Main Events


Children’s Sabbath is a weekend that aims to unite congregations across the nation in a shared concern for children and common commitment to improving their lives and working for justice on their behalf. As united Methodists, our roots rest in the care for those who are vulnerable, especially children around the world. During this important Sunday, October 14 we will celebrate the presence of our own children while remembering and praying for those children who are homeless, hungry and hurting. On this special Sunday, the children will share a special song, memory verses and assist in our worship services. If you wish your child to be involved in the service in any capacity, please contact Felicia Kumar. Make sure to attend this special service and bring a little friend along with you!


Games, Cake Walk, Hot Dogs, Chili Cook Off, Pictures, Trunk or Treat and more! Come join us for an afternoon fun event! Smyrna First UMC is hosting our Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 30 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Please come out and join us in all the fun. We would love for you to invite your friends and neighbors. We need your help to make this year’s Fall Festival a great success. Please consider helping in any way you can. There will be detailed information about the Fall Festival and sign up slip in the bulletin. Also, make sure to bring your pennies to vote for the best Chili!


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. In a few weeks we will have a “50 feather wooden Turkey” display on a table at the back of the sanctuary. You will have several options to pick your family. It could be a small or large family. Financially, if you are unable to provide a basket, you may join another individual. Following is a suggested guideline for basic contents in each basket:

1 Large can of green beans

1 box of instant potatoes

1 Large can of yams

1 Box of dressing

1 jar of gravy

1 can of cranberry sauce or relish

1 package of rolls

1 prepared dessert

1 Thanksgiving note or blessing on behalf of our church family

The Missions committee is gathering names from different organizations in our community. We ask that you bring your Thanksgiving basket to our Fellowship dinner on Sunday, November 18 at 5:30 pm. If you have any questions and or suggestions, please contact Felicia Kumar or Jackie Vaughan. We thank you for your prayerful consideration and participation in our Thanksgiving outreach this year. May God continue to bless us and may we be a blessing to those who are hungry and hurting.


Breakfast in Bethlehem is a fun family event sponsored by the Children’s Ministry Team on Saturday, December 1 between 8:30-10:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. We hope you will extend invitations to your family, friends and neighbors. Breakfast includes French toast, sausage, tater tots, eggs and beverages. Also join us for crafts, a picture with Santa, great fellowship and much more! Save the date and spread the word!

Safe Sanctuary Training


Anyone wishing to serve in Children’s Ministry and or Youth Ministry in any capacity is required to undergo Background Check and Safe Sanctuary Training. While Background Check is good for three years, to keep up with the updates on our policy, we prefer everyone to attend the Safe Sanctuary Training on an annual basis. 


3:00 PM Food Pantry Open

6:00 PM Kids Choir

6:15 PM Hand Bells Rehearsal

6:30 PM Wonderful Wednesday for kids

6:30 PM Youth eXchange

6:30 PM Pastor’s Bible Study

6:30 PM Small Group

7:15 PM Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Carry the Cross 2016

Fall Festival


Super Seniors Breakfast

Breakfast in Bethlehem



Confirmands 2014


At Smyrna First UMC, we will be offering Confirmation classes for youth who are in sixth grade and above. This class will be a great learning and spiritual experience for bringing youth into full connection with the church. Classes will begin in September and end in May, 2016. The youth will learn about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, about the Christian life, worship, service, church history, and tradition, the use of Scripture, and the meaning of church membership. In addition special activities are planned including a Confirmation Day with the Bishop. The class will conclude with the Confirmation Service on Pentecost Sunday, May 15, 2016.   I

if you have any questions, please contact Felicia Kumar by phone at 615-459-2826 ext. 14 or by email at