First United Methodist Church is located in the heart of Rockingham, NC. Our downtown location has offered visibility and opportunity for service and witness since 1786. Two pioneer riders are responsible for the formal founding of the church as a Methodist congregation.

In many ways this pioneer spirit has continued in the hearts and lives of the church family. The early years of the founding of the church found members meeting together for worship and fellowship. To this day, we still value worship, service, and small group gatherings for study and mission opportunities. Just like in those early days, the church still values relationships among the church family.

FUMC Rockingham History

We are a church with both a long history and a healthy future.

You are invited to discover that there is a place for you at First UMC!