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  • "Our" Way Forward

    These past few months have been challenging times for the United Methodist Church. The UMC 2019 General Conference's special session decision regarding church inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community and more recently the ruling of the Judicial Council has led us as Christians to take an introspective look at where we fit in. Read more.

  • Blood drive

    Remembering those who are serving our country and who are traveling or beginning summer activities; please give blood to the American Red Cross. Come and share your gift of life!

    Sign up with Debbie Lancaster, 828-551-6386, or deborahlancaster187@gmail.com, (please leave a s-l-o-w message and I will return your call), or use RedCrossBlood.org. 

    Sign up sheets will be in the Welcome Center beginning Sunday, May 5th. Thank you so for giving. Be "Red", White and Blue on May 28th! 

  • Good News Stories

    God doesn't just work in big ways, but sometimes His fingerprints are found in the little things. The outreach ministries, the sharing of a mitten, the tying of a quilt, the outstretched hand among men, the comfort found in a garden.

    These are just a few of the good news stories found at FUMC, both inside its walls and in the hearts and hands of its amazing congregation.

    If you haven't had the opportunity to read the stories related to the heart of our church click here!

  • Are you bilingual?

    Do you speak a second language? Do you know someone who speaks Swahili, Hindi, Mandarin, or some other Asian or African language? If so, please contact Reverend Mark Ralls (mark@hvlfumc.org) or Reverend Christy Sharp (christy@hvlfumc.org).   

  • Parent Small Groups

    We'd love to connect you to other parents and help you develop relationships along the way as you seek to raise your kids to follow Christ. For more information to join a group, email: colleen@hvlfumc.org


    Sunday Mornings: 10:10-11am

    • The Struggle is Real w/Nicole Unice, April 28-June 9, Rm 402
    • Refreshing Your Marriage w/Jim Burns & Doug Fields-Small Group, April 28-May 19, Rm 305
  • First Kids Camp (VBS) Snacks

    Snack donations needed for ... chocolate chip granola bars, applesauce squeeze pouches, individual size bags of pretzels, individual size bags of Chex mix, individual size bags of animal crackers, and small paper plates. Drop-off at the Welcome Desk or Children's Ministry office.

  • 19th Annual Juried Art and Craft Festival

    Members and marketing assistants are needed for this year's festival which will be held in the BCLC on Saturday, November 2. We raised $1,500 last year for the 5th Avenue Fund that aids residents of our apartments. Our goal this year is $3,000.

    Contact Dick Weaver at WhitewaterRPh@gmail.com or 828-545-9203 if interested. 

  • Garage Sale Leaders Needed

    Several people have asked about the annual garage sale which has been in hiatus. If anyone (or a group) is interested leading a restart of the event, please contact Sam Tolbert (Tolbert.Sam@GMail.com or 864-992-0084).

  • 2018 report on mission and ministry released

    From Rev. Mark Ralls...I hope you will be inspired by this brief glimpse of FUMC's  missions and ministries in 2018. In these few pages, you will see ample evidence of this. There is much more that could be reported. This is only a taste of God's feast. And, yet, I believe it says a lot. It says that FUMC has heard God's call in our lives and is responding in many beautiful waysClick here to read the report.