For 2 ½ years we have talked about loving the person in front of us. We could never have imagined that closing the doors would be the best way to do that.

After detailed discussion and most importantly, extensive prayer, the clergy and leadership at Smyrna First UMC have made the painful decision to temporarily step away from corporate worship and day-to-day activities. Just know that nothing comes before the health and well-being of our church family. With that in mind, we will begin moving all our ministries outside the church walls at 4:00pm Saturday, March 14, until further notice.

In the coming days, we will be sharing messages of hope via our online platforms, as well as, what ministry and mission at Smyrna First will look like during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please keep the church and our community in your prayers.

In the hollow of His hands,
Derek