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 (except on Communion Sundays which are generally the first Sunday of each month.) 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 .
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.
Scroll down for a look at what's coming up in worship,
both in-person and online.
You can also watch past worship services further down on this page.
How do we intentionally bear witness to the love of Jesus Christ in a world in which so much rhetoric and conversation is critical, condescending, and mean?
We'll work together to answer this question starting January 22nd during worship.
January 22 - Where love for neighbors begins
Lifting up the people around us is an act of loving neighbor as self. We cannot, however, love others well until we learn to love ourselves.
January 29 - Words reveal more than we realize
We think of murder as the ultimate act of hatred and contempt. Jesus suggests that any condescension is equally sinful. How do we see and speak to each other with neighborly love?
February 5 - I have a good heart, but this mouth ...
The tongue inflicts harm and is hard to tame. It takes intentional effort to do no harm with our words and mouths.
February 12 - Speaking intentionally
If we've learned to do no harm, how do we take the next positive step to "build up" and to "give grace" with our words?
February 19 - Why it matters what we say
This passage is all about positive up-building. Intentionally live in harmony and peace with all, and over come evil with good.
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If you are unable to join us in-person, you can still join us online for each worship service.
On Sunday mornings we stream the 8:15 and 10:30 am Traditional Worship services and the 10:30 am Contemporary Worship services
We encourage you, when you can, to check-in with us during the streams to let us know where you are watching from.
From March 2020 through Mid-April 2021 we provided a pre-produced online worship service.
Scroll down to watch those services and others.
On Wednesday night we stream Celebrate Recovery Worship LIVE at 6:30 pm.
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