First United Methodist Church
Wadesboro, North Carolina

What's Happening
in Your Church


churchIf you are attending First UMC and considering making this your church home, please contact Pastor Benny or the church office. New members are welcome at any time, and we would love to have you as part of the church family!

  • The deadline for information for the weekly newsletter is Tuesday before noon of each week.
  • On-going recycling projects for various groups continue: inkjet printer cartridges and UMW Boxtops for Education and Campbell Soup Labels in the education hall, aluminum inside the lattice fence at the air conditioner in the back of the church.
  • Several special funds are still open for contributions, either as donations or memorial gifts. These include scholarship, music, stained glass, columbarium, and others.
  • The stained glass Good Shepherd ornaments are available at the church.
  • The Flower and Nursery Calendars for 2014 are posted on the bulletin board in the education hall, across from the pastor’s study. Please sign up for any Sundays on both calendars.

    Remember that you may make gifts to the church special funds to honor the living as well as those who have gone on. It is a great way to let friends and relatives know that you are thinking of them!

    Upcoming Events:

    • August 17th – Following worship Leadership Team Meets 
    • August 27th – 7:30 PM Chancel Choir Starts Back!!! 
    • September 1st - Labor Day – Office Closed!!! 
    • September 2nd – 7:00 PM - Anson Singers start back!!! 
    • September 4th – 4:00 PM - Thursday’s Child starts back 
    • September 7th – WE MOVE BACK TO THE SANCTUARY! 
    • September 8th – 4:00 PM - UMW start back

    June, July and August, as usual, the church office will be closed after 1:00 p.m. on Thursday and all day on Friday. Regular hours will start back the first week of September.
    Thank You, Betty Ann

     new babyCongratulations to John and Ashley Crawford John and Ashley Crawford on the birth of their new son and Luke’s new brother, Logan Lee Crawford Born August 2, 2014 Excited Grandparents are Jeff and Betty Crawford & Gary and Peggy Burr

    There is music in the air!!! Our own chancel choir will begin rehearsals on Wednesday, August 27 at 7:30. This is a great year for rebuilding with new faces and voices to add to the great choir we already have.

    Anson Singers are starting back on Tuesday, September 2nd at 7:00 pm. If you love to sing, there is a spot waiting for you on Tuesday nights!

    Also, Thursday’s Child begins on Thursday, September 4th at 4:00 pm. All children from age 5 through 6th grade are welcome.

    Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries
    Ministering in the prisons and pews of NC since 1999, DBOM is a ministry of the North Carolina and Western North Carolina Conferences. Volunteers of DBOM go to prisons weekly to maintain the prison outreach. On Sunday, August 24th there will be an envelope in your bulletin for your generous support.

    First United Methodist Church now has a prayer chain started called the Prayer Partners. If anyone would like to be added to the prayer partner list or if you know of anyone who needs prayer, please contact the church office.

    Lay Servant Classes
    Please mark your calendar for the up coming lay servant class. Registration is due September 5th, 2014 at the cost of $45.00 each and classes are September 19-20, 2014 at West Bend UMC, 1080 Albemarle Rd, Asheboro, NC 27204. If you are unable to attend the September class, you may choose to go through the GBOD online class. Please mail all registration and payments to: (Memo Line/Lay Servant Class Registration) Uwharrie District UMC, PO Box 1307, Albemarle, NC 28002

    Uwharrie District UM Women
    Uwharrie District UM Women's Annual Meeting
    "Growing Together in Missions with Faith, Hope, and Love"
    This Saturday, August 16 at 11:30 a.m.
    at First UM Church, Monroe,$10 ticket price
    Guest Speaker from UMAR
    Hands on Mission Project: Walmart Gift Cards for the Lexington UMAR.
    Rev. Benny will be attending and if any UM Women want to go with him, call him at 336-596-9768.

    red heartThe Joyful hearts will meet Tuesday September 23rd at 11:30 AM to start up fall. Please bring a Joyful Hearts sandwich and drink for your meal. Come with a friend and joy in your heart. Hope to see you Tuesday!

    First UMC is a busy place, with a lot of opportunities and activities.
    Keep up with your church through

    United Methodist Women News

    The UMW will meet at 4:00 p.m. September 8, in the Education parlor.
    The UMW does not meet in June, July, or August.

    Visit the Calendar page to see activities for the current month

    Be joyful always, pray continually ...
                 I Thessalonians 5:16


    Laura Brower

    AUTUMN CARE, Marshville
    Laura Pratt
    Ursula Pope

    FRANKLIN MANOR, Youngsville
    Ray Clayton

    Robert Huntley &
    Evalyn Huntley

    Becky Godwin
    Juanita Williams

    Ed McBride
    Peggy Mitchell
    Cornelia Tucker

    SUNRISE, Raleigh
    David Thomas III

    ARC/HDS Anson
    Quay Burns

    Dick Constantian

    Sara Aubry

    Colleen Schwerk

    Maxine Childs

    Please see church offfice
    for addresses


    Margaret Lowe

    Charles Litaker
    Aiden Beam
    Josh Bean
    Becky Puryear - home
    James Huntley
    Elizabeth Goins
    Rowena Tarlton
    Bill Hardison
    Spencer Lowe
    Doloris Evans
    Ann Chandler
    Quay Burns
    Robert Hunter - First Baptist Church pastor
    Ursula Pope – Carol Beam’s mother
    Linda Herold – Krista Herold’s Mother
    John and Daisy Chandler
    Jim Maner – Andy Maner’s brother
    Betty. P. Martin – Patsy Brasington’s sister
    Amy and Tsuneo Tamura – Richard
         Tamura’s parents
    Joe Ziady – Eddie and Alice Rhinehardt's

    Our service men and women, both active and returning
    All whom we name in our hearts, inside and outside our church family
    Please help keep the prayer list current by letting the church office know of those who should be added or removed from the list.