Sunday, February 23

8:30 am Prayer for 8:45 Service                                       Mercy Seat Room

8:45 am Worship                                                              Sanctuary

9:45 am Sunday School for all ages                                Various Rooms

10:35 am Prayer for 10:50 Service                                 Mercy Seat Prayer

10:50 am Worship*                                                         Sanctuary

*Broadcast on WENK 1240 AM, on 95.5 FM and 101.7 FM

12:00 pm UMW Chili Luncheon                                      Fellowship Hall

12:30 PM Play Date with Robert                                    Gym

5:00 pm UMYF                                                                Fellowship Hall/Gym

Monday, February 24

1:00-7:00 pm Lifeline Bloodmobile                               E. W. James Parking Lot

5:30 pm Girls Basketball – Abby Cruce                           Gym

5:00 pm ESL Meeting                                                     Church Library

7:00 pm Boy Scouts                                                        Basement Chapel

Tuesday, February 25

9:00 am ESL Classes                                                       Education Building

5:30 pm Rook Club                                                         Conference Room

7:00 pm AAU Basketball King/McClain                          Gym

Wednesday, February 26

12:00 pm 12 Step Program Meeting                           Church Library

1:00 pm Knit Wits                                                       Conference Room

5:15 pm Wed. Night Together Meal                            Fellowship Hall

6:00 pm Service of Ashes                                           Sanctuary

7:05 pm Sanctuary Choir Practice                              Sanctuary

Thursday, February 27

9:00 am Bible Study Fellowship                                Ed. Bldg./Chapel

6:00 pm Financial Peace University Class                 Conference Room

Friday, February 28

6:00 am Promise Keepers                                          Conference Room

5:30 pm Grissom Basketball                                      Gym

Saturday, February 29

10:00 am 12 Step Program Meeting                        Church Library



THERE’S A CHARACTER BUILDERS FISH-FRY COMING! On Sunday, March 1, following the 10:50 service Character Builder’s Sunday school class will hold it’s annual FCA Fish Fry! Proceeds from the event will support our local chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes here in Union City. Eat-in or take out! Donations accepted!


ASH WEDNESDAY BEGINS THE LENTEN SEASON so please mark your calendar to begin and observe a Holy Lent by attending the Ash Wednesday service with the imposition of ashes at 6:00 pm on February 26th, in the Sanctuary.


THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Personal, Passionate, Practical

Christians are good at preparing for special events and holidays: birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter/ Resurrection Day. But, how good are we at preparing for the Christian season called Lent? Beginning February 12 at 6:15 in the church Fellowship Hall an amazing line-up of speakers will guide us through a personal, passionate, and practical spiritual experience as we visit stations of the cross. Understanding more fully what Christ experienced the final week of his life provides us with greater understanding of our community and world, and a stronger understanding of our place in both!

2/12 The Station of Betrayal: Mr. Robert Weatherall

2/19 The Station of Denial: Mr. Clint Joyner

3/4 The Station of Judgment: Miss Riley Robertson

3/11 The Station of Sacrifice: Mr. Randy Barnes

3/18 The Station of Desertion: Mrs. Jill Emmons

3/25 The Station of Misery: Dr. Mark Fowler

4/1 The Station of Ruin: Rev. Dr. Douglas Norfleet



THERE’S A CHARACTER BUILDERS FISH-FRY COMING! On Sunday, March 1, following the 10:50 service Character Builder’s Sunday school class will hold it’s annual FCA Fish Fry! Proceeds from the event will support our local chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes here in Union City. Eat-in or take out! Donations accepted!



Teachers & Assistants are needed NOW, for one hour each Wednesday night, beginning March 4th, at 6pm, at our church. All materials for teachers are provided to you. Teaching is a great way to meaningfully invest in the lives of eager students of our community! Please contact our new Director of Discipleship, Robert Weatherall, at 731-885-3573 or e-mail him at: [email protected]



Does your family barely recognize you as you occasionally look up from your cell phone? Do your ears only respond to beeps, blips, and blurts from your electronics? Do you have a minimum of 50,000 friends on Facebook? Do you even know what Snapchat & Instagram are or are you still punching away at your computer keyboard using the one, pointer-finger process to do all your typing???

Either way, you may be the PERFECT person for this newly-created Team for our church. Persons, 18 years and older, are wanted and needed to serve on the church’s Tech Team 2020, handling some of the bits and bytes of info that we want to send out to the world. The Team will update and build upon some of the church’s mediums, listed above, and discuss other opportunities to promote this church, its ministries, and the Master Who makes it all possible. Get in on all the action as we start a new ministry here, from the ground-up; we want to make a difference in our world, and we believe that you can help! Teens are encouraged to participate; we will even bribe you, if we have to…! Call the Director of Discipleship, Robert Weatherall at 885-3573, and tell him of your interest in serving. He will be in contact with you soon, letting you know when the first Team Meeting is scheduled. Thank you for your interest!


