Who We Are

Welcome! We understand visiting a new church can feel intimidating, but don’t worry, First United Methodist Church Granite Falls welcomes you with open arms. As you walk through our doors, you are our Guest, our greeting team will say hello and welcome you.

If you are a first-time guest, please stop by our Guest Services desk.  We can’t wait to meet you!

Our Mission & Vision

Our vision…

is to connect people to faith and each other.

Our mission…

is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

For Our Visitors

Frequently Asked Questions

What do United Methodists believe?

As a part of the worldwide United Methodist Church family, we follow a set of Bible-based, God inspired beliefs set forth by our denomination. To learn more about our beliefs, CLICK HERE.

Where should I park? Is there handicapped parking available?

We have ample parking available at our location. First United Methodist Church Granite Falls also has handicap parking which is located towards the front of our building.

What should I expect?

 You will feel welcome the moment you step on our property. Our congregational care team will greet you, offer you a name tag so yo can blend in with the rest of us, and show you around. We offer a relaxed blended service of tradional and contemporary music.

Do you serve Communion?

Communion is usually served on the first Sunday of each month. We alternate between serving at the rail in individual cups and intiction (dipping bread in the juice). Communion is open to all who come seeking a relationship with Jesus. Denominatinal background and church membership are not required for communion. 

What should I wear?

We care about people. We do not worry about what you are wearing. 

Is there Sunday School?

We have Sunday School for all ages at 9:00 AM on Sunday.  Our Joy Class is our adult class and they study a traditional Bible based Sunday School Discussion. We have Sunday School and Nursery for birth through High School.

Is there Children's Church or a Nursery?

We do offer Children’s Church and Nursery during our 10:00 AM service.  The children start out in worship and leave after the Children’s Sermon. 

Is the church available for events (i.e., weddings, funerals, etc.)?

We are open to others using our property as long as it does not interfere with church functions. Contact the office for more information gffumc@gmail.com

How do I join the church?

Schedule an appointment with Pastor Mike to discuss church membership. pastormike1555@gmail.com

Who We Are

Meet Our Staff/Pastor

Rev. Mike Harris

Pastor

Shea Bolick

Shea Bolick

Youth Leader

Jason Childers

Jason Childers

Choir & Handbell Director

Chad Raby

Chad Raby

Praise Band Leader

Terri Johnson

Terri Johnson

Building Maintenance

Shirley Sapp

Shirley Sapp

Church Organist & Pianist

Karen Trivett

Karen Trivett

Office Manager

Kimberly Edwards, Shana King and Emily Kooiker

Nursery Staff

Online Member Directory

We have an online Church Members Directory.

Members can log into the Online Member Directory at