WELCOME TO 1ST CHURCH!

REACH - CONNECT

EQUIP -SEND

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 mission is: 

to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world


  • We strive to REACH people through a variety of in-person and online ministries
  • We work to CONNECT people to Christ and each other
  • We strive to EQUIP people with the tools they need to be disciples and to help bring others to Christ
  • We SEND people out into the community and around the world to further the mission of the church. 


Sunday Worship

8:15 Traditional

(Sanctuary, Upper Level)

10:30 Traditional

(Sanctuary, Upper Level)

10:30 Contemporary

(Asbury Hall, Gym- Lower Level


Wednesday Worship

6:30 pm Celebrate Recovery

(Asbury Hall,  Gym-Lower Level)


WATCH WORSHIP


PODCAST 


THE CHURCH BELL



  • So, you're thinking about visiting 1st Church or you are just checking out the church online?  Either way we want to thank you for being our guest and welcome you to 1st United Methodist Church.  We've put together a section to help you know what to expect when you arrive, how to contact us,  how to interact with us online and much more. 


    Guest Experience

  • From small group studies to big community events there are many ways 1st Church works to REACH people and help them be a part of what is happening at 1st throughout the year.  We hope you will follow what we do here on the website and through our social media channels and be a part of it all. 


    HAPPENING AT 1ST

  • 1st United Methodist Church was established in 1865 as the Methodist Episcopal Church.  It's history, though dates back to the Mount Gilead Church which was built around 1822.  As part of the worldwide United Methodist Church, we share a mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  1st UMC-Maryville is part of the Holston Annual Conference of the UMC and the Smoky Mountain District of the UMC. 


    About the UMC

                                                            

    ABOUT THE HOLSTON CONFERENCE  

         

    PASTORS AND STAFF

  • In late January 2023, the Sycamore Tree United Methodist Church gathered for its last worship service and subsequently closed. The church’s property, consisting of a 17,000 square foot building on a 5 acre lot at 1830 Clydesdale Street, became the responsibility of the Smoky Mountain District and ultimately the Holston Conference.

     

    In late May, the Holston Conference trustees voted to convey the property to our congregation, with the condition that we satisfy the remaining indebtedness associated with the property.  Currently the people of 1st UMC-Maryville are working to find the best ways to use the Sycamore Tree Campus to further the mission of the church. 


    1ST umc @ SYCAMORE TREE

  • Wesley Day School is a preschool program meeting three mornings each week here at 1st UMC. The school serves three, four, and five year old children.  This program runs independently of 1st UMC.   For more information contact WDS at 865-984-8917 or visit the website.  

reach

WORSHIP

WATCH

CONTACT

Worship is one of the main ways 1st Church works to REACH people.  


Whether you prefer a more traditional service or the contemporary sounds of a live band we believe you will find a service where you feel at home.  We even have a service aimed at healing your hurts, habits and hang-ups.


Whether you're ready to come in-person or still checking us out online you can "try out" all of our services online via a variety of platforms.  You can even request a guided visit of the church. 


WORSHIP AT 1ST


WATCH WORSHIP


CONTACT 1ST CHURCH


Ask Questions/Request Vist

connect

1st guests

1st kids

students

adults

No matter your age, we have a place for you to CONNECT with others in the 1st Church family.  


Through these connections it is our hope that we can all strive to love others in the same way Jesus Christ loved us. 


1st Guests


1st Kids Ministries


Students


ADULTS


EQUIP

SUNDAY SCHOOL

SMALL GROUPS

MUSIC

No one has all the answers and that's why we believe it is important to EQUIP people with the tools they need to grow in their faith.  Through these steps of discipleship, the end goal is to have others see Christ in you. 


So whether it's becoming a member of a Sunday School Class, a small group or singing in a choir, we welcome you to become a part of this church community and feel equipped to grow in your faith.


Sunday School

Small Groups


Music at 1st

 



missions

welcome table

celebrate recovery

Church can happen when giving your time gives someone new hope and when opening hearts inspires joy.  When we SEND people out into the mission field they are following their call to Go.Do.  From there they continue to REACH, CONNECT & EQUIP others to SEND into the world as disciples of Christ. 

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Together through Christ we can Go and Do big things. Here at 1st UMC, you will find people serving faithfully in ministries like:

Welcome Table

Celebrate Recovery

Family Promise

Habitat for Humanity

Compassion Counseling


But the work doesn't stop there.  Volunteers from the church are serving across the community, across the country and around the world, serving as the hands and feet of Christ. 


Where can I Go.Do.


Let us Know Where You Want to Serve


If you have more questions please contact:

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with what's

happening at 1st


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.   If you want to keep up with what's happening at 1st, sign up for our regular emails and digital newsletter delivery. 


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Check out the biggest events happening at 1st by scrolling down

or visiting the "Happening at 1st" section of the website. 


REACH OUT TO 1ST CHURCH

If you have questions please email or call us at 865-982-1273.



HAPPENING AT 1ST

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