This weeks events and Announcements


  • Sunday, October 14

    2nd Sunday Soup

    Do you like to cook? Do you have a favorite soup recipe? We need soup makers for all 2nd Sunday's. Containers are available in the security area. Put your soup in the Roy Johnson Room freezer by the Friday before. 2nd Sunday Soup sales return on October 14. 

  • OCTOBER 14 - 16

    World Food Drive and Labyrinth Walk

    Food Drive Initiative Dates

    • Sunday morning, Oct 14 - Canned goods and staples collected. Collection boxes located in the Narthex and by the Welcome Desk
    • Monday, Oct 15 - Labyrinth Walk, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm in the BCLC Center. Open to walk and pray to those who hunger. Bring canned goods or staples to the walk if you are able. 
    • Tuesday, Oct 16 - Canned goods and staples will be delivered to local food banks.
  • Wednesday, October 10\7, 5:15pm

    The Gathering  

    Menu: Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Almondine, Rolls, Peach Cobbler, Green Salad, Chicken Tenders, w/Mac n' Cheese  

    Please click here for a list of class opportunities.   

What's coming up soon

Sunday, October 21 FUMC Concert   

Bruce and Gail Shoonmaker will be in concert at 4:00 pm in the Sanctuary.   Dr. Shoonmaker is a baritone and a former Professor at Furman University in Greenville, SC. He was a voice teacher for our very own Jackson McCarthy.   

Donations will be taken and given to the Boys and Girls Club of Hendersonville.


Sunday, October 28, 5-9pm , Tekoa Trails and Treats Cabin

Our church is hosting a "cabin" to pass out treats to children. We are in need of candy donations (boxes in the Welcome Area) and volunteers to help us decorate and hand out candy to the trick-or-treaters. If you would like to be a part of the team to design, decorate "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" themed cabin, or if you would like to take a shift during the event, call 828.435.3545 or email: colleen@hvlfumc.org , lauren@hvlfumc.org , or angela@hvlfumc.org  

Children are encouraged to wear a costume and bring a flashlight! There is a suggested $5 donation and all proceeds go directly to our local elementary schools.   See you there!   


Tuesday, October 30, 1:30-6pm, Roy Johnson Room , American Red Cross Blood Drive

You can wear your Halloween costume if you want, but our fall blood drive won't be a bit spooky. Sign up online or in the Gathering Area now and know you're helping save lives with your precious gift. Walk-ins are always welcome, and often have little wait time in mid to late afternoon. The Red Cross had to cancel nearly 200 blood drives because of Hurricane Florence, so your help is particularly needed now. 


Puerto Rico Mission Trip

Dick Weaver is planning a trip to Puerto Rico around November 5-10. The Methodist church there is rebuilding 400 homes damaged last year by Hurricane Maria and needs our help. The cost of the trip is about $850, with scholarships available. Please contact Dick Weaver at WhitewaterRPh@gmail.com or 828-545-9203 if interested.


Tuesday, December 4: Gift of Giving Party for Boys & Girls Club Returns  

Started in 2009 by FUMC members and friends, the Gift of Giving Party returns  as a renewed, restructured and reinvigorated event! We need your help to continue our tradition of throwing a wonderful party for the Club. Donations of NEW items or cash support plus volunteer "elves" are needed. To learn more about the Party and the gift shopping list, click here.

News you can use

A message from Your "Church Board"

  • "Changing Lives, Making Disciples" ... clear and concise, isn't it?
  • The Church Board, formerly the Kairos Leadership Team, wants to communicate to you that as part of our    renewed vision statement and, in an effort to clearly define who we are and what we do, we will now be simply referred to as, your "Church Board."  Your Church Board brings focus to our Mission, Vision and Core Values. 

       Click here for the complete announcement


Get Involved ~ Volunteer Opportunities

Retiree Even Planning

  • Do you enjoy fun outings with friends? Do you enjoy organizing get-togethers?  We are looking for volunteers to plan quarterly local outings for retirees in our church. If you think you might be interested, please contact Rev.  Christy Sharp (christy@hvlfumc.org). 

online communications

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.


The October 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. 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, October 16 for the November edition. Click here to submit a communication request form. 

Financial Update

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


Check out the Youth Newsletter

Click here to read about planned events. 


Visit the Media Tab for Enhance Media Navigation!

Please click on the Media Tab to see new photos, enhanced navigation including all of our media (Sermon Podcast, The Word, E-Connect, bulletin, social media, Facebook etc.) under one Media tab. Comments? Please email Greg Deeter, greg@hvlfumc.org.


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. 


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.