Our Worship Services and
People Who Attend
Most people dress in casual to dress casual clothes when coming to worship. You will meet real, down to earth, friendly people. They come from all walks of life including community college teachers, family doctors, a lawyer at social services, 5th grade teachers, an insurance agent, a car salesman, a pharmacy technician, a pharmacist, a counselor of youth, and business owners. They live all over Ashe County from Lansing to the Blue Ridge Parkway. We have people who come here for the summer months and return to another home in winter. They enjoy having two church homes. People come from a variety of Christian backgrounds including Methodist, Baptist, Catholic, and Presbyterian. We have people of all ages.
Coming for the First Time & Nursery Area
If you park in the front of the church, the worship
area is over to the left as you face the church.
Come in the far left door and you will meet our friendly ushers who will give you a worship bulletin. Ask one of the ushers how to get to the nursery if you would like for one or more of your children to be there for worship.
We have a larger parking area in the back of the church. Enter in the door on the far right and go straight down the hallway and you will end up at the worship area.
Monday - Wednesday
8:00am – 2:00pm
115 East Main Street
Jefferson, NC 28640
PO Box 236
Jefferson, NC 28640
Feel free to get involved in several areas of our church. You don't have to be a member to start. You can help out in our food pantry by picking up food or loading boxes. You can sing in the choir or play handbells. You can attend our fellowship meals on Wednesday nights. You can go out to eat with our Active Adults. Your children can attend youth or play in our handbell choirs. Be sure and check out our "Get Involved" page that includes contact information.
Meet Our Staff
Ashley has had training and experience in business administration. She attended Ashe County High School and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Appalachian State University with a BS in Business Administration in 2009. She was previously an insurance agent at Barr Insurance Agency in Jefferson, NC. Ashley's husband, Alex, works in the Christmas tree industry and they have two sons, Sawyer and Jackson.
Chancel Choir/Music Director:
Our Church History
Church buildings can be made of brick, stone, or wood but the church gets its warmth from the members who share their faith, gifts, and talents to bring us all together as the Jefferson United Methodist Church. The names you see on the beautiful church windows may not be familiar to you but they are former members whose vision and efforts built this church. Our church began around 1827 as part of the Holston Conference in Virginia, one of fifteen Methodist churches known as the Ashe Circuit. In 1872 it became the Jefferson Circuit. Deeds dated in 1847 and later in 1860 are believed to be the site of the present church building. Col. George Bower built the first building with slave labor. The bricks were made in a kiln near the present home of Dana and Mary G. Tugman. In 1894 the trustees were asked to sell the old building and start work on the new structure. In 1895 Mrs. Marietta Bartlett Hall bequeathed $1,500 for the building which was completed in 1904. The sale of Jefferson school property and a Duke Endowment grant helped finish the building.