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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.  

  • Small group study:  Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst

    Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 7:45 pm

    October 18th through November 29th

    This study is designed for moms of all ages.  Each week, participants will watch a video together and have discussion time afterward about the information presented.  There are also weekly readings to be completed prior to each class. 

    Lysa TerKeurst  uses "Uninvited" to help stop the feeling of being left out, by believing that even when you are overlooked by others, you are handpicked by God

    Please sign up for the study by clicking here. 

  • Softball game and picnic

    (Sponsored by Celebrate Recovery)

    NEW DATE!  November 5th

    4:00 to 6:00 pm at Sandy Springs Park

    Come out to Sandy Springs Park and enjoy a late afternoon of softball, food and fun. There will be hot dogs and fixings, Cracker Jacks and drinks. You'll just need to bring your lawn chairs and softball gloves if you have them. 

    Come out to play or just watch and have fun. Contact Leslie Ragland at tor13@yahoo.com if you have any questions. No signs ups are needed. Just come out to the ball field. 

  • J.O.Y. Fellowship Lunch

    Wednesday, October 25th

    Noon in Asbury Hall (upper level)

    So, how do you pronounce words like oil, fire or creek?   When you order a soft drink, do you ask for a coke, a soda or pop?  And what sayings you use help identify where you are from?

    For October's J.O.Y. Fellowship Lunch, Dr. Sam Overstreet, English professor at Maryville College, brings you a closer look at local dialects, what shaped them and how we all use them everyday. 

    Chef Amelia will be cooking lunch which is $5.  The linguistics lesson is free. 

    Please sign up by clicking here.

  • Fall Festival at 1st

    Sunday, October 29th

    2:00 to 5:00 pm

    Mark your calendars for one of the best FREE events in Maryville.  From Trunk-or-Treating and inflatables to hot dogs and cotton candy, there's so much fun this year, we've added an extra hour!

    Volunteers are needed for this event.  If you can help out, please click here and let us know.

  • Bible Study for Young Adults with small children

    Sunday Mornings: November 5th, 12th and 19th

    9:30 am to 10:15 am in room C5

    Denise Johns (Director of 1st Kids Ministries)  will be leading this video based study. Each week, participants will watch a video, have a little bit of conversation about it, and have an opportunity to connect with other young adults. Plus, there will be great tasting

    coffee and small bite to eat. 

    The videos cover issues like:

    • Longing for the past and not enjoying today
    • Feeling that our prayers are unanswered
    • Being so busy but still feeling empty inside

    No sign up required. Come to all three of the classes or just one.   Contact Denise Johns at djohns@1stchurch.org for more information. 

  • Alternative Gift Fair

    Sunday, November 5th

    Wesley Hall (and room 202)

    Nearly 20 vendors representing non-profit groups, fair trade organizations and ministries will be setting up in Wesley Hall and other rooms on the upper floor of the church at this year's Alternative Gift Fair.

    This event provides an opportunity to shop the world all in one place. Every gift you buy actually helps you give twice; once to the organization you are helping, and the second time to the recipient of your gift. 

    Click here for a closer look at the organizations represented at this year's AGF.

  • Smart Money Livestreaming Event

    November 7th

    8:00 to 11:00 pm in Wesley Hall

    Over the last 25 years, millions of lives have been changed through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. This November, Dave will be live streaming his Smart Money event to churches and Financial Peace University classes across the country. 1st United Methodist Church will be a host site for this event.  

    The best part? It’s absolutely free for you to attend!   

    Just let us know you're coming by signing up here.  

  • Churchwide Thanksgiving Dinner

    Sunday, November 12th

    6:00 pm in Asbury Hall (lower level)

    Chef Amelia and her volunteers are cooking up the turkey; all you need to bring is a side dish, salad or dessert.   The evening gives people a chance to meet new folks and get reacquainted with people they may not have seen in awhile.  As part of this year's festivities, there will be a special storytelling program.  You are in for a treat!

    Help us get an idea of how many people will be coming by clicking here.