The church-wide meeting addressing the new SC separation policy is now viewable here on video

The March 26 church-wide meeting held at 2 pm in the FUMC sanctuary reviewed the events surrounding the recent decision of the Church Council not to enter the Local Church Discernment Process which would have led to a vote last month by the church members on whether to leave the United Methodist denomination. The video is available in two parts and accessible by clicking on the Resources tab and then selecting “Church-wide Q&A” (the first two items in the listing displayed.

Church-wide informational meeting on UMC’s Discernment Process to be held March 26

All members of First United Methodist Church are invited to attend a church-wide meeting at 2pm on March 26th in the sanctuary.  At this meeting, information will be provided on the South Carolina UMC’s Local Church Discernment Process and the FUMC Church Council’s January 22, 2023 decision not enter the process at this time. Following a brief presentation, time will be available for answering questions previously submitted.  Please send your questions by email to or questions may be submitted anonymously by addressing them to John Wagnon and mailing them to the church at 117 Third Street  Cheraw SC.  Please submit your questions by Wednesday, March 22, 2023

FUMC Youth present dinner and a play March 25th to benefit youth activities and to fund this summer’s Lake Junaluska trip

This murder mystery dinner party features “Murder & Mayhem at the Teen Idol Awards” where the audience can participate in solving the “Teen Idol” murder and enjoy a dinner hosted by the FUMC Youth and Fireflies. This event takes place Saturday, March 25th at 5 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $25 and are available ONLY at the church office until March 11. Advance ticket purchase only, NOT available at the door.

New Bible Study addressing the Lenten Season begins March 8 & 9

A six-week Bible study begins March 8 & 9 taking you through the experiences of the Holy Week beginning at Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem through his resurrection. The study is designed to give you a deeper understanding of events such as the Passover, the Last Supper, Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, the road to Golgotha and the empty tomb. The study is offered at two times for your convenience: Wednesday at 6 pm and also Thursday at 10 am. Reserve a text for the study for $10 by calling the church office weekdays between 9 and 2.

Faith as John Wesley lived it

A new Bible Study begins January 11 and 12. The series is titled Revival and centers around John Wesley’s faith and hope for revival in the church. One class meets on Wednesdays at 6pm and another on Thursday mornings at 10am. Contact the church office (537-7002) to order your copy of the text for this class at $13.

Rejoice and spread the word that he is born and among us

You may view FUMC’s worship service for January 1, 2023 by clicking on the tab above labeled “Video Sermon Archive” and selecting “January 1, 2023.”