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

Dear Friends,

I really do not know where the year 2019 has gone. No sooner did we get past New Years, Valentine’s Day shows up. We blinked and we were preparing for Lent and Easter. As I took a breath, we were marching in the July Fourth Parade. The year has just been a blur.

We have had accomplishments in a stronger coalition with partners in our Community Lunch program. We have expanded our network of social agencies, to better help individuals in need break the bonds of poverty to a more rewarding self-sustaining lifestyle. Our lunch program ensures that no one in Hamilton needs to go hungry. Every day in Hamilton a hot meal is provided by several faith-based organizations. We are part of that network. Yet, with all the progress, there is still work to do.

The opioid crisis has increased homelessness and threatens the very health of our community. It has also raised the activity of human trafficking in Butler County. Our county is one of the worst in the state of Ohio on this issue. I was shocked by this and I hope you are at least to the point of learning more of the situation and what we can do to help stop it.

On the 19th of January, we need to come together for a church conference. This conference will cover our accomplishments, our challenges, and how we will work into the future of First United Methodist Church. Yes, we have challenges but we have real opportunities as well.

We will give more details about the conference as the conference comes closer.

In the meantime, we wish many, many blessings to you this new year.

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Mark