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About us

Homer First United Methodist Church is located in Homer, NY, next to the West Branch of the Tioughnioga River.  Regardless of the season, the area is beautiful and displays the glory of God.  The Homer First UMC is located on the beautiful green in the center of the historic downtown section of Homer Village.  To the right you can see a winter scene of the lovely gazebo on the green, with the grey stone of the United Methodist Church in the background.


The First United Methodist Church in Homer, NY was incorporated on March 9, 1881 under the name "The First Methodist Episcopal Society of Homer Village, NY".  In 1968, the Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Methodist Church sere formally merged to create the United Methodist Church.  With that merger, the Congregation in Homer was renamed the "First United Methodist Church".

The Homer First UMC congregation is a community of believers where people help one another to grow in Christ's love.  The members work together in three areas as a part of the worldwide ministry and mission of the United Methodist Church

* Grow.
* Respond.
* Be a Neighborhood.

Our first path to living our faith is through the worship of God at our regular Sunday worship service. Our regular worship hour is 9:30 AM.

Christian Education offers our second path to living a full life in Jesus. Our Children's Sunday School meets from September to June during the worship service. Adult groups meet as noted on our calendar.

The pastor leads numerous bible studies throughout the year.  These will be noted on our activities page.

We believe that Church can happen anywhere.  It happens when we create learning opportunities that transform lives. It happens when we create safe environments where children can play and learn. It happens when education makes the path to citizenship a little easier. And when our sacrifices help nourish students’ minds and bodies.  Church happens when we reach out to others in our Neighborhood, our Nation, and our World.  When we are focused on helping the hungry, the needy, the hurting...that’s putting beliefs into action.

Worship, Education, Fellowship and Outreach define our Church.  We are proud to be United Methodists.  We are working to be Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World, starting right here in beautiful Homer, NY.

Together, we can do more.

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Apple Blossoms & Dandelions, photo by Do
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