Welcome to
First United Methodist Church in Horseheads

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.

Worship Service, September 25, 2022

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



September 11 – October 9 is our Annual Food Drive.  Checks made out to the church with food drive in memo line may be put in the offertory plates or taken to the church office.  On behalf of the Outreach Committee, we thank you for your help feeding those who are in need.





Wednesday, October 5, 5:00pm to 8:00pm (full price)  This evening, we are offering a free dinner from 5-8pm.

Thursday, October 6, 9:00am – 4:00pm (1/2 price)

 Friday, October 7, 9:00am to NOON, BAG SALE Day ($2.00 pr. bag)

Holy Grounds Kitchen Staff will be selling food on Thursday and Friday in our kitchen during the sale.

Prices will be posted.   NO PRE SALES!!     All proceeds from the sale go toward Missions  








To celebrate the Installation of our new District Superintendent

The Rev. Dr. Sherri Rood

Please wear your sneakers!

Please also bring a new or gently used pair of sneakers

-child or adult size- to donate through

the outreach ministries of the Mountain View District

The Mountain View District Committee on Superintendency,

Pastor Greg White, Chair

All Are Welcome!


Save the Dates

Oct. 14 – Harmonica concert / dinner, more information coming soon.

Stewardship  Sunday October 16 will be our 2023 Commitment Sunday.

Church Charge Conference is on Sunday, november 20, 2022 at 11:30 am

World Communion Sunday

World Communion Sunday is October 2, 2022:  This sacrament invites us to focus on the holiness of communion with God and one another. On World Communion Sunday – United Methodists, in conjunction with other denominations and believers worldwide, participate in communion to recognize our unity in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

Prayer Chain

We are looking to expand our prayer chain to include those who don’t use email or who are visually impaired by adding a phone tree prayer chain.  We believe intercessory prayer is a wonderful opportunity for us to grow our relationship with our Heavenly Father.  If interested, please call Dick Williams at 607-857-2162.  Prayer Chain Team

From Staff Parish

Pastor Jeff has been a part of our Church family just since June.  As our Pastor, he would like an opportunity to know us better as individuals.  Small group meetings, of 6-10 people, over the next 2-3 months would be an excellent way for both Pastor Jeff and us to get to know each other on a more personal level. These informal meetings can occur either at the church or in individual’s homes.  Staff Parish would encourage groups of friends to sign up on the poster just outside the sanctuary beginning Sept. 25.  May God’s spirit guide us in making decisions for our Church.

Video Team

The video team needs help on Sunday’s.  Please contact Larry if you would be willing to help run the camera, computer, soundboard on Sundays when needed.


Office Help

Sandy is looking for volunteers to be “on call” if needed to answer the phone/doors, answer questions, when she cannot be in the office.  Please call the church office if you would like to help.


Communion Team

We need volunteers to help setting up, clean up, assisting with communion.  Please call the church office if you would like to help.  607-739-1943  



Food Pantry needs for October through December are:  Fruit, especially pineapple.  Dide dishers (ex: mashed potato mackets, rice pilaf or stove top stuffing)

Thank you.

Online Giving

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