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.

Prayer Breakfast

Tuesday, November 12, 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.

where the streets have no name

Where the Streets Have No Name: The Kingdom of God in the Gospel of Mark
Two 4-week Sessions
Wednesdays, October 23 thru November 13, 4-5PM, Gettman Room
Sundays, October 27 thru November 17, 4-5PM, Gettman Room

The great preacher Fred Craddock once said, “Every preacher only has one sermon,” Jesus included. Jesus’ ministry revolved around the proclamation of the Kingdom of God. Join us as we follow this kingdom-message through the Gospel of Mark and explore why His message is important for us today.
Led by Rev. Mark Ralls & Rev. Jeremy Morris. 

No registration necessary.

being mortal

Join us in reading and discussing the New York Times bestselling book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande. When it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should do. Dr. Gawande shares powerful research and stories intended to help readers and their families navigate the aging process. There will be two discussion sessions on Tuesday, November 5 at 10AM AND Wednesday, November 20 at 6:30PM in the Library, led by Rev. Christy Sharp. A limited number of books are available at the front desk for $15 each.  

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.