The Seekers’ Sunday School class will sell poinsettias this year. Forms are available at the church as of right now to order a poinsettia in honor or in memory of a loved one.

Sunday, December 2, 10 a.m. Worship Service.

Monday, November 26, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall. $7 pre-sale. $8 at the door.

It is time for our annual Toy Drive for Reelfoot Rural Ministries. A collection box is in the back of the sanctuary and in the Fellowship Hall to receive your donations.

For our Church Family and Small Groups every Sunday in November.

Deadline for the Christmas shoeboxes is November 11th Please bring to the print room.

Our annual Charge Conference will be Sunday, October 28th at 6:00 p.m.
We are hosting the Dyer County cluster of United Methodist churches which includes: Center-Nebo, East Dyersburg, Newbern-Mt. Carmel, Palestine-Sorrells Chapel, Rehobeth, Ross-Hughlett-Lighthouse, Trimble- Obion and us at Dyersburg First.

Before Hurricane Florence struck the Carolinas, our UMCOR warehouses were largely stocked with supplies. However, as we all know, since then, Hurricane Michael has caused extensive devastation in Florida and Georgia. According to Rev. Robert Craig, Disaster Response Coordinator, our warehouses are now depleted. Items needed immediately include

Mature Adult Luncheon Monday, October 29th
At noon in the Fellowship Hall
A light lunch will be provided
If you have any questions, please call Barbara Stephens at (731) 676-7149


YOUTH FALL RETREAT FYRNE LAKE OCTOBER 26 - 28. Letters and Information have been sent with students as well as emailed out!

For several years, the downtown merchants have opened their doors to trick or treaters on Halloween evening beginning at 5:30. The 31st lands on a Wednesday this year so we are joining in this tradition by having activities on our upper parking lot.

There will be no Children’s Ministry or UMYF Sunday, September 30th. 

Are you interested in ways our church can continue to grow a more vital congregation filled with disciples? 

There will be no UMYF Sunday, September 2. 

Join us for a fun morning of music making and fellowship! 2nd Monday Music happens each 2nd Monday of the month in the Music Suite.

Join us for a fun morning of music making and fellowship! 2nd Monday Music happens each 2nd Monday of the month in the Music Suite.

Family Fun Day - Sunday, August 5 - 1:00 pm At Transitions, 250 Youth Home Rd. Games and Kid’s Activities, concessions, Music and Sing-A-Long led by Dakota Hill, Transitions drug-free ladies honored, Butterfly Release

On the 2nd Monday of each month at 10 a.m., our older adults are invited to this new music ministry.

As we continue in what the church calls Ordinary Time, or Kingdomtide, during the coming weeks, you may notice the addition of the color red along with green.

The Covenant Bible Study will have it’s first meeting Wednesday, August 8 at 6:30 pm in Trinity classroom.

Get Ready! It’s Coming!
Genesis Sunday
A Church Wide celebration as we begin GIFT Growing IFaith Together

Please be aware it is our intent to begin repairs to the existing stairs on the north side of the education wing/ second floor beginning on Monday of this week.

Wednesday, July 18th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Wednesday, July 4th.
The church offices and Family Life Center will also be closed.
Have a safe and happy holiday!

Due to the fourth of July holiday, we will not have a Wednesday Kid’s Night on Wednesday, July 4.
The church offices and Family Life Center will also be closed.
Have a safe and happy holiday!

Wednesday, July 11th 5:30pm-7:00pm YMCA field behind FUMC


Science Night will be on Wednesday, June 27th from 5:30pm-7:00pm in the Family Life Center. Join FUMC as the kids transform into scientist. Let us know you if can come This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Because of the equipment that is being used in the renovation work on the second floor of the Education Wing and in the kitchen, the Family Life Center parking lot is blocked. You will need to park in the spaces

As you know, we are once again hosting the YMCA Summer Camp in our Family Life Center (FLC). So far there are an average of 45 children a day attending the camp. These are children of working parents who need childcare during the summer months when school is out.

Church offices will be closed Monday May 28th, in honor of Memorial Day.

On behalf of the Worship Team, as we complete the Easter Cycle of the Christian year, (Lent-Easter- Pentecost), we wanted to continue our conversation about the changes you may notice in the colors used for the paraments and other decorations in the sanctuary in the coming weeks. 

The Chamber Choir of Texas A&M University – Corpus Christ had to cancel their upcoming performance on Thursday, May 17th

Auditions are being held for the newly formed Dyer County Children’s Chorale! Check this group out on Facebook at Dyer County Children’s Chorale or contact Dakota for more information. The Chorale is open to children in 3rd – 8th grade. 

The Mature Adults will have a luncheon this Thursday, May 10, at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Joy Willis and Cindy Shawver will be the program. 

The Family Life Center parking lot will be closed Wednesday night May 9th through Friday May 11th due to Preschool Field Day.

The deadline to turn in your $20 Men’s Softball League fee is Monday, May 21. You may turn your money in to Paul Stewart, Karen Kesterson in the main church building, or Patti Lou Parker in the Family Life Center.

As we have for several years now, we will host the YMCA Summer Camp in our Family Life Center building. This will not impede any church activities because the YMCA will work around our schedule.

Pool Party and Cookout Wendesday June 6th, 5:30pm-7:00pm.

Mission Blitz T-shirts can be picked up at the church Thursday until 4:00 p.m. or Friday until 12:00 p.m. or Saturday at the Mission Blitz Send-off at the park at 7:45 a.m. 

With summer upon us (hopefully), many of you will be involved in outdoor activities and sports. If you have been a couch potato all winter and spring, you need to get your body ready before you dive into something in which you will use muscles that aren’t ready for the stress that summer activities will put on them.


Youth Sunday- April 29th Senior Sunday- May 13th 

DaySpring Summer Schedule 

June 13th Destination Unknown
June 27th Mini Mission Project

We have had enough players to play a few games, but we need more. Most of us have reached that age where we need to rest so more players would mean more games. I know there are folks out there who are planning to start playing because you have told me so.

This year, FUMC will host the first annual Music and Worship Arts Camp June 11th – 15th. This camp will be for rising 3rd – 6th graders and will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This is an exciting time to come to music camp!

Mark your calendars for April 29th. Whether your class has a 5th Sunday Social, Breakfast, or your normal Sunday School schedule, come hungry and ready for a tasty Sausage Biscuit to support our Tanzanian Mission team.

Saturday, April 28th 6:00-10:00 pm Family Living Center

Union Mission Festival of Songs will be hosted at First Baptist Church on Sunday, April 15, at 2:00 p.m. 

Salt & Light
Wednesday Nights
Next week, April 18th is the last one for this session

Mission Blitz - Saturday, May 5th. Join your Sunday School Class, or if you’d like to be placed with an FUMC team, call Brian or Ed at (731) 285-6454 

It is finally that time. If anyone is interested in playing, there will be a roster sign up page in the print room or you can contact Paul Stewart at (731) 445-8897. The cost will be $20 per person.