Welcome to the website of First United Methodist Church of Granite Falls, NC. Granite Falls is a small town with a vibrant community

located near the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. In most small town like ours, 

it is often both what you know and who you know that truly matters.

At First Church, the "who" we most want to know is is our God of Grace and all the people just like you that the Lord has been sending our way since 1861. The people of First Church work hard at fulfilling our goal of being a Christ-centered fellowship that is known by

our open hearts, open minds and open doors.  

I personally welcome you to participate in any activity or group that you see described on this site. We look forward to

opening our hearts, our minds and our doors to you.

Pastor Howard

February 18th through March 25th, join us for our Worship Series on Moses, using the study by Adam Hamilton. 

March 4 - Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet. "Speaking Truth To Power With Power"

March 11 - Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet. "The Top Ten List?"

March 18 - Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet. "A Tale of Two Crowds"

March 25 - Palm Sunday. Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet. "Don't Forget to Remember" One combined service with UMW Luncheon to follow.

(Click the picture to learn more)

Extras for this week:

We are collecting extra food for SCCM all month - Lets celebrate March Madness by driving Debbie Thomas mad with where to put all the extra food donations!

You can order your Easter Lillies on line! If you want to send a name in honor or memory - you must do this through our website (which allows you to write in a name on a text line) not the mobile site (we hope to get this fixed as time goes by) This Sunday is the last day to order Lillies.


This coming Sunday March 18 is our Thank Bank for UMCOR: United Methodist Committee on Releif. Our UMCOR Thank Bank will goes towards our next UMCOR Mission Team.

Please pray for our Guatemala team as they finish up strong this week and return home on Wednesday.

Our Services

First Light - Contemporary Service 8:30 am

Morning fellowship with refreshments 9:30 am

Sunday School 9:45 am

Traditional Service 11:00 am

(for special services see What's Happening)


Children of all ages are welcome in our services. Child care is provided from 8 - 12:30 for children that have not started Kindergarten.

We would like to welcome you to our church. Please don't hesitate to stop by for a short visit or stay for a lifetime. We may live in a small town but we have a big outreach. Our mission is to help those who need help, feed those who are hungry and share our love and compassion with others.