Making Disciples

We offer ministries for various generations.  We love for you, your family and friends to get involved!


Outreach Ministry of the church shall give attention to ministries of compassion, justice and advocacy.  These ministries include local and global missions, Christian unity and inter-religious concerns.  The Outreach Ministry include the following teams.

  • Backpack Food Program-This program began in 2011 because of the need to feed hungry children on the weekends in the Gaston County Schools System.  The first year over 300 students were provided meals.The menus for the food bags were designed by the chief dietitian at Gaston Regional Medical Center. The food is purchase in bulk through a special agreement with CaroMount Health and their Premier Purchasing Program. Our is  church currently feeding  about 20 students at lda Rankin Elementary School.
  • CCC (Carolina Cross Connections) - A year-round Christ-centered ministry with a camp like environment for youth and adults. The camp is in Western North Carolina and operated by Western NC Conference of the United Methodist Church. The focus is on service projects, worship, devotions, recreation and team building. The camp uses multiple camp sites in Western North Carolina.  For Website Click     Click Here
  • CRO (Community Relief Organization) " The CRO of Mt. Holly was founded in 1952 by religious congregations in Mount Holly to offer better coordinated financial assistance for people in need. As a faith-influenced organization, we extend God’s grace to the families we serve. We are the largest emergency assistance provider in the City of Mount Holly and served over 5,000 people in FY 2017".
  • Sometimes, you know you want to give...but you don't know what to give. It can get overwhelming. Many individuals and community organizations help the CRO by collecting contributions of the "Gift of the Month". Donate once, once a week, or collect all month and bring it in when you're done. If you need help getting it delivered, let us know and we can make arrangements. This month is toilet tissue (Jan.2019) As always, we appreciate everything you do to partner with us to build a stronger community. #MHCRO #NeighborsHelpingNeighbors #BuildACommunity- see our Facebook page for a list of item {s} each month.

  • Mount Holly Community Garden  Follow the Garden on Facebook  Click Here
  • Operation Christmas Child -A project of Samartian's Purse which provides spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. During  the Christmas season, children received shoe boxes filled with age-appropriate toys and gifts.
  • Global Missions 
  • The Prayer Shawl Ministry - Coordinator Pastor Jerrianne Plyes
    To support this important ministry, the Church of the FUMC is encouraging congregations and individuals to send prayer shawls to give care and comfort to appropriate individuals in need. The creation and presentation of a prayer shawl, like all acts of generosity, enriches the giver as well as the recipient. Compassion and the love of knitting/crocheting have been combined into a prayerful way of passing on love and joy. Many blessings are prayed into every shawl
    Prayer shawls symbolize shelter, peace and spiritual sustenance. They also can be called comfort shawls or peace shawls.
    Shawls can be used during prayer or meditation; while undergoing medical procedures; during an illness and recovery; while ministering to others; as a comfort after a loss or in times of stress; during bereavement. They also can be used for commitment or marriage ceremonies, birthing or nursing a baby, or as graduation, birthday, anniversary, ordination, or holiday gifts.


  • Community Fellowship Meal and Bible Study (Wed. Night)    Click Here


  • CONGREGATIONAL CARE  Shepherd Ministry

Do you know the church’s Mission Statement?

“We are the church in the heart of the town pointing the way to serve the Lord who is at the heart of all we do.”
In John 21:16 Jesus tell Simon Peter “Tend my sheep.”
When you joined the church, you promised to participate in its ministries by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service and your witness.
And every time someone joins the church, we promise to love them and care for them.
The Shepherd Ministry is striving to fulfill these promises. It isn’t difficult or scary. Each Shepherd determines the number of contacts in his/her list. The expectations are that the Shepherd will:
● Pray for your flock daily.
● Contact your flock once a month with a call, a card or face-to-face.
● Get to know your flock, really know them.
● Invite them: Sunday School, Methodist Men, Methodist Women, Bible Study, Kid’s Club. Learn the different opportunities available and make suggestions.
Through the Shepherd Ministry we know members are being contacted. If they suddenly change their attendance pattern is it because they are ill? Need a friend? You can fill that need.
Come, help “Tend my sheep.”
Betsy LeBleu


  • Scouting (Boys and Girls) The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent ... Scouts BSA is a year-round program for boys and girls in fifth grade through high ... Outdoor adventure is the promise made to youth when they join Scouting

  • See church calendar for meeting times and events.
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  • Community VBS- the churches on main street come together to plan this event. FUMC, Presbyterian Church and Baptist Church.The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent ... Scouts BSA is a year-round program for boys and girls in fifth grade through high ... Outdoor adventure is the promise made to youth when they join Scouting.
  • "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long,ever you can.   John Wesley
United Methodist Men
The ministry of men in the local church is defined as a core group of men, partnering with their pastor, to invite and initiate spiritual growth opportunities for all men of the church. Everyone has different gifts, graces and areas of interest. Therefore, opportunities for participation would include diverse ministries of the church, such as prayer groups, missions, Bible studies, retreats, workshops/seminars, small groups in the Wesleyan tradition, leading and participating on committees, teaching Sunday school classes, youth ministries, scouting, mentoring and assisting in leading worship service. The focus is not inward, concentrating only on those who attend a set meeting, but outward to all men, assisting them to engage the process of spiritual growth.
Our mission is to support spiritual growth among men, helping men to mature as disciples as they encourage spiritual formation in others.
Our goal is to empower the ministry of Jesus Christ through men within the congregations of the UMC.
Our pathway is a lifelong commitment to spiritual growth to maturity as Christ followers. Our spiritual formation is marked by spiritual reproduction, as our faith passes on in others.
Josh Motes, President
College Ministry
As our youth graduate from high school we endeavor to keep in touch with them throughout their college or work career. High School seniors have an opportunity to apply for a scholarship. The first Sunday in June is designated as Graduation Sunday. The Seniors participate in the worship service and are awarded a scholarship and gift. We also recognize college and graduate school graduates at the worship service.
We send gifts to our college students at exam time to let them know we are thinking about them and praying for them.
Many times, after a young person goes off to college they do not return to church. We want to keep in touch with them to let them know how much God loves them and how much we love them.


Greeter Ministry
Our greeter ministry serves an important role of hospitality in our church. The greeters for each Sunday provide the first official point of contact with the congregation and ensure that both visitors and members are welcomed with a smile, a handshake and a kind word. Wouldn't it be wonderful if a visitor's first impression became a lasting memory of us being a warm and welcoming and caring church? If you have questions or are interested in becoming a part of this ministry, please contact Kim Billings at (704) 820-8686.
"Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." Romans 15:7
Dottie Brown 201-478-1759
Communion is an important part of worship celebrated on the first Sunday of each month during both services. Communion is a way for us to honor the sacrifice that Christ made for us by sharing the bread and juice with each other. There are varying ways that members of the church can assist with communion. Members can help set up the elements and place them on the altar. This involves setting up the juice trays which usually takes about 30 minutes to complete and can typically be done before the church service on Sunday. The bread and juice are provided by the Head Communion Steward. Members can also assist the pastors in serving the elements during the worship service. We usually need 1-2 members for the 8:32 service and 5 members for 10:55 service. Additionally, if members enjoy baking, they can even make communion bread. I have a few recipes that can be used. We are always looking for volunteers to prepare and serve the communion. If you are interested in participating, please reach out to me, Pastor Mike, or Pastor Jerrianne. Thank you!
  August 2020  
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