New Times for True North!

Starting this Tuesday, True North will meet from 6PM to 7PM in the Loft. All 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are invited to join us and learn about Methodist missionaries from around the globe! We will also be looking at the different situations each missionary faces in their area. 

From there we'll discuss how we can impact our own communities here at home and be positive forces for change! 

Click here for the schedule! (opens as a .pdf file) 

Or click here to visit the True North homepage! 

Christmas Music Program Preview Night Sep. 24

Come join us for Preview Night and hear and sing some of the music 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. 

Our preview session is Wednesday night at 7:00-7:30 in the choir room - start getting into the Christmas spirit! Any questions may be directed to Andrew Duncan at

Sneak preview track below...

Children and Family Pumpkin Patch Visit Sep. 28

Children and Family Ministries is planning a trip to the Pumpkin Patch!  Please join us on Sunday, September 28th as we travel to Autumn Acres in Crossville, TN.  The plan is to leave the church immediately following the 11:00 service, eat lunch and be at the patch when they open by 1:00 (we will gain an hour traveling west).  You can either meet at the church OR you can meet us in Crossville. Please sign-up with Erin Webb so we will know how many people to expect as well as if we need the church bus/van.  The cost is $15 and children 2 and under are free.  This price includes a hayride, a pumpkin, all games, a barrel train ride and a chance to shoot the corn cannon (yee-haw!).  There is a discounted rate for large groups, so the sooner you sign up, the more we can save :) Sign up online, in person outside of Room #303 or you can email your reservations to  Questions?  Please see Erin Webb.  We look forward to spending a fun afternoon together soon!

Church in the Community, Oct. 4


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.

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!


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.