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First United Methodist Church is located at the corner of Meeting and Main Streets in downtown Dandridge, Tennessee.

Sunday worship services are held at 8 and 11 am on Sunday mornings. The early service - The Bridge - includes a blended service with praise music and weekly communion. The late service has a traditional order of worship with a full chancel choir. Holy Communion is offered monthly on the first Sunday at late service. United Methodists celebrate open communion; Christ invites all who believe to His table.

Sunday School is available for nursery aged children through adults from 10 to 10:45 am. A variety of topical classes and formats are offered to adults. A crib nursery and a toddler nursery, staffed with loving workers and volunteers, are available during Sunday morning services.

Browse our website to find out what we do on the other days of the week!



The Worship Team leader is chosen by the Committee on Lay Leadership and is elected by the charge conference. The Team leader serves on the Administrative Council and collaborates with the pastor and music director to plan worship appropriate to the needs of the congregation.

The role of the Worship Team is to help the church offer settings for vital worship so that the congregation experiences the presence of God.

The Team considers all aspects of the worship experience so that the congregation feels welcome and cared for. Always in communication with the pastor and music director, the Team pays attention to such details as:

 Worship team of ushers, acolytes, greeters, and any other congregants who are interested or called to care about worship.

 Worship space arrangement that enables worship - people can be together and see one another.

 Furnishings that point to the presence of God (the altar table, pulpit, baptismal font, chairs, etc.; paraments; sacramental elements) - requires ongoing attention and preparation.

 Design of the chancel space.

 Plans for special/seasonal worship and furnishings.

The Worship Team constantly strives for ways to encourage the people to sing, pray, respond.