May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing unto you, O Lord, our Rock, and Redeemer. Amen.

Current Series & Worship Information

Keep the Fire Burning – Leaning Into Becoming Better Disciples, Living into One in the Spirit, One in the Lord

Pentecost wasn’t a one time event. It was a beginning. A beginning of the movement of the Spirit among followers of Christ. We’ll be spending this Season after Pentecost (Ordinary Time) fanning the flames of Pentecost by learning to become better disciples in order to carry out the work Christ has given us.

We will be returning to in-person worship as soon as construction to repair some storm damage at the church is done. In the meanwhile, worship starts at 11 a.m. ET each Sunday live on Facebook, and you can join us on the Second Sunday of each month for in-person worship at The Bird & The Book in Maryville, TN (also available as a live-cast on Facebook). 

You don’t have to be a member to attend or participate in our worship services. We have communion each Sunday that we are in-person and ALL are welcome at the Lord’s Table at Union Grove! If you’re joining us from home, we encourage you to have juice and bread available for sharing communion with your household.

If you are joining us in-person at a Sunday morning service, we encourage you to stick around for our after-worship fellowship where we enjoy a variety of treats while we visit and catch up with one another.

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We introduced Second Sunday Community of Faith in January, 2023. Second Sunday services are welcoming, affirming, inclusive, and include communion open to all who wish to receive it. The goal of Second Sunday is to serve people of all faith traditions or none at all, people of all races and creeds, people of every gender identity and sexuality, seekers, searchers, believers, doubters, and those with unanswered questions. Music for the service is provided by Jeff Barbra and Sarah Pirkle.

Second Sunday services are held in-person at The Bird and The Book, 1509 East Broadway, Maryville TN 37804, on the second Sunday of each month. The gathering begins at 3:00 p.m. and is usually done by 4:00 or shortly after. For those who’d like to fellowship, we encourage you to come as early as 2:30. Second Sunday services are also live-cast on Facebook for those unable to attend in person. One-hundred percent of the monthly offerings from this service are donated to relevant community or national non-profit organizations. Past donations have include JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians) Smoky Mountains and The Rainbow Youth Project.

Second Sunday Community of Faith is a ministry of Union Grove United Methodist Church.

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Present & Past Messages

Some Say God – UGUMC Worship July 9 2023

Some Say God – UGUMC Worship July 9 2023

It seems old secular songs are heavy on my mind lately. Last week it was the chorus of Martina McBride’s “Independence Day.” This week it has been Bette Midler’s hit, “The Rose.”

Let Freedom Ring – UGUMC Worship July 2 2023

Let Freedom Ring – UGUMC Worship July 2 2023

“Let freedom ring, let the white dove sing. Let the whole world know that today is a day of reckoning. Let the weak be strong. Let the right be wrong. Roll the stone away. Let the guilty pay. It’s Independence Day.”