This weeks events and Announcements


  • Friday, January 18

    Spiritual Formation Devotion  

    As we look forward to a weekend with Rev. Marjorie Thompson Feb. 22-24, we invite you to a pastor's study of Rev. Thompson's bestseller, Soul Feast, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 4:00 and 6:30p. The study will last 4 weeks, and books are available at the welcome desk for $14. The following devotion was written by Alice Mitchell and considers what Rev. Thompson writes about our practice of worship. We hope you will join us in February. Register here!


    Soul Feast

    Here at FUMC we often hear the question, "Which service do you attend?" We have three rather different ones each Sunday. I am wondering, why do we call it a service? Have you ever thought about what kind of service to God a worship service is? In her book SOUL,Marjorie Thompson says, "Worship is the work of all the faithful who gather to praise, honor and glorify God....We serve God when worship expresses a spirit of sacrifice: . . . Read more

  • January 20, 27 & February 3

    New Sermon Series ~ Reset

    Does the stress and hectic pace of life feel overwhelming? Do you yearn for meaning and peace? Join us for a 4-week series on resetting our lives in a 24/7 world.Together we will explore renewing our lives and our faith in God.

  • Sunday, January 20

    Bob Goff, "Everybody Always" 

    This five week Parents Small Groups Study will be held in room 402 from 10:15am - 10:50am. Bob Goff takes readers on a journey into the secret of living without fear, constraint, or worry. The path toward the liberated existence we all long for is found in a truth as simple to say as it is hard to do: love people, even the difficult ones. Contact Andy Clemmer for more information at andrewhclemmer@gmail.com

  • Wednesday, January 23

    The Gathering returns!

    Dinner will be served at the Gathering anytime from 5:15-6:15PM.

    • The new cost for the Gathering dinner will be $7 per person and $20 per family.
    • Menu: Oven fried chicken, sweet potatoes, collard greens, potato salad, cornbread muffin, pecan pie.


    New Event at 6:15PM in the Barber CLC: Church - Family Game Show Night

    • Join us for audience participation & a Live Interactive Game Show for the entire family! 
  • January Plans

    Open Hearts & Minds ~ 10:15 Sundays Rm 303

    Jan. 20 Who Do You Identify Closest With? Father, Son or Holy Spirit

    Jan. 27 "Christian Atheist" Chapter 12 When You Believe in God but Not in His Church

  • Wednesday, January 23

    Sew Much Love

    A ministry that makes dresses and pants for children, will meet from 9:00 - 11:00 in the Roy Johnson room. Completed clothing items will be sent to Little Dresses for Africa (littledressesforafrica.org) for distribution. Sew Much Love welcomes donations of cotton cloth.

  • Now Through Sunday, February 3

    Youth - Souper Bowl Sunday Collection for Missions

    Our Youth will be collecting cans of soup for Souper Bowl Sunday for IAM, our Local Food Pantry and will be accepting donations towards IAM and the Rise Against Hunger Ministry. This year we would like to set a goal to raise $6800 to package 20,000 meals to fight hunger, on Sunday, May 5. Each meal costs .34 cents. This meal packaging event will be open to 3rd graders to adults and will be limited to 150 people. 


    Please support our youth and fight hunger, make your checks out to FUMC with Rise Against Hunger or IAM on the subject line through February 3. For more information on Rise Against Hunger click here. 

What's coming up soon

Saturday, January 26: Men's Retreat at Bonclarken

The FUMC Men's Retreat will be Held at Synodical Hall in the Bonclarken Conference Center. Registration envelopes will be at the Welcome Desk and in the Narthex, beginning on December 28. The envelopes will have a program agenda and directions within. Guest speaker is Scott Osterberg. Cost will be $30 and will include breakfast and lunch. 


Sunday, January 27 : New Members Class-The Great Commandment  

Connecting, Serving, and Walking with Christ, join us January 27 12:15-2:15 pm. This class provides an overview of strategies for cultivating connections among our church family and for bridging our faith to continued spiritual growth. We will walk through our social media presence and online resources. Discuss why serving all our brothers and sisters is central to the DNA of FUMC, and explore strategies and resources to help us grow spiritually and draw closer to God. This class is an expectation for membership and registration is required. 


