First United Methodist Church Ellwood City
Friday, October 23, 2020
Rev. Angelique O. Bradford, Pastor
416 Crescent Avenue
Ellwood City, PA  16117

No Matter Who You Are Or Where You're From You Are Welcome Here


Welcome to First United Methodist Church of

Ellwood City 

416 Crescent Ave., Ellwood City, PA 16117

Our Doors are Open!

Join Us this Sunday, October 25, 2020 ~ 11:00 am

Rev. Angelique O. Bradford, Pastor



If you are unable to join us on Sunday mornings,

you can view the service on our Facebook page


Reopening Guidelines
 As we at FUMCEC look forward to the joy of being together again, we want you to be informed of the COVID-19-compliant worship we have planned. While worshipping in this manner is not ideal, we are seeking to balance our commitment to safety with our desire to be together.



Until further notice.....

Signage will be posted throughout the church and the Head Usher will be available for assistance.

Ingress/Egress: Only two (2) doors of the church will be open and available to enter and leave the church: the main Narthex door and the Narthex ramp door. All other doors will remain locked.

Face Masks: All worshippers are required to wear a face mask. Masks are available in the Narthex for those who need them.

Drinking Water: All worshippers are encouraged to bring your own bottle of water.

Hand Sanitizer: Use of hand sanitizer is encouraged. Several bottles of hand sanitizer are available for use in the Narthex.

Social Distancing: Maintain six (6) feet of distance from (non-household member) fellow worshipers. Refrain from handshaking, hugging, etc.

Seating: Only designated pews are available for seating. Please refrain from direct contact outside of your immediate family circle. No one is to sit within six (6) feet of the center aisle. Each pew is marked with tape accordingly. The Head Usher will provide any needed assistance.

Restrooms: Three (3) restrooms will be available: the unisex restroom located to the left of the altar and the Men’s and Women’s restrooms located at the bottom of the stairs from the Narthex.  We request that only one person use the restroom at a time unless you require assistance. 

Area Restrictions: The Sanctuary and the restrooms are the only areas available to worshippers. All others areas are unavailable at this time (kitchen, fellowship hall, library, third floor, etc.).

Bulletins: Bulletins will not be available, but will continue to be emailed for your convenience. Worshippers are encouraged to view the bulletin on their phones/tablets or to print their own bulletin and bring it with them.

Singing: We will refrain from congregational singing. Hymnals (and Bibles, etc.) have been removed from the pew racks. Although words to the hymns/praise songs will be in the bulletin, we encourage you to sing in spirit.

Offering: The offering plates will be placed prominently in the Narthex. Worshippers are asked to please place your offering in those plates. Giving via the ‘Donate’ button on the church Facebook page, electronically via your bank and via mail are still available. A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has generously remembered our church during this national health crisis. Your offerings are greatly appreciated.

Dismissal: At the conclusion of the service, please wait for the Head Usher to dismiss you. 

Sanitizing: The church has been sanitized and will continue to be thoroughly cleaned between worship services. 

We should stress that we are complying with guidelines from the CDC and the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference BUT cannot guarantee safety from COVID-19 or any other contagious illnesses.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the church office.

Thank you and God Bless!

First United Methodist Church of Ellwood City

Church Council & Pastor Angelique
We are a "Five Practices" Church.  In all that we do everyday, as individuals and as a congregation, we try to live out the "Five Practices of a Fruitful Congregation ":  Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk Taking Mission and Service, and Extravagant Generosity.  The Five Practices for a Fruitful Congregation Model was designed by Bishop Robert Schnase.
The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ.   First United Methodist Church believes the local church provides the most significant arena through which disciple-making occurs.   Jesus' words in Matthew 28:19-20 provide us with our mission:   "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you."
Sunday Worship
Sunday School: 9:45 AM
Worship Service:  11:00 AM
Office Hours
Monday and Tuesday
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday and Thursday
8:30 am - 2:00 pm