We offer a variety of adult ministries and opportunities. Joining a small group, support group, or study group is a great way to get to know others in the church, grow in faith, and serve.


a new class for young professionals, couples & parents. Led by Rachel Adams...Sundays, beginning September 15, 10:10-11:10AM, Room 305. Our first study will be DARING GREATLY by Brene Brown. The book explores how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity.   

new study: the bible project

If you’ve never done a bible study or it’s been many years since you’ve explored the writings, here’s a new class just for you. Together, we’ll walk through the bible with the Bible Project ( to discover God’s master plan for humanity. The Bible Project class begins on Sept. 8, 10:20-11:20 a.m., in Rm 303. Each lesson is stand-alone, and no preparation is required. Co-leaders Tim Mendelsohn and Rena Nisbet will guide discussion based on a brief Bible Project video.  For more information, contact Rena at / 828-674-3400 or Tim at / 216-870-2745.  

road back to you

Has anyone ever asked you what your number is…#9 the Peacemaker? #3 the Performer? #7 the Enthusiast? The Enneagram is an ancient personality type system with an uncanny accuracy in describing how human beings are wired, both positively and negatively. The Road Back to You is a practical way of accessing Enneagram wisdom and exploring its connection with Christian spirituality for a deeper knowledge of God and of ourselves.

The Road Back to You is a 4-week class offered on Wednesdays, October 2-23 from 6:30-7:30PM OR Sundays, October 6-27 from 4:00-5:00PM. Childcare available on Wednesdays. Questions? Contact Grey Tilden at  Click here to register by September 25.   Please purchase the "Road Back to You: Looking at Life Through the Lens of the Enneagram" online or at your favorite book store prior to the first class.

Prayer Breakfast

Tuesday, October 8, New time 8-9 am, Roy Johnson Room

Start your day with a short lesson, heavy dose of prayer and breakfast.  Registration is not required—however to ensure adequate food, please let us know via the Pew Pads or register here.

2019 Men's retreat

Saturday, November 2 (8a-3p) with
Lotz, (Grandson of Billy Graham)

  Location:  Bonclarken Retreat Center in Flat Rock

To Register:

Step 1: Register (click here)

Step 2: Submit Payment

Registration is limited to 90 men

Sunday School

FUMC offers Sunday school for all ages. We have a variety of Adult classes. Sunday school is a wonderful way to connect with other adults in a small group setting.  We offer many classes with start times from 9:45 to 10:30 am on Sundays.  

Click here for specific class times.  

Click here and go to page 26 of the Link for a summary on each class.

For more information, please contact Rev. Christy Sharp.

Care and Support Groups

These groups provide services and programs for those in and outside the church who are in need of caring support.  We offer a 24/7 care line, 828.702.1454, for prayer and visitation concerns.


Contact Rev Mark Ralls for more information about care and support ministries.


S.H.A.P.E. stands for Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Passion and Experience.  We would like to know your SHAPE.  This will provide meaningful data for serving in ministry at First United Methodist Church.   The United Methodist Church has a convenient tool that can help you identify your spiritual gifts.  Just follow the these two steps to identify your SHAPE.

1. Click HERE to take a short assessment to identify your Spiritual Gifts.  At the end of the survey you will see your results.  Write down your top three gifts to use in step 2.  For emailed results, scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your name and email address.  For a copy of the Spiritual Gifts definitions and examples of services associated with specific gifts, click HERE.

2. Next, click HERE to take our brief SHAPE assessment.

United Methodist Women

The United Methodist Women are focused on ministries for women, children, and youth, globally and locally. FUMC has multiple circles which are open to any women, whether church members or not. Each circle meets regularly for support, fellowship, spiritual growth. 

Contact Leone Alexander, Pres. for more information.

Walk to Emmaus

A weekend experience of spiritual growth. Walks are held twice a year for men and women. Emmaus alumni meet regularly for fellowship and reconnection. 

For more information, contact Irv Hendricks.