First United Methodist Church was founded in the belief that communities must learn to help themselves. Our work is founded on the following pillars of faith:
The early citizens, from which this church drew its membership, dwelt in the fork section of the Pee Dee and Rocky Rivers. Early settlers began having preaching services under a brush arbor. Similar to the one shown to the left. The first church building was built along about 1820. It was built of long logs with a chimney at one end and the pulpit at the other, with hand-made benches and other furniture.
In 1882, this building was built by building contractor , Frank Ivey. The beautiful curved beam ceiling was the talk of the countryside. Builders and engineers came from far and near to see it. Yet in the beginning there developed considerable controversy in respect to the soundness of the idea of a curved beam ceiling.
First United Methodist Church
208 Pee Dee Ave
Po Box 948
Norwood, NC 28128
Parsonage : 704-459-0280
Calendar of Events
DISTRICT LAITY CELEBRATION & TRAINING ... Please mark your calendars to attend this District event on Sunday, February 10, from 1:30 - 4:30, at the Pfeiffer Campus. We will share in vibrant worship with Rev. Arnetta Beverly, will share in a mission project for school children in need, and will attend classes designed to make the work of the church more safe, productive, and Christ-centered. Everyone is invited! Registration is required, so call our office for details. Also, our bus has been reserved if enough wish to participate in this event.
2019 CONFIRMATION CLASS ... FUMC-Norwood is blessed to have a number of Confirmation age youth (Sixth Grade and over), and we invite each of these to participate in our upcoming Confirmation Class. We will begin with a meeting of interested young people and their parents on Sunday, January 27, during the Sunday School hour, in the Sims Parlor. This year, Rev. Bill & Lisa will return to a more concise Confirmation curriculum. We look forward to concluding Confirmation and welcoming these young people into full Church membership sometime this Spring.
January's food is canned vegetables. Please bring donations and put in designated containers in the hallway.
February's food will be Canned or Dry Beans, Canned Tomatoes, & Rice
Prayer Group meets Tuesday at 10:00am in the church parlor. We gather to remember the needs of our church, our families, our community, and our world, and to thank God for all our blessings. “True, whole prayer is nothing but love.”—St. Augustine
WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY Study on Prayer.
United Methodist Women meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Faithful Circle at 1:30pm and Sisters With A Purpose Circle at 6:30pm
United Methodist Men meeting 4th Sunday of each at 7:30am Next meeting will be January 27,2019
Baby Bottle Boomerang
Donations to the Pregnancy resource center.
Esther House (Local Domestic Violence Shelter) Needs: Canned food, paper products, toiletries, cleaning, & laundry supplies.
Pregnancy Resource Center of Stanly County (PRC) Needs: New born size diapers, baby wipes, & infant baby formula.
Sunday School for all ages 10:00am