First Church - Lenoir, NC

“Glorify God as we mold, nurture, and serve as disciples of Jesus Christ.”

First Light (Modern Worship): 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.
Traditional Worship: 11:00 a.m.

Church Blog

Lenten Pancake Day

Dear FUMC Family,  I pray that you are doing well and experiencing a blessed season of Lent. The word from which our word “Lent” comes is the Old English word: “lencten” which means spring (or the time when daylight hours lengthen.)     How fitting for us, as we begin to come out of winter! I must say that I have “spring fever,” in that I can’t wait to get outdoors and in my gardens.     There are notable dates for us coming up in Lent. I will…

The Beginning of Lent

Dear FUMC Family,    I pray that you are ready to move into the sacred season of Lent, which begins tomorrow – Ash Wednesday.     Lent is the solemn Christian observance commemorating the 40 days Jesusspent fasting in the desert, according to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. During those days He was tempted by Satan.     We will observe the sacred holy day tomorrow with a brief worship serviceat 6:00PM. During the service, attendees will receive ashes on their foreheads…

Helping the Community

Dear FUMC Family,     I pray that you are staying warm and healthy. The winter has been long, dark, wet, and cold. And many persons have stayed in and grown discouraged.     At our church, we are going to try to bring our community out and together for one day – Tuesday, February 27, in our third annual Pancake Day. This year all proceeds will go to our local Helping Hands Clinic, which serves the poor.     We will serve, as our guests, more…