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What to Expect

You will find a warm, friendly group of ordinary people who are discovering the lasting satisfaction of living for Christ.  FUMC has been blessed by God for over 160 years and our mission continues to be to share the love of Christ with the surrounding community.


  • We offer Traditional worship services at 11:10 am with traditional hymns and a chancel choir accompanied by an amazing pipe organ. Our 9:10 am Ignite contemporary service has a fantastic praise band with guitars, drums and keyboards.  We have two video screens with words for all the songs, so please sing along! Both services invite participation, offer great music, and relevant preaching and inspire us to live as followers of Jesus. 

  • You will see a variety of attire, from business to casual. We invite you to dress how you are most comfortable.  Our focus is not on how we dress, but an experience which focuses on worshiping Christ.

  • We love families and offer many programs and activities for children and youth.  Children's ministry offers programming for infants to 5th grade during both services and small group hour (10:10-11:00). Families are also welcome to participate with their kids in 784, a praise and learning experience from 10:15-10:45 every Sunday.

    One Youth meets during the small group hour on Sundays at 10:10am. One Youth Group meets on Sunday nights at 5:30-7:30 for dinner, games, worship, small groups, and service projects. There is something for every age at First United.

  • If you have an interest in joining our church, please contact Rev. Karen Easter-Bayne to receive information about our new member class. Free childcare is provided for the class. 

  • We are located at 204 6th Ave. West in downtown Hendersonville.  Our main parking lot is at the corner of

    Buncombe St. and 6th Ave. Additional parking is available in the two-level bank parking lot across the from the Church St. entrance.  View parking map.

  • During Weekdays (Monday through Friday), First United Methodist Church will adhere to Henderson County School System’s decision as to delay or cancel church programs and events. When Henderson County Schools have a delayed opening, the Church opening times are: 

    One Hour Delay: Church Opens at 9 AM

    Two Hour Delay: Church Opens at 10 AM

    When the church is closed due to weather, it will remain closed throughout the entire day

    for all subsequent events and programs. 

    When the church opening is delayed, subsequent events will continue as scheduled after the delay has been satisfied. 

    All Saturday and Sunday decisions will be made by 6 AM and announcements will be made to WLOS TV, the church website (, Facebook and E-Connect.

New Members Class

If you have an interest in joining our church and 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.

Contact Sherry at or call 828-435-3531.