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Fountain Avenue

Welcome to Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church! Since 1892, God has called us and people have sought us out for inspiration, guidance and service. For more than one hundred years we have been located on the corner of Fountain Avenue and Monroe Streets, worshiping in the splendor of stained glass and the glory of momentous music! The ancient, trusted, and inspired Word of God continues to be incarnated here as a powerful, personal word from the Lord! Take a good look at us on the web and in person—listen closely for where God calls you to the adventure of holy living and faithful service!

What to expect when you visit

Count on a personal welcome, lively worship, spirited music, and a Word from the Lord when you visit us in person. Fountain Avenue UMC stands more than one hundred years deep, operating at the speed of grace, with a service inspired