Pastor’s Welcome

Welcome! We welcome to First United Methodist Church of Clover and  so glad you visited our web site and hope that you find all of the information you are looking for about our church and its many ministries.

For your first visit… 

Choose a Worship service:

First Sunday of Each Month

8:30 and 11am Worship and Communion (Sanctuary)

5pm   Evening Youth Wave Contemporary Worship Service in the M&FC   (all are welcome)*

2nd Sunday of Each Month

8:30 and 11am Worship (Sanctuary)

10:50am Contemporary Worship w/ Youth Band (Missions and Fellowship Center)

3rd Sunday

8:30am and 11am Worship with the Adult Praise Band and the Choir (Sanctuary)

4th Sunday

8:30 and 11am Worship (Sanctuary)

10:50am Contemporary Worship w/ Youth Band (Missions and Fellowship Center)

5th Sunday (Combined Worship at 11am) Location to be Announced/ but will include Special Music)

We recommend arriving about 10-15 minutes before the service to allow time for parking and seating. 

Get Directions:
We are located at 124 Bethel Street, Clover SC, 29710… Parking is in the back of the church or in the parking lot behind the Town Council Building off of Bethel Street. Please park in one of our visitor’s spaces.
For a map,
or go to the map section of this website.
Stop by the Information Center:
Located just off of the lobby is our FUMC Welcome Station that holds church brochures which includes much about the FUMC ministries as well as visitors cards. Pick up a free Clover/York/Rock Hill Map  and a FUMC Pen while your there.
If you have children:
You might want to check out the Nurseries at FUMC. Take a right and just down the hallway on the left is our Infant nursery for  babies and crawlers.  If you take the next left and go to the end of the hall you will find our toddler nursery for those who are steady on their feet up to age 2.   Pagers are available in both nurseries.   Children are welcome in all three worship services and encouraged to come forward for a special children’s moment during the service.  During the 10:50 and 11:00 services, children ages 3 through kindergarten are invited to go to children’s church after the children’s moment.  Children’s Church is located in room 113 just down from the Toddler nursery.  During this time a Bible story is shared followed by a craft or activity.  Parents pick up their children after worship. For more info about Nursery, Children’s Church or Children’s ministries contact our Children’s Director at jvalentine@cloverfumc.org
Once you enter a Worship service:
An usher will hand you a bulletin.  A Visitors Pad is located on the ends of the pews in the Sanctuary and on the aisle seats in the (M&F) Center. Please fill out your name on this pad so we can welcome you and send you some info about FUMC Clover and her ministries.
After worship:
Please take time to greet some of the people of FUMC and the Pastor.
To get connected:
Stop by the Welcome Center or speak to someone in the church about Sunday School Classes, Mid-Week Ministries with Children or Youth or plan on attending our Wednesday Meal 5:45pm in the Missions and Fellowship Center.
Once a Quarter we will hold a Pastor/Staff Coffee for Visitors. Invitations will be sent to visitors who have signed the pads in the last quarter or you may look to the Bulletin and Newsletter for information about our next Coffee Time with Visitors. Again, Welcome! Please contact Rev. Wilkes if you have questions about when the next Pastor’s Coffee will be held.
Looking for Sunday School? Feel free to look at our Christian Education Classes on this website for adult classes and classes for children and youth. Sunday School for all ages begin at 9:45am.
FUMC’s Vision Document and/or FUMC Yearly Budget is public and available upon request.
For more information on any of the above opportunities, please contact Rev. Tommy Wilkes twilkes@cloverfumc.org , Rev. Brandon Lazarus bclazarus@umcsc.org, or Shirley Davis our administrative assistant at  sdavis@cloverfumc.org.
We are not a pressure sales congregation and will not pursue you within 24 hours of your visit unless you request a contact from a a Pastor. We will however, once you give us your information on the visitor’s pad, send you a welcome contact and note of thanks for visiting and invitation to return from the church. We welcome new folk’s request to learn more or speak with the pastor. This can be done by email or through the Visitor’s Pads or Visitor’s Cards on Sunday Mornings.
Our goal here is to make you feel welcome here at FUMC and offer you a place to grow in Christ and an a place to better be able to serve God and Neighbor. If this sounds like a good fit for you and your family, contact Rev.Wilkes  or Rev. Lazarus about where you are on your spiritual journey and begin the conversation toward joining us at FUMC and becoming a vital part of this church family. Remember, as United Methodists, we accept Christian Baptisms from other denominations and Professions of Faith/ Confirmations as we believe we are only one part of the Body of Christ.

We offer periodically a new member orientation called “Faith and Church 101” which is led by our Sr. Pastor and goes through a brief look at Christian History, Our United Methodist Heritage, Beliefs and Missions as well as an overview of our local church and Spiritual Disciplines in the life of a Christian.