ABOUT US

Our Story

Collierville United Methodist Church has remained a current and vital ministry in our denomination and in our community by reaching out to transform lives and extending God’s love to all. Our church has many layers. We have physical layers throughout our buildings which range in age from 1900 through our last build in 2009. Our charter was established in 1865 and we have grown our membership and facilities to keep pace with the growth of our town. If you slice across the community of Collierville you will find our members in leadership. as volunteers in local aid organizations and building community through non-denominational ministries as well as through our own ministries.

We are a multigenerational congregation with offerings for all ages. Traditional and modern worship settings are offered each Sunday. Small groups are available for any stage of Christian life and self-help. Our mission and vision as well as our core values and guiding behaviors (see below) continue to push us to find and fulfill needs within our community for Christ. Collierville….

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OUR MISSION

“To Know Christ and to make him known.”

We engage and connect people with a saving knowledge of Christ and then equip and send them to do the same for others.

OUR VISION

“Reaching out to transform lives by extending God’s love to all.”

Our vision is to see Jesus’ love making all of us new and being the standard for all our relationships.

KEY MOMENTS IN THE CUMC STORY

  • In 1889, land was purchased on North Rowlett Street for $250. The cornerstone for a church was laid on July Eth,11890, and the first service was held on January 13,1901, led by L.T. Ward.
  • In 1938, the wife of Rev. F. Haynes, organized a vested choir. In 1948, at a cost of $50,000, plans were begun to add an educational annex. The annex was completed in 1950 during the ministry of Rev. J.C. Gilbert.
  • In 1964,15 acres were purchased for $30,000 on Poplar Avenue for a new church site. A fellowship hall with a kitchen and parlor was built in the first phase of construction. In 1971, the church purchased a pipe organ from the St. Mark Methodist church in Memphis.
  • In 1977, a gymnasium and classrooms were added to the fellowship hall and in 11989 offices and choir suites were built, followed by more classrooms in 1992. A Mother’s Day Out/Preschool program was also started and has been awarded a 3-star accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
  • In 1995, ground was broken for a 4.4 million dollar sanctuary facing Poplar Avenue.
  • In 1999, a contemporary service, the Saturday Night Connection, was added. In early 2004, The Connection moved to the gymnasium on Sunday mornings and became The Vineyard Service.
  • In early 2008 ground was broken for a multi-phase building. In August of 2009, the first phase of 54,000 square feet was opened and offered new classrooms, staff offices, library, kitchen and servery, second floor youth complex, and a coffee shop.
  • In May of 2016 Project Refresh began by updating our preschool and children’s area along with expanding the youth and young adult area on the second floor. In August 2016 the contemporary service was completely renewed with technology updates, more seating and is now called The Foundry.

OUR CORE VALUES

Scripture

Led by God’s Word.

We will immerse ourselves in the reading of Scripture
We will be active participants in worship
We will gracefully discern the spirit of the Scripture

Love

Growing in God’s Grace.

We will immerse ourselves in the reading of Scripture
We will be active participants in worship
We will gracefully discern the spirit of the Scripture

Humility

Walking with God.

We will immerse ourselves in the reading of Scripture
We will be active participants in worship
We will gracefully discern the spirit of the Scripture

Servanthood

Living as God’s Servants.

We will immerse ourselves in the reading of Scripture
We will be active participants in worship
We will gracefully discern the spirit of the Scripture

Missions

Reaching Out in God’s Love, Justice & Mercy.

We will immerse ourselves in the reading of Scripture
We will be active participants in worship
We will gracefully discern the spirit of the Scripture