Adults - Groups & Activities

20-30 Connect is a ministry designed to create a place where all young adults in their 20's and 30's can encounter the transforming love of Jesus and be sent into the world as His disciples.  We want to have fun together, grow together, and serve together.  We believe the Holy Spirit is moving in our church and community, and we want to be in step with what He is doing!

Everyone is excited, because . . . it's SUMMER COOKOUT SEASON!!  If you are in your 20's or 30's mark your calendar as we're ready to break out the grill and have some fun at our summer cookouts!  Whether you are new to the church or have been here for years, these cookouts are for you.  It's also a great opportunity to invite guests!  Burgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided.  Please bring a side or dessert to share.

  • June 16th @ 6:00 pm (Ben & Jacey Vollrath's -- 1197 Nutmeg Dr.)
  • July 21st -- details TBA
  • August 18th -- details TBA
  • September 15 (Bonfire & S'more's) -- details TBA

Questions?  Contact Ben or Jacey Vollrath at or or (614) 949-3235.

The Christian Quilters Guild meets on the third Monday of each month in Room 155 at 9:30 A.M. to share samples of their work and ideas about quilting. The focus of this ministry is to make baby quilts for children born at risk for HIV, AIDS, drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms, and other health risks. During their 8 year association with the ABC quilt project, over 400 quilts were donated to area hospitals. They currently donate quilts to the Union County Rainbow Clinic and school bags to the Church World Services Festival of Sharing. Each quilt has been made with love and dedicated during a church service. Each quilt is sent with prayer and a desire that the child will become healthy.

Additional information may be found in the Information Centers of the Burnside Family Life Center and the Sanctuary; or call the church office at 937-642-4712.

Our Cuba team took one of the quilts made by the Christian Quilters to Pastor Edgani in November.  Pastor Edgani, who is pastor of the congregation in Barbosa, Cuba where we are helping them build a church, had just learned that she was expecting.  Tears of joy accompanied the presentation of the quilt!  In the picture, Pastor Aaron and Greg Williams can be seen presenting the quilt to Pastor Edgani and her husband.





The Cookie Cutters Club is a ministry under the Women In Mission (W.I.M.). The Cookie Cutters meet as needed throughout the year in the kitchen of the First United Methodist Church. They bake cookies for various church outreach ministries such as the Kairos Prison Ministry. A special Christmas project is to make cookies for shut-ins which are distributed by carolers from the church. They also make cookies to send to our military personnel and college students each year.

Additional information, click here or check the Information Centers in the Burnside Family Life Center and the Sanctuary; or call the church office at 937-642-4712.

2018/19 Season

Dartball practices for 2018/19 begin on October 22nd, and the season runs through March.  We meet each Monday at 7:00 pm.  Our "home field" is in Room 220 at the church.  Away matches are held at other churches in Marysville.  Contact Coach Dave Parr for more information at (937) 243-8723.  All are welcome!


Here are some highlights from a recent season . . . Our FUMC Dartball Team recently completed the 2016/17 season, compiling a winning record of 25 wins and 20 losses.  That was good for a third place finish in the league, but we went into the last week of the season playing for second place.  Our leaders on the team this year were --

  • Mark Reed -- Rookie of the Year, 7th place year-end batting average, tied for 7th place most hits, 8th place RBI’s, 8th place high night batting average, 10th place most game winning hits;
  • Michael Reed -- 3rd place most at bats, 10th place most singles, most pumpkin patches;
  • Clay Bauserman -- 2nd place most singles, 5th place most hits, 8th place batting average, 10th place most at bats, tied for 4th most double plays; 
  • Grant Bauserman -- highest two-game tournament batting average (.714), tied for most sacrifice hits, tied for 3rd most walks, 8th place most triples;
  • Dave Parr -- tied for 2nd most home runs, tied for 4th place most game winning hits, tied for 4th most 2 base singles, 5th place most pumpkin patches;
  • Tim Garrett -- tied for 3rd most walks, 4th place most doubles;
  • Dave Metcalf -- tied for 4th most 2-base singles, tied for 3rd most walks;
  • Jack Vogt -- 6th place most doubles; Gene Sirca -- tied for 8th most 2-base singles.

We play on Monday Evenings in the winter, and we are open to anyone interested (ladies, also).  We can always use more players.  Contact Dave Parr (937) 243-8723 for details.


What Is Emmaus?


The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers.

The Central Ohio Emmaus Community


To learn more about our community, please visit the Central Ohio Emmaus Community site

Want to control your money instead of your money controlling you?  Now is the time to sign up for the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class (nine sessions in all) that has changed millions of lives. You can sign up in the church office.  Still unsure?  The first class is free.  Join us on Wednesday, January 11th at 6:30 in room 154.  Call Karen Hanson at 642-3919 with questions.


What is a Group?

A LIFE Group is a place for:


A LIFE Group Mission Statement


The purpose of Marysville First United Methodist LIFE Groups is to create and maintain a small group atmosphere in which group members can experience authentic growth in their relationship with God and one another.

Why does Marysville First have LIFE Groups?


At First United Methodist, we believe that there is both Biblical and practical support for the existence of small groups within the local church. In the Old Testament, God dealt with Israel on a national level; however, He also addressed needs on a reduced level via the establishment of tribes, families/clans and households. In the New Testament, the life of Jesus, and His prioritization of small groups, presents a convincing rationale for the benefit of involvement in this capacity. Furthermore, the experiences of the early church demonstrate the profound value of small groups in meeting the identified needs of individuals.

Why should I be involved in LIFE Group?


It has been said that churches should endeavor to grow larger and smaller at the same time. The intention of this statement is that, while churches naturally desire to achieve numerical growth, this growth often complicates efforts to attend to the holistic needs that are represented within a church family. As a result, "growing smaller" places an emphasis upon the establishment of small group communities that are uniquely capable of addressing areas of spiritual and personal need, while encouraging authentic growth. With this in mind, one's involvement in a LIFE Group creates an opportunity to have spiritual and practical needs addressed and to serve one another in an atmosphere of Biblical community.

How can I get involved in a LIFE Group?


LIFE Group participation is available and encouraged among those within our church family. Marysville First Church has a variety of groups that meet in accordance with geographical considerations and/or issues of affinity. Our group leadership is gradually expanding in order to accommodate interest in LIFE Groups, and we desire to help people find a group that is most likely to be successful in offering them positive growth and relational experiences.

For more information about LIFE Groups, please contact the church office: 937-642-4712 or click here to find out nights and contact info.



If you or some one you know is facing Parkinson's, than we invite you to be a part of the Parkinson Support Group. This life changing, caring group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 1:00 P.M. in the Burnside Family Life Center Conference Room.

Additional information, contact Betty Crowder through the church office by clicking here or calling 937-642-4712.