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 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 7 - Leadership Team Meeting 
    • 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 Ethan and Erin Puryear on the birth of their new daughter, Alice Leigh Puryear, Born August 9, 2014.
    Excited Grandparents are George and Becky Puryear

    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 will begin its fourth season starting back on Tuesday, September 2nd at 7:00 pm. directed by Emily Privette. If you love to sing, there is a spot waiting for you on Tuesday nights!

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

    Also, handbells will start ringing on September 10th at 6:30 pm. Call the church if you are interested in being a ringer.

    2014 CROP Walk is Sunday, October 5th
    Registration will be at First UMC on the church lawn at 1:30 pm and the Walk will begin at 2:00 pm. Our church's goal is to have 10 persons walk and help raise money to feed the hungry. Proceeds will go to Crisis Ministry and Feed My Lambs. Rev.Benny will be walking. Each person who walks gets people to sponsor them.

    Congratulations to Sandy Bruney on her latest e-book, "A Question of Boundaries." The book has been published by Astraea Press and is now available in Kindle, Nook, and other e-books formats. The story is an "alternate history with paranormal elements." Visit for a video and an excerpt from the novel.

    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

    Reggie McNeal will be at the Missions Jubilee at Pfeiffer University on Saturday, October 25, 2014. There will be several mission agencies presented and a $5.00 donation is requested to help support these missions. Please call the church office if you are interested in attending. Rev. Benny will be attending and would like 10 persons to go with him. Please call the church office to say you will be attending.

    Let’s not forget the United Methodist Women start back in full force Monday, September 8th at 4:00 PM. UMW welcome any new members.

    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 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.

    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.