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 June 4, 2023

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

Church News

Peace With Justice

Peace with Justice Sunday will be celebrated on June 4th.   Please consider supporting this UMC special Sunday with your prayers and,  if possible,  a monetary gift as we support projects to promote a  peace that is also just.  Thank you.

“Changes & Challenges in the United Methodist Church”

Some Churches are Disaffiliating from the UMC, and this creates confusion among our members. What are the facts and why would a church do this? I am hosting a third informational meeting titled, “Changes and Challenges in the United Methodist Church” on Tuesday June 6th with identical sessions at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. No reservation is needed and all are welcome.

Flag Day Celebration


                                                FLAG DAY CELEBRATION

You are cordially invited to celebrate our American Flag

with a FREE old-fashioned ice cream social.

WHEN: Wednesday June 14, 2023

WHY: Because we are proud Americans who LOVE our ice cream

WHERE: Horseheads First United Methodist Church, 1034 West Broad St. Horseheads

TIME: 5:30pm

Summer Worship

       Summer Worship this year will continue in our sanctuary at 9:30 am each Sunday morning.  Please join us, either in-person or online!

Stephen Ministry



Stephen Ministry trains congregation members in distinctively Christian caregiving to other people, one-on-one, for at least one hour per week. Are you interested in being trained this coming Fall season? If so, contact pastor McDowell for more information. And join me in prayer for this new ministry among us.

Outreach Project for Bath VA

Ten years ago, Outreach began collecting clothing items for the Bath VA. Once again, the committee would like to collect sweatpants (L-XL-2XL-3XL-4XL) and sweatshirts (XL-2XL-3XL-4XL) as they are always requested. Plain colored or white T-shirts or even three button shirts (same sizes and no writing) are accepted. Additionally, men’s underwear has been requested with no size or type specified. We will begin to collect items on May 15 and continue through June 18. Thank you for supporting the Outreach Committee as we Reach Out to the Veteran’s in Christian Love.


A New 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.

Online Giving

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