there's a place for you

No matter what stage in life you are in, there is a ministry here at FUMCT that will help you grow in your relationship with God and others. We call it Intentional Faith Development, and we hope you find your place. Find the place that is just right for you. 


Get involved in a class and see what an impact it will have on your relationship with God and others. For more information on ways to get involved, email



    If you have any questions about getting involved in Sunday school or finding the right class for you, contact Gina Johnson, or (205) 345-7261, ext.101.

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  • Older Adults

    There are several opportunities for our older members at First Church:

    Communion at Area Retirement Centers: 

    Brookdale Place (formerly Merrill Gardens) – 2nd Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.

    Pine Valley – 2nd Tuesdays at 2:45 p.m. Occasionally we offer communion

    at Clara Verner and Capstone Village

    Sunday School Classes: There are a number of classes with various lesson

    formats and differing group sizes. 

    Group Exercise Classes: Senior Fitness Classes meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8-8:45 a.m. in the Church Activity Center. 

    Day Trips: Merry Methodists take day trips periodically to Birmingham Broadway Series, area attractions, pilgrimages, other events and programs. 

    Overnight Trips: Merry Methodists take short overnight trips a couple of times a year. Previous trips to Callaway Gardens, Nashville, Mobile, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.

    Extended Trips: One or two extended 4-14 day trips occur a year. For information about extended trips, contact Ethelyn Stuhr at or 205-799-6841.

    AARP Smart Driver Course | This 6 hour course will be offered to the public on October 30, 2018 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at FOCUS on Senior Citizens in the McAbee Center 3801 Loop Road Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 (close to the VA Hospital). This course offers an important opportunity to learn how to drive more efficiently and safely. The course contains up to date information about changes over time in the driver, the vehicle and the roads. The course is designed to help drivers boost safety, awareness, refresh and improve driving skills, minimize crash risk, increase confidence, prolong mobility and maintain independence. Successful completion of the class may entitle the participant to a reduction in their car insurance rate for 3 years. The cost of the course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-AARP members. Registration is being administered throught the FOCUS office. The FOCUS number is 205-553-3133. The instructor for the course is Joe Robinson. 

  • United methodist women

    United Methodist Women is an organized unit of women of all ages whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ and to develop a creative, supportive fellowship through small groups within the unit. 

    Close to one million members across the United States are committed to mission with emphasis on women, children, and youth. Nationally, members raise about $20 million a year for missions in the U.S. and in over one hundred countries in the world. Locally, UMW gives $10,000 + to social service agencies such as Meals on Wheels, A Woman’s Place, West Alabama Food Bank, Tuscaloosa Children’s Center, Arts ‘n Autism, and Caring Days. 

    There is opportunity for spiritual growth, prayer, study, development of leadership and nurturing skills, and fellowship. The local unit of UMW is divided into small groups called “Circles”, most of which meet once a month except during the summer. Four times a year all members meet together for a program. 

    Membership in the United Methodist Church is not a requirement to be a member of United Methodist Women.

    Contact Mary for more information.

    Click here for circle meeting schedules.


    Do you need time to escape the chaos of the world?

    Do you desire prayer for your needs?

    Do you struggle finding time to pray?

    Do you want a stronger prayer life?

    Prayer is one of the primary means through which we connect with the Holy Spirit. When we connect, the Holy Spirit transforms of our spirit. God hears our prayers. He listens and He answers. Through group prayer we grow closer to one another as a community of faith. Calling out in the Name of the Lord together is one of the most transformative things we can do as a church. Allow our Sanctuary to be your weekly refuge. Join us on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary.

  • Reception Desk Volunteers

    We have reception front desk volunteer opportunities available Monday through Friday. Volunteers work half-days, either in the morning or afternoons. If you are interested, please contact Morgan Bruce.

  • Travel opportunities

    March 15 - 22, 2019 | Discover Iceland, a land and culture forged by fire and ice. Steaming lava fields and massive glaciers sculpt mountains and valleys, leaving thundering waterfalls and plunging fjords. Enjoy the rare opportunity to see the aurora borealis - one of nature's most dazzling light displays, also known as the northern lights. Contact Ethelyn for more information. Deadline is September 1st. Click here for trip information.

    May 24 - June 2, 2020 | Oberammergau Passion Play and Classic Danube River Cruise. Cruise from Budapest to Passau then motor coach to Munich. For more information, contact Ethelyn Stuhr. Click here for pricing and itinerary.