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


March 3 - Communion

- Younger Youth

March 6 - Ash Wednesday service at 7 PM with Pancake Dinner at 6:00 PM

March 10 - Scout Sunday

Daylight Savings Time Begins!

March 17 - We Are Shaped for Service

March 24 - We Serve Together

- UMW Sunday with Janet Reep Morgan speaking at both services

March 31 - 5th Sunday Musical Worship - One combined service


April 7 -

April 14 - Palm Sunday - one combined service at 11 AM with UMW Luncheon

April 18 - Holy Thursday - 7:00 PM

April 19 - Good Friday

                6:30 PM - Cross Walk

                7:00 PM - Good Friday Observance

  April 21- Easter

                  7 AM - Sunrise service at FUMC with Breakfast

                   11 AM - Easter Worship

Click to see information on our new Soul Good Ministries

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.