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 believe God gifts us in unique ways. In fact, I believe that’s God’s plan for keeping the kingdom strong and vital. My passion has always been in the area of programs. I have a heart for missions. I think that’s why God led me to this church, because FUMC has the biggest heart for missions of any church I have been privileged to pastor. At FUMC, we strive to go directly to those whom we can, in an effort to alleviate suffering in all forms, and to be the hands and heart of Jesus.“
– Pastor Ronnie Peck
Who We Are
Our Team & Leadership
Our Pastor: Ronnie Peck
Rev. Ronnie Peck has been serving as pastor of Millington FUMC since 2015, after pastoring both Union Grove and Marvin’s Chapel United Methodist churches in Brownsville, Tenn., for four years. During his long career as a pastor he has served in nearly every corner of the Memphis Conference from Shelby County to Jackson, Tenn., and Southwest Kentucky. Peck holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism/radio & TV production from Murray State University and had a brief career as a broadcaster. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Memphis Theological Seminary in 1990, and was ordained an elder in the United Methodist Church in 1992. The call to ministry runs in his family, both of Peck’s parents Paul and Ora Peck were Methodist ministers, his mother was the first woman minister in the Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church.
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 and Thursdays from 9 a.m to 12 noon. 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.