In-Person Worship Sunday 9:55a
Rev. Raymond W. Amos, Sr.
Wednesday Bible Study 6;00pm

Welcome, we are glad you are here!

 “Come unto me,

    all ye that labor and are heavy laden,”

    He said, “and I will give you rest."

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FUMC of Elizabethton, TN

325 East E Street
Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643
Phone (423)543-3505

Church Office Hours

Office Hours

  • Monday - Thursday

    Friday - Sunday

FUMC Preschool

Preschool Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 12:00pm

Mid August - May

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or email

Join Us for Worship, Sunday School and Bible Study

Morning Worship 
  In-Person and Livestream 10:00am

      Coffee Break Fellowship  

Sunday School 11:15am 
  Classes for everyone
   Nursery available during Sunday Morning Worship
    and Sunday School  


Sunday Evening
Bible Study  

in the Fellowship Hall


4:12 Student Ministries
Jr. High & Sr. High
in 4:12 Youth Annex



Bible Study -
 Life Lessons with 
Rev. Ray
6:00pm in the FELLOWSHIP HALL. 

Coolagers Cool kids (K-5th)

Choir Practice
7:00pm in the Choir Room.



  • Daily Devotion

    Pat and I were living in Rapid City, South Dakota on our first Christmas together. That year we got our tree from the Black Hills. Our apartment was small so we only needed a small one. It was hard to find one the right size that was shaped good; and suddenly there it was. Someone had cut it, and then changed their mind and threw it over the hill. It was perfect for us.

    Tree hunting is a Christmas tradition that is fading away with time. We have used an artificial tree for several years and we never talk about the memory of going to the store to buy it.

    Christmas tree hunting has its own romance, but you do have to work with the imperfections of the tree when you get it home. It can be too tall, too short, spindly, and the least attractive side is turned toward the wall. On the other hand, an artificial tree can be adjusted to perfection.

    In some ways people are like Christmas trees: we have many imperfections of our own. In a culture that places too much value on the appearance of perfection this means some people get rejected for those who appear to be socially bigger and better. Others may feel like they are accepted if the imperfect side of life stays hidden away. Like the Christmas tree, the only way we can keep the appearance of perfection is to be artificial.

    Artificial is all right for decorations, but not for life. Jesus said, “Be perfect, therefore as your heavenly Father is perfect,” but he never said to appear to be perfect. To be perfect is to be holy in word and deed, loving others as Jesus loves us. The true beauty of the church is that we are a collection of “Charlie Brown Christmas Trees” accepted and loved by God, and by each other.

    "O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree
    How lovely are thy branches!
    O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree
    How lovely are thy branches!"

    Grace and Peace, Rev Ray

  • 2021 Advent Series Wednesday Night Bible Study

    Rediscover the gift of Advent that comes without packages, ribbons, and bows.

    We don’t know why the Grinch hated Christmas. We just know he did. In this new Advent study, Matt Rawle explores the faith themes in the Christmas classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! including, how did the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes come Christmas morning? How did Christmas save the Grinch? Could it be that the very thing we think we hate is the one thing that changes our lives? This Advent and Christmas season, look at a familiar classic through the lens of faith and see how Christ speaks to us through our culture


  • Sunday Morning Worship, December 05, 2021


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