In the coming Christmas season, FUMC is sponsoring three ways for you to brighten the holiday season for those less fortunate.

As we celebrate the birth of Jesus and thank God for his many blessings, here are opportunities to share our bounty with those around the world and in our own community who find themselves in less fortunate circumstances. Operation Christmas Child – Gifts for children around the world; Shepherd’s Child – A Christmas Party for underprivileged youth in our community; Holiday Food Boxes – A full Christmas meal for a local family through the McCarn Food Bank. Contact church office to donate.

We knew the day was coming….

For nearly 23 years Angie Smith has been the public face of Cheraw’s First Methodist Church. Meeting the public with grace, tact and efficiency, she organized and orchestrated the many functioning facets of the church and drawing upon her skills in finance and communication, she assured the smooth functioning of each. And she always did so with a smile on her face. Angie has finally made the decision to retire and we owe her no less than to rejoice for her as she has, in fact, received a most deserved and cherished promotion to full-time grandmother and home gardner. Congratulations to a good and faithful servant.

Church sets new ambitious goal for hosting Christmas party for local underpriviledged youth

Your support is needed as we approach the Christmas season and seek to make it a meaningful and memorable one for fifty underpriviledged youth in our community who may not experience the full meaning of the season without our help. Cash donations allow for our staff to select appropriate gifts for these children…just drop in the collection plate, send to the church office or use the on-line giving tab above. But you are always welcome to do this shopping yourself…just make Angie aware of your willingness to participate and she will provide you the name of a child shortly after Thanksgiving. Trina Mills is heading up this effort and can provide more details and other opportunities to assist.

A special Fifth Sunday celebration of missions and music at Cheraw First United Methodist Church

Join us during the regular worship hour on Sunday, October 30th for a celebration of missions and music at work at Cheraw First United Methodist Church.

Six week Bible study addressing discipleship begins Oct 12 and continues for the next five Wednesdays

Pastor Debra will lead participants in a discovery of our discipleship opportunities through a six weeks’ study of Bob Crossman’s “Committed to Christ: Six Steps To A Generous Life” beginning Wednesday, October 12. The cost is $5. Please register by calling Angie (843-537-7002) or emailing your interest (

Help and encouragement after the death of a loved one.

GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you regain your footing and orientation following the death of a loved one. This group meets weekly on Wednesdays at 10:30 am at the church.