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

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

Soup's On!

Mission Fund Raiser, Saturday, September 22, 2018, 3- 6 p.m., Fellowship Hall

· Come taste the fine culinary offering from Chef Tim Bowles and Sous Chef Vicki Bowles

· Play Bingo and win prizes

· Lend a hand assembling at the Bags of Grace table

· Tour the Food Pantry and Backpack programs

Everyone is welcome!   Your Donations are appreciated.

Donations will help us help others in need.

Sponsored by the Mission Committee  Smyrna First United Methodist Church


 Sunday, Septembeer 30. SHARP SPRINGS PARK, 311 Jefferson Pike, Smyrna

Bring lawn chairs, a covered dish to share, invite your family, friends and neighbors.


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


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


Click here to be directed to our Facebook page.


VANCO Online Giving

Smyrna First is pleased to announce a convenient new way to make your regular offerings, beginning March 1st.  With our new 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.


There will be a Called Church Council meeting on September 23 for the purpose of prioritizing and setting staff salaries for the coming year.

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


Click here to see the Church calendar.