Director of Children and Family Ministries Needed

First United Methodist Church is searching for a full-time Director of Children and Family Ministries.  Resumes may be sent to Rev. Troy Forrester at or mailed to First United Methodist Church, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.  Applications will be accepted through Friday, August 15, 2014. To view the complete job description, please click on the button above.

Get Ready...Church Directory Time is Coming Soon!

FUMC will be producing a new pictorial directory soon and we need you to be in it! Pictures will be taken on several different dates:

Tuesday-Saturday, July 15-19 and Wednesday-Saturday, August 6-9

Sign ups will be extra easy: You may make your own reservations online! We will also have sign-up tables on a few upcoming Sundays.

Ready to make your reservations? Click on the button above and follow the directions! Questions? Call Jan Ryan at 483-4357.


Interested in a trip to Scotland?

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 9 at 4:30 pm for a presentation from Collette Travel about “Discovering Scotland.” The trip will take place from April 27-May 6, 2015. Cost of double occupancy is $3,499, which includes round trip airfare from McGhee Tyson Airport. For more information, please visit 634216#.U6hq3rFec40. For questions, please contact Kay Moss at 483-7228.


Movie on the Lawn, June 20

On Friday, June 20, we will be having our annual “Movie on the Lawn” event with the amazing LEGO movie! “Everything is awesome” because the LEGO movie offers entertainment for both children and adults, so please come on out! The movie will be projected on the side of the church, and drinks and popcorn will be provided. Simply bring a blanket or chair to sit on and, most importantly, invite a friend! The movie will begin as soon as it gets dark (approximately 9 p.m.), so come early to get a good spot. We look forward to seeing you on Friday, June 20!

Grief Support Group

      A Grief Support Group is starting for anyone who is experiencing grief from the recent or not-so-recent death of a loved one. The group will begin on Tuesday, June 24 from 5:00-6:30 pm, and will meet in Room 203 for eight weeks until August 12. There is no cost for participation. The group will be led by Stephen Herbes, licensed professional counselor. To register, call the church office at 483-4357. The group is sponsored by FUMC and Keystone Adult Day Program.


Youth Texting Service

Keep up to date with the latest Journey info by joining our Remind 101 texting service!


Send a text to 865-408-7282 and type in the following (including the @): @1stjourney

Or, use this link: Journey Youth

College Texts

For our college kids - if you have a college student, we have also set up a service for them too. Send a text to 865-408-7282 and type in the following (including the @): @1stCollege.

Or, use this link: College