Welcome to First United Methodist Church in Van Wert, Ohio

Upcoming Worship Services

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Sharing – Joel Penton Jr.

Scripture – Philippians 2:5-11


Please join us this Sunday, June 26th at the First United Methodist Church, 113 W. Central Ave., Van Wert! We are proud to have Joel Penton preach at both services, 8:15 am and 10:45 am.

His message is entitled “The Great Humble King.” Joel Penton is a graduate of Van Wert High School, and then went on to The Ohio State University playing 5 years of football for the Buckeyes. He was a member of three Big Ten championship teams, a member of the National Championship team, and a 4-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

In his senior year, Joel received the prestigious Wuerffel Trophy, also known as the HUMANITARIAN HEISMAN. The Trophy is a national award that recognizes the one college football player in the entire country who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.

After graduating from OSU, Joel turned down an opportunity to play in the NFL to begin a career in full-time speaking. Since that time, Joel has quickly earned a reputation as one of the nation’s leading youth motivational speakers.

As one of the top school motivational speakers, Joel has shared his school assembly programs with more than 500,000 students nationwide. He specializes in high school assemblies and middle school assemblies.

Visitors are welcome! We hope to see you there.

You can watch some of our worship services on YouTube.

Click on Media Tab or
Channel 6 below 
to watch our worship services
for 2014 and most of 2015.