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.

Ways To engage


    We all rely on our GPS for direction. At FUMC, GPS stands for Gifts * Passions * Service. The Holy Spirit guides us to our places to serve at the intersection of our spiritual gifts and our passions. FUMC's GPS system will help you discover your God- given spiritual gifts (your SHAPE), your heartfelt passions, and your GPS Destination (your places to serve). Every person at FUMC is asked to activate their GPS. This is how we can best be the church together. The GPS system takes 3 easy steps:

    1. Find Your SHAPE (spiritual gifts)
    2. Fill Out a GPS Form
    3. Talk with a GPS Guide to Choose Your GPS Destination (places to serve)S.H.A.P.E. stands for Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Passion and Experience. We encourage every member to discover your SHAPE for ministry. This will help you find fulling ways to serve, and help us better guide you in getting engaged in the life of FUMC. 

    Find your SHAPE in three easy steps:

    • 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.
    • Next, click HERE to complete your brief SHAPE assessment.
    • Email your SHAPE assessment to Sherry Lindsay at A member of our GPS Team will be in touch with you. 

    GPS Form        

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  • 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.  Adult classes start at 10:15 and conclude at 10:55.  

    Click here for specific class times and available classes.

    For more information, please contact Tyler Deusa

  • Our young adult ministry is led by Drew Morton. We have a variety of small groups, social and recreational events, and activities for young adults to engage in. Contact Drew Morton for more information. 

  • 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. Kelli Mullinix for more information about care and support ministries.

  • The United Methodist Women are focused on ministries for women, children, and youth, globally and locally. The Esther Lydia Circle is open to any women, whether church members or not. They meet on the second Monday of the month for support, fellowship, spiritual growth.

    Contact BettyKay Brookshire, Pres. for more information.

  • 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.

  • About Us: We are a group of like-minded persons who support full inclusiveness for all in the United Methodist Church. We affirm people of every race, nationality, gender, social condition, economic status, marital status, sexual orientation, and gender identity.


    All God’s Children Reconciling United Methodist Group Reconciling Statement: All God’s Children is a group of Reconciling United Methodists at First UMC of Hendersonville NC, Western North Carolina Annual Conference. We welcome and affirm people of every race, nationality, gender, social condition, economic status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, age, or previous faith experience. We will pursue justice for those who have been marginalized or put at risk as the result of the policies and actions of our nation and our denomination. We will promote full inclusion of our LGBTQ+ siblings in all aspects of ministry, ordination, and marriage. We will be enablers, not obstacles, to those seeking to respond to the love of God, the grace of Christ, and the call to serve in mission and ministry. We will work within the UMC to advocate for full inclusion of all those called to follow Christ and serve as clergy, and we will work on behalf of those seeking social justice by advocating for change in governmental and denominational policies and doctrine as necessary. We will do so by living out our faith through prayer, advocacy, and action at all organizational levels of government and church so that all may find a home marked by the gracious welcoming and inclusion of all in the unified Body of Christ.

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