Welcome to First UMC, Hickory. We’re glad you chose to visit us here!

**Breaking News for your Church**

Bishop Paul Leeland and Bishop Hope Morgan Ward have suspended worship and large gatherings at all United Methodist Churches in North Carolina for the next two weeks.

We will have livestream worship each Sunday at 10:00 am with some music and sermon. Please click here to join us for worship!


As part of Growing in Grace, we have 3 different styles of worship settings at First UMC, Hickory.

  • 8:00 am – Casual, traditional worship service in the Sanctuary
  • 9:00 am – Relaxed, contemporary worship service “The Vine” in the Christian Life Center
  • 11:00 am – Formal, traditional worship service in the Sanctuary

Sunday school meets at 10:00 am

Click here to see the Adult Classes

Click here to see the Children & Youth Classes


First UMC, Hickory is located by the SALT Block near downtown Hickory.

311 Third Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601



Parking is available in 3 main locations. Our main parking lot is located off 4th Avenue NE behind the Christian Life Center. Other parking is available on the street and in the Art Museum & Library parking lots.