Welcome to the virtual front door of First United Methodist Church of Mountain City, TN! First United Methodist Church is here to make Disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the World. We invite you to not only look at the information on this website, but certainly attend a worship service, Bible study, or activity whereby you may meet other disciples. Our congregation normally meets regularly in a historic building on Church Street. However, the Mission of our church goes beyond the physical walls. You may wish to be involved in a ministry that helps people realize the love of Jesus Christ. We hope to help you discover a place to be involved.
You may go to the Worship page on this site for information and details on the worship program for this Sunday. To view the online streaming service, there are links provided to access both Facebook and YouTube or through this site.
First UMC observes the first Sunday of the month. We have an open table, so all are welcome to observe this sacrament.
When you visit the Worship page, you will find a web version of the Sunday bulletin, information relating to COVID's impact on group meetings, a chart of the schedule for church volunteers, and both the latest worship video and Wednesday Bible study.
First United Methodist Church of Mountain City, Tennessee has a rich heritage that began in 1818. In addition to our work to make disciples of Jesus Christ, we reach out to the greater community with the hand of fellowship. FUMC is known for its tradition of service and caring for everyone in our area. Whether it's the ecumenical services during Holy Week held at FUMC, our Pantry Fund, the Fall Bazaar, or Vacation Bible School held in June, our members constantly strive to enrich the lives of all age groups.
The people of First UMC take Jesus seriously when he said to his disciples, in Matthew, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
Jesus said that we, as Christians, should have a servant's heart. That means we willingly and joyfully serve one another. Under the website title are three statements: Love God, Love Others, Make Disciples. These are action statements that. if lived out with a servant's heart, ensure God will say to us when it's our time to leave this life, "Well done my good and faithful servant."
John Crabtree is the pastor for both First and Trade United Methodist Churches. He is a native of Tennessee.Rev. Crabtree guided First and Trade Churches through COVID 19 with compassion, empathy, and leadership. For these qualities and his wife, Gayle ( who really lead the move to an online worhip program), we consider John a leader for these times.
If you can't visit us in-person, please take a few minutes to take a digital trip to First United Methodist Church. The leadership and regular congregation works diligently to ensure there is a meaningful Sunday worship, varied events the church holds annually, and work to maintain and continually renew the beautiful buildings and property that are the center of our expression of loving God, loving people, and making disciples.
Ministry to our community is our living out the commandment to "love your neighbor as yourself". Jesus plainly explained through the "Good Samaritan Parable" that neighbor can include the world. We do that though local and global ministry. There are some wonderful and exciting events throughout the year which are examples of loving our local neighbors. Enjoy a trip through each one on this page.