Sunday, December 1

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 Character Builders Christmas Dinner       Fellowship Hall


Monday, December 2

11:00 am UMW Christmas Luncheon                       Fellowship Hall

5:30 pm Girls Basketball Abby Cruce                       Gym

7:00 pm Boy Scouts                                                  Basement Chapel


Tuesday, December 3

7:50 am Reelfoot Toy Store Workday

8:00 am Prayer for the Children                               Sanctuary

9:00 am ESL Classes                                                 Education Building

10:15 am Sing-along                                                The Waters

6:00 pm First Friends Preschool Sing @ Chimes for Charity

7:30 pm AAU Basketball King/McClain                    Gym


Wednesday, December 4

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 Class                                                 Fellowship Hall

7:10 pm Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal                       Sanctuary


Thursday, December 5

6:00 pm New Covenant Class Party                       Mike Cox’s Home

6:30 pm MS. River District Party                           Dyersburg FUMC


Friday, December 6

6:00 am Promise Keepers                                    Conference Room

5:30 pm Grissom Basketball                               Gym

6:00 pm Margaret Carter Class Dinner               Fellowship Hall


Saturday, December 7

10:00 am 12 Step Program Meeting                 Church Library


Advent and Christmas at FUMCUC – View Insert



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


December Is A Month Full of Mission!

• CHRISTMAS SOCKS (info? contact Jane Hale 885-5049)

Once again we will provide “Christmas Socks” filled with goodies to 80 children/youth in our City schools. Here’s the breakdown:

K thru grade 4: 49 Grade 5 thru 8: 23 Grades 9 thru 12: 8

Needed: PAIRS of socks – all sizes – boys and girls – Christmas Theme.

To be filled with individual snacks, candies, small toys for the younger children age-appropriate items for the older students.

Time/Date/Location for stuffing the socks yet to be determined.

Place your Christmas Socks items along with food items for local food pantries, and devotional materials for Reelfoot Rural Ministries. in the designated container(s) at the Mission Niche’ outside the Margaret Carter Class.

• HOMEBOUND CHRISTMAS BASKETS (info? Janey Fowler 885-9452)

Bountiful Christmas Baskets will be prepared for delivery December 17, at 1:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. You’re invited to help!

• REELFOOT TOY STORE WORKDAY (info? Carol Latimer at 731-446-0686)

The FUMC workday at the Reelfoot Toy Store is this Tuesday, December 3. Meet at the church at 7:50 am and travel with others to the store for 8:30 am shift that will touch the lives of over 1,300 children! Following our shift it’s Boyette’s for lunch!

• MILITARY CARE PACKAGES ( info? Jane Hale at 885-5049)

Packages will be sent in December to those serving our country. A complete list of items needed is posted at the Mission Niche’.

ADVENT, A CALENDAR OF DEVOTIONS are available today in the literature rack at the Guest Services Desk, the sanctuary windowsills, and in the narthex entrance of the church. They are free of charge. Take one and give one to a friend, neighbor, or co-worker!




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.

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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.