First United Methodist Church

Multi-million Dollar Renovations Underway at Historic Montgomery Church

First United Methodist, Montgomery’s oldest church congregation, is getting renovations after almost 200 years. 

One renovation members say they are most excited about is a new organ. After 50 years of use, they are putting their previous organ to rest, to welcome in Alabama’s first Schoenstein organ, produced by one of the countries oldest pipe organ builders. 

First United Methodist Church Plans for Safe Christmas Services

Christmas Eve is exactly one week away, and First United Methodist Church in Cloverdale is getting ready to make the largest day of worship happen as safely as possible. The church has more than doubled its Christmas Eve worship services this year to ensure that as many people who want to come out and celebrate, can. The past nine months…

FUMC Pastor Shares Message of Hope During Coronavirus Outbreak

With social distancing in effect, local church leaders are moving services completely online. The platform change is allowing them to spread a message of hope to a larger audience. “We’re praying for all of Montgomery to be safe and to be healthy and be smart,” Pastor Jay Cooper of Montgomery’s First United Methodist Church said. Cooper said the Coronavirus pandemic…

Local Churches release statements regarding United Methodist Church Proposed Split

Last weekend the United Methodist Church made headlines, when a group proposed that the 13 million member strong denomination split. The proposal is centered around same sex marriage and the inclusion of LGBTQ clergy, which is prohibited by the Book of Discipline of the United Methodist. A group of 16 representatives from United Methodist advocacy groups around the country released…

Memory Loss Victims Put On Patriotic Concert for Community

A special concert brought a packed house today in Montgomery. But it was the singers that got all the attention. The concert was put on by the Side by Side Choir. It’s part of First United Methodist Church’s Respite Ministry, which provides help for caregivers of those with memory loss. “We all know that music is one of the last…