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Current Opportunities

Kids' In-Person Gathering

Join us Sundays @11 am!

We are so excited to be in person with one another. Each Sunday there will be a brief activity or craft and lesson.

Monthly Theme

Beginning April 11th we will gather @11 am after worship!

Our theme for April is peace. Below are the selected text for this month.

4/4-  Colossians 1:20 and John 20:1-18- Easter / God’s Big Story
4/11-  Colossians 3:15-Live in Peace with Others
4/18-  Genesis 26:1-6, 12-22, 26-31- Isaac’s Wells
4/25-  1 Samuel 25:1-35- Abigail Intervenes



Camp Patton Springs 2021

We are excited to announce a day Camp Patton Springs experience. While we are only meeting for one day, many of our campers' favorite activities will be available. We will follow Camp Tekoa and Sylva FUMC's COVID-19 protocols. We know Hendersonville can be a bit of a drive from Jackson County, so this year we are inviting parents to stay and participate in the fun! Registration is $20 per person.

Click HERE for Registration


Ages 0-3

Nursery services are available Sunday mornings 8:45-12:15 and for other special services and events throughout the year. 

Early Childhood

Pre-K to 5th Grade

During both worship services, children ages 4-8 are dismissed for Children's Church which includes a lesson, craft and other activities. Children attending the 9:00 service will remain in classroom for Sunday School immediately following the worship service. If a family chooses not to attend Sunday school, children should be picked up before 10:10 to avoid disruption of Sunday School.


Grades 6-12

The Sylva First United Methodist Church Youth Fellowship is a place where youth from 6th to 12th grade can come for food, fun, fellowship, and spiritual formation. Several special events happen throughout the year such as trips to concerts, amusement parks, hikes, and other activities. Youth that are 14 years old and older also have the opportunity to participate in a summer mission trip with the Bible Study, Appalachia Service Project & Camp Patton Springs.

Safe Sanctuaries Training & Policy

The United Methodist Church requires all of our staff and volunteers to attend Safe Sanctuaries training. The WNCCUMC offers free training for those who work with children & youth. We are pleased to offer access to this FREE self-guided online training (instructions may be found HERE).

Sylva FUMC Safe Sanctuaries Policy