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


October is the first full month of fall. Leaves are turning to their bright colors, the air is crisp and cool, and we have our sweaters and jackets on as we breath the fall air. October is also my first full month at being a grandfather. Samantha June Ritter, not yet born at this writing, will be in the process of making her grandfather a puddle of pride and chief advice giver to parents (not that they are going to want it or need it).

October is the month when we think about the life of our church. How we want it to continue into its next century of being. Are we willing to invest in a ministry that helped 30 plus families through Family Promise break the poverty cycle; not just to get shelter but to be able to maintain a lifestyle for their families that can be nurturing and secure. Are we willing to invest in a ministry that helps introduce people to the love of Christ during Saturday lunches? These meals have helped people spiritually and practically by providing Faith and Finance classes to teach them goal setting, budgeting, and self-discipline. Are we willing to invest in a ministry that has helped people find Jesus and reunite them with their families after being incarcerated? We hope your answer is yes. 

As you look over the pledge card you will be sent in the mail, and will be available at the worship services, we hope your heart will open to new possibilities as we enter into this next century. New possibilities of prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. We are beloved children of God.


26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3: 26-29.


                  Yours in Christ,

                               Pastor Mark