Welcome

… to the website of First United Methodist Church of Water Valley. Here you will find information about our mission and ministry in the community of Water Valley, Mississippi. Please contact us with any questions you may have. You can reach us by…

Phone (662-473-2682) or Email (info@fumcwv.org)

Worship With Us

Corporate Worship is a vital and essential part of our life together at First UMC of Water Valley. We gather together on Sunday mornings as a family of believers to bear witness to the presence and work of Jesus Christ in our lives through song, prayer, and the proclamation of God’s holy word.

Sunday Service Times

Worship 
Sunday: 11:00AM–12:00PM
Sunday School
Older Adults: 9:30AM–10:30AM
All Others: 10:00AM–10:45AM

Pastor Allen leads a Sunday group that is perfect for first-time guests. They meet downstairs in the Wesley Building. Send him an email at pastor@fumcwv.org.  He’ll be happy to provide more information.

Office Hours
Monday–Friday: 8:00AM–3:00PM

Our Physical Address is:
603 North Main Street, Water Valley 38965

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What should I expect when I visit?

A: As you prepare to visit with us, be prepared to experience friendship, love, and spiritual fullness. Sunday school classes, after-worship fellowship, Wonderful Wednesdays, and many other activities add to the experience.

Q: Where do I go (parking and entrances)?

A: You can enter the church from the Main Street entrance by the double-doors at the top of the steps. The main entrance is located in the rear of the building where you will find additional parking, handicapped parking, and a ground-level double-door entrance. Regardless of how you enter, you will find a welcoming, loving congregation happy to greet you.

Q: How should I dress?

A: With the broad range of people worshiping at our church, we have people coming in every type of attire from blue jeans and sneakers to their “Sunday finest.” Most people dress casually. Bottom line, wear whatever feels comfortable to you! You will be welcome!

Q: What about ministries for my children?

Children’s Ministry times are an important part of our Sunday morning ministries.

You’ll find more information on our Children’s Ministry Page.

Q: How do United Methodists perform baptisms?

A: We believe baptism is a gift from God given without price. Therefore, we baptize infants, children, and adults alike. We baptize in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit by sprinkling/pouring water on the head. We can baptize using full immersion if special arrangements are made. If you would like to learn more, we can provide you with a copy of the official United Methodist document on baptism, “By Water and the Spirit.”

Q: How and when is Holy Communion celebrated?

A: We offer communion the first Sunday of each month during the regular 11:00 a.m. worship service. We practice open communion because we believe that everyone is welcome at Christ’s table. We typically serve communion through intinction, which involves taking a piece of bread and dipping it in the cup of grape juice. Feel free to discuss with our pastor any questions you have about communion. If you would like to learn more, we can provide you with a copy of the official United Methodist statement on Holy Communion, “This Holy Mystery.”

Q: What should I do if I am interested in joining the church?

A: See the section “How To Join”

Q: What if my question isn’t answered here?

A: If you have a question that isn’t listed here or if you need more information on one that is, we would love to talk to you. So feel free to contact us by …

Phone: (662-473-2682 office)       OR      Email: (info@fumcwv.org)