Welcome Home...

Welcome to Alcoa First United Methodist Church, we are blessed to have you with us. Whether you are a visitor, a new believer or follower of Jesus Christ we want to say Welcome Home. 

Please join us for worship on Sundays in-person and live streamed on our website, Facebook and YouTube. Services are at 8:30am, 11:00am and 6:00pm. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to any of our Pastors. 

We believe there is one God who created all things. We believe God loves all people and considers each to be of sacred worth. We believe God is at work through Jesus Christ to enter into a meaningful relationship with all people. We believe that God desires to redeem all of creation. We believe that God is present with us always through the Holy Spirit who guides and directs those who trust God. We believe that God is at work in people’s lives from birth to death to assist them to become all God intended. We believe we were created to love God and one another. That love calls us to worship God and to serve each other and our community. We are a United Methodist community of faith and affirm our heritage and theology.

Christmas Eve Worship Schedule

Join us in person at Alcoa First United Methodist Church on Christmas Eve for three services in person or via our streaming options. We will have services at 11:00am, 5:00pm and 11:00pm all to help remind us of the Birth of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. 

In-Person Worship

Worship on Sundays at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. will be Live Streamed on our website at Alcoafumc.com, Facebook & YouTube also (11 am) broadcast on local radio WGAP 105.9 FM or 1400 AM. 

The service will be rebroadcast at

6:30 p.m. on 105.9 FM.

Live Streaming to our

Website Facebook & YouTube     

History of Chrismons

Chrismons are Christmas decorations with Christian symbols on them. They help Christians to remember that Christmas is the celebration of Jesus’ birthday. They are often used on Christmas Trees in churches and Christians homes.

They were first made by Frances Kipps Spencer at the Ascension Lutheran Church in Danville, Virginia, USA. She also thought of the word, “Chrismon”, which is a combination of Christ and monogram (meaning symbol). The idea quickly spread to other churches. It is traditional that Christian groups can make their own Chrismons with their favorite symbols on them.

Each year a 20ft Christmas Tree is decorated in the Ascension Lutheran Church, as Mrs. Spencer intended, and visitors come and the hear story of Jesus explained through her original Chrismons and a few gifts from around the world.

Chrismons are traditionally colored white and gold. White is the liturgical (or church) color for Christmas and symbolizes that Jesus was pure and perfect. Gold symbolizes His Majesty and Glory. Chrismons can be made from nearly anything, but paper and embroidered ones are most widely used.

You can download the document below with all of the designs and meanings.

Chrismons Meaning.pdf