White House First United Methodist Church

White House First United Methodist is located at 3403 31W North in White House, TN.  The congregation is very active in various ministries including discipleship classes, Marriage Studies, and Prayer Groups.  The prayer focus for the month of August is for teachers, administrators, support staff, cafeteria workers, custodians, bus drivers, school board members, and students of Robertson and Sumner counties.  Yard signs saying “Support Our Schools” are being made available to everyone interested.  The ladies group of WHFUMC, the United Methodist Women, is involved in many service projects, including HomeSafe Domestic Violence Shelter, August Uganda Day (Change for Katie), and the Bak Pack Program, which provides food for needy children when they are not in school on the weekends, covering both Sumner and Robertson County.   The Middle and High School Ministry of WHFUMC kicked off the new school year on August 12th 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with “Messy Olympics” touting free food, messy games, God, and the Word.  Youth at WHFUMC are also trained and equipped to volunteer both in their church and community.  In fact, Andrew Segars and his family, who planned and facilitated the 5K Fun Run for the Hope Food Bank, attend this church.

The Music Ministry at WHUMC offers many music-making opportunities including Camp Meeting August and Chancel and Hand Bell Choir. Children’s choirs include “Angel Choir” for preschool and kindergarten and “Lord’s Chords” for first grade through fourth.  These programs encourage children to praise the Lord in song and motion, to develop a heart of worship.  Other avenues of expression include drama team, puppetry, and dance.  On the Fifth Sunday of September, WHFUMC will serve lunch with entertainment by Shelton Bissell, a remarkably talented saxophone player who offers renditions of classic hymns in a fun and interactive format, “Gospel Sax Sing-a-Long”.  Children’s ministry, Wednesday Jungle at 6 p.m.,  appeals to the “Wild Disciples” with games, crafts, and music:  Fun in the Sun.

The pastor of White House First United Methodist Church, Rev. Phillip Wright, oversees all of these activities, is involved in the community, and presents the message on Sunday mornings.  Times of the services at WHFUMC are 8 a.m. Contemporary and 10:30 a.m. Traditional.  Sunday School meets at  9:30 a.m.  The message on their marquee is appropriately stated:  “Come Grow with Us”.  The website for WHFUMC is presently under construction, but an informative newsletter is available for download at  www.whitehousefumc.org and  facebook page www.facebook.com/WhiteHouseFUMC .

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