adult ministry

The mission of adult ministry is to prepare, challenge, and inspire men and women to a life of Christian discipleship. It is our desire and mission that every adult become a full and fulfilled disciple of Jesus Christ, and that each person will have a passion for Christian service, whether it is across the street or around the globe.

joy ministry - just older youth

 “JOY” Ministry was started with the purpose of bringing seniors together within our churches and community
for fellowship and service in order to nourish the  body, mind, and soul. 

2nd Thursday of Every Month

in the Fellowship Hall

Coffee/refreshments available at 9:30 a.m.

Program begins at 10 a.m.

Lunch Reservations are required.

Donations accepted.

Please call the FUMC office at (828)464-8422 by 12:00 noon

the Monday before each meeting or email Julie Braswell at

sunday school

We have various classes of Christian Education for every age and stage at First Church. Our classes study the Bible and Spiritual Life topics and they meet every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

the men's and ladies bible class - Meets in the Little Bible Classroom. This class is broadcast live on WNNC, 1230 am at 10:00 AM each Sunday. It is the longest continuous Christian Sunday School Broadcast in the world. 

the parker class - Meets in the Gomedela Room and are adults from 60 up who love a great Sunday School Lesson, fellowship, a cup of coffee and occasional fresh pastries.

joe love class - Meets in the chapel and are adults from 50 up who are active in local missions, regular evening outings for food and relaxation and dedicated Bible Study.

faithbuilders class - Meets below the Sanctuary and are adults from 45 up who love discussion, Bible Study, current issues and an occasional video lesson.

faith and fellowship class - Meets on the top level of the sanctuary building. Members are adults from 30 - 50 who are young families or young singles who love discussion, fellowship outings, and Bible related topics.

cornerstone class - Meets on the top level of the sanctuary building and includes adults age 20-40. The class focuses on "actively listening to God's voice", discipleship and occasional family outings.