Frequently  Asked  Questions

We are located at 12733 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934. Click here for a map and directions to First Farragut United Methodist Church.

Our first worship service on Sunday morning is a more traditional service from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Our second worship service on Sunday morning is a blended (contemporary) service that meets from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Sunday School meets at 10 a.m. between services.

Both services include a time of welcome and announcements, prayers, scripture, a message, and music. Holy Communion is typically offered in both services on the first Sunday of each month. A more traditional service, featuring hymns and an adult choir, is at 9:00 a.m. A blended (contemporary) service is at 11:00 a.m. and offers a praise band and worship music/choruses. Be sure to visit both services to see where you feel most at home.

On rare occasions, we have only one “combined” service of worship at 10:00 a.m. for a special occasion. Please check our website or Facebook page before your visit to make sure if your first visit is on one of those days that you arrive at the appropriate time!

First Farragut United Methodist Church is less formal than many churches. Dress at the 11:00 a.m. blended (contemporary) service is generally casual; you may see a sports coat and dresses, in addition to khakis or jeans, at the 9:00 a.m. (more traditional) service.

You will not have to say or do anything if you are a guest. We do encourage first-time guests to stop at our Connection Center directly inside the entrance to receive a gift and information about FFUMC.

We have Sunday School for all ages that meets every Sunday morning from 10:00 a.m. until 10:50 a.m.  For more information about individual classes, please click here.

 

The first step to get learn more about FFUMC is to meet with the pastors and staff who are available on the first Sunday of each month for an information coffee and snacks meet and greet. We will answer any questions you may have and help you get connected into the many ways of serving and growing in your faith journey.
 
Next, you are invited to participate in next steps which may include participating in a six week group study using “Disciple’s Path.” This six-week group will address theological and practical questions about membership within First Farragut and the United Methodist Church in general. While membership of FFUMC is encouraged it is not required to fully participate in the life of the congregation.
 
If you were baptized as an infant or young child and have not made a profession of faith and been confirmed, then you will prepare to profess your faith when you take the membership vows (after participating in Disciple’s Path). If you are a member of another church then you may transfer your membership from that church to a local United Methodist Church. If you are a member of another Christian church that does not transfer membership, we will honor your journey and receive your membership as a reaffirmation of faith, and you will be received as a member. When joining a United Methodist Church, the new member promises to support the Church with his/her prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. Feel free to talk with First Farragut UMC’s Pastor about becoming a member of the church. She will be able to answer your questions and help you discern your next steps to take.

First Farragut United Methodist Church celebrates an “open” table. All who wish to receive the sacrament are invited to do so, regardless of denominational affiliation or church membership. Gluten-free elements are available on the altar for those who need it. We also welcome children to participate.

We are dedicated to a partnership with parents to lead their children in the exploration of Christian faith. We are committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and fun environment where all children are introduced to God and His love for them, laying the foundation to help them build their own relationship with him.

For more information about our children’s programming, please click here. You may also contact Paige Morgan, Director of Children and Connectional Ministries at pmorgan@ffumc.org or 966-8430.

First Farragut United Methodist Youth Ministries offers exciting opportunities for Middle School and High School students to connect with other young people in large and small group settings.

For more information about our youth programs, please click here. You may also contact Chuck Powell, Associate Pastor and Director of Youth, directly at cpowell@ffumc.org or 966-8430.

First Farragut United Methodist does not currently offer wedding privileges to non-members. Please call our Administrative Assistant at 865-966-8430 during office hours (Mon-Thurs, 9am – 3pm) to inquire about hosting an event. Our Building Use policies require we follow certain guidelines for hosting events. You may also send an email inquiry to ffumc@ffumc.org.

The United Methodist Church is an 12.8-million-strong global church that opens hearts, opens minds, and opens doors through active engagement with our world.  To read more about the Church’s mission statement, click here.

John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as “practical divinity” has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.  We invite you to learn more about our rich theological heritage.

12733 Kingston Pike

Knoxville, TN 37934

(865) 966-8430

9:00 AM Traditional

10:00 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Contemporary