As our nation responds to the COVID-19 virus, we all understand that it is important for us to cooperate in social distancing so that we can help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Even if we are not concerned for ourselves, we each know and love others who are at great risk from this virus. Part of loving our neighbors entails making sacrifices like choosing not to gather as a church for two weeks.


Your faithfulness over the years has kept this church strong. Even though we cannot meet together, the financial needs of our church continue. In this difficult period, we are providing two options for you to continue to support our ministries.

You can mail your weekly or monthly tithes and offerings to:

Surgoinsville First United Methodist Church

P.O. Box 134

Surgoinsville, TN  37873

Attn:  Bronwyn Hogan


Bronwyn Hogan is our Financial Secretary. She confidentially records your giving each week. She will continue to maintain the confidentiality of your gifts as she has with our normal weekly offerings.



If you prefer online giving, you can use this link provided by the Holston Conference: After you fill in the form, select Appalachian District and First UMC Surgoinsville - Surgoinsville, TN. Then you will be asked to enter your credit card information on the next screen.

Your continued support of our church during this most unusual time will help us continue to be a strong presence for Christ in our community.


Until we are able to worship together again, keep each other in prayer. Remember to pray for our nation during this coronavirus outbreak. Call and check in on each other. And never forget the promise in scripture:  Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord!


Thank you,

Phil Pierce

Finance Chair


Rev. Elaine Ruth

First United Methodist Church

Surgoinsville, Tennessee

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