Thank you for taking time to visit the First UMC, Cherryville website.  As the pastor I invite you to come and worship with us on Sundays and I look forward to meeting you.

Each of us have been created by God and we are invited to a relationship through Faith with Him.  We are also called to be a part of a church family in order to support, love and equip one another.  You are truly loved and valued by God. Hope to see you on Sunday!

                                                                Pastor Joe

Sunday Service (Summer Schedule)

June 2 - September 1, 2019

9:30 A.M. Sunday School

10:30 A.M. Combined Worship Service


​​Youth Programs

Our youth programs help teens learn to navigate those toughest of years.

Rev. Joe Collins will be receiving a new appointment effective July 1, 2019. We are grateful for the ministry that Pastor Joe and Lynne have shared with us these past four years. We will have a Celebration Sunday at 10:00am to honor them on June 30th prior to our combined worship service.

We will be receiving a new pastoral appointment effective July 2, 2019. Rev. Zack Christy will be our new pastor. He is currently pastor of Plains United Methodist Church in Canton, North Carolina. Reverend Christy graduated from Brevard College in 2010 and Duke Divinity in 2014. He is married to Crystal, and they have 2 children. Their son Elijah is 3 years old and daughter Ella is one. Reverend Christy’s grandfather was a Methodist minister. His father, Paul Christy, is currently pastor at First United Methodist Church in Hickory. Rev. Christy’s first Sunday to preach will be July 14th. 

While we are grateful for the ministry that we have shared with Pastor Joe, we look forward to new possibilities for all as we serve in the name of Jesus Christ. We ask that you keep Rev. Collins and Rev. Christy and their families in your prayers.

​​601 N. Pink Street

Cherryville, North Carolina

​(704) 435-6732


Our faith community welcomes you, and your family. Join us every Sunday to worship, pray, and learn.

Community Service

Our outreach programs help us bring the gospel to life every month.  Click on "Community" for current community projects and the backpack ministry food donation list.

Sunday School

Classes for children and adults

at 9:30 a.m.,  help build your faith.