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.


  • This Sunday: ONE WORSHIP at 10am, with a soup and salad lunch after. Join us as we reflect on the three gifts from the wise men and what three gifts we might bring Christ in 2020. Plus, a giveway! All are welcome. 🙂 “The Adoration of the Magi” by Rembrandt
  • Tomorrow is the last Sunday with Tommy and Anna Ginn at the helm of our choir! They are retiring after an amazing 30 years of service. Come help us celebrate their ministry - we’ll have a special cookie and punch reception after the 11:00 service. Bring cards and lots of love to share.
  • United Christian Ministries held their annual Board Meeting today, including a big ice cream and cupcake THANK YOU to all the volunteers. We are grateful to be a part of this great community organization!
  • Hey, don’t forget: a special ONE WORSHIP today at 10am, with soup and salad lunch right after. We’ll be back to our normal 9 and 11am schedule next Sunday. See you soon!
  •  @firstsundayyouth  highlights: paper, rock, scissors war; toilet paper and fears; subway subs and cookies; worship and a good focus before heading back to school. All 6 - 12th grade students, join us next month on 2/2 when we’ll gather at First Baptist!
  • Our Early Learning Center has a Christmas lunch today as a small way to tell them, “Thank you!!” We’re so grateful for all they do to love our children.
  • “Well done, good and faithful servant!” (Matthew 25:23). It was a bittersweet morning sending off Tommy and Anna Ginn with thanks and love. We are so grateful for your incredible 30 years of service to our choir and our church!!!
  • Our Methodist Men met this morning for a great breakfast and to make plans for the “Poor Man’s Lunch” on Friday 2/28. Save the date! The proceeds from that meal will go toward Camp Patton Springs scholarships.
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS! HE IS BORN! (Don’t forget to be as excited as a little kid tomorrow!)
  • Tonight we got to provide the meal for the Wesley Foundation - the Methodist campus ministry at  @western_carolina  Wow, what a great bunch of students! Thanks to our church members who chipped in soup, salad, and cookies.