on. We will need to look down the road to see what opportunities we can grab on to for us to grow and prosper spiritually and corporately.

There will be challenges. Some of us will be challenged by health issues; some of us will be challenged financially; still others will be challenged by losses. We will have challenges with the building, we will have challenges within our community, we will even have challenges with each other. These challenges will need to be overcome and conquered. We have a vital role to play, for the kingdom of God, and must continue to shine his light throughout our community as we have been doing over these past few years.

“You are the light of the world.” Jesus tells us in Matthew. “…let your light shine before men, that they might see your good deeds and praise your father in heaven.”

That is our directive. We are the hands and feet of Jesus. We are making a difference in the world of those around us. Let us do what we a have done for 200 years, “Loving God; Loving Hamilton.

Blessings to you and yours this coming year.

Grace and Peace,


Pastor Mark