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First United Methodist Church
Wadesboro, North Carolina

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First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church
118 East Morgan Street, Wadesboro, North Carolina, 28170
Church Phone: 704-694-5179
Parsonage: 980-278-8107
E-Mail      Fax: 704-695-1118
Radio Station: WEHB-LP, 98.3 FM

Rev. Dr. Sarah B. Kalish
Senior Pastor

Welcome to the Worship Services of First United Methodist Church. The doors of God's church are always open to you. If you are visiting, you are welcome. If you are a member, you are expected.
Your church is alive and active! Come and be a part of God's work.


March 21, 2021
Sermon: "Magnetic Jesus" ~ Rev. Dr. Sarah B. Kalish
Music Leader: Emily Privette
Organist: Gus Farmer
Reader: Krista Herold

March 14, 2021, 2021
Sermon: " All-In Christians" ~ Rev. Dr. Sarah B. Kalish
Music Leader: Emily Privette
Organist: Gus Farmer
Reader: Cory Smith

March 7, 2021
Sermon: "Hot Buttons" ~ Rev. Dr. Sarah B. Kalish
Music Leader: Emily Privette
Organist: Gus Farmer
Reader: Bill Capel

February 28, 2021, 2021
Sermon: "Suffer or Skedaddle?" ~ Rev. Dr. Sarah B. Kalish
Music Leader: Emily Privette
Organist: Gus Farmer
Reader: Sandy Bruney

Watch videos of past services on YouTube

225th Celebration 1790-2015
Slide Show accompanied by Charles Litaker

Worship by Facebook and Website

First United Methodist Church Facebook

Worship on Facebook March 21


Message: "Magnetic Jesus"
John 12:20-33
     - Rev. Dr. Sarah B. Kalish

Reader: Krista Herold

Worship on Facebook March 28

Message: "The Humble and Heroic Donkey"
Mark 11:1-11
     -Rev. Dr. Sarah Kalish

Reader: Jeff Boothby


Ushers: Eric Forbes, David Runkle, Richard Tamura
Greeters:David & Gayle Runkle
Money Stewards: Gayle Runkle, Cynthia Little

Easter Photo Scavenger Hunt

This family-focused Easter activity does not require social interaction, other than family members, and utilizes the outdoors, technology, and some creative storytelling to help families engage with the Easter story. We’ve all got our smart phones in hand; why not put them to good use and use them to tell our children the story of Easter? After families find each “clue” the family takes a selfie together with the object they found so that by the end, not only do they have fun, faith-filled memories, they have seven new family pictures.

During the week before or after Easter, pack your car with your family, smart phone, and your Bible and start your Easter journey!

***Upload your pictures to the First UMC Wadesboro Facebook page as you find each clue with the hashtag #firstumceasterhunt

Click HERE for Clues!

Opportunities for the Weeks of
March 21-April 3
March 21
  • Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.
  • Worship in Sanctuary, 11:00 a.m.
March 22
  • Last Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.
March 24
  • Handbell Choir, 6:30 p.m.
March 26
  • Office Closed
March 28
  • Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.
  • Worship in Sanctuary
    Palm Sunday, 11:00 a.m.
March 29
  • Holy Week virtual (First UMC), 12:05 p.m.
March 30
  • Holy Week virtual (First Baptist), 12:05 p.m.
March 31
  • Holy Week virtual (First Presbyterian
    and Sacred Heart), 12:05 p.m.
April 1
  • Maundy Thursday Service
    (First UMC and First
    Presbyterian), 7:00 p.m.
April 2
  • Holy Week virtual
    (Calvary Episcopal), 12:05 p.m.
  • Office Closed

Lectionary Readings:

March 21
Psalm 51; Jeremiah 31:31-34
Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33

March 28
Psalm 118; Isaiah 50:4-9
Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 11:1-11

The Lectionary readings are for each Sunday of the church year, and also for special days. They provide a systematic way of reading the Bible to prepare for the Sunday service and also to aid you in your daily devotional time.

Links to Use

Inter-Church Council

Western North Carolina Conference

United Methodist Women

On-Going Outreach Ministries of
First United Methodist Church:

NC Pre-Kindergarten
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
(formerly More at Four)

Radio Station WEHB-LP, 98.3 FM

Compassionate Caring in the
Western NC Conference since 1931
Click here for information

Visit our online book store.


Anson Singers Concert, December 1, 2019
Anson Singers Christmas Concert, December 2018
Holiday Happenings, December 2018
Anson Singers Spring Concert, April 2018
American Journey, April 2017
Anson Singers' Christmas Concert Dec. 7, 2014
A Song of Hope Benefit Concert, Nov. 2013

Amazing Love And Can It Be
Christmas Eve Prelude
Fairest Lord Jesus
Give Thanks
Jesus Loves Me

My Hope is Built on Nothing Less
On the Cross at Calvary This Is My Father's World
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Sigmon Tripletts
Kum Ba Yah Piano and Organ Duet

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