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upcoming events  AND REGISTRATION

Scroll down for a quick look at what's Happening at 1st in the coming weeks.

Click here to read the church newsletter, The Church Bell.


Do you have a church related event you would like us to promote?

If so, click here, fill out the form and let us know about it.

Please provide us the information at least a month before the event.  

  • Eclipse Viewing Party

    Monday, August 21st

    1:30 pm (in the church parking lot)

    For the first time since 1979, a total solar eclipse is coming to the Continental U.S. and Maryville is in the path! Come out to the front lawn of  the church for some eclipse snacks like Moon Pies, Sun Chips and Sundrop soda.  There will be activities for children of all ages, a special music playlist and even a "moon shoes" giveaway. 

    This "totally" fun event is free, so be sure and invite your friends and neighbors. 

    We'll have a LIMITED number of eclipse viewing glasses for folks to safely watch this rare celestial event.  If you have your own pair, please bring them to the events so we can make sure everyone has the eclipse glasses. 

  • Men's Dinner

    August 28th at 6:00 pm

    Asbury Hall (Lower Level)

    ATTENTION ALL MEN!   Come enjoy a barbecue dinner and fellowship with other men in the church as well as members and leaders of Boy Scout Troop 81, which meets regularly here at 1st UMC.   

    The meal is free, but we would like for you to sign up here or call 982-1273, before August 24th, to help us better prepare.    

    For more information contact Owen Ragland at oragland@empireinctn.com

  • Senior Adult Trip to Etowah & Delano

    August 29th - Leaving at 10:00 am

    Looking for some great country cooking and shopping?  Then join us as we head down to the Farmhouse Restaurant in Etowah, TN for lunch, then over to the Amish Market in Delano for a little shopping.   

    Transportation is provided, you'll just need money for lunch and shopping.  

    Please help us get an idea of how many people are going by signing up below.

    Fill out my online form.

  • J.O.Y. Fellowship Lunch

    Wednesday, August 30th

    Noon in Asbury Hall

    Antiques appraiser, Glen Krogulski will be our guest at the August J.O.Y. Fellowship lunch.  Following the meal at noon, Krogulski will help you figure out what your items are worth, so start gathering them now.  (Please only bring items that you can carry on your own.)

    Chef Amelia will be cooking lunch.  The cost is $5.  The appraisals are free.

    Please help us get an idea on how many people are coming by signing up here

  • All-Church Tailgate & Worship

    September 3rd

    9:00 am - 11:30 am

    We're doing something new and exciting this Labor Day weekend.  For the first time ever  we are hosting an All-Church Tailgate beginning at 9:00 am.  

    This will be like a potluck, except it will be for breakfast and it will be outside!  Everyone is asked to bring dishes to share and  there will be several tailgating stations set up throughout the parking lot.  Bring donuts, muffins, breakfast casseroles, or bring a grill and serve up smoked sausage or country ham steaks.  It's all up to you. 

    Following the tailgating time, everyone will gather under the big tent for that Sunday's ONE worship service. 

    We will have limited space for cars & trucks to set up, so if you (and or your group) want a spot, email Chris Lee at clee@1stchurch.org.

  • Small Group Studies

    Late Summer & Fall 2017

    While children and teachers head back to school, opportunities for you to learn are picking up here at 1st UMC. 

    Take a look at the small group studies offered this fall and sign up for the ones by clicking here.  If you already know which study you want to sign up for, just click on the study below and fill out the form.

    Covenant Bible Study 2

    Covenant Bible Study 3

    The Best Yes Bible Study for Women

    A Study of Prayer

    Finding I AM

    Financial Peace University (scroll down for more information)

    Just Moved: After the boxes are unpacked

    Battle Plan for Prayer (Men's Bible Study) - no sign up needed

    For information on Celebrate Recovery Step Studies click here. 

  • Financial Peace University

    Sundays at 6:00 pm

    Starting, September 10th

    This 9-week class uses video lessons and practical teaching in asmall group, confidential setting. The class teaches Biblical principles of handling money. Each class is 90 minutes. This course costs $93.

    Sign up by clicking here. (Course leader Moe Click will contact you to finalize the registration)

    Benefits of attending:

    • Get out of debt
    • Create and live on a budget
    • Live on less than you make
    • Learn to live and give like no one else

    Learn more about the program at www.daveramsey.com/fpu