Welcome to the Senior Adult Ministries at FUMC!
Our ministries serve the interests, concerns, and spiritual needs, primarily of members who are 55 years of age and older. These ministries offer support and opportunities for worshiping, praying, learning, fellowship, faith sharing, mentoring, and service that enable older adults, and others, to relate to God, continue to grow in their faith and be actively involved in the life of the church.
Many senior members have unique abilities and needs. We strive to achieve our mission in the following ways:
Spiritually – professing the missions of the church and the senior adult ministry throughout the membership
Intellectually – sharing life experiences, and talents, by mentoring members of all generations, representing the senior adults on committees, panels
Emotionally – providing emotional stability and support
Physically – using technical skills developed over a lifetime; and, by simply being supportive and caring
Financially – providing monetary support of selected missions/projects/activities of the church
We encourage you to explore the many opportunities offered to our seniors! There is a place for you here!
ENCORE Award - 2018
Our First United Methodist Church is honored to be one of the first of 7 churches in the ENCORE Ministry District to receive the ENCORE Ministry Award. The award was presented in June at the Golden Cross Foundation Dinner at the Tennessee Annual Conference.
This inaugural year, two churches from the Caney Fork River District received the exemplary older adult ministry award: First United Methodist Church of Cookeville and Centertown UMC. Centertown is receiving the award for their outstanding food ministry by older adults for the community. We are honored to receive the award for leadership and overall church ministry by, with, and for older adults. SAC, the Senior Adult Council, at FUMC has been very instrumental in the oversight of many of the Senior Adult Ministries.
We are very proud to be recognized for leadership and overall older adult ministries.