Follow Me

Just as Jesus entreated his first two disciples, he asks the same of each of us: “Follow Me”. Click on the tab above labeled “Video Sermon Archive” and then select today’s service recorded in the sanctuary of Cheraw’s First United Methodist Church.

Failure is not an option

Due to Covid precautions, First Methodist will not have an in-person worship service this Sunday. Click on the tab above labeled “Video Sermon Archive” and select “January 17” to view a recorded service officiated by the Rev. L Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

a reaffirmation of the baptismal covenant

Rev. Debra Armstrong offers a reaffirmation of the baptismal covenant for the January 10th worshipers of First United Methodist Church in Cheraw. Click the tab above labeled “Video Sermon Archive” and the select “January 10, 2020….’The Heavens Break Open’” to view this service.

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the days of Herod the king behold, Wise-men from the east came to Jerusalem….

As prophesied in Isaiah, the King of the Jews was born in humble circumstances. He was proclaimed by the wise men and now it was time to “arise and shine” as “the light had come.” Rev. Debra Armstrong recounts the story of the Magi and its meaning for Christians. To view this worship service recorded in the sanctuary of Cheraw’s First United Methodist Church, click on the tab above labeled “Video Sermon Archive” and then select the service for January 3rd.

“Don’t worry, be happy”…sentiments across the centuries

Reaching No. 1 on the Billboard chart in 1988 was a hit song by Bobby McFerrin titled “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” which paraphrased the advice of the prophet Isaiah who, 2700 years before, offered the Israelites similar guidance.  Michael Musto, the music critic for The Village Voice, panned the song as “absolutely the worst song ever written” but Rev. Debra Armstrong, relying more upon the words of the prophet than the lyrics of the tune, helps us find value in Isaiah’s exhortations in avoiding worry as a largely inefficient and unproductive activity.  Click on the tab above labeled “Video Sermon Archive” and then select the “December 7th” service to view this service from the sanctuary of Cheraw’s First United Methodist Church.

And on the eve of the anniversary of His birth more than two thousand years ago and in remembrance of Him, they lit the Christ candle.

Click on the tab above labeled “Video Sermon Archive” and then select “Christmas Eve 2020” to view the service held on December 24th in the sanctuary of Cheraw’s First United Methodist Church.