We attend a church that is on fire for the Lord. We are so blessed to be a part of this congregation and a part of all the work that God has planned for us to do as First United Methodist Church of Hillsville. John Wesley said, ” Catch on fire with enthusiasm and they will come for miles to watch you burn.” We all like to watch a fire as it burns, don’t we? I know I do. I love the way the flames flicker and change colors and how the sparks light up the night sky. People who are enthusiastic for the Lord are this way too. Their enthusiasm is contagious. This is what John Wesley means.
Our church has been blessed with God given Pastors and leaders who love Jesus Christ. God is using them to rebuild and reshape each of us into a flame that lights the darkness and leads others to Christ. As we leave the church building, we take our flame of light out into a dark and cold world for all to see. We burn our lights to help people see the way to the cross. Some people are groping around in the dark and cannot find thier way without this light, without the firm grip of another person’s hand, a person who will guide them beyond thier stumbling steps and onto the firm ground of LIFE in Jesus Christ.
If you are reading this and feel like you need some light, let me encourage you to visit our church and come to one of our many services there.
FUMC- 225 Fulcher Street, Hillsville, VA.
We have something for everyone of all ages. On Sunday mornings we have an 8:30 am service, 11:00 am service and a 6:30 pm service called Sunday Night Live. Come as you are. On Wednesday evenings we have bible study, youth group, children’s and adult choirs. All starting at 6:45pm. We would love to have you join us! We have a Men’s bible study, Ladies bible study, United Methodist Men and United Methodist Women , a Senior Ministry, a Motorcycle Ministry, a handbell choir, children’s choirs and adult choir. We have Sunday School classes of all kinds. We have a rockin’ praise band called SOULED OUT. We have two youth groups. TWEENZ meet at the church. This is 6th grade to 8th grade. The YOUTH meet at our downtown location, called Out of the Box. This is 9th grade – 12th grade. We have awesome TWEENZ and YOUTH leaders who teach our kids about the love of Christ. It is very evident that our kids are learning and listening! Every Sunday the front three rows of pews are FILLED with teenagers! Yeah, I said the FRONT!
Many Pastors have been called from Hillsville and are now out in the world with their own congregations. We serve an awesome God with a BIG plan! We cannot see the whole plan, but God can! We must trust our lives to Him and to His plan. Part of His plan is sending each of us out into our communities, families, schools, etc. to BE THE LIGHT for HIM! Will you join us?
” The earth shall be FULL of the knowledge of the LORD.” Isaiah 11