• Worship with us on Sunday mornings at one of our services...


    Blended Worship
    8:30am in the Chapel


    Contemporary Worship
    9:45am in the Fellowship Hall


    Traditional Worship
    11:00am in the Sanctuary

    101 E. Jefferson Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
    Email: cvillefirstumc@gmail.com
    Phone: (434) 296-6193


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Here are our worship opportunities and community events that will take place during this Lenten season. Our Sunday Worship Services are at 8:30, 9:45, & 11:00 am

Worship Schedule & Themes

  • March 6th – Ash Wednesday  |  7pm – First UMC Sanctuary
  • March 10 – Sunday Worship  |  Void of Water  |  “No water, no life”
  • March 17 – Sunday Worship  |  Geysers  |  “Pressure builds & Jesus weeps”
  • March 24 – Sunday Worship  |  Erosion  |  “Love can polish a stone”
  • March 31 – Sunday Worship  |  Glacier  |  “There is still time, but change is coming”
  • April 7 – Sunday Worship  |  Ocean Waves  |  “As constant as the tide”
  • April 14 – Palm/Passion Sunday  |  Filtered Drinking Water  |  “Redeeming love can purify & restore”
  • April 21 – Easter Sunday  |  Rain  |  Precipitation  |  Evaporation  |  Resurrection  |  Life  |  “Love is life”

Special Events & Worship Opportunities

  • April 18 Maundy Thursday  |  6pm – Seder Dinner (RSVP required)  |  7pm – Magnify Choir Performance

    New Beginnings Christian Community will host a Seder Dinner in the Fellowship Hall of First UMC at 6pm. This dinner will be followed by a presentation of ”Night of Tears, Night of Grace” by the Magnify Choir in the First UMC Sanctuary at 7pm. Participants must RSVP to Rev. Phil Woodson (philwoodson.fumc@gmail.com) for the Seder Dinner, but  the Magnify Choir performance is open to the public.

  • April 19 Good Friday  |  7pm – “Seven Last Words” Worship Service
    Located at Sojourner’s United Church of Christ (1017 Elliott Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902)

  • April 20 Holy Saturday  |  9am - Rise Against Hunger
    Our annual packaging event on Easter Saturday with a yearly goal to raise at least $5000 to package at least 20,000 meals. Participation in the packaging event is open to people of all ages, from preschool to senior citizens. It is a great joy to see members from each service and other churches working side-by-side to help feed God's people.

  • April 21 Easter Sunrise  |  6:30 am – Worship Service with Holy Communion
    An Ecumenical Worship service located at Carter Mountain Orchard (1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22902)