Some Important Information

Come And Worship

Directions to First UMC

You can find driving directions to our church here. Please consider attending a special event or worship service with us real soon. Our street address is 424 Main Street, Laurel, MD, 20707.

Worship Services

We have two Sunday morning worship services. One is at 8:30 am and one is at 11:00 am. Both meet in the Sanctuary. The same message is shared at each service. Our choir sings at the 8:30 service. To find out more about our worship services, please go to this link -

Communion Sunday

On Sunday, April 7th we will celebrate Holy Communion at both morning services. We typically celebrate the Lord's Supper every 1st Sunday of the month.

Lenten Service

On Wednesday, March 20th, at 7 pm, area United Methodist Churches will hold a joint Lenten service at Queens Chapel UMC, located at 7410 Old Muirkirk Road, Beltsville, MD 20705. Rev. Ray is preaching this week.


Calendar of Events

Please check out our calendar of events by going to this link: We try to keep it current.

Palm Sunday

April 14th, at 8:30 and 11:00 am, we will celebrate Palm Sunday at First Church. Please join us.

Seder Meal

April 18th, at 6 pm, we will hold a Seder Meal to remember the Last Supper Jesus shared with His disciples.

Easter Sunrise

April 21st, at 6 am, we will celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, with an outdoor Sunrise service (weather permitting).

Guest Speaker

On April 28th, at both services, Pastor Caprice Brown, will share the message. Rev. Ray will be in prison with Kairos Ministries.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous meets at First Church every Wednesday night at 7 pm. NA information can be found at this link.

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Tuesday Bible Studies

Our Tuesday Bible Studies are led by our pastor and are both co-ed. They are currently studying 1 Timothy and meet in the Fellowship Hall of the church at 10:30 am and 7:00 pm.

Sunday School-Education Time

We have 5 adult classes that meet on Sundays at 9:45 am. We also have classes for children and youth. There is something for the whole family.

Lenten Study

Plan now to join First UMC and Community UMC in a Lenten Study beginning on Shrove Tuesday, March 5th, and continuing through April 16th. The study will meet at 10:30 am and 7 pm each Tuesday during Lent.

The evening study will be co-led by Rev. Ray and Pastor Caprice and held at First UMC. We will use the book – The Case for Easter by Lee Strobel. We have ordered the books for $2.50 each.