First United Methodist Church

315 Kerens Ave, Elkins WV  26241  (304) 636-0660

YouTube Live Stream

To view the live stream of FUMC 11 a.m. services, follow these instructions:

  • Open a browser on your computer (for example, Chrome or Microsoft Edge)
  • In the search space, type
  • When YouTube comes up, click on the magnifying glass and enter in the search area for FUMC Elkins WV livestream
  • When FUMC Elkins comes up, click on the blue “F” to see the livestream.

There is a simple way to always know when a YouTube video stream is coming live. YouTube allows you to be notified of any live video stream of your choice as soon as it goes live. For this to work, you have to open the live video stream for the Sunday Service that has already occurred. Indicate that you want to be notified of the live stream when it happens by clicking on the small bell like icon next to the “Subscribe” button below the video frame. About two minutes before the start of the next live stream from our Church, you will be sent an e-mail indicating that the church service will begin soon.

Church Music Position(s) Available
Chancel Choir Director – choosing music, running the weekly chancel choir practice (currently meeting on Wednesdays), directing the chancel choir on Sunday morning, running the practice for and directing of the annual Christmas Cantata, and ensure special music during the Choir’s two-month break in the summer (July & August).  The position requires advance planning of at least one quarter out.
Pianist/Organist – accompanying the weekly chancel choir rehearsal (currently meeting on Wednesdays), accompanying the chancel choir on Sunday morning, playing the organ during the Sunday worship service as well as occasional additional services (e.g., Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, etc.), and being mindful of the possibility of playing for weddings and funerals. 
Bell Choir Director – running weekly practice (currently meeting on Mondays), directing the handbell choir in the worship service at least once a month if possible and directing the handbell choir for an occasional special Sunday.

A single position can be applied for or any combination of the above, including all three. Attractive salary with education and/or experience. Send a resume to the church office; First United Methodist Church – Elkins, 315 Kerens Ave., Elkins, WV 26241, Attention: Pastor Brian Seders.

​Foundations Adult Sunday School Class

The Foundations Adult Sunday school class will began a new study, The Harmony of the Gospels, on March 17. This is a side by side study of the four gospels that addresses why we have four gospels, what can we learn from each, and other puzzling questions for today’s Bible reader. The class meets at 10 a.m. each Sunday in the parlor.

Backpack Food Program
When school is in session we meet to pack backpacks on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. on the stage in the Family Life Center. We are collecting new backpacks and food items to include: granola bars, individual packets of oatmeal, canned meals, fruit cups, veggie cups, snack cracker packs and pudding cups. Please drop off your items in the bin marked “BACKPACK PROGRAM” by the Church office. Monetary, school supplies and food donations are always appreciated.

Bible Study
The Bible Study groups meet every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the parlor. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the church office at 304-636-0660.​

Men's Breakfast

All men are welcome to the Men's Breakfast every Thursday at 6:30 a.m. at McDonald's for faith, food and fellowship.

We Care Ministries
FUMC’s We Care ministry is an outreach program for senior citizens in our community. If you have any Thinking of You cards that you would like to donate, please bring them to the Church office for the We Care Group.