Wednesday, January 30: Bible Study ~ Soul Feast  

The pastors will begin a 4 week bible study on the bestselling book, Soul Feast, by Rev. Marjorie Thompson who will be  our speaker Feb. 22-24 for our Spiritual Formation Weekend. This spiritual classic is an invitation to the Christian spiritual life. So many of us struggle to find time for personal devotion. Our days are filled with rushing from one obligation to the next. Join us as we study how to be more intentional in our faith walk.  Books are $14 and will be available at the Welcome Desk beginning Sunday, Jan. 13.  


Wednesdays, January 30 - February 27 : Intentional Parenting  

Room 215, 615-715p, 10 ways to be an exceptional parent in a quickfix world. Led by Colleen Schnitzer, colleen@hvlfumc.org   


Tuesday, February 5: Valentine Blood Drive ~ What type are you!

Send your best Valentine gift ever this February 5 for our Valentine Blood Drive, honoring our own Raymond and Elaine Trull for their past American Red Cross blood drive service. Our drive will be held in the Roy Johnson Classroom from 1:30 to 6 PM. To preregister contact redcrossblood.org,  or contact Debbie Lancaster at 828-551-6386 (please leave a message or deborahlancaster187@gmail.com    

Thank you for your Big Hearts!  


Sun. or Wed. through February 6, 2019: Dialogue on Human Sexuality and the Church

We are offering eight opportunities for you to gain information, express your feelings, and listen to others on this important topic. Our objective is to promote understanding of the key issues, the Scriptural passages most quoted and their context as well as how we might continue to love each other, not in spite of our differences of opinion, but because of them. The next opportunities will be on January 13 or Wednesday, January 16. Click here to register!


February 22 - 24: 2019 Spiritual Formation Weekend

Our guest teacher & preacher, Rev. Marjorie Thompson, will explore "The Humility of Christ: Revisiting God's Nature," using the Beatitudes to consider ways we are called to embody the humility of Christ in our own lives.

News you can use

Tie a Knot Say a Prayer for Beth Biron

The Praying Hands Quilt Ministry has created a prayer quilt for Beth Biron. The quilt is hanging in the main hallway. Members are invited to tie a knot on the quilt and include Beth in your prayers.


Volunteer Opportunity for the New Year :  WNC Trauma Intervention Program   

The Trauma Intervention Program of Western North Carolina (TIP) is looking for caring people in Buncombe and Henderson Counties willing to be part of a team of volunteers who provide immediate emotional and practical support to survivors of traumatic events. TIP is holding a Spring Training beginning February 28th at Skyland Fire Department. Funding for this training was provided by a grant from the Meals4Missions Local Grant Program at Hendersonville First United Methodist Church. Click here for details!


Connect Pamphlet Now Available

Connect Pamphlet of Classes, Small Groups & Church Events - January 2019 to March 2019 - is now available in the following locations: Narthex, Welcome Desk, Spiritual Formation Desk & the church website. Pick up a copy or view on the website. Click here.


The Boys and Girls Club Art Display

The Boys and Girls Club of Hendersonville have graciously produced several art pieces for the Gallery Wall in the Music Department. Please take a moment to look at their art and let us know what you think. We plan to present the boys and girls with "positive" feedback for their art offerings. The art will be up by Sunday, January 20 and will remain up until the end of March. You may email your comments to michael@hvlfumc.org

online communications

Sunday Morning - Watch Live or listen on the Radio

Our 9:15 am and 11:00 a.m. services are livestreamed on our website, visit www.fumchvlnc.org/sundays/watch-live or listen live on WTZQ's two stations: 95.3 FM and AM 1600. When you can't join us, watch live on our website or tune to WTZQ!  


Worship Bulletin Online

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


The Word Is Online and 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. 

  • There will not be a January edition of "The Word".  If you have events in January you would like to publicize please click on the link below to submit a communication request form. The following medias are available to advertise events: e-connect, Facebook, Instagram, Connect worship bulletin announcements or the website as applicable. 
  • Next article deadline for "The Word" is January 15th for the February, 2019 edition. Click here to submit a communication request form.

Financial Update

The Finance Team shares with you the current Operating Fund Budget report. Click Budget Update 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.