Missions

Our Theology of Mission

We are in mission to witness to what God has done and is doing, and to learn from what God is doing in every land where disciples gather in the name of Jesus Christ.

Our Four Mission Goals

  1. Make disciples of Jesus Christ;
  2. Strengthen, develop, and renew Christian congregations and communities;
  3. Alleviate human suffering;
  4. Seek justice, freedom, and peace.

Local Programs We Support

  • Cherokee County Ministerial Association Relief Fund
  • United Way of Clay and Cherokee Counties
  • Hurlbut-Johnson Friendship House
  • R.E.A.C.H of Cherokee County
  • The Sharing Center – A ecumenical food pantry located in our church.
  • Murphy Hope – our poverty initiative which offers long-term wrap around support to under-resourced families seeking opportunities.
Coaching Success....Inspiring Families.....Transforming Lives

Murphy Hope is a ministry of First United Methodist Church of Murphy, NC. This program provides long-term wrap around support to families seeking to rise out of poverty by skills acquisition.

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Financial Peace University is offered occasionally. If you are interested in this please contact us.  Facilitator: Julie Cole. 

 

Regional and National Programs We Support

Cherokee County hosted the regional Special Olympics for 2018.

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church (UMC), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization operated under the auspices of the General Board of Global Ministries.

International Programs We Support

  • Project Agape Armenia –  ministry to Armenia and to some of our most desperate Christian brothers and sisters — is a collaborative effort of the North Carolina and the Western North Carolina Conferences of The United Methodist Church in a joint effort with the Armenian Apostolic Church.
  • ZOE Project–We are all excited about our new international mission opportunity. Our congregation has adopted a group of orphans from Liberia as they pursue a path to better lives.
    Faith Empowerment Group, Gibi District, Liberia, January 2019 – December 2021 In Shared Partnership with FUMC Murphy and an anonymous donor

    The red dot shows the district where our Zoe empowerment group lives.

For inquiries about our mission and outreach programs, please email or call us.