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Current Opportunities

Virtual Kid's Church

We gather each Sunday @10am, via Zoom!

If you miss a Sunday or want to review the lesson as a family, you can visit our playlist on YouTube. 


Lent & Holy Week 2021

This year we are inviting our families to participate in Lent with experiential activities found in the Lent in a Bag and Holy Week in a Box (inside of the bags), distributed on Ash Wednesday or by delivery. Each bag contains 6 weekly activities. The Holy Week in a box, contains objects, a suggested scripture reading and short activities for each day of the week.

Father Daughter Movie Night

Father Daughter Movie Night, February 27th.
The movie will promptly begin at 7 pm. (parking opens at 6:30).

In honor of maintaining traditions, even in a world
dictated by Covid, we will have a Father Daughter
Movie Night on February 27th. In addition to a movie, each couple will receive a concession box.

Please notify the church office,
office@sylvafumc.org or 828-586-2358 for information.

This year we are suggesting donations of
non-perishable food items and pantry essentials, these items will be donated to United Christian Ministries.

*Due to copyright, we are unable to advertise the movie
to be played*


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.

Camp Patton Springs

We are in a waiting pattern for when plans for Camp Patton Springs can begin. Please note, camp will be held at YMCA Camp Watia in Bryson City, NC.  We miss all of you and can not wait to gather again! 

Camp Patton Springs is a weekend adventure in May for all children and youth to develop their faith, spend time outdoors in God's creation, and fellowship with other followers of Jesus. While campers must be rising 2nd graders in order to spend the night, we offer a day program for those younger disciples who are itching to join in the fun.

Printable CPS Registration Form

Vacation Bible School

VBS 2021 is in the works!

Details will be announced here and on our social media pages.


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