Our Story

How it all started...

I welcome you on behalf of our church family at Gadsden First United Methodist Church! We have been in the heart of the city of Gadsden sharing God’s love since the mid 1800’s.  You will find this church to be a welcoming place, made up of people reflecting a variety of ages and races.  GFUMC is passionate about providing opportunities for children, youth, young adults and seniors to learn and grow in their faith.  We do this by offering variety of different Journey Groups, as well as traditional Sunday School. Some groups meet at 6:00 pm on Wednesday nights, others on different days and times. 

Expanding the vision...

We are also passionate about worship, providing an upbeat, contemporary worship service (Celebration Service) at 8: 45 am on Sunday, a beautiful traditional worship service (Traditions) at 10: 55 am on Sundays, and a casual, simple worship service on Thursday evenings at 5:30 pm.  The music at GFUMC will feed your soul!

Our newest worship opportunity is on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm at The Back Forty Beer Company and is an intentional outreach ministry to those who feel excluded from the church for any reason.   

Where we are headed...

GFUMC is engaged in service to our community through several missions.  It is our heart-felt desire to be “the hands and feet of Jesus” locally, regionally, and to the ends of the earth.  We would love to have you come and join us on the journey.

Grace and peace,
Sam Hayes
Senior Pastor

Be a part of our story...

Join us each week, we gather to worship together on Sunday mornings @ 8:45 am (Gym) and 10:55 am (Sanctuary),
on Thursdays afternoons @ 5:30 pm in the Sanctuary,
or on Tuesday evenings for Mosaic @  6:30 pm in the back room @ the Back Forty Beer Company.
Or Come serve with us at one of the many mission opportunities at GFUMC