Smyrna First United Methodist Church is centered upon the life of Christ, accepting and loving all persons and living out the life of Christ in the community/world.

We are a dynamic, growing faith community in Smyrna, TN about 20 miles southeast of Nashville.  Our community has experienced much growth and change over the past 20 years.  In light of that, Smyrna First strives to be faithful to the great heritage of our church, yet also strives to meet the needs of an ever changing society.  Great things have happened here, and we believe greater things are yet to come.  One thing we know... the Spirit of God is at work here--Come join us!!

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Thank you for visiting Smyrna First online. We hope you find this website helpful! Simply click on words in YELLOW to be directed to that page! Do not hesitate to contact us. Our address is 301 Sam Davis Rd., Smyrna, TN 37167, or call 615/459-2826 for more information.

How Do I Find What I Am Looking For?

To navigate this website, click on the headers across the top to be directed to that section.  Once there, the menus (in Orange) will provide a listing of additional pages.  Words below in Yellow are links, just click to be directed to that page.

Church Office Hours

Church Office hours are 8 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Thursday, 8 am - Noon on Friday.

Call 615-459-2826 for more information.


Directions to Smyrna First


How Do I Find Smyrna First UMC?  
301 Sam Davis Rd., Smyrna, TN  37167
Smyrna is located about 20 miles southeast of Nashville, TN. Here are the Directions: From Nashville: I-24 East until Exit 66-B Merge onto Sam Ridley Parkway (TN-266) Take the US-41/ US-70 Ramp Keep left at the fork on the ramp Turn Left onto US-41 (Lowry Street) Turn left onto Sam Hagar St. Church is on the Right at the intersection of Sam Hagar and Sam Davis

From Murfreesboro: I-24 West until Exit 70 (Almaville Road) Turn Right onto Almaville Road This becomes Nissan Blvd. Stay on Nissan until you turn LEFT onto Sam Davis Road (By CVS) Church is about a mile down on the right


Inclement Weather Policy

When Rutherford County Schools are closed for inclement weather, any activities and programs we have scheduled (excluding Music*) will be dismissed.  Committee chairs will notify committee members of any meeting schedule changes due to inclement weather.

The *Music Director will notify her department of any schedule changes due to inclement weather.

Worship Schedule

Regular Worship Schedule

Contemporary, 8:30am 

 Traditional,  11:00am

Sunday School @ 10:00am

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Holy Week Schedule

Maundy Thursday service at 7:00 pm.  Tracy Sugg will be sculpting the head of Christ. She portrays the sacrificial love of Jesus through sculpting and background music as she molds the face of Jesus before our very eyes. This is a very moving experience.  

 Good Friday Carry the Cross from Sam Davis Home, be there at 5:30 pm.  If you have never been involved in this  event, you should plan to join us.  What a meaningful testimony to our neighbors. 

 Good Friday Tenebrae service begins at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary.  When the last candle is extinguished we leave in silence as we await the glorious resurrection of Jesus on Easter morning. 

  Easter:  Sunrise Service at Sam Davis Home, 6:00 AM.  Bring your lawn chair.             

                Contemporary Service 8:30 AM              

                Choir Cantata, 11:00 AM

BBQ Fundraiser

Youth BBQ Fundraiser

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Click the link  below to find out how you can pay your tithe or make a donation online, using a safe and secure Pay Pal account or using your credit card.

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Weekly Happenings

April Worship Leaders

8:30 AM Liturgists

6-Apr Mike Ashworth 

13-Apr Mike Ashworth
20-Apr Ryan Sanford
27-Ap Ryan Sanford

8:30 Acolytes

8:30 AM Ushers & Greeters

6-Apr     Brad & Patty Clark, Doug & Stacey Dodge 

13-Apr   Steve & Frankie Cashion, Robert & Kim Honey 
20-Apr   Sam & Gwen Graves, John & Norma Hawk 
27-Apr    Jan & Richard Schilling, Jackie & Nadina Tharpe 

8:30 AM Visitors Table

6-Apr   Michelle Martin 

13-Apr  Eric Ross 
20-Apr  Pam Ashworth
27-Apr  Jan Schilling

11:00 AM Ushers Schedule 

Charles King*
Bradley King
Jim Sanders
Ken Victory
Barbara Campbell

11:00 AM Liturgists

6-Apr   Linda Brendle

13-Apr Lois Anderson
20-Apr  Lois Anderson
27-Apr  Holly Sanders

11:00 AM Acolytes


11:00 AM Greeter

6-Apr   Malinda Lester

13-Apr  Frank Pitts
20-Apr  Sarah Pickel
27-Apr  Ben Sanders

11:00 Visitors Table

6-Apr       Dubbye Elliott

13-Apr    Helen Hardiman
20-Apr    Barbara Pierce
27-Apr    Tom Wright