About FUMCWe are a community-minded, friendly, family of faith. We offer personal spiritual growth, supported by a loving acceptance of everyone. We utilize our personal gifts to meet community needs and the needs of our church family.
Our Mission & Vision
Our vision and mission is to help connect people to faith
Millington First UMC seeks to be a family of faith reaching out with Christ-like love.
Our mission is to provide opportunities for strong worship, spiritual growth and guidance, as well as service and outreach to all of God’s people in our community and around the world.
“I am excited to see what God has planned for our congregation as we serve Jesus and our neighborhood together. I know I am privileged to be appointed to a congregation with such a deep and storied history, and I feel the Holy Spirit beginning to write a new chapter to that story of Millington FUMC’s faithfulness and mission as we journey together.”
– Pastor Amanda Hartmann Westmoreland
Who We Are
Our Team & Leadership
Our Pastor: Amanda Hartmann Westmoreland
Rev. Amanda Hartmann Westmoreland was born and raised in Memphis, TN. A lifelong Methodist, Pastor Amanda grew up at Colonial Park United Methodist Church, where she felt a call to ministry at the age of 14. She is a proud graduate of Lambuth University and Vanderbilt Divinity School, and she was ordained an elder in the United Methodist Church in 2019. In her first appointment, Pastor Amanda served at Bolivar First United Methodist Church as the Associate Minister of Family Life Ministries, where she led discipleship and programming for children, youth, families and the church’s neighborhood. Prior to joining Millington First United Methodist Church in 2021, Pastor Amanda served as the Senior Pastor of Adamsville First United Methodist Church. The call to ministry runs in Pastor Amanda’s family, as well as her connection to Millington First UMC. Her grandfather George Comes served as pastor of FUMC from 1963-67. Rev. Westmoreland is the first woman to serve as pastor of our church in its more than 130-year history.
Director of Communications
Director of Children's Ministries
Director of Music
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the beliefs of the United Methodist Church?
United Methodists affirm the faith shared by all Christians, with particular emphasis on God’s grace and on Christian living, putting faith and love into action.
What are the sacraments of the United Methodist Church?
The United Methodist Church recognizes two sacraments, baptism and communion.
These two acts have a special place in the church because Jesus commanded them and participated in them. Baptism marks the beginning of our lifelong journey as disciples of Jesus Christ. Communion nourishes and sustains us on the journey.
Does FUMC rent its facilities for activities and events?
Members of our church may utilize our facilities for private activities and events such as birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. We also allow some community groups such as the Millington YMCA, Millington Municipal Schools, Shelby Youth Sports, the Girl Scouts and the Millington Education Foundation to utilize our Flame Center gym and meeting spaces, rent-free, as part of our community outreach ministry. However, we do not rent our church campus spaces to private individuals, for-profit entities or businesses.
What are the church office hours?
Our church office is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The office is closed on Fridays.
Is childcare provided at FUMC during worship services?
Yes. Our nursery staff abides by the United Methodist Church Safe Sanctuary policy. Ms. Dale deMarigny has been caring for children for more than 30 years, and we are glad to have her on our staff.
We begin early, teaching your infant or toddler that God loves them, they can depend on God, and Jesus is their friend. We praise God through song, clapping and prayers with your infant or toddler while you attend worship services, Sunday School, Bible studies and other church activities.
What type of Sunday School classes and Bible studies do we offer?
Sunday School and Bible studies at FUMC provide an opportunity to meet with fellow Christians in small groups to learn about the Bible and Jesus on a weekly basis. Sunday School classes are held between our two worship services beginning at 9:40 a.m. In addition to our nursery, we currently have five children/youth classes and four adult Sunday School classes. We also have a men’s Bible study that meets on Tuesday mornings at 7 a.m. in our Williams Hall. Our pastor also leads Bible study classes at various times throughout the year, usually meeting on Sunday evenings at the church. Visitors who are interested in attending a class or study are always welcome to join!
When is the Food Pantry open?
The Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you need assistance with food, please call our Food Pantry at (901) 872-2771 during the hours it is open to schedule an appointment. Our volunteers will advise you of the documents you need to bring with you, In most cases, if you call early, you will be able to get an appointment to receive food the same day.