Connection Opportunities….

Join us for prayer every Monday at 3pm and Friday at 9:30 am in the Chapel!

Service: Last Thursday Meal

Our church prepares and serves a meal to members of our community.  Sharon Walden heads up this mission and would be glad to have extra hands to help.  Hours are 12:30 – 3:30 for prep work, 3:30 – 6 for guest assistance, prayer partner from 4:30 – 6 and clean up from 6-7.  Please contact Sharon at (937)210-1072 if you are available and would like to participate!


Groups: Join a small group

Small Groups are a great tool for Christian growth. FUMC has several active small groups and is always eager to start new groups when needed.  In order to join a small group, please contact Pastor Ben at 592-9651 or email him at 

Gifts: Share your talents!

Love music? So do we!  First Church is brimming with musical talent and we are always looking to add new faces!  Join our Chancel Choir, directed by Mike Suman, Contemporary Worship Team or Adult Hand Bell Choir, directed by Joe Antram.  Just contact the church office by phone or email, and we will put you in contact with the proper director! 


Serve: Ministry Teams

First Church has several ministry teams which are always looking to add persons who want to serve in a specific way.  Mission and Outreach, United Methodist Women, United Methodist Men, Family Ministries, Worship & Music and Discipleship are just a few of our committees and teams which are available to those who want to serve.  Just contact the office and we will get you set with an opportunity to serve God and our community!

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at Bellefontaine First

Administrative Council

Steve Marshall, Chairperson



Scott Shellhaas, Chairperson


Committee on Finance

Howard Traul and Kyle Overly, Co-Chairs


Staff/Parish Relations

Deb Ellis, Chairperson



Pastor Ben Shaeffer, Chairperson


Worship & Music

Marianne Antram, Chairperson



Sue Pine, Chairperson


Congregational Care

Janice Miller, Chairperson


Mission & Outreach

Linda Knight, Chairperson


Family Ministry

Heidi Reser, Peggy Thompson, Co-Chairs


Vacation Bible School

Kayce Shaeffer, Chairperson