Meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, so below is some information to help you know what to expect. Let’s make your first experience Downtown a great one!


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Worshiping together is always a gift. We offer two services at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM. Our 11:00 AM service is available via livestream each Sunday. At each service, we come together to hear God’s word, offer prayers and praise, and to be changed. We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of the month, and all are welcome to participate.

Here for you!

If you have any questions, please contact us at 859-233-0545 (M 9:00-2:00, T-Th 9:00-noon) or send a message here. To become more familiar with our order of worship, you can check out past services here.


200 W. High St.
Lexington, KY 40507

200 W. High St. Lexington, KY 40507
8:30 AM and 11:00 AM. Plan on arriving 15-20 minutes before the beginning of service. Greeters will be available to welcome you and orient you to the building. Our 11:00 AM service is also available via livestream; you can connect to that here.
In general, whatever they are comfortable in – for some, that is a coat and tie or a dress, for others slacks and a sweater. Our pastors and chancel choir usually wear robes in our services.
Parking is available in the church lot at the corner of High and Mill streets, along High St, and behind the Soundbar near the corner of S Limestone and E High St. Enter either through the front doors at the top of the steps on High St. or through the flat, accessible entrance connected to the church lot, at the portico at the rear of the church building.
The gift of time with children is incredibly special to us, and children are always welcome in services. The nursery is open for the entire service for ages 0-5/PreK. Sunday School is offered for preschool through 5th grade in the Children's Wing and 6th through 12th grade in the Youth Cafe starting at 9:50 AM. We also have a Children's Moment followed by Children's Worship at our 11:00 AM service. Please see our Family Ministries page for more info on how you and your children can get connected.
Yes! Our Wesleyan heritage emphasizes discipleship through small groups, and Downtown’s take many forms (book studies, Sunday School, prayer time) and are for all ages. For many, the first next step, after attending worship Downtown, is connecting with a group. You’ll find our current groups here, and our pastors are always glad to explore opportunities for involvement with you





Once installed, search for “First United Methodist Church” and select "Downtown." You can find any groups you are a part of, give online, and find every Zoom or livestream link that you need.