Ministry - First UMC 2021

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Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Our ministry with and for all of God’s people is a blessing to many, especially to us.

We provide support through the generous support of our members as well as proceeds from the ministry of Unique Boutique, our gently used clothing ministry.

Money can be provided for food, gasoline, home heating products, and shelter.

Contact: Neighborhood Service Center
Telephone: 423-727-6633
Or the church office 423-727-7554


When one of our parish or one of their family members dies, we provide meals in their home and if they wish a buffet dinner during visitation prior to the funeral. The pastor is available for assistance in planning a funeral and for grief counselling.

Illness & Injury

Illness, sudden or chronic, and injury can result in members of the parish being unable to join the regular ministry of the church. We can help with meals, activities of daily living, and trips to receive medical treatment.


Our homebound members receive a weekly newsletter by mail. Periodic greeting cards are mailed to celebrate birthdays and to let our homebound know we are thinking about them. Visits are made to those in assisted care facilities and nursing homes.

Crossroads Medical Mission

Crossroads Medical Mission provides primary medical services to anyone with difficulty accessing medical care in southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee. Our staff consists of two board certified family physicians, a nurse practitioner, and an executive director. The mission is supported by a large number of volunteers. The mission comes to St. Anthony Catholic Church the first Thursday of each month. Our church provides lunch to the medical providers six times a year.

Contact: Cindy Rocket
PO Box 16852
Bristol, VA 24209-6852
First United Methodist Church
128 N. Church St.
Mountain City, TN 37683
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