263 S Prospect St
Ravenna, Ohio 44266
Office: 330.297.7196
Fax: 330.297.5282​ 
Abundant Life Service
Worship: 10:10a


Explore ways that First UMC of Ravenna is making a difference in our world and in our community.
  1. Sunday Morning Worship
    First UMC of Ravenna offers two meaningful worship experiences. Our 8:30a worship, is more traditional. We use the hymnals to sing and integrate participatory liturgy into worship. The choir sings in the 8:30a service. The 11a worship service is more modern, using less liturgy and more contemporary Christian music for worship. During the 11a, we have children's church. The nursery is offered during both services.
  2. Sunday School
    First UMC offers 3 adult Sunday School classes, two elementary Sunday School classes, and one youth class. Sunday School is a great way to increase your love and knowledge of God and of others. Children's Sunday School begins at the 11a traditional worship service.
  3. Daycare & Preschool
    Tots Learning Center is a State licensed daycare and preschool for children six weeks to six years of age. Tots Learning Center offers varying programs and rates, which include half days, part time and summer programs. Tots Learning Center is a Christian daycare and an outreach of the First United Methodist Church. We strive to meet each child's spiritual, intellectual, social, physical and emotional development through a child-oriented, hands-on learning experience.
  4. Youth Ministry
    First UMC is developing a youth ministry, with the hopes that it will be vibrant and thriving. So far, we reach students in Ravenna, Kent, and Rootstown.
  5. Lay Ministers
    Lay ministers is a ministry of intentional care and compassion to folks who are connected to our worshiping community. Lay ministers adopt several individuals to provide meaningful support, in order that the individuals feel cared for, loved, and encouraged.
  6. Loaves and Fishes
    "Loaves and Fishes" is a weekly Saturday free lunch program. It is held every Saturday in Fellowship Hall on the second floor. Each week, we begin serving coffee around 10:30 am with lunch following at 11:30 AM through 12:30 PM. Various Ravenna area churches and community groups rotate the preparation and service of the luncheon. “Loaves and Fishes” is for anyone seeking good food and fellowship in a safe Christian environment. Come and enjoy the home cooked meals prepared by loving hands while being surrounded by friends and family.
  7. Henderson Mission Trip
    Each fall, First UMC sends a team of folks to Henderson Settlement in Kentucky. While there, the team helps meet the needs of folks who are struggling in severe rural poverty. Many times the team will help repair homes and build residential additions. The team members are always deeply impacted by their experience on the trip and are always willing to share how their trip has influenced their faith.
  8. Wheelchair Ramp Ministry
    First UMC is committed to providing wheelchair ramps to individuals and families in need. When the church learns of a need, a team is deployed to the home to construct a wheelchair ramp. This is a free ministry of the church, though donations for supplies and materials are greatly appreciated.