Position Available: Nursery Care Givers

First United Methodist Church, Union City, Tennessee is currently in need of one or two part time Nursery Care Givers.   Must be 18 years or older.  Must be able to pass background check, Drug Screening, and be willing to complete on-line Safe Sanctuary Training.   Please Call Chris Norton, Business Administrator, 731-885-3573 to complete application for employment.



Sunday, November 10

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

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 Rm.

10:50 am Worship*                                                                                        Sanctuary


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


5:00 pm Youth Fellowship                                                                            Gym/Fellowship Hall


Monday, November 11

5:30 pm Girls Basketball Abby Cruce                                                           Gym

7:00 pm Boy Scouts                                                                                     Basement Chapel


Tuesday, November 12

8:00 am Prayer for the Children                                                                  Sanctuary

9:00 am ESL Classes                                                                                    Education Building

10:15 am Sing-along                                                                                   Union City Manor

11:00 am Sing-along                                                                                   The Etheridge House

7:30 pm AAU Basketball King/McClain                                                       Gym


Wednesday, November 13

10:00 am Rhema Bible Study                                                                      Conference Room

12:00 pm 12 Step Program Meeting                                                           Church Library

1:00 pm Knit Wits                                                                                        Conference Room

5:30 pm Wed. Night Together Meal                                                             Fellowship Hall

6:00 pm Joy Ringers Hand Bell Practice                                                      Basement Choir Room

6:10 pm WNT Classes                                                                                  Fellowship Hall

6:15 pm Knit Wits                                                                                        Conference Room

7:10 pm Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal                                                             Sanctuary


Thursday, November 14

7:30 pm AAU Basketball King/McClain                                                       Gym


Friday, November 1

6:00 am Promise Keepers                                                                            Conference Room


Saturday, November 2

10:00 am 12 Step Program Meeting                                                            Church Library


Hanging of the Greens

Sunday, November 24

7:00 p.m.


Let’s begin Advent with Joy!

Nursery Provided


An Evening of Lessons & Carols

FUMC Sanctuary Choir

and Chamber Orchestra

Sunday, December 15 ~ 6:00 p.m.



Nursery Provided


Advent Lesson & Carols – View Insert


Two FANTASTIC Missions of the Month in November

Reelfoot Toy Store

For more information contact Bob and Brenda Cartwright at 885-0735

Since the store will open December 9-12, we’ll need to collect toys during the month of November to have them to the store in time. In all, 1,300 children are the recipients of the toys collected. Items collected will be for boys and girls of all ages. A complete listing w/examples is posted at the Mission Niche’.

Military Care Packages

For more information contact Jane Hale at 885-5049

Packages will be sent in December to those serving our country. Items needed:

Personal Items – travel sizes – no aerosol: toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, cotton swabs, tissues, shaving cream, individual wipes, foot powder, mole skin (for feet), 100% cotton socks.

Food items individually packaged: drink mixes, seasoning salt, quick protein – energy bars, tuna, beef jerky (USDA beef), snacks – snack cakes, cheese crackers, cookies, candy – no chocolate or gum.

Entertainment: current magazines, word games/puzzle, crossword puzzles, yoyo’s, writing materials, notebook paper, envelopes.

Separate collection bins in the Mission Niche’ will be clearly marked for each cause. The Mission Niche’ is located outside the Margaret Carter Classroom by the stairwell.

*We continue to collect food items for local food pantries, and devotional materials for Reelfoot Rural Ministries. There is a separate collection bin for these items.


Feeding of the 5k

Community Thanksgiving Meal

Food Basket Distribution @ 10:00 am (first come, first serve)

Meal Served @ 5:00 pm

At the REFUGE Church ~ 1711 East Church Street

Come Serve Christ by Serving Others!


Living The Generous Life

Funding the 2020 Vision, Mission, and Ministry

First United Methodist Church, Union City, Tennessee

By now you have received information regarding our 2020 Financial Stewardship effort Living the Generous Life. Great effort was given to keeping the 2020 budget in line with the current budget of 2019. Still, there are increases in some fixed expenditures that were not budgeted in 2019. The 2020 total of $786,761 represents a 4.4% increase over 2019, the bulk of which is increased building maintenance and maintenance personnel; both of which were not included in the 2019 budget. Your responses will be received through November 10, 2019. Copies of pledge cards are in the


New Nursery Caregiver 

We are so delighted to welcome Deanna Stevens into our church staff.  She have been selected to provide care and love for our babies and toddlers during Sunday Morning from 8:30 to 12:00 every Sunday Morning, and also Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm till 7:00 pm.   Please help us welcome them into our church family.  Their photos and short bios are in the Staff section of this Web Site.







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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.