First Church is located at 68 N. Church Street in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. If you're an Ephrata native or if you're just visiting our beautiful countryside, please stop by to say hi. We love meeting new people and


8:30 a.m. Traditional Service with organ* 

9:30-10:30 a.m. Equipping Hour - classes for all ages (Sunday School); 

10:30 a.m. Contemporary Service with praise band; Children's Church for Infant through Elementary

CURRENT SERMON SERIES: Because of Bethleham

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First Church is located at 68 N. Church Street in Ephrata, Pennsylvania

**Our desire is to provide a safe environment at First Church in keeping with State and CDC guidelines. We ask people to use discretion when attending our services, making choices at their own comfort level and also honoring and respecting the comfort level of others.  

* The 8:30 a.m. worship service can be viewed each Sunday

on local Blue Ridge Cable 11 at 12:00 noon.

Our Worship Services - audio version

Below you will find AUDIO recordings of our complete worship services -  8:30 a.m. traditional (organ) and 10:30 a.m. contemporary (praise band).  VIDEO recordings are available on facebook (see link elsewhere.)

Click on arrow below to listen here or click on DOWNLOAD or RESOURCES to download for later.  To listen to sermons only (not complete services), click here.




8:30 a.m. (traditional) & 10:30 a.m. (contemporary) 

Please join us in worship in-person, live-streamed on Facebook or in delayed recording, using one of the following options:

  • In-person worship - both services
  • 8:30 am only - on Blue Ridge Cable TV, channel 11 at 12 noon
  • Live-streamed on Facebook, both services, open to public, i.e. you do NOT need a Facebook account to watch this live streaming! This is a public account. Just click on the following link! https://www.facebook.com/FirstChurchFUMCEphrata/live_videos/

DELAYED RECORDINGS of BOTH services are available at anytime during the week (allowing time for uploading to the internet.)

  • VIDEO of services is available on Facebook - visit "First Church, FUMC Ephrata" (same link as above)  Again, this playback is available to all as our Facebook page is a public page.
  • AUDIO of services can be found right here on our church website (allow time for uploading) 
                - For AUDIO of complete services just scroll back up this page.
                - For AUDIO of Sermons only go to ephratafirst/home/messages


Equipping Hour classes 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.   

  • The Youth class (7th-12th grades) is meeting on the third floor - room 301.  The ICON Youth are also meeting Sunday evenings.
  • Women on the Journey is meeting on the ground floor - room 111.
  • Connect adult class is meeting in room 203.
  • Faith & Friendship adult class is meeting in Fellowship Hall.
  • Children's classes meet on the 2nd floor. Sign in at the hallway security desk.


Friends of the Farm BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) after second service:
BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) and join in with others after second service in Fellowship Hall or at the church farm location if the weather is favorable. Eat lunch and fellowship together. Time is flexible. Come and go as your schedule permits. Tables are spaced for social distancing.


Our bills continue, so your offerings will be welcomed
      Go to our "Donate" page for details on ways that you can give.
      We are grateful for your continued faithful giving.

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Therefore, dear friends...grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. 2 Peter 3:17-18 (NIV)