Join us at the ‘Until We Meet Again’ celebratory meal as we honor Pastor Debra on her retirement and last Sunday leading worship at FUMC

On Sunday, June 11th following the worship service, bring a side dish, salad or dessert (entrees and beverages will be provided) as we honor Debra and Mark on their last Sunday with us…until we meet again.

Church Council votes to reopen FUMC child care operation later this year

Following several months of planning and research by the Child Development Ministry and meetings with the Church Council, a reasonable plan for a sustainable and successful child care operation was approved at the group’s April 23rd meeting. The search for a Child Care Director would begin immediately with the hope of employing necessary staff for an opening date projected as early as August. Patty Fisher and her child development team are to be commended for their tireless efforts in returning this service and mission to our community.

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