Fall Fest at First

Join us for our Fall Fest at First on Wednesday, October 26th from 6-8pm. 

There will be Food, Prizes, Games, Trunk or Treat, and a Cupcake Walk and Roll! All games and activities will be accessible for ALL CHILDREN!

Hosted by First UMC, Power-Of-PlayJoni and Friends Knoxville, and the Child Development Center of Knoxville First UMC.


The United Methodist Women will be holding a Bake Sale on Thursday, November 10th from Noon - 4pm.

In addition to a wonderful selection of homemade candy, cakes, pies, cookies, jams and jellies, and breads, there will be a limited selection of Martha's Yeast Rolls and Holiday Helpings Soups available on a first-come first-served basis.
All proceeds will go towards missions.

Costa Rica Mission Trip

We are planning a mission trip to Costa Rica June 3 - 10, 2017. Our focus will be on the children of central Costa Rica about 20 miles outside of San Jose. This trip is a part of our partnership with the Wesley Foundation at UTK and students will be joining us.

If you are interested, please give Leah Moir a call at
865-256-9474 or lgmoir@gmail.com

More information coming soon!



Love for others is to be a hallmark trait of Christians. At First Church we hope to teach from God's Word how to love and then to actually live it out by his strength. Here are just a few of the ways in which we look to love those in our lives:
Mobile Meals
Sewing Ministry
UT Wesley Foundation
Salvation Army Angel Tree
Wesley House
Angelic Ministry
Salvation Army Bell Ringing 
Pond Gap Elementary
Hands-on Mission Projects
Susannah's House
Magic Wheelchair
Contact Care Line
Holston Home for Children
Volunteer Ministry Center 

Opportunities for Service and Fellowship

United Methodist Women
Meeting monthly for study, service projects, and lunch, the UMW actively seeks opportunities to serve within the church and community.

Parish House Team
Charged with preservation of the Hugh Sanford home located on the property of FUMC, the Parish House team provides leadership in the maintenance of the grounds as well as the exterior and interior of the building. Various fund-raising efforts support the building used to house Sunday School classes and offices.

Worship Team
Preparing for worship at both the traditional service at 10:45 and the evening Praise service, the Worship Team relies on the services of ushers, greeters, lift assistants, technology providers, choir, and Altar Guild.

Music Ministry
Providing music for worship and celebration, the Music Ministry includes Chancel Choir, Handbells, Praise & Worship Band, Instrumentalists, Soloists.

Book and Bible Studies
We offer several book and Bible studies throughout the year. 

Sewing Ministry
Our Sewing Ministry meets monthly working on items for a variety of mission projects. 

Adventure Club
Join our Adventure Club as we attend concerts, plays, and dinners throughout the year. See Tidings for more details!

Our Facilities

First Church is located on a beautiful 5.5 acre Riverside Campus about 1 mile from the University of Tennessee.

   Our Main/Education Building
   The Parish House
   The Pavilion/Amphitheater