worship at 1st

  • When you come to this informal worship service expected to be greeted when you arrive and be sure to greet the people around you.  Get your day started with the sounds of the Morning Glory Chorus and an inspirational message . 

  • During each worship service you'll hear the joyful sounds of treasured hymns, the voices of a large choir,  the majesty of a pipe organ and a message designed to inspire you.  At times you will also hear the alluring melodies of handbells, guest musicians and the sounds of children's choirs. The Sanctuary built in the late 1960's was renovated in 2015 to enhance your worship experience. 

  • The atmosphere in this service is responsive and engaging and a fit for every age. In this modern worship service, you will see a wide demographic represented. Come as you are and be prepared to encounter the Living God in a beautiful, life-changing way.

  • When children worship God, amazing things happen! At 1st UMC children are an important part of the church family and are welcome in EVERY worship service. For those who choose, we offer a worship service just for children 3-years-old through Kindergarten.  

    Kid's Own Worship is offered during during both 10:30 a.m. worship services.  At approximately 10:45 the children are given the opportunity to go with adult leaders to the children's hall where they participate in worship time specifically tailored to their age.  

  • The Celebrate Recovery ministry models a healthy Christ-centered community of sustained recovery.  This recovery ministry seeks to reclaim, restore, and rebuild broken people into living testimonies for Jesus.   Wednesday evenings begin with a free meal at 5:30 pm.  Worship is at 6:30 pm and at 7:40 pm Share Groups meet.  You can learn more about this ministry at CRMaryvilleTN.com

REACHing others with a

focus on worship

As a community of faith, the people of 1st United Methodist Church have been worshipping for more than 150 years.  Whether you are joining us online or in-person we hope our time together is meaningful and that you feel welcome as we come together for worship.  Throughout the year we may focus on certain topics so be sure and scroll down for a closer look at what's happening each week during worship.  

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sermon focus for the lenten season

figuring out faith

with peter

From now through Easter we invite you on a special journey as we look at faith through the eyes of Jesus' disciple, Peter.  His "Wandering Heart" reminds us all of the hills and valleys we go through in our lives and how trusting God can help us navigate the winding path in front of us. 

February 18th

Jesus Sought Me

Luke 5:1-11

February 25th

Rescue Me From Danger

Matthew 14:22-33

March 3rd

Praise the Mount

Matthew 16:13-20

March 10th

I'm fixed upon it

Matthew 16:21-23

March 17th

Teach Me

Matthew 18:15-22

March 24th (Palm Sunday)

Songs of Loudest Praise

John 12:12-16

March 31st (Easter Sunday)

And I hope...

Luke 24:1-12

April 7th (Second Sunday of Easter)

Here's my heart

John 21:1-19


worship events

Hang tight while we look up scheduled events...