This week's events and announcements

Tuesday, August 21: Foster Parenting Information Night

Join us from 6:00-7:30 pm at Dandelion located at 127 5th Avenue West, Hendersonville. Come learn more about the Henderson County Foster Care program in a casual setting! Enjoy delicious finger foods and other goodies prepared by Dandelion. Current foster parents and children will share insights into their experiences working with birth families. The next foster parent training class begins September 19 at FUMC. RSVP to Darlene Stone: or 694.6252

Thursday, August 23: Family Cub Scouting-Pack 603 Meeting

All children (boys & girls) ages Kindergarten thru 5th Grade-& their families-are invited to join our church-sponsored Pack. First Meeting is August 23 at 6:30pm in the Roy Johnson Room. Children will participate in a boat or rocket race. Contact Anna Hicks for more information & sign ups  

Thursday, August 23: Meals4Missions Menu                               

Order by noon each Wednesday at

  • NEW! Southwestern Salad, enough for a full meal for one person or two sides. GF $7.
  • Southwester Salad with shrimp GF $9.

whats coming soon

  • Sign-up NOW for Disciple Bible Study

    Classes Begin Late August: To register online click here or register at the Spiritual Formation Desk.  

    Maybe you are a "beginner." Or perhaps you have taken Disciple before and would benefit by repeating a course at a different time in your life with a different group of committed Christians, studying and having conversations about God's Word. 

  • Men's steak out

    Saturday, August 25, 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.

    Rhodes Family Picnic Center

    Registration envelopes and information located at the Reception Desk and in the Narthex

    Guests are Welcome!

  • Sunday, August 26: FUMC Women's Retreat Registration Deadline   

    Brochures are available in the narthex and   gathering area. Or to register online click here.  

    Save the Dates!

    September 28 - September 30

    Lake Junaluska, NC

    3 Day Weekend or Saturday Onl y

    Burn Baby Burn!

    We welcome Allison Posell as our speaker this year. We will be focusing on the well being of the heart. How can we be reignited when we aren't burning so bright? How bright is your light? 

  • Sunday, August 26: Back to School Blessing

    All students are encouraged to bring their backpacks and receive a blessing for the new school year during ignite and the 11:00am service.

    The ignite service will be collecting school supplies which will be donated to local schools. 

  • Sunday, August 26: Annual Back-to-School Picnic

    3pm - swimming, canoeing, zip lining & field sports

    5pm - Dinner provided (donation accepted)

    Bring a dessert to share. Join us for an afternoon of fun for all ages! 

  • Wednesday, September 12: Financial Peace University Workshop

    First United Methodist Church is pleased to offer a Financial Peace University workshop beginning Wednesday, September 12th, from 6:30-8pm. It is an exciting and informative 9-week learning opportunity that helps change lives. To sign up click here! If you have questions contact Mark White 828.275.2801 or

News you can use

Sunday Morning Greeters  

NEEDED: Smiling Sunday morning greeters to welcome folks to our church. Please contact Ann Pyles for more information about this easy opportunity to serve FUMC. Call 693-1149 or email me at

Did You Know?

If you are over 70 1/2 years old, have an IRA and make a donation DIRECTLY from your IRA to FUMC Hendersonville, that AMOUNT IS NOT TAXABLE. Also, it can satisfy all or part of your annual IRS-required minimum distribution! (Please check with your financial planner for more details.) 

Worship Enhancement Update

Our $250,000 pledge goal has been reached! Thank you for your generosity and prayers! Click here to view the updated numbers and for more information.


Mission Conference Opportunity

Mission Conference Opportunity Missions is looking for individuals interested in attending a mission conference October 24-26 in Kansas City KS. Registration waivers and $300. grants are available to help defray the costs. For further information, visit and contact Dick Weaver at or call 545-9205


Staff Parking Lot off of 5th Avenue to be used by  Contractors  

The staff parking lot off of 5th Avenue will be used by the contractors renovating the Barber Christian Life Center, Monday-Friday, please park in the main parking lot from June 11-September 30.  Thank you!   

Reserve Your Meeting Room

Be sure your meetings and event rooms are reserved for 2018! Do you lead a group or committee - even one with recurring meetings and events? Ensure your activity has a room reserved in 2018. Contact Cindi Ledford at   828.435.3531 or at

Pastoral Care Line: 828-702-1454

Because our pastors' individual schedules vary, please call the Pastor Care Line at 828-702-1454 if you have a Congregational Care need. The Line is monitored 24/7 to ensure your needs are promptly met.

online communications

Financial Update

The Kairos Leadership Team shares with you the current Operating Fund Budget report. Click Operating Fund Summary for the latest financial data.

Visit the Media Tab for Enhanced Navigation of all our Media!

Please visit the new Media tab to see new photos, enhanced navigation including all of our media (Sermon Podcast, The Word, E-Connect, bulletin, social media, etc.) under one Media tab. Visit the Social Media tab to view our live Facebook timeline. Also,  to review the exciting information on our Worship Enhancement Plan under the Media tab click here. Comments? Please email Greg Deeter,

The August Newsletter Is Ready For You!

Click here to read the current issue online. The Word is available in paper format at the Information Center adjacent to the Security Desk, and is delivered to shut-ins by volunteers during their scheduled visits. 

  • Next article deadline for The Word is Tuesday, August 21 for the September edition. Click here to submit a communication request form. 

 Check Out the Youth Newsletter

Click here to read about planned events. 

Tune In To Our Live Radio Broadcast Every Sunday Morning

Our complete 11:00 a.m. service is broadcasted live on WTZQ's two stations: 95.3 FM and AM 1600. When you can't join us, tune to WTZQ or visit WTZQ Radio.

Worship Bulletin Online

To follow the worship liturgy for Traditional Service on Sunday click here.

Communication Guidelines

Click here for the detailed communication guidelines outlining media types available, the purpose, recommended ad lengths and how to submit a communication request form, and identify deadlines. We hope these guidelines help to make our communication more readable and interesting for our congregation.