2-Part Time Permanent positions are available at FUMC working in our Nursery on Sunday Mornings from 8:30 to 12:00 noon and Wednesday nights during the school year from 5:15-7:00pm with School breaks and holidays.  

Applicants must be 18 years or older. 

Job duties include reading Bible stories to our wonderful children and babies, Play church-provided music, encourage play together, changing diapers etc.

Send resume to: Morgan Laster, Director of Children Ministry [email protected], May apply by appointment in person, Call: 731-446-7769, or 731-885-3573


Must be able to pass background check and become Safe Sanctuary trained.



Sunday, August 25

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

8:45 am Worship                                                                  Sanctuary

9:00 am Choir Rehearsal                                                     Chapel/Choir Room

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


Monday, August 19

11:00 am UMW Group II Picnic                                          Lou Joyner’s Home

1:00 – 7:00 pm Lifeline Bloodmobile                               Health Quest

7:00 pm Boy Scouts                                                           Basement Chapel


Tuesday, August 20

8:00 am Prayer for the Children                                        Sanctuary

9:00 am English as a Second Language Class                  Education Building


6:00 pm Paul Clark Boys Basketball                                Gym

7:30 pm AAU Basketball King/McClain                           Gym


Wednesday, August 21

1:00 pm Knit Wits                                                          Conference Room

4:15 pm Acolyte Training                                              Sanctuary

5:30 pm Wednesday Night Together Meal                   Fellowship Hall


               And Home Made Ice Cream Competition

7:15 pm Sanctuary Choir Practice                                 Sanctuary


Thursday, August 22

7:30 pm AAU Basketball King/McClain                         Gym


Friday, August 23

6:00 am Promise Keepers                                            Conference Room

5:30 pm Grissom Basketball                                        Gym



Wednesday Night Together Begins Wednesday, August 28 Meal served at 5:30 followed by the Scoop-a-tition Ice-Cream Supper! Make freezer of your finest Homemade Ice Cream and let’s see who’ll be crowned FUMC Ice Cream King or Queen! (Please call the church office if you are bringing ice cream)


EBOLA ASSISTANCE-CONGO – We have learned from United Methodist Bishop Gabriel Unda, from the East Congo Episcopal area of the ongoing Ebola crisis and the devastation it is bringing to great numbers of people in that region. United Methodists across the Mississippi River District are being asked to make a donation toward bringing relief to the disease-ridden area. The effort is being coordinated through Rev. Randy Cooper, pastor at Martin 1st UMC. You may make a donation in either of the following ways: 1) Place a check in the offering place today, payable to Martin First UMC and designate it: Ebola Assistance-Congo 2) go online to: fumcuc.org and click the green “make a difference” tab, select Ebola Assistance-Congo, enter the amount of your gift and click the green “give” button.



and he’s looking for folks to assist him once a month. Please consider strongly the giving of just an hour of your time for these who have given so much! If willing, please be in touch with Bob Nichols at 731.446.9413.


HELPING HANDS MINISTRY desperately needs volunteers to work in its Thrift Store. Please contact Stacia McIntosh at 885-3924 if you are able to help.



2019 UMW CANDLE BURNING will be held during both morning worship services on Sunday, August 18th. This important channel of undesignated giving goes to help missionaries and mission projects in the U.S. and around the world. For a gift of $5.00 or more you can honor or memorialize any person special to you. Forms are included in this bulletin, and are available at the church office, for you to designate your donation. Checks should be made payable to UMW. Please turn in these forms, along with your donation, in the offering plate, or mail them to the Church Office by Wednesday, August 8th. An insert will be in the bulletin on Sunday, August 18th, listing the names of people who gave gifts and the persons or groups honored or memorialized. Acknowledgments will be sent if you so desire.




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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.