Mark Your Calendars: Youth Singing and Fundraiser

On Sunday, November 12th, the youth will be singing a special during the morning worship service. After the service, the youth will host a BBQ lunch in the fellowship hall ($10/plate, eat-in or take-out, your choice). The youth will be your servers that day. They will prepare the food and serve you at your table or prepare your takeout plate. And they’ve promised to do all the cleanup afterward. So please make every effort to support them.

All Saints Sunday 2017

This coming Sunday, November 5th, we will commemorate All Saints Day. On this special day, we remember and honor all those precious saints who have gone before us, especially those who joined the roll of the church triumphant this past year. During the morning worship service (11:00 a.m.), we will light candles in memory of our friends, Geannie Tyler and John Bynum. As we light the candles for these dear friends, we will we fondly remember all our loved ones and joyfully anticipate our reunion with them.

Temporary Office Hours

Renee will be on vacation from Monday, Oct 16th until Nov 7th. During that time the church office will only be open Mon-Thurs, 9:00 – 11:00.

Halloween Block Party

We will be hosting a Halloween Block Party this Halloween season, October 29th, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free of charge! We will have games, costumes, free food, candy, and a bouncy house for the kiddos! There is no charge at all for admission! Please, come in your best costume. Bring your kids, friends, and your friend’s kids. Ages 1-100! Hope to see you there!

We need volunteers to help with food preparation and managing the games. If you’d like to help, please call or text Jonathan Creekmore (662) 736-0930 or Callie Trusty (662) 832-2756.

Gideon Speaker

Sunday, Oct 15th, we will welcome Gideon representative, Michael McNeese. He we spend a few minutes at the beginning of the service speaking about the work of Gideons International. If you would like to make a donation to the Gideons, include a check with your regular offering and mark “Gideons” in the memo field. You can also give to them directly on their website by using the link above.

Pot-Luck Lunch to Welcome Our New Youth Director

This Sunday, October 1st, we will have a pot-luck lunch following the morning worship service to welcome our new youth minister, Jonathan Creekmore, and his wife, Shelby. We hope you can all join us to welcome this wonderful couple to our community of faith.

2017 AWANA Registration


AWANA Registration

For Children Age 2 – 6th Grade

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m.

If you cannot make this registration, please contact the Church office for a registration form and booklet. Or use the links below to download them.

AWANA Booklet

AWANA Registration Form

AWANA (derived from the first letters of 2 Timothy 2:15 Approved Workers Are Not Ashamed) is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1950, headquartered in Streamwood, Illinois. The mission of AWANA is to help “churches and parents worldwide raise children and youth to know, love and serve God.” AWANA is a non-denominational program and licenses its children’s ministry curriculum and youth ministry curriculum to any church willing use the AWANA materials consistent with its principles.

Employment Opportunity: Director of Youth Ministries

We are seeking to fill the position of part-time Director of Youth Ministries whose principal function will be to develop and direct all aspects of the church’s youth ministry. A more complete job description can be found HERE.

Resumes should be emailed to

or mailed to:

Allen McGraw, Pastor
First United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 288
Water Valley, MS  38965

Contact: Allen McGraw
Phone: (662) 473-2682
Closing Date: Open till filled