I'm New!

It can be apprehensive to try out a new church. At Conover First United Methodist, we want to ease those feelings as much as possible. We are a friendly and warm congregation, and want you to know what to expect when you come for the first time.

Service Times

Contemporary Service- 8:45 a.m.- 9:45 a.m.

Bible Study (Sunday School)- Nursery to Adult classes 9:55 a.m.- 10:45 a.m.

Traditional Service- 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Directions To The Church
Directions to the church- We are located at 410 1st Ave, N. (Hwy 16) in Conover, three blocks from downtown.






There is designated parking for visitors near the main sidewalk.






Special Assistance
Designated parking is available to the left of the sanctuary, near the ramp to the main entrance. We also have an elevator for easy access between floors. Call the church office ahead of time for assistance, 828-464-4635.






At The Front Doors

Expect to be warmly greeted by a church member. There are welcome gifts located on a table in the Narthex- please take one! Ushers will provide a bulletin of the order of worship for your convenience. Sit anywhere and join with us to worship our great God!


Nursery Available

Children are always welcome at worship service, if you desire to keep your children with you. We also have a paid nursery director, Miss Pilar Tobar, with adult volunteer assistants, and a well-equipped nursery with parent pagers for ages 0-3 years. Ask a greeter for assistance in getting to the nursery downstairs.



Worship Style

The Contemporary Service utilizes an informal yet structured atmosphere. The prayer and music are interactive and energetic. The Traditional Service is historical, conventional, and structured, utilizing hymns and limited liturgy. At both services, Pastor Gary’s preaching is scripture-based, Christ-focused, and application-oriented.



Communion Sunday

Every fifth Sunday (once per quarter) is Communion Sunday at Conover FUMC. We practice Open Communion by intinction, which means all who profess Jesus Christ as Savior are welcome at the Communion Table, including preparatory children accompanied by adults.



Bible Study / Sunday School / Small Groups

Bible Study / Sunday School / Small Groups – For children, infant- 5th grade, classes are age-based, with adult teachers and volunteer helpers. Middle school and high school have separate classes. College-aged/young adults meet for Bible study, and other adults may choose from five different classes. Class style ranges from large to small, from lecture to facilitator/discussion format. Ushers can direct you to the location of classes. Conover First United Methodist is a SAFE SANCTUARY congregation.


Ladies and Mens facilities are located through the exit doors to the front of the sanctuary, downstairs in the Sunday School department, or in the Connor Family Life Center.




Guests are never expected to give at Conover FUMC! Our ministry is a faith-based ministry supported voluntarily by our members as God leads. If you are a visitor, please fill out a Guest Card and drop in the offering plate. If you would like confidential prayer, we are privileged to pray for you! Please utilize the Prayer Request Cards, giving as much information as you are comfortable with, and drop in the offering plate.





Will Someone Contact Me?

Sometimes guests prefer to remain “incognito” the first few times they visit, since they are likely visiting other churches and have not yet made a decision about their church family. Please initiate contact when you are ready. You may do this by telling a greeter or usher that you are a first-time guest, or by filling out a guest card and placing it in the offering plate. If you fill out a guest card, please indicate how you prefer to be contacted. Expect a follow-up call, email, or visit according to your wishes.




If you have any other questions, you’re welcome to contact the church. 

Schedule a Visit

Please fill out the form below to let us know that you’d like to visit Conover First United Methodist for the first time.

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