Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Sylva!

At Sylva FUMC we offer a means to grow in your Christian faith, opportunities to connect and be a part of a vibrant Christian family, and opportunities to serve God, the community, and the world. You will find us in the heart of downtown Sylva, North Carolina, nestled in the surrounding beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. You are invited to share the joy of the people of God at First United Methodist Church.


  • The dads and daughters brought their moves...
  • What can a church on a hill learn about being a “city on a hill”? Come reflect with us this Sunday at 9am and 11am! We’ll also be commissioning our Mission Team heading to South Carolina at the 9am service. Hope to see you there!
  • This Sunday: that one time when Jesus pulled a few disciples aside to reveal his full glory... and what that teaches us about how we respond to the really good moments in life. Join us at 9am or 11am! (“The Transfiguration” by Raphael, 1518-1520)
  • Thanks to all the Fathers and Daughters who came out to dance tonight!
  • Save the date! VBS 2020 is coming soon!
  • Today was  #scoutingsunday  - and the Scouts of Pack and Troop 999 reminded us of how important it is to have fun together. Thanks to everyone who visited with us and made it special!
  • Hello from our mission team, serving the area affected by Hurricane Florence this week! Lunch break on day two. They fixed in hide yesterday; today they tore out and replaced floor in a doublewide for mom dad and 3 small children.
  • Beginning next Sunday! The youth are invited to take a stroll to City Lights for some treats with  @bigappbrown  &  @jeffrey_goss  March 1  @10  am
  • Lent begins this week with Ash Wednesday and a special worship service at 6pm. How are you making this a season of holy preparation for Easter this year?
  • Fathers and Daughters