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

What's Coming Up?

September 8 - Grandparent's Sunday - one combined service at 11 AM with UMW Luncheon to follow worship.

September 15 - Communion - Message: Acts 10 - "The Book of Strange New Things"

September 22 - Message: Acts 15 - "Standing Together When Differences Divide"

September 29 - Fifth Sunday Celebration of Musical Worship

October 6 - November 10: Irresistible - Church wide study and worship series using Andy Stanley's invitation to reclaim the faith and witness that the world could not resist. All Adult, College and Older Youth are invited to utilize the 6-week Irresistible study in their classes.   

Click to see information on our new Soul Good Ministries-- Have you seen the article in the Lenoir News-Topic? Click to read!

The Fall Festival Is Coming!


Join us on Sunday, October 27th for the

Annual FUMC Fall Festival. There will be

Inflatables, Trunk or Treat, Food and Games

for all ages. The Festival will be held

from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Invite your friends

and neighbors to join in the fun!!

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.