Men's Ministry

The mission of the Sidney First United Methodist Men's Ministry is to “Develop men into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, in order to change the world.”

Men’s Book & Bible Study

At most times during the year, the United Methodist Men’s Book & Bible Study Group meets at 6:30 AM until 7:30 AM on Tuesday mornings, with the sessions designed for participants to get to their next appointment by 8:00 AM This study group is usually involved in reading a book or a specific book of the Bible. The group ranges from 8 to 14 attendees, and there is prayer, sharing, study and discussion.

To find out more about this opportunity, feel free to contact Jim Liggett at New members are enthusiastically welcomed, and all men are encouraged to become involved in a group study.

The most recent studies have been: Ephesians, Galatians and Romans, with the current study, the Book of Matthew.


Koininia is a men’s fellowship and devotion opportunity held each week, currently meeting at the Alcove. Every Wednesday at 6:30 am, this group meets to pray, study and fellowship. The Koininia group has been meeting as a small group for over 40 years, and new attendees are always welcome. Typically, there are 8 to 10 participants each week.

United Methodist Men’s Choir

The Mission of the Sidney First Men’s Chorus is to “Seek and engage a group of men, through the media of music, to lead people to a personal relationship with Christ.”

For over 8 years, the Men’s Chorus of Sidney First United Methodist Church has shared the love of God to many through the raising of our voices in praise and worship to Him, usually singing our signature song Stand up Oh Men of God.

We share our music many places during the year beginning with our own congregation. Currently, we sing once per month at the 9:00 am service. We also sing at local Care Facilities for seniors, other local churches, Emmaus gatherings, at special venues such as Annual Conference at Lakeside and the OEMA winter meeting in Columbus as well as others.

We have over 35 members with a normal choir event featuring 30 men singing. We are always looking for new members, and you can sing with us even if you’ve never sung with a chorus before. Contact the Church Office for more information.