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

Advent Happenings


Need a quick peak at what is going on at RUMC over the next month?

Dec. 10: 8-noon, Trustee Work Day
Dec. 11: Advent 3 -- Praise Band and Chancel Choir Cantata;
9:45 pre-svc. music by Youth PB, 10am svc. Cantata
Advent Study "The Amazing Names of Jesus", FH
Dec. 15: noon-6pm, Blood Drive
Dec. 17: 10am-2pm, Children’s Advent Adventure: “Christmas Around the World”
Dec. 18: Advent 4 -- 9:45 Children's Live Creche
pre-svc. music by Praise Band, 10am svc., Children's Pageant
Dec. 21: 6:30pm, Worship mtg., 1st Day of Winter

Advent Study


This Advent and Christmas season we will be studying "The Amazing Names of the Messiah", by Bill Crowder.

The study will begin on Sunday, November 27th, immediately after worship (11:15am), in the Fellowship Hall. We will learn about:

Study 1: "What's in a Name?" taught by Pastor Karen
Study 2: "A Guiding Name: Wonderful Counselor" taught by Sharon B.
Study 3: "A Powerful Name: Mighty God" taught by Steve F.
Study 4: "A Timeless Name: Everlasting Father"
Study 5: "A Comforting Name: Prince of Peace" taught by Steve&Julie
Study 6: "What Do You Call Him?"

Advent & Christmas Preaching

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December 11 -- The 3rd Sunday of Advent:  "Mighty God"

Isaiah 9:6b -- "Mighty God..."

Exodus 3:13-15 -- "God replied to Moses, 'I AM Who I AM..."

December 18 -- The 4th Sunday of Advent:  "Everlasting Father"

Isaiah 9:6b -- "Everlasting Father..."

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.



Sundays, Jan. 15-Feb. 6;


Richland U.M.C

Instructor: Rev. Paul Risler

Mission, Vision & Core Values


Mission: Jesus Revealed, Jesus Received, Jesus Demonstrated .

Vision: A community of love, growing in faith and wisdom, and relevant in a broken world! .

Core Values: Excellence, Support, Fellowship, God-centered preaching/teaching, exceedingly generous, Bible-based theology, authenticity, inclusive, humility, passion, Christ-centered; every-person in ministry & service, commitment, welcoming atmosphere, prayer, loving, spiritually encouraging, relevant, financially responsible, faith development, integrity.

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!

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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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