A Congregation in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church
Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. – Matthew 5:16
On April 23rd the Administrative Council of First UMC unanimously voted for our church to become a Lighthouse Congregation in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church!
What does it mean to be a Lighthouse Congregation?
Lighthouse Congregations provide a welcoming place for people to belong during a time of grief and transition due to church disaffiliation or closure. Whether for a season or a lifetime, Lighthouse Congregations offer people who want to remain United Methodist caring relationships, meaningful worship, discipleship opportunities and pastoral care. We offer a safe place for those who are seeking a new church home or who are simply wondering what comes next.
These three short sentences sum up what being a Lighthouse Congregation is all about:
We love you. We care about you. We're here for you.
We offer a grace-filled welcome to all who come through our doors!