Smyrna First United Methodist Church is centered upon the life of Christ, accepting and loving all persons and living out the life of Christ in the community/world.

We are a dynamic, growing faith community in Smyrna, TN about 20 miles southeast of Nashville.  Our community has experienced much growth and change over the past 20 years.  In light of that, Smyrna First strives to be faithful to the great heritage of our church, yet also strives to meet the needs of an ever changing society.  Great things have happened here, and we believe greater things are yet to come.  One thing we know... the Spirit of God is at work here--Come join us!!

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Thank you for visiting Smyrna First online. We hope you find this website helpful! Simply click on words in YELLOW to be directed to that page! Do not hesitate to contact us. Our address is 301 Sam Davis Rd., Smyrna, TN 37167, or call 615/459-2826 for more information.


Church Office Hours

Church Office hours are 8 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Thursday, 8 am - Noon on Friday.

Call 615-459-2826 for more information.


Directions to Smyrna First


How Do I Find Smyrna First UMC?  
301 Sam Davis Rd., Smyrna, TN  37167
Smyrna is located about 20 miles southeast of Nashville, TN. Here are the Directions: From Nashville: I-24 East until Exit 66-B Merge onto Sam Ridley Parkway (TN-266) Take the US-41/ US-70 Ramp Keep left at the fork on the ramp Turn Left onto US-41 (Lowry Street) Turn left onto Sam Hagar St. Church is on the Right at the intersection of Sam Hagar and Sam Davis

From Murfreesboro: I-24 West until Exit 70 (Almaville Road) Turn Right onto Almaville Road This becomes Nissan Blvd. Stay on Nissan until you turn LEFT onto Sam Davis Road (By CVS) Church is about a mile down on the right


Inclement Weather Policy

In cases of inclement weather, Pastors and Chairs of committees will make the decision whether to cancel worship services, church-wide activities and meetings.


Contemporary Worship 8:30 am
Fellowship Time 9:30 am
Sunday School 10:00 am
Traditional Worship 11:00 am

Thanksgiving Food Baskets

Thanksgiving offers us an opportunity to give thanks to God and to remember families who need our support and loving care. As is our tradition at Smyrna First, we will open our hearts to our community by providing Thanksgiving baskets. Once again we will adopt families and request that you provide a Thanksgiving dinner. Following is a suggested guideline for basic contents in each basket:

Frozen turkey (the size to feed your adopted family), Green beans, instant potatoes, canned yams, box of dressing, jar of gravy, can of cranberry sauce or relish, rolls, prepared dessert and a Thanksgiving note or blessing on behalf of our church family. We ask that you bring your Thanksgiving basket to our Fellowship dinner on Sunday, November 18th at 5:30 pm in Fellowship hall.

Breakfast in Bethlehem

Breakfast in Bethlehem is a fun family event sponsored by the Children's Ministry Team on Saturday, December 1st, 8:30-10:30 am in fellowship hall. 


Our food pantry is open every Wednesday, 3:00 - 6:00 pm.  Entrance is off Sam Davis Road.  Look for the sign.

Grand Sweep

You are invited to join us in reading the Bible cover to cover in 2018.

As you read the Bible cover to cover, seek to discover God’s plan for humankind. Sometimes, when we only read selected passages, we miss the grand sweep of God’s expectations for God’s people. The Bible viewed as one complete unit, contains an integrated message of how God has worked and is working since the beginning of time.

Click the link below for the monthly schedule of readings.  

Weekly Happenings


Click the link  below to find out how you can pay your tithe or make a donation online, using a safe and secure Pay Pal account or using your credit card.

Make a Donation


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VANCO Online Giving

Smyrna First is pleased to announce a convenient way to make your regular offerings. With our electronic giving program you can easily set up a recurring giving schedule or make one-time contributions, through eCheck (Direct Debit/ACH, and credit card/debit card.  We encourage you to set up a schedule of recurring contributions.  It's convenient for you and provides much-needed consistency for our church.

Click here to make a one time donation or to set up a recurring contribution.

Click the link below to watch a video of worship at Smyrna First UMC.


Click here to see the Church calendar.