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.


Heritage Walking Tour

A group will be leaving Friday, September 19 at 10:00 am from the church to go on a tour of the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County. The Heritage Center provides an outstanding history experience that you won’t want to miss. During the tour, you will hear stories through unique and interactive exhibits, public programs, educational events, and downtown tours. For those unable to walk, “Armchair” tours are available through power point presentations of the walking tours in the Community Classroom. For transportation needs, contact Felicia Kumar. Following the tour we will go to Legends for lunch.


Sign-up for the retreat here

Our lives are so busy, jam-packed with information, technology, deadlines, schedules, family and work responsibilities that we often forget that God wants us to occasionally take time to rest, relax, recharge, and to seek Him out in the quiet places. In Luke 5:16 we read that “As often as possible Jesus withdrew to out-of-the-way places for prayer” (The Message Translation of the Bible). So, come and renew yourself and your relationship with God as we gather together for a one-day retreat on Saturday, September 27th at Beersheba Springs Assembly (one and a half hour drive from the Smyrna area)!!

The purpose of the Retreat is to provide spiritual rejuvenation and to give us a chance for our church family to gather, relax and have fun and fellowship with one another. There will be planned activities/sessions for children, youth and adults. Nursery care will be provided as needed. The cost per person for ages 9 through adults, which includes  lunch, dinner and use of the facilities, would be $30.00. Children ages 4 through 8 would be $26.00 per child which includes lunch, dinner and use of the facilities.  Children under three are free. Breakfast will be on your own.   If you know how many are going in your family or group, please fill out a registration form , make checks payable to SFUMC and write “CHURCH RETREAT” in the memo line. The deadline to register is September 10. Also, let us know if you need transportation for an additional charge of $2.00 per person.  The bus will leave the church at 7:00 am.  . If you have any questions, please talk to one of the Pastors!!


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

When Rutherford County Schools are closed for inclement weather, any activities and programs we have scheduled (excluding Music*) will be dismissed.  Committee chairs will notify committee members of any meeting schedule changes due to inclement weather.

The *Music Director will notify her department of any schedule changes due to inclement weather.

Worship Schedule

Contemporary, 8:30am 

 Traditional,  11:00am

Sunday School @ 10:00am

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Weekly Happenings

August & September Worship Leaders

8:30 AM Liturgists

3-Aug Scott Buchholz
10-Aug Norma Hawk 
17-Aug Norma Hawk
24-Aug Linda McAnally

31-Aug Linda McAnally 
7-Sept Mike Ashworth 
14-Sept Mike Ashworth
21-Sept Ryan Sanford 
28-Sept Ryan Sanford 

8:30 Acolytes

8:30 AM Ushers & Greeters

3-Aug Don & Linda McAnally, Aimee & Cade McClain
10-Aug Mike & Pam Ashworth, Michelle Martin, Dorris Waldron 
17-Aug Scott & Tara Buchholz, Tim & Donna Sweeney 
24-Aug Kevin Arnold, Ron Motley, Jan Schilling, Steve Cashion 
31-Aug Kristin Rector, Kevin Arnold, Eddie & Angie Read 
7-Sept Brad & Patti Clark, Tom & Nita Wright
14-Sept Sam & Gwen Graves, John & Norma Hawk 
21-Sept Robert & Kim Honey, Jackie & Nadina Tharpe 
28-Sept Don & Linda McAnally, Aimee & Cade McClain 

8:30 AM Visitors Table

3-Aug Georgette Norman
10-Aug Patti Clark 
17-Aug Donna Sweeney 
24-Aug Linda McAnally 
31-Aug Aimee McClain 
7-Sept Pam Ashworth 
14-Sept Dorris Waldron 
21-Sept Nita Wright
28-Sept Dorris Waldron 

11:00 AM Ushers Schedule 

August:     Charles Campbell* 
                Greg Upham
                Jeff Bowles 
                Les Karns

September:   Tom Wright* 
                    Neil Rogers 
                    Ben Sanders 
                   Tom Brown 
                   Malinda Lester

11:00 AM Liturgists

3-Aug  Joe Elliott
10-Aug Ben Sanders
17-Aug  Ben Sanders
24-Aug Tom Wright
31-Aug Joe Elliott
7-Sept Gary Dempsey
14-Sept  Gary Dempsey
21-Sept  Dustin Dowdy
28-Sept Dustin Dowdy

11:00 AM Acolytes

11:00 AM Greeter

3-Aug  Ron Motley
10-Aug Malinda Lester
17-Aug Barbara Campbell
24-Aug  Pat Sallee
31-Aug  Ben Sanders
7-Sept  Helen Hardiman
14-Sept Frank Pitts
21-Sept  Mary Ellen Pitts
28-Sept Mary Kay Dempsey

11:00 Visitors Table

3-Aug Joe Elliott
10-Aug  Martha Ann Morgan
17-Aug Nita Wright
24-Aug  Dubbye Elliott
31-Aug  Helen Hardiman
7-Sept  Barbara Pierce
14-Sept Tom Wright
21-Sept  Joe Elliott
28-Sept  Martha Ann Morgan


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