Church in the Community


Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 4 from 8:00 am-1:00 pm! As followers of God, we are called to love and serve our neighbors. First United Methodist Church in the Community is a church-wide day of service to the community. Through this event we put our faith in action and share the love of Christ by using our gifts and talents to serve those around us.  Opportunities for service will include: Oak Ridge schools, Habitat build, home repairs, yard work, playing games and visiting with the people at the nursing home, sorting donations at the Habitat and KARM store, TORCH, and Agape House.

During First United Methodist Church in the Community, volunteers will meet at the church for a time of opening worship, and then spread out to serve in groups all over Oak Ridge. All ages and skill levels are welcome to serve. Sunday school classes, small groups and families can sign up to serve together, and individuals are welcome to sign up as well.

To register or get more information, please contact Crystal Smith at 483-4357 or (  Register online or download the registration form, or you can pick up a registration form in our main office or the First UMC Welcome Center. Deadline to sign up is Friday, September 26.

Invitation to be a part of the Christmas Music Program

Rehearsals will be starting on September 17 for the adult choir and orchestra Christmas program to be held on Sunday, December 21st at 7:00 pm. All are welcome and invited to be a part of this service of worship. Practice CD's and music will be available so that you can study your music at home or in the car. 

Come to our opening preview session on Wednesday night at 7:00 - and start getting into the Christmas spirit! Any questions may be directed to Andrew Duncan at

Sneak preview track below...

Friday Night Live Registrations Available!

Our monthly Parent's Night Out is accepting registrations for the 2014-2015 school year!  We offer this family ministry program every 2nd Friday of the month - from 6pm-10pm.  Details and registration forms can be found by visiting the FNL page on this website, or by clicking the logo.

When you plan your date night around FNL - you always have a babysitter!


True North Returns!

True North is a weekly gathering for our 5th - 8th graders where they can explore more about their faith and come together in Christian fellowship! 

This Fall we'll be looking at missionaries around the globe and the good work they have been doing. By the middle of October we'll start looking at how we can be missionaries in our own communities and do great things right here at home! 

True North will begin again on Tuesday, September 2nd at 5PM in the Loft.

Click HERE for more info! (opens in a new window, PDF format)

You can also visit the True North homepage at this link.

Wednesday Night Connections

Wednesday Night at First United Methodist Church is a time to CONNECT.  A time to CONNECT with others and a time to CONNECT with God.  Check out our Wednesday Night programming beginning August 20, 2014 and running through mid-December!!  We will have dinner in the multipurpose room at 5:15-6:00pm followed by children’s choir rehearsal and spiritual studies for adults. Come and CONNECT with other brothers and sisters in Christ as well as CONNECT with God through study.

First Place Songs

Singing in First Place

Do you want to know the songs that we sing for worship in First Place better? There is a new page on It's under the worship heading and is titled First Place songs. I will update every week with all of the praise songs that we know we’ll be doing in coming weeks. I’ll also leave a week or two of past songs posted so that you can go back and find one that you really liked. I’m excited about this new page and want to kick it off with one of our new favorite songs that we’ll be doing for a while. It’s called “Christ In Me” by Tim Timmons.  

Children's Choir Registration is Open


It's time to get your child signed up for children's choir! Our first meeting night will be Wednesday, August 20 at 6:00pm. Pre-registration is not required to participate, but it helps us plan. There are no fees to participate, so bring friends along!

Adults - there are a variety of small group and study offerings happening during the Children's Choir time, so you will have a meaningful experience as well. More information about Wednesday Night Connection classes will be coming soon.