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Your opportunity to serve

Here at First United Methodist we are dedicated to making disciples who serve others. We believe that serving God is one of the greatest joys you’ll ever experience. Why? Because God created you to serve! And when you discover what your gifts are, and begin using them, you will experience a sense of fulfillment and purpose that will be unlike anything you have ever experienced. You will have the honor and privilege of seeing God at work firsthand - transforming your life and the lives of others.

If you’ve been here at FUMC for a while you may have heard about or seen “To know Christ and to make Him known” as well as our "Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations": Passionate Worship, Radical Hospitality, Extravagant Generosity, Intentional Faith Development and Risk-Taking Missions and Service. Each of these ministry areas offer you the opportunity "know Christ and make Him known."

Open Door Meal & Sing

Our church welcomes the community, particularly those who eat at the Community Table, on the 5th Wednesday to a dinner and entertainment in the CLC. Help is needed to setup, take down, cleanup and bring food.

Ramp Builders

Our ramp building ministry provides mobility to the disabled or elderly in our church and community. The Ramp Builders also provide volunteer building assistance to the Jackson County Department on Aging. Clients are selected by the Department on Aging and materials provided to our Ramp Building Team.


Appalachian Service Project

Serve on a church sponsored team to Appalachia and work on projects that make client homes warmer, safer and dryer.

Nifty Needles

“Nifty Needles” provides simply comfort to the community and world by knitting different garments for the needy, sick, and forgotten, it also “knits” community with one another.

United Christian Ministries

United Christian Ministries is an interdenominational crisis ministry for the people of Jackson County who have urgent physical, economic, social, and spiritual needs. On an emergency basis, UCM offers food, clothing, and other forms of assistance. First United Methodist has supported this ministry since its inception.

Operation Christmas Child

A ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child provides “shoe boxes” for children across the world in the fall. Volunteers help pack shoe boxes that contain a toy, coloring books/w crayons, clothing and personal hygienic products.

"Son-Shine Friends"

Help to minister to families and individuals by making frequent visits and calls to our elderly and homebound persons. Call and schedule a personal visit to check and see if they are okay, to provide a listening ear, and be available to refer them to others who can help them whenever special needs arise.

Circles of Hope

Community effort to inspire and equip individuals, families and communities to thrive and end poverty in Jackson County. Training provided by Circles of Hope Haywood/Jackson County.