to First United Methodist Church, a congregation of 1,700 in the heart of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where faith and love are in action every day. We are a missional church, reaching out in Christ's name locally, regionally and around the world.
If you're longing to connect with others -- people just like you celebrating their journey --we invite you to join us Sunday as we worship and serve Jesus Christ!
Our hearts, our minds, and our doors are always open.
Our Mission Statement
Our Welcome Statement
We have three worship services each Sunday:
11:00 a.m. Contemporary, with a band in our gym
11:00 a.m. Traditional, in the sanctuary with the pipe organ and adult choir.
Where to park.
Stop by the Welcome Center: Inside the back covered entrance off Vienna Road, main hallway, 9:30-11:15 a.m. The volunteer there can help you find a School class, small group, worship, or other activity you might enjoy.
Dress however you'd like! You'll see everything from jeans and sneakers to suits and dresses. What's important is that you feel the spirit of the living Christ here.
Coffee and Doughnuts: Available in the Multipurpose Room (the gym). Our youth provide these, they ask for donations toward their international mission trips.
Sunday School is from 9:55 - 10:45 a.m. each Sunday, and is available for Children, Youth, and Adults. This is great way to make friends and deepen your faith. No need to register... just join in!
Children are always welcome in each worship service, but we do offer a nursery, free of charge, for children ages 6 weeks through kindergarten. It's located in the preschool wing, Rooms 122 and 120 (stop in at the Welcome Center and a volunteer will assist you in finding it). The nursery serves a small snack mid-morning.
Childcare program. Worshiping Guide for Families with Children.
Youth in grades 7-12 are welcome to participate in our wonderful Youth Choir program, which provides music at the 8:45 traditional service. We also offer Sunday School and a Sunday evening youth group, called The Journey.