Our Mission

Helping people grow to love Jesus and each other.

Our Vision

Creating opportunities for people to know Jesus in our community and beyond through worship, outreach, fellowship, and discipleship.

Our Beliefs

Rooted in the historic confessions of The Apostle’s Creed, which has united Christians around the world and across time.

I believe in God the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth.

And In Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

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We also hold to the Articles Of Faith of the United Methodist Church

Our Staff

Kerri Bergerhouse

Administrative Assistant

kerri@fumcheath.org


Keum (Kim) Hwang

Worship Pastor

worship@fumcheath.org


Abie Alford

Children & Youth Pastor

abie@fumcheath.org


Ellyn Jacobson

Lil Voyagers (MDO) Dir.

lilvoyagers@fumcheath.org


Rev. Omar Rikabi

Pastor

omar@fumcheath.org


Our History

The First United Methodist Church Of Heath was born as the Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church on July 31, 1890, when James Hardin sold a one acre plot of land at the corner of Farm Road 740 to the Methodist Episcopal Church, South for $25. A small house was built as a place to worship, and the Rev. W. E. Jordan received our first members in 1894.

On November 29, 1909, the Methodist Episcopal Church, South purchased a half-acre plot next door for $100, and the original property was sold. The Bethel church house was moved from the old plot to the new one, and the name was changed to Heath Methodist Episcopal Church.

In 1913, plans for a new church house began. It is believed that part of the original house was used to build the new church, and by 1916 the congregation worshiped in their new home, complete with a pot-belly stove for heat, and gas lighting.

We worshiped there for almost five decades, then moved to our current location. On Easter Sunday, April 14, 1974, the Rev. M.G Smith led the congregation to worship in our new worship home: a “temporary” double-wide trailer.

In 1979 our name was changed again, to the First United Methodist Church Of Heath, and in 1999, ground was broken for a new building. On May 23, 1999, our new sanctuary, two offices, four Sunday school rooms, and a parlor were consecrated. In 2005, the sanctuary was expanded, and a office suite, more classrooms, a fellowship hall, and a youth loft were added.