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Welcome to 1st

Is this your 1st time at 1st UMC Maryville? 

  Click here to learn more about what to expect, how to find your way around, and how to contact pastors and staff. 

Worship Times

Sunday Mornings

8:15am  & 10:30 am Traditional in the Sanctuary (Upper Level)

10:30 am Contemporary in Asbury Hall (Lower Level)


6:30 pm Celebrate Recovery Worship


Whether you are testing the waters of your faith or already immersed in it, 1st United Methodist Church of Maryville invites you to this community of faith.   The church's mission is to TELL the world about Christ, TEACH the world through his love and message, and TOUCH others in order to transform the world. 

Church is certainly more than just a place to worship on Sunday mornings. The people of 1st United Methodist Church are hard at work making a difference in people's lives here in Maryville/Blount County and all around the world.


Click below to watch the video.

What's happening at 1st

Almost every day there is something happening at 1st UMC .  As 2017 begins there are new and renewed opportunities for you to Grow in your faith.  From small group studies and insightful worship, to hands-on projects to serve as the hands and feet of Christ, we invite you to explore ways you can BE the church. 

Ash Wednesday Services

Wednesday, March 1st

Noon (in the Sanctuary)

6:30 pm (Asbury Hall, lower level)

Lenten Studies

(Click here for more information and to sign up)

What is Lent all about?

Wednesday, March 1st @ 7:40 pm

A World Worth Saving

Monday mornings @ 10:00 am

Beginning March 6th

Sunday evenings @ 6:30 pm

Beginning March 12th

Know the Story

Wednesday evenings at 7:40 pm

Beginning March 8th

More than Enough: Living Abundantly in a culture of excess

Wednesday mornings @ 10:00 am

Beginning March 1st

CLICK HERE for a  closer look at upcoming small group studies, events, 

and more of what's happening at 1st.  


can happen


Whether it's the Welcome Table on Thursday nights, a mission to Latvia thousands of miles away, or working on a local Habitat for Humanity Home, the people of 1st United Methodist Church are called to serve as the hands and feet of Christ both here at home and around the world.   

Two of our largest ministries are the Welcome Table and Celebrate Recovery.  Both happen here at the church building, but are helping people all across Maryville and Blount County.   

1st UMC is once again lending a hand to build another Habitat for Humanity home,  something the church has been doing for more than 20 years.  The latest build is in Alcoa and is being done in partnership with the Maryville District of the UMC. 

The recent wildfires in Sevier County have weighed heavy on the hearts of people at 1st UMC.  People here have been collecting supplies, donating money,  spending time volunteering and praying for all those affected by this disaster.   Two members recently spoke to Rev. Catherine Nance about how easy it is to volunteer and help provide relief.

Learn more about serving at 1st by clicking here.

If you are ready to serve, let us know what areas interest you by clicking here

1st in the news

From time to time, media outlets put the spotlight on 1st UMC and folks here who are working to make the community better.  Below are a few of these stories.

Three cores of Civility 101

Opinion piece in the Daily Times from 1st UMC member Timothy Lomperis

Story time with "Miss Nancy"

Church is a Community

Clayton Hensley, the Director of Communications at 1st, recently got a chance to interview one of the founders of the Christian group Rend Collective.  The band led worship at this year's Resurrection 2017 event for youth.  Click below to read what advice band member Gareth Gilkeson has for youth.

Interview with Rend Collective


2017 Appalachian Trail Chaplain brings message to Celebrate Recovery

Matt Hall, a recovering addict said his journey to recovery has been one of adventure and one that is helping him pursue his dream of hiking the AT.

The woods are calling: Holston Conference chooses next AT Chaplain

Maryville Daily Times

Family Promise Director receives Athena Leadership Award

Several times a year, 1st UMC hosts homeless families that are part of the Blount County Family Promise program.  Recently the director of the program received an award for her work helping others.

Passion for the homeless

Maryville Daily Times

Wildfire pilots praise pond-filling family

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