About Us

About Us

Overview of Covington First United Methodist Church

Covington First United Methodist Church is a diverse, multi-generational and outwardly-focused Christian congregation of approximately 800 members located just off the courthouse square in the county seat of Tipton county, Tennessee.

The town of Covington is home to about 9,000 residents and is located east of the Metro Memphis area. It’s affordable cost-of-living, small-town atmosphere, excellent schools and access to quality healthcare make it a highly attractive choice for younger families and retirees alike.

There has been a Methodist house of worship located in the town of Covington since 1838. Before that time, the Presbyterians and the Methodists shared a common “camp ground.” A tragic fire around 1859 or 1860 destroyed the first wooden structure on the current site. The beautiful historic sanctuary now in use dates to approximately 1862.

The leadership of this congregation has been highly intentional in establishing relevant ministries among youth, children and outreach to those in need as its highest priorities.

Should you visit a worship service, you are likely to encounter lively music, sermons designed to impact your daily life and a Wesleyan emphasis on grace and forgiveness. You are also likely to encounter friendly and welcoming faces who hold to the notion that Jesus Christ gave Himself –not for some—but for all persons. We believe that all who are part of this body have been called, themselves, to a particular ministry as part of the body of Christ.

Should you become part of this congregation, we simply won’t rest until you have found your own particular “calling” in service.

Opportunities for you to connect and serve are numerous.

The  “Share the Warmth” coat closet provides coats for during the winter months for those who have need. The  “Good Samaritan” ministry provides routine financial assistance to the elderly, homeless and unemployed members of our community. The “Bread of Life” Food Pantry is a worshiping community that serves over four hundred households annually whose household budgets can’t make ends meet. Arise2Read helps enhance the literacy needs of second grade students in the area by providing a dedicated reading coach one hour per week. The Mason Initiative Mission (MIM) is a partnership with the nearby Mason community to provide opportunities to young children in the Mason community—an area which faces substantial economic challenges.

Are you looking for a church that both nurtures you and asks a commitment of you? Are you looking for a place that does not try to prescribe rules and regulations for living but—instead—seeks to help you ask the right questions about life?

Do you enjoy teaching children? If so, God will put your gifts to good use in this place.

Do you enjoy mentoring youth? We need you.

Are you searching for authentic community—people who will love you and walk with you through all the “ups and downs” of life?

If so, you’ve found your place. You are welcome here.

“MorningSong” (more contemporary and relaxed) worship services are usually at 8:30 am on Sunday mornings in the Christian Life Center. Our “Classic” service (more traditional and liturgical) is usually held at 11 am on Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary.