Pastor Tom’s Page

Welcome to our website, Friends!

Were you looking for us or did you just happen to land here?  Either way, I’m glad you’re here.  Let me tell you a little about us, who we are and where we are.  I hope we’ll meet in person someday.

First United Methodist Church, Copperhill, TN is a warm and vibrant congregation situated in the Copper Basin.  The Basin is a bowl-shaped area formed by the mountains of east Tennessee, north Georgia, and western North Carolina. Previously home to Cherokee and other Native American Indians, copper was discovered prior to the Civil War and mining began.  Over decades of time, the mining communities developed into towns with growing populations, schools, churches, and businesses.

The Company was the mainstay of the community until the end of the twentieth century.  Now we depend heavily on tourism, white-water sports and recreation, and a growing retirement community.

I encourage you to visit, explore, and spend some time with us.  While you’re in the area, come and worship with us at First UMC, Copperhill.  See the Calendar page for details about all of our activities.

We give God thanks and praise for the world and our place in it.

In Jesus’ name, Welcome!

Pastor Tom