Our Mission

Love God, Love All, Be Like Jesus

As the body of Christ at First United Methodist Church, we are committed to seek God’s will and honor God and each other in all we say and do. To this end, we choose to relate to each other in the following manner:

  • Show our Love for One Another by doing to others as you would have them to you.
  • Pray for Each Other
  • Honor and value each other as equals
  • Possess a Spirit of Joy and Kindness
  • Listen to Each Other’s Opinions with mutual appreciation
  • Speak Clearly, Directly and Truthfully with words and tone that reflect the love of Christ
  • Seek to Understand and Be Understood
  • Build Each Other Up
  • Build Unity, rather than uniformity, within this community of faith
  • Agree to Disagree as we reconcile our differences by using the standard Jesus gives us as found in Matthew 18: 15-20

FOR OUR VISITORS

Frequently Asked Questions

What do United Methodists believe?

As a part of the worldwide United Methodist Church, we adhere to a set of Bible-based, God inspired beliefs set forth by our denomination. To learn more about the UMC (United Methodist Church) and our beliefs, CLICK HERE.

What is the worship service like?

Worship is held in the Worship Center at 11:00 am. While we engage in a more traditional service, we strive to maintain a welcoming and inviting atmosphere.

Which door should I enter?

The primary entrances are the doors facing Main St.  There are also doors located to the side of the sanctuary on Academy St. and Main St.

Where should I park? Is there handicapped parking available?

Parking is available on the downtown streets and in the former Drum Funeral Home (The Odd Duck) parking lot directly behind the church on the corner of Sycamore St. and Academy St.

For those guests who may have mobility issues, we offer valet parking services from the covered portico, located on Academy St. by the Education Building. Assistance to the Worship Center via the Breezeway through the Middle Building is also available.

What should I wear?

We are a diverse congregation where most are dressed casually, but a few choose to wear their Sunday best. Feel free to dress in a way that is comfortable for you.

Is there Sunday School?

We offer Sunday school for all ages from 10:00 am until 10:45. Nearly all Sunday school classes are held in the Education Building, with the exception of the Crave Class, which meets in The Annex, located on Main St. next to the sanctuary.

Adult Sunday School classes are offered on the 1st floor of the Education Building (Good News Class, Men’s Bible Class and Church Ladies Class), as well as the Crave Class in the Annex (AX).

Is the church available for events (i.e., weddings, funerals, etc.)??

We are currently in the process of updating the Facilities Use policy.  Please contact the church office at 704-735-7489 or via email at firstumclinc@gmail.com to request additional information.

How can I join the church?

Speak with Pastor Roberts after the service or call the church office to schedule time to come in and talk with him.

Meet Our Staff

Rev. Sarah Underwood

Pastor

Robbie Combs

Robbie Combs

Director of Ministries/Church Administrator

FUMC

FUMC

CHURCH OFFICE

Letha Owen

Letha Owen

Financial Assistant

Steve Herman

Steve Herman

Property Manager

Joanna Underwood

Joanna Underwood

Music Director

Neil Underwood

Neil Underwood

Organist

Kristen Willis

Kristen Willis

Preschool Director

Elizabeth Demofonte

Elizabeth Demofonte

Nursery

Betty Parker

Betty Parker

Parish Nurse

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