what can i expect?

We are so glad you’re planning to join us at Pell City First United Methodist!

Here’s everything you need to know about your first visit, from Children and Youth Ministries to what to wear.


Parking is available around the perimeter of the campus, in the upper parking lot across from the Sanctuary, in the Truist Bank parking lot across from the Beacon, and curbside along 22nd Street at 2nd and 3rd Avenues. There are handicapped parking places just outside the entrances to the Beacon and Sanctuary buildings.  

What should I wear?

Wear whatever makes you comfortable! You are accepted here for who you are, not what you are wearing. You will see people dressed in everything from their “Sunday best”--a dress or an occasional tie--to their "Lake best"--shorts, jeans, and sandals.

"Mortals look on the outward appearance but the Lord looks on the heart." (1 Samuel 16:7)

WHat about the children?

All children are free to attend services with their parents. However, we understand that sometimes children have a hard time sitting through "big church."  After the first few minutes of the 10:30 worship services, children between the ages of 3 and 3rd grade are invited and escorted to CHILDREN'S CHURCH in the Garner Room of the Beacon. This time includes songs, games, crafts, and a Bible lesson. Children can be picked up after the service in the Garner Room, located in the Beacon. 

From 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM  a NURSERY is available for children ages 6 weeks through 2 years old. Nursery rooms are located in the Children's Center of the Beacon. Qualified staff and volunteers care for your children while you worship or attend Sunday school.

For more information about our children’s ministry, click HERE.

what about the Youth?

We have a very active youth group at PCFUMC. Youth Sunday school meets at 9:30 AM on the 3rd floor of the Main Sanctuary Building. Wednesday nights the youth group gathers for dinner, fellowship, and a lesson from 5:30 to 7:30. Throughout the year, youth participate in Bible study, mission trips, weekend retreats, service, and many other fun events. For more information about our youth group, click HERE or contact us by emailing youth@pellcityfumc.org.

What if I’m not United Methodist? 

PCFUMC is made up of people from a variety of denominational backgrounds. All are welcome! If you would like more information about what it means to be United Methodist click HERE. Just know that you are not required to be United Methodist to join us in worship and fellowship. All persons are invited to participate fully in our church community.

what if i'm conservative, LIBERAL, traditional, progressive, etc?

You will find Jesus followers here at PCFUMC along a spectrum, from traditional to progressive, and everything in between. We seek to be a loving community of believers, transformed by the grace and love of Jesus Christ. Even when we don’t agree about everything, we appreciate, love, and learn from each other.  We believe we are a stronger community of faith because of our differences.