Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Murphy, where God's presence is both experienced and expressed! Nestled in the scenic Appalachian Mountains, we are a family of Christians that includes many local families as well as folks from across the US, Europe, and the South Sea Islands.

We invite you to 'get to know us' through our website and perhaps come and worship with us. Who knows? This may be just the place you've been looking for, a place of worship, acceptance, and service that God has prepared just for you!
We are located in the heart of beautiful downtown Murphy, North Carolina at 73 Valley River Avenue in the "steep curve." We look forward to welcoming you!
Our telephone number is 828-837-2718, FAX 828-837-9735. Sunday School meets at 9:45 with Worship at 11:00 a.m.
Our mailing address is:
First United Methodist Church of Murphy
Post Office Box 86
Murphy, NC  28906



First United Methodist Church of Murphy will begin a free after-school tutoring and enrichment program, called STEP Up, for middle schoolers in mid-October.  STEP Up will offer tutoring, homework help, and enrichment activities on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.. Important dates and registration materials will be posted soon.


Exciting News for Our Youth!!

There is exciting news for Murphy FUMC.  This month there were two new positions created for the youngest members of our congregation.  These positions of Youth and Children's Directors will be used to nurture and grow our youth membership and bring our children closer to God through fellowship, song, and service work.

Mr. Davis Bryant will be joining our church as the Youth Director.  Davis comes to us from Murphy Bible Church where he worked as the Youth Director.  Davis is an employee of Cherokee County Schools where he's involved with activities both during the school day and after.  Davis has jumped right into his new role and has already begun to have meetings with the Alpha group on Sunday evenings.  Please stay tuned to our Facebook page for announcements about upcoming Alpha activities.

Ms. Jennifer White will be our Children's Director for children up to 5th grade.  Jennifer has been a member of Murphy FUMC for 4 years along with her husband Matt and son Andrew.  Jennifer is currently the Sunday school teacher for the birth-4th grade class.  Jennifer will be heading up the Kids For Christ group in addition to her current Sunday school and VBS duties.  KFC will begin the first week of September.  She is an employee of Cherokee County Schools where she serves as Technology Director.  Please like our Facebook page to get notifications about the KFC group activities.

Murphy FUMC is excited and prayerful for these new Directors.  If you would like to help with these ministries you can contact the church office at 828-837-2718.  Please pray for all of our youth and children that God would work through them and in them.  God Bless



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Rev Up With Rob Rollins - Celebrating God In The Everyday

Rob has started a blog.  You can follow him at the following address or click on the link to the right of this page https://robrollins.wordpress.com

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