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June 1, 2020 Announcement

                  Guidelines for In Person Worship and Activities

  • We will have limited seating for all activities and worship services.
  • Maintain social distancing: no handshakes, hugs, or elbow-bumps. Keep a minimum of 6’ distance for anyone outside your immediate family.
  • Face masks will be required for the protection of others. If you do not like masks, if they make you uncomfortable or anxious, please stay home so we can maintain the safest environment possible.
  • Hand sanitizer will be made available and encouraged.
  • If you have traveled outside of our community or have been in contact with someone outside of our community, wait 2 weeks before returning to church.
  • If you have any symptoms (fever, congestion, cough, body aches, etc.), please stay home until you have been symptom free for at least 14 days.  
  • In worship, individuals must sit by themselves, families may sit together. Every other row will be blocked off (starting with the first row).
  • For Sunday worship, greeters will open the doors of the church at 9:45 am and welcome so that no one touches a door handle. Greeters/Ushers will assign seats/sections to guests as they enter.
  • No food or drinks will be served and there will be limited restrooms to use.
  • Anyone wishing to attend in person worship on Sundays should email fumcadmin@1umclebanon.com or call the church office at 417-532-7153 by noon on Thursday of each week to reserve a spot so that we may better prepare the church for Sunday worship.
  • No Children’s Church or Nursery will be offered during Sunday morning worship. Time will be assigned during the worship service for Kid’s Corner. All children must stay seated with their families. Materials will be provided for kids ages 4 years old to 4th grade during the worship time. All materials including packaging must be taken with you after worship as the church will not reuse. Please leave the clipboards in the pews. We will sanitized them before the next use.
  • People will be dismissed by row at the end of the worship service.
  • Each Monday the church will be sanitized, and fresh air will be drawn in to ventilate the sanctuary and public areas.
Office Hours
Office hours are currently 9am-12noon Monday-Thursday. In an effort to continue to keep everyone safe and healthy we are still practicing social distancing protocol; please call first if you need anything.
March 22, 2020 Announcement
It is with great joy that the Accountable Leadership Board members and I announce that Associate Pastor Marsha Vincent will be appointed to First UMC Lebanon 3/4 time beginning July 1, 2020. Pastor Marsha has been serving First UMC in a 1/4 time appointment and has been an effective congregational care pastor during that time. With increasing her appointment to 3/4 time, Pastor Marsha will continue to focus on congregational care while adding to her duties assisting with Sunday worship and creating other worship, discipleship and outreach opportunities. I’m very excited to continue to have Pastor Marsha partnering with the church and I in ministry in our church and community, and I look forward to the many more blessings our church will experience through her leadership, compassion and enthusiasm. Please join the Accountable Leadership Board members and I in celebrating this joy with Pastor Marsha!
Grace and Peace to all,
Pastor Kathy Osiel, ALB Chairperson Karla Lowe-Phelps, Ginny Bounds, Ron Burnett, Chuck Christal, Brad Curl, Bill Ersery, Kathy Hough, Justin Johnson, Matt Michael, Jim Moore, Stan Moore, Susan Mott, Vanessa Ruble, Scott Shumate, and Rita Wall

Our Staff

Pastor Kathy Osiel
Lead Pastor
Pastor Marsha Vincent
Associate Pastor
Cindy Page
Director of Family Ministries & Worship
David Clark
Director of Music Ministries
Afton Nordean
Office Manager – Communications
Jackie Brown
Staff Accountant
Casheena Hillme
Technology Specialist

Get Involved

Sunday School
9am-10am every Sunday.
We offer multiple classes for adults that are designed to enrich your spiritual walk and encourage you in your faith.
Jr. High & Senior High students gather together to explore the reality and relevance of Scripture in their lives and to explore God’s word through discussion, video, and prayer. 
PreK-5th grade for praise and worship, a Bible lesson, drama, hands-on activities, games, and crafts.
Adult Ministries
There is always something going on at First UMC. Contact us to learn more about the opportunities to serve.
Stephen Ministry
United Methodist Men
United Methodist Women
Susanna Circle
Wesleyan Circle
Crafts & Quilting group
Chancel Choir
Bell Choir
Care Team
House Rehab and Construction
Bible Studies
Youth Ministries
Methodist Youth Sundays                                                             Junior High and High School aged students meet from 5pm-7pm every Sunday. They share a meal, worship, study the Bible and play off-the-wall, active, and fun group games!

Emerge After School Program                                      Emerge is an after school study & tutoring space for all students in grades 6-12 that meets Mondays from 3pm-6pm. Contact the church office for information on transportation to the church from school.

Children’s Ministries
Children’s Time
During Worship Service, Children are invited to join Pastor Kathy for a short lesson. 
Children’s Church
After Children’s Time the kiddos will go to their own Children’s Church Service where they will participate in praise and worship, a Bible lesson, drama, hands-on activities, media, games and crafts! 
All staff and volunteer workers are screened and trained through Safe Gatherings.
If you would like to know more about what your child learns and experiences during Children’s Church contact us at kids@1umclebanon.com

Contact Us

300 N Madison Ave. 
Lebanon, MO 65536
P.O. Box 470
Tel: (417) 532-7153 
Fax: (417) 532-1857
 Office Hours: Monday-Thursday     9am to 3pm