Welcome to Richland United Methodist Church! Please join us for worship, Sunday School and fellowship Sunday mornings. Scroll down to find current announcements!

Registration for CORE Classes


Please fill out the attached form and either mail it to First UMC, 2 South College Street, Athens, OH, or bring it into the church office, and we will make sure it gets to First UMC.

Fall 2016 Classes

CHRISTIANITY 101 -- Sept. 11-Oct. 2; 6-7:30pm
Athens First U.M.C.; Instructor: Rev. Robert McDowell
UNITED METHODISM (History and Doctrine) -- Oct. 9-30; 6-7:30pm
The Plains U.M.C.; Instructor: Rev. Dr. Karen Crawford

New Mission & Vision


Our Leadership Team has been praying and fasting about the direction of ministry and worship for RUMC for the remainder of 2016 and into 2017.
The symbol to the right encapsulates the Mission & Vision. The triangle is used, since all of our Worship and Ministry is centered in our Triune God.
New Mission:
Jesus Revealed, Jesus Received, Jesus Demonstrated
New Vision:
A community of love, growing in faith and wisdom, and relevant in a broken world!
Core Values:

Summer Preaching Series


Our Summer Preaching Series begins on Pentecost. We will be spending the summer (Pentecost season) discussing the attributes of the Holy Spirit, found in the fruit (1 Corinthians 12:7-11) and gifts (Isaiah 11:1-2) of the Holy Spirit, & the power of those gifts to both draw people together, & to send them forth to spread the Word.
August 28 – 15th Sunday after Pent. "MEEKNESS"
-- Movie Clip: Over the Hedge
Prov. 25:6-7; Psalm 81; Luke 14:1, 7-14
September 4 - 16th Sunday after Pent. "PEACE"
-- Movie Clip: Fiddler on the Roof

Seeking Jesus


“But who do you say that I am?” - Mark 8:29

It’s quite appropriate that at the end of Luke’s Gospel, he recounts the interaction Jesus had with a couple of his disciples walking along the road to Emmaus. Jesus—the Messiah—has been crucified and the disciples are stupefied, unable to piece it all together. But along comes Jesus disguised as he has been throughout the Scripture and he opens their eyes to see that the whole of Scripture is really about him:

Sermon Archive

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We are in the process of converting from written texts to streamed worship services. Please look back in a couple of weeks for a chance to join us in worship by streamed video. Shalom!

Facebook Page

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Christian Education Opportunities

We have Sunday morning children, youth, young adult and adult classes, a Men's Study that meets Tuesday mornings, a Wednesday morning Bible study, and a Saturday morning Bible study group.
Schedule of Classes and Bible Studies

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