Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where is Cookeville FUMC located?
165 E. Broad Street, Cookeville, TN 38501
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Guest parking is available along the street in front of the Freeman Building and main sanctuary entrance.
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What are services like?
The 8:30 am ("early") and 10:55 am ("late") services of worship are celebrated in our main sanctuary. Worshippers are deeply engaged through traditional elements of the Church’s historical worship practices. Various choirs and ensembles lead us in hymn singing and music. Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month.

Our "Encounter" service occurs at 11:00 am in Wesley Chapel. This service is not traditional nor is it contemporary. It is an experiment in worship from week to week with a strong emphasis on holistic participation and an experience of God utilizing traditional, contemporary, and emerging worship practices. Holy Communion is celebrated every Sunday. Each week is different, so please join us anytime. Come as you are. All are welcome.

May I participate in Holy Communion?
Yes, the United Methodist Church practices an “open table” which means that all persons are invited and encouraged to participate in the Lord’s Supper with us. All persons are invited and welcome at Christ’s table, if they so desire.

What do United Methodists believe?
Basics of Our Faith (

Who do I call if I have a question?
Please call the church office at 931-526-2177, during normal business hours. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Do we have a nursery?
Yes, we provide professional, loving childcare during our church services and activities. Please feel free to visit with our staff and trained volunteers. The nursery is now conveniently located near the main sanctuary in room C116.
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Do you have activities for teens?
Yes! Youth Page

Does your church have a daycare facility?
Yes, loving childcare is provided in the Christian Life Center during the week. Contact our Jacob's Ladder Director, Sally Draper at 931-520-0181 for more information.