• We believe God loved us even before we knew God existed.


  • We believe in the triune God --- Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


  • We believe God is gracious and desires for all humanity to come into relationship with God.


  • We believe we have wounded ourselves and others and stand in need of being made new.


  • We believe being made new (redemption) comes by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.


  • We believe our inner and outward lives can be made new by the grace of God.


About Us

It is our prayer that when you worship at First United Methodist Church/The Place, you will experience the presence of God through Jesus Christ. We invite your family to join ours, as we help each other grow.

Who We Are

We are a local congregation of The United Methodist Church, which has more than 11.4 million members worldwide.  Because of our worldwide connection, we are often one of the first to respond to disasters around the world. Since 1827, First Church has been doing the mission and ministry of the Church in New Castle, serving generations of individuals and families. As a church our mission is: changing lives, transforming community and renewing the church.   We believe lives are changed as people enter into a living relationship with God through Jesus Christ.  Our response to God’s unconditional love is to show God’s love to others through service and hospitality.  We desire for the church to continually be renewed so it will be always be a place that offers acceptance, hope and love to a hurting world.


What To Expect

  • Our sincere hope is that when you worship you will experience the presence of God.  Our worship is a blend of contemporary music and some of the favorite traditional hymns.  We believe the message is relevant in a way that will change your life. 


  • Feel free to dress up or dress casually.  Come as you are!


  • At FUMC, the friendship room on the main floor is the gathering spot following the service. Come share a “hello” and a cup of coffee and a doughnut and meet some new friends!


  • At The Place, join us for breakfast at 10:30am before worship!