Our congregation invites you to come join us anytime as we seek to serve God in worship, service, and prayer. You are welcome at First UMC!
We welcome Amy Horne to our staff as director of Children's Ministries. She will be directing all activities in our church for children from birth through grade 6. She is excited to start working on activities and meeting the children in our area. We invite you to come meet her.
Fall Sunday evenings will be very exciting as we offer activities each week for everybody! Kids for Christ will be led by Bronwyn Owen. Youth will be led by Jessica Blevins Cole. A Beth Moore Bible Study will be led by Tammie Scott and Robin Graham. Tom Graham and Pastor Brad Scott will lead a second Bible Study for adults. We will gather at 6 p.m. in Palmer Hall each week to enjoy a snack supper before going to our activities. Everybody is welcome to attend.
We are gathering in the sanctuary on Wednesday mornings around 9 a.m. to pray individually, and we call on anyone who would like to join us at this hour wherever you are, to pray for our church, our community, our children's ministries and those who are sick, grieving, and struggling in our church and community. Join us in prayer.
A few weeks ago 44 counties of our neighboring state of West Virginia were inundated with devastating flood waters. Our congregation responded in numerous ways with support for those victims. We sent Flood Buckets from our district to White Sulphur Springs, and aided two local drives for cleaning supplies through area businesses. We have also been raising funds for the United Methodist Committee on Relief's US Disaster Response Team, which is already on the ground there and will be for some time to come. If you would like to donate to this effort, you can give online by clicking our "Donate" button on this page or you can send a check to First UMC, 200 S College Ave, Bluefield, VA 24605 marked "Flood Relief." We expect a need in the next few months for volunteers to help in the rebuilding process, which will take several months. Thank you in advance for any help you can give our neighbors across the state line.
The Tazewell District and Holston Conference is in need of replenishing our supply of emergency Flood Cleaning Buckets. These buckets are 5-gallon buckets filled with selected cleaning supplies. A list is available at the following link (which will take you off our site): Click Here. Completed buckets will be collected at our church or you may drop them off in Tazewell at the District Office of the UMC (996 Ben Bolt Avenue, Tazewell, VA 24651. Please use the list as written as each bucket needs to be the same. Thank you in advance for your help.