Welcome to FUMC Murfreesboro

Who We Are

A historic congregation, First United Methodist Church was founded in 1821,meeting first in private homes. By the grace of God, our church has grown over the years. Through the vision and generosity of many, we opened the doors at our current location on Easter Sunday 2003. Our facility and membership are now large but one thing has not changed with time. Our church still feels like family. You can be known here. We warmly welcome you! Come worship with us and consider joining us for the opportunities we offer for all ages each week. 

What We Believe

As one United Methodist pastor has said, “We believe in God, in Jesus Christ, and in the Bible as the sufficient rule of faith and practice.” Our denomination began during the Wesleyan revival of the 1800’s. The founders did not intend to start a new denomination but rather to revive the church and to spread scriptural holiness across the land.

As United Methodists, we are part of a world Christian movement. Through the connection of churches in our community and around the globe, our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Our church affirms the Holy Scriptures found in the Old and New Testaments. We believe that the waters of baptism symbolize the work of God that is already present in our lives. And we believe that God offers communion to all who seek to live in peace with God and one another.

As the people called Methodists, we profess a faith that is warmly experienced through personal faith and social commitment. As our founder John Wesley once said, “There is no holiness apart from social holiness.” We seek to receive God’s grace and offer it to the world.

Members of the Methodist church make a commitment to support the church with their prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. We invite you to join us! Find out more by clicking here.

1. Charles Allen, Meet the Methodists: An Introduction to the United Methodist Church (Nashville: Abingdon, 1998), 42.
2. United Methodist beliefs, polity, and organization are found in The United Methodist Book of Discipline which is available from most major retailers or in the church office. To find out more about our denomination, please visit umc.org.