Rev. Raymond W. Amos, Sr.
  • Pentecost 2020, especially grateful for The Holy Spirit.
  • Taping of Pentecost Sunday Worship
  • National Day of Prayer May 7, 2020 - Rev. Ray prays for "Healing of our Land"
  • National Day of Prayer May 7, 2020 Stateline Drive-In Coming Together Apart during Coronavirus Pandemic - WE ARE THE CHURCH
  • National Day of Prayer May 7, 2020 Stateline Drive-In Coming Together Apart during Coronavirus Pandemic - WE ARE THE CHURCH
  • Recording Wednesday Night Life Lessons in James
  • Pandemic Parade for Rev. Ray and Pat - May 3, 2020
  • Pandemic Parade for Rev. Ray and Pat - May 3, 2020
  • Staging up for Pandemic Parade for Rev. Ray and Pat - May 3, 2020
  • Pandemic Parade for Rev. Ray and Pat - May 3, 2020
  • Pandemic Parade for Rev. Ray and Pat - May 3, 2020
  • Pandemic Parade for Rev. Ray and Pat - May 3, 2020
  • Pandemic Parade for Rev. Ray and Pat - May 3, 2020
  • Pandemic Parade for Rev. Ray and Pat - May 3, 2020
  • Pandemic Parade for Rev. Ray and Pat - May 3, 2020
  • Have tripod will travel - Thankful to Joybella McCray for being out main online crew and getting FUMC outthere on the world wide web.
  • "choirantined" - 2020 Coronavirus safety makes us thankful for new technology to bring us together. Choir Practice!!
  • The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; Song of Solomon 2:12
  • Visiting the Memory Garden - Easter 2020
  • Easter 2020 Sunday Morning Worship - Rev. Raymond W. Amos, Sr.
  • Celebrating Easter 2020 by Worshiping Online
  • I will cling to the old rugged cross....
  • Safer at Home Worship Easter 2020
  • Easter 2020 Resurrection Cross welcomed many visitors.
  • Missed the Easter Sermon, click on the sermon tab to view or rewatch
  • 2020 Resurrection Cross under the beautiful stained glass window of Jesus in the garden.
  • Thankful for technology being used to continue spreading The Good News.
  • The future of the church shines in the smiles of these precious girls.
  • Filming Wednesday Night Bible Study. Available on Facebook 7:00pm Wednesdays or by clicking the Sermon tab of this webpage.
  • 2020 Resurrection Cross - StrongerWeStandTogether
  • To God be the Glory
  • The beautiful sanctuary of FUMC
  • A Light Unto the World
  • I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
  • Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind......
  • Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying,"I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life."


Rev. Ray's Daily Devotion

“God has heard your prayer…” Acts 10:31 

I know that this is part of our new times, but I still get a little amused when people walk by talking on their hands-free phone. There once was a time when walking by yourself in public and talking out loud was something that you just did not do (not without getting strange looks).

Yesterday Pat was in a store and I sat outside to rest my knee. A woman walked by whispering as she passed. She must have thought that she needed to explain herself. With a soft-spoken voice and a tear in her eyes, she said, “I’m praying for peace.” 

I thought as she continued her walk, “There is the salt of the earth.” I know that many things are being done to call for an end to injustice. What this woman was doing is more powerful than we can imagine: she was in touch with the very throne of God.

We may be tempted to underestimate the power of simple prayer. Some are also tempted to believe that the power of change is solely in our hands, but it will be just more vanity under the sun if it is attempted without God’s help.

If our prayer life is being lulled to sleep while the world is getting louder; it is time to hear the Lord’s wake up call.  If we are being made to think that prayer is a little ineffective thing, just remember what God can do with little things.  Little things in the hands of faithful believers take down Goliaths, feed thousands, and turn an upside-down world right side up again.  As Tennyson wrote, “Pray for my soul.  More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of: Wherefore, let thy voice, rise like a fountain for me night and day.”

“Now let us have a little talk with Jesus…”

Grace and Peace, Rev Ray

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FUMC of Elizabethton, TN

325 East E Street
Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643
Phone (423)543-3505
Fax (423)543-2168

Regular Schedule

Office Hours

  • Monday - Thursday
         8:30am - 4:30pm
    8:30am - 12:00pm


  • Sunday Morning Worship Service
    – 9:55 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Sunday School
    – 11:20 AM
  • 4:12 Youth Ministries Jr. High - Grades 6 thru 8
    – 4:10 PM to 5:30 PM
  • 4:12 Youth Ministries Sr. High - Grades 9 thru 12
    – 5:45 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Sunday Evening Bible Study
    – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Children's Choir
    – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


  • Coolagers (grades K - 5th)
    – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday Night Life Lessons with Rev. Ray (Bible Study)
    – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Chancel Choir Practice
    – 7:00 PM
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  • Sunday, June 7, 2020 10:00am Order of Worship

     This is the day which the Lord hath made; 
      we wi
    ll rejoice and be glad in it.  Psalm 118:24 KJV


    1st Sunday after Pentecost 
    “The Stone of Hope"
    Genesis 28:10-22



    Prelude                                                                          David Arney, Susan Heaton, Tom Tull

    "Holy, Holy, Holy"

    Words of Welcome                                                                                          Rev. Ray

    Hymn Sing Along                                                                 Catherine Edwards-Bunton

    "I Need Thee Every Hour"

    Prayer and Lord's Prayer                              

    Scripture Reading                                            Rev. Ray

    Genesis 28:10-22(NRSV)

    Worship Through Music   

    “It Is Well with My Soul"
     David Arney, organ     Susan Heaton, piano     Tom Tull, clavinova  ♫ 

    The Sermon                                                      Rev. Raymond W. Amos, Sr.


    Postlude                                                                          David Arney, Susan Heaton, Tom Tull

    “Crown Him with Many Crowns”

  • A Prayer of Hope

    Lord, I maintain my hope in You and I hold onto the assurance that what I am praying for is already accomplished in the name of Jesus. Your Word promises “no good thing does He withhold from those that walk uprightly” (Psalm 84:11). I wait upon You for Your definition of the “good thing” You will not withhold from me. As David prayed in Psalm 18:1: “I love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer, my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”  Amen


  • Let's Celebrate..

    Charles Hollowell 7th
    Vickie Shipley 7th

    Annalee Lanier 8th
    Teresa Pinckard 9th
    Susan Huntington 10th
    Becky Powers 11th

    Joyce Manuel 12th



  • Coronavirus Safer at Home Mandates

    All worship services and gatherings have been cancelled until further notice, per Bishop Taylor's mandate.
    The mandate includes all church groups of 10 or more from gathering: Sunday School, Choir, Youth, Children, Dinners, Bible Studies, Meetings, etc. This mandate is effective until further notice per the Bishop's message.  For futher information see the links area of this website.

    The mandate prevents gathering together at the church building, but "THE CHURCH" can still worship together through the following options:
    Rev. Ray's Sunday Morning Sermons are being filmed and available on the church facebook page at 10:00am Sunday mornings. 
    Wednesday Night Bible Study is available to view at 7:00pm on Facebook.  

    If you do not have a Facebook account, have missed or would like to rewatch a sermon or study, click on the Sermons tab of this website and click on the date you would like to view.

    Thank you for your understanding during this trying time. Please continue to pray that this health scare passes and that we can all be together to worship soon. 

  • Online Giving

    We have added an easy way to give to our church through this website.  Simply click on the Donate Online link located in the upper left corner of this page.  It's easy!   Thank you for your continued support in your stewardship, giving of your talents, and your prayers.

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