Children's Ministries:  


Activities for pre-school and elementary children which communicate God's love and teach solid knowledge of the BibleWe provide opportunities throughout the year including:

  • Vacation Bible School (5 days)
  • Rainbow Group: (K - 5th GradeMeets Wednesday evenings, 7:00 - 8:00 PM, for Bible activities, crafts, fun and service activities. Other special activities at different times as announced.
  • Childen's Choir and Drama Practice: Wednesday evenings, in coordination with Rainbow Group.
  • Nursery Care and Children's Church for preschoolers on Sundays.
  • Sunday school classes as follows:  Preschool for ages 3-beginning of kindergarten, Primary for kindergarten through 2nd grade, Young Disciples for grades 3 - 5, Middle School, and High School.

2018 Trip to Lazy 5 Ranch and Pizza Pool Party

Tiger World  Pool Party

Get Lost Corn Maze Outing on 10.21.18

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Rainbow and Youth Visiting the Shut-Ins on 10.28.18

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Music Ministries:

  • Praise Band, Chancel Choir and Children's Choir provide uplifting music to enliven our worship and open our hearts to Christ's presence
  •  Christmas Cantata and childrens' Christmas program





Stephen Ministries:


One-on-one caring ministries offered by trained lay-persons to people in need due to a death, sickness, divorce, or other time of hardship.






Prayer Shaw Ministry - UMC  Prayer-Shawl Ministries:

Meeting the second Saturday of each month, 10:00 a.m., this ministry presents an opportunity for fellowship with a focus for anyone who knits, crochets, or would like to learn how.  Our beautiful finished shawls are given to church or community members in need of a blessing. 






Local and National Ministries: 

  • West Stanly Christian Ministries
  • Bridge To Recovery
  • Pregnancy Resource Center

and many others receive both financial support and a large portion of time and talent from our members.



Wings of Caring Ministries: 


Jaques and Valentine Umembudi are missionaries to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Jaques is a pilot who flies essential materials to hospitals, schools, churches and other places which are only accessible through air travel.



Blake and Kristen Harwood, missionaries to Toga, Africa

Blake and Kristen are headed to Togo along the western coast of Africa to proclaim the gospel of Jesus. The Gen and Watchi people of Togo are considered least-reached people groups where less than 2 percent of the population know and follow Jesus. As the birthplace of Voodoo, Togo's culture is built on ancestry and Voodoo worship. Converge has established the 6 Degree Initiative to plant churches and train local pastors in Togo and Benin.


In Aneho, the former capital city of Togo, our Initiative's goal is to plant 20 churches by the time the population reaches 100,000 people. We will coach these churches as they plant churches in smaller towns and villages. Our primary focus for the first term will be to equip nationals with trade skills and to construct a ministry camp called Togo Palms. The camp will serve as a way to share the gospel with the 70 percent of the 7 million Togolese who are under the age of 30 through ministry with the youth and through pastoral training.


Togo Palms is a strategic part of the vision to equip national leaders to lead gospel movements. God has blessed Blake with the knowledge and understanding of mechanics, welding, manufacturing and fabrication. This knowledge will be useful in the construction of church plants and Togo Palms along with training local pastors and believers to have trade skills. Kristen has a passion for construction, which was established through her past around homebuilding, then implemented in the study of civil engineering and career in construction management. The combination of these gifts will allow Blake and Kristen to equip and build effectively and strategically alongside the Togolese as an avenue of discipleship.






Youth Ministries:

  • The Youth meets downstairs in the Youth Center on Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Annual weeklong youth missions trip to various locations
  • Fundraisers throughout the year to help pay for their annual missions trip
  • Other service projects and activities throughout the year

2019 Youth Missions Team


2019 Missions Trip Team 


Wednesday/Sunday Bible Studies for Adults: 

  • Disciple Bible Study: 34 week study of the entire Bible taught by the pastor
  • Women's Bible Study
  • Special Studies of all kinds taught by lay-teachers





UMW  United Methodist Women:


   Meets on Third Tuesday of each month, September-May at 7:00 PM

  • Fellowship and Studies
  • Festival of Tables in September
  • Mission projects of various types throughout the year
  • Reading program and special programs to learn about social justice, community and mission issues affecting women and children around the world
  • UMW Store that has greeting cards, flavorings, etc. to purchase


2018 Festival of Tables


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Alzheimers Suppoort - Butterfly  Alzheimer's Support Group:


The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM.  All from the community are welcome to come for support and to learn more about dementia caregiving.




Missions Building Team:

This team works with Foothills Service Projects to build ramps and make home repairs in western North Carolina. They stay at pastor Jim's house at Lake Junaluska. All you need to bring is a pillow, sleeping bag, toiletries, and personal items. Tools and food are provided. If interested please Contact Us.

April 15-17, 2018 Trip

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October 21-23, 2018 Trip

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April 7 - 9, 2019 Trip 


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Honduras Missions Team:

The team makes an annual trip to the island of Roatan to distribute fresh water filters to the residents. While there, they help make repairs to the schools, churches, and residences as needed. A group of ladies from Love's Grove and the community sew dresses for the girls and collect donations of shorts and t-shirts for the boys.


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Rugged Cross Brotherhood:

Meets third Saturday at 7:30 AM at the Bojangles in Locust


This group of men from Love's Grove and the community perform minor repairs and build handicap ramps for people in the community who may not have other resources to have this done. If you are interested in helping please Contact Us.

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