History

Here at Cumming First United Methodist Church, we are sharing the GREATEST STORY ever told. That story is that Jesus is our love, hope, and purpose. We have new life in Christ. Our purpose is to LOVE JESUS. With this purpose, we are equipped with a call to DO GOOD to our neighbors in the community, country, and world. We strive to live each day with the intentional objective to LOVE JESUS. DO GOOD.

  • 1832

    BEGAN OUR FIRST CHURCH

    Cumming First United Methodist church began around 1832, meeting in homes of members.

  • 1836

    CHURCH IS ESTABLISHED

    In 1836, one acre of land was purchased for $50.00 by the Trustees of Cumming Episcopal Church. A log meeting house was built on this tract near the corner of Hwy. 9 and Pilgrim Mill Rd.

  • 1840

    WHITE FRAME CHURCH

    This building was sold in 1840, and a white frame church was erected.

  • 1914

    NEW BRICK BUILDING

    In 1914, a new brick building was erected at the corner of School and Mason Streets.

  • 1957

    INCORPORATED

    Cumming Methodist Church was incorporated on September 12, 1957. Bonds were sold and a new building was erected on land donated by the Mashburn family at 410 Pilgrim Mill Rd.

  • 1987

    FIRST PHASE

    By 1987, the membership had grown to 600, and the property was sold to the City of Cumming. Services continued at the Pilgrim Mill Rd. location until the first phase of new site on Canton Hwy was completed.

  • 1990

    NEW 28-ACRE SITE

    The church moved to the new 28 acre site on the side of Sawnee Mountain on January 6, 1990.

  • 1996

    NEW CHURCH NAME

    In October, 1996, our name was legally changed to Cumming First United Methodist Church.

  • 1999

    NEW CONSTRUCTION

    In 1999, a dedicated team of volunteers began to design and oversee the construction of the present sanctuary.

  • 2002

    NEW EXPANSION

    On September 15, 2002 the present sanctuary was consecrated. This additional space has allowed us to expand our community outreach and provide the worship space needed for this growing congregation.