GET THEM WHILE THEY LAST! FUMC COOKBOOKS! $10.00 each or 2 for $15.00! They make wonderful presents for all occasions, especially belated Christmas gifts! Available at the Guest Services Desk on Sundays, and in the Church Office. Proceeds benefit the Missions Fund.


UNION CITY’S WALK TO DEFEAT ALS will be held Saturday, February 22, at Discovery Park of America. Organizers of the event include some of our very own caring members like, Amy Montgomery and Larrabee Kirkland.  Larrabee  was diagnosed in September 2018 with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). You can register as well as find information on how you can be part of this important event by going to or you can pick up a Donation Form in the Church Office. This is a “walk” not a “run” so come be a part. Check-in is at 10:00am with the walk beginning at 11:00am. This is a wonderful way for our congregation to support our community!



Items needed are:

-toilet paper

-dried potatoes 


-peanut butter


-mac and cheese (boxes) 

-bar soap

Place all items in the collection bin in the Mission Niche’ outside the Margaret Carter Sunday School classroom. 



community is by providing space each week for English As A Second Language classes. Each Tuesday morning from 9:00 am to 11:00 am both a beginning and advanced class are held. There are currently 18 students enrolled in the classes. Enrique and Laura Hernandez, both United Methodist pastors oversee the ministry and are joined each week by individuals from churches in Fulton, Kentucky to teach the classes. We’ve recently learned there is great need in beginning a week-night class and that there are 10 individuals waiting patiently for that to happen. The key is identifying two people to serve as team teachers for this ministry. Amazingly, you do not need to know how to speak Spanish in order to successfully teach the class. (The students are learning English. They already know how to speak Spanish!) All materials are provided for you. This is a wonderful way to invest in the lives of others and in our community! For more information contact Director of Discipleship, Robert Weatherall at [email protected] or 731-885-3573.


• CONGRATUALATIONS ARE IN ORDER! We rejoice that God has enabled us to give a tithe 10% of our operating income to the broader mission of the United Methodist Church. It is imporant to know that out of each dollor, 85 cents is used to meet the needs of local churches, 6 cents is considered “second mile” giving, 2 cents goes to general apportionment needs (globally), and 7 cents goes to jurisdiction, annual conference, and district needs.


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Welcome To The First Church Congregation

New Members 


New Members Sunday July 28

Reid and Linnie Frazier




Sunday, June 9 was a tremendous day for us as we celebrated the confirmation and reception into full membership of six of our young people. 

(From left to right/back row) Diani Frankum, Davey Frankum, Myranda Parr, Front row/left to right) Beck Tanner, Drake Chism, and Tucker Davis.


John, Katie, and Matthew Parr who come to us by way of transfer from First United Methodist , Fulton, Kentucky. Their daughter Myranda was received as part of the Confirmation Class. They also have a daughter, Madeline. John teaches chemistry and Katie teaches English, both at Union City High School.



Alex and Lindsey Hopkins. Alex comes to us from 2nd Baptist in Union City, and Lindsey from Mt. Ariat Cumberland Presbyterian. Their son Drake was received as part of the Confirmation Class. They also have a daughter Kinsley Alexa. Alex is owner of Hopkins Investments and Lindsey is a homemaker.


Bryant, Abby, Annie Beth Charlie Belle, and Julia Kate Cruce. Bryant comes to us by way of transfer from Lake Road Baptist in Union City, and Abby by way of transfer from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Union City. Bryant is a District Operations Manager with O’Reilly Auto Parts, and Abby teaches 6th grade at Union City Middle School. They have four children.


Seth and Laura Rhenberg along with their family united with the FUMC family on Sunday, June 30. Seth comes to us by way of profession of faith and baptism, Laura comes to us from 1st Presbyterian Church in Lynnville, Tn.  We are blessed that Seth, Laura, have three children, Cody, Piper, and Jacob. They join hearts and hands with us to strengthen the cause of Christ by serving a hurting world! 


On July 7 we welcomed…

Victoria, Holly, and Tori Seng all come to us by way of transfer from 2nd Baptist Church. Victoria is the Assistant Provost at UT Martin, Holly is the Membership Coordinator of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce, and Tori is a student at the University of Kentucky with plans to soon enter law school.