Welcome to
First United Methodist Church in Horseheads


“Working Together with All to Connect to God’s Love.”

We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. Our church is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the word of God. We have a long tradition of outreach and service to our members and the community. We hope you will join us for worship on Sunday at 9:30 am , either in-person or online to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.

Join Facebook Live (Horseheads United Methodist Church) or You Tube (hh 1st united methodist church) for online services.

Meet First UMC

Meet the staff and clergy, read about our history, and find out about ministries and other activities.


Ministering to our congregation, our community, our world.

Contact & Directions

First United Methodist Church in Horseheads is located at 1034 W Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845.

Sunday Worship Service February 18, 2024

Did you miss our Sunday Worship Service? Want to experience it again? Check out our most recent available sermon right here!

Church News

Lenten Study

Lenten Study.  It is not too late to join the Lenten Study: “Finding Your place in the church.”

NEWLY ADDED! If you cannot make a daytime class, email me and I will send you a video summary of each lesson once a week during Lent!  Based on the fivefold gifts listed in Ephesians

chapter four, we will learn about each of these vocational gifts and how they can be employed for the glory of God in this church’s ministry. We will meet Wednesdays from 11:00 – Noon; Feb. 7 – March 27th, in room 12 (use chapel entrance). Pastor McDowell & Mrs. Louise McIntosh will lead this together. A spiritual gift assessment will reveal to reach person how you are gifted to serve God in our church. If you are interested and able to attend, please email pastorjeffmcd@yahoo.com so ample materials can be prepared. If you want the video summary, email me as well.   In Christ, Pastor Jeff McDowell

Food Pantry Needs


Jiffy Corn Mix, Boxed Potatoes, Elbow Macaroni and Spaghetti Noodles, Saltines and Ritz Crackers, Honey Nut Cheerios, Regular Cheerios, Fruit Loops.

(These do not need to be name brand, generic is fine.)

All the food collected goes to the Food Pantry at the Presbyterian Church on Westinghouse Road.

Please put any donation of food on the cart by the kitchen door in the Narthex.

This is collected each Tuesday and taken to the food pantry.

The Bridge News


A new Issue of the Bridge is ready for download.  Click here to select.  Hard copies are also available in the Narthex.

The Bridge is a communications tool designed for local churches to stay connected to each other and to the ministries taking place around the Upper New York Conference and The United Methodist Church.

The Bridge is generally published the week prior to the first and third Sundays Sept.-May; in June-August, the Bridge is published the week prior to the first Sunday of each month.

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