Ministries of First church



Adult Ministries


Sunday school classes

Many of our Sunday School classes meet on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:15 a.m. in various locations throughout our campus.  A volunteer will be available to help you find your way when you arrive inside our doors on Sunday morning.  We look forward to having you join us!  



The Men’s bible class

The Men’s Bible Class has the distinction of having the longest history in the church.  This class meets in the lower level of the church each Sunday and is taught by Rev. Goforth.  Visitors are always welcome.   


The Asbury class

The Asbury Sunday School Class meets in the Chapel.  This class follows a traditional format, using the United Methodist Adult Bible Studies.  The lessons are currently being led by Katherine Earley, and discussion and participation are encouraged.  Visitors are always welcome. 


The Gate Class

The Gate Class meets in the Church Parlor and teaching is usually shared by a rotation of members within the class.  Visitors are always welcome. 


The Women’s Bible Class

The Women’s Bible Class meets in the office across from the Pastor’s office on the main level, and is taught by Denise Gavin.  Our spring 2024 study is Adam Hamilton’s Wrestling with Doubt: Finding Faith. Visitors are always welcome. 

Women’s Ministries




  • United Methodist Women – meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month
  • Yarn Divas – independently make prayer shawls. Led by Cathy Hoyle
  • Hospitality / Bereavement
  • Nursing Home / Assisted Living Visitation


men’s Ministries




  •  Service Teams help with special projects in the community.


music Ministries




  • Chancel Choir.  Choir Rehearsal is generally held on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., apart from the summer months.  Our choir director, Jane Hill, would love to talk with you about joining us as we lead the congregation in song during worship.  We are always open to some new members willing to “make a joyful noise” to the Lord! 
  • Hand Bell Choir.  Our Hand Bell Choir generally meets at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays to practice.  Prior experience and the ability to read music is not required.  Contact Jane Hill for more details and to get connected. 
  • Hand Chime Choir. This group, directed by Jane Hill, meets on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. All are welcome to join this group. No experience required. 
  • Mountain Dulcimer Group. Led by Anna Feagin, this choir of dulcimers meets Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. in the choir room and plays in services three or four times a year. 


outreach Programs




Outreach Programs

  • Fourth Monday Community Meal
  • Food for Friends Hotel Outreach – a once monthly meal taken to the residents of a local hotel.
  • Disaster Relief / Building Teams / Missions
  • Youth Mission Opportunities
  • Outreach Ministries for Children – there are several events to help meet needs in the community.
  • NOW Committee (Nurture, Outreach and Witness) – this committee takes ideas for, develops, and then coordinates the various community and world outreach programs of the church.