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  • blessings in boxes

    We have the opportunity to again be part of a special ministry project, "Teenager Christmas" for kids ages 13-18. We are asking for donations of $20 gift cards (not to exceed $25 per card)  the approved gift card locations include:  Target, Walmart, TJ Maxx, Old Navy, Marshalls, Bath & Body Works and  Local Fast Food Restaurants 

    Our church made this a very successful project last year, so let’s do it again this year. 


    The collection box is located in the Welcome area and is available thru November 30. Please indicate card’s value on each card donation.


    Contact Madeleine Duncan, madeleinetarheel@gmail.com if you have any questions or call 692-6353.

  • First Kids Christmas Camp

    First Kids ages 4yo - 6th grade are invited to join in the fun at Christmas Camp, Saturday, December 5th from

    1-4pm. Kids will celebrate the season with chimes, art, movement, games, and drama! All will be done safely following social distancing guidelines. Limited spots are available so register fast!  


    Register here!

  • shopping for missions

    november 22 thru december 24

    In past years, we have had the opportunity to give gifts of helping others to friends and family at Christmas by donating to the missions of our church in their honor. This year, you have the opportunity to “shop” from the comfort of your home.

             On a sheet of paper, designate you selected mission(s), the amount donated to each, and enclose this with your check. 

             Write a check for the total amount made out to FUMC, memo "Christmas Shopping for Missions."

    • Review the missions click here.
    • On a sheet of paper designate your selected mission(s), the amount donated to each, and enclose this with your check.
    • Write a check for the total amount made out to FUMC, memo "Christmas Shopping for Missions."
    • Mail the check and the list to Hendersonville FUMC, 204 Sixth Avenue West, Hendersonville, NC 28739.
    • Complete a form, click here to obtain your honor cards. They will be mailed to you.

    If you have questions, contact Margo Tolbert (864- 992-0944) or Carol Watson (803-530-7120)


    Thank you for choosing Missions for Christmas!

  • Baby shower donation drive

    In December, First United Methodist Church is hosting a Baby Shower Donation Drive benefiting Open Arms Pregnancy Center, a local ministry offering women pregnancy support and baby supplies for families. The urgent need is gift cards to Walmart or grocery stores. Mail gift cards to the church, attn. Kelli Mullinix. You may also donate items for newborns or very young babies (onesies, diapers, bottles, baby wipes, etc.) Drop-off at the church by December 13. The items will be blessed during both worship services on December 13.

  • Blessing of the animals at the Manger

    The whole community is invited to bring their pets (on a leash or in a crate or container) to the Buncombe Street parking lot for a special Christmas blessing, caroling, and a live nativity.  On December 13, at 2pm join us to hear the Christmas story from the animals’ perspective.  Bring donations of pet food, to be delivered to IAM for clients’ pets.  Let friends and neighbors know they’re invited!

  • Advent Worship Series:  "The Hopes and fears of all the years"

    What do you fear most this Advent?  What is your greatest hope this Christmas?                                                The birth of the Christ Child is where God meets us in our hopes and fears, with glad tidings of great joy!  

    Join us in person or online each Sunday at 9:15 or 11am, November 29 through December 20.  Invite friends.

  • Christmas eve from first united methodist church

    ONLINE Christmas Eve Ignite worship and Traditional worship services will be available all day on Christmas Eve.  The services will feature music, a prayer for Christmas Eve, Luke’s account of the Christmas story, a heart-warming message, the gorgeous decorations in the sanctuary and BCLC, lots of carols to sing along to, and candlelight. 

                    

    AN IN-PERSON OUTDOOR Christmas Caroling and Candlelight gathering in the Buncombe Street parking lot will begin at 5:00 p.m.  This brief casual gathering will include the Christmas story, singing of carols, and candle lighting as we sing “Silent Night” together.  Social distancing will be maintained; participants may stay in their cars or join the group standing in designated places.  Friends and family are welcome.

  • December 27, Worship: ONLINE ONLY

    Our Bishop, Paul Leeland, and musicians and leaders across the Conference will lead a special Christmas season service on the first Sunday after Christmas.  Bishop Leeland will preach a special message for us as we conclude this year and look forward to a new one.  There will be no in-person worship at FUMC on December 17th.  The service will be streamed on our webpage and our Facebook Live page.

  • Video Devotions with pastor karen eastor-bayne

    Three times a week on Monday/Wednesday/Friday, our senior pastor,  Karen Easter-Bayne will be sharing 3.-5 minute, family devotionals. If you have been receiving the daily devotions from our pastoral staff you are all ready connected.  If you would like to receive the daily devotions be sure to sign up for FUMC's emails so the devotionals make it directly to your inbox.  From your mobile you can text FUM6 to 22828 or email gloria@hvlfumc.org and request to be added to our mailing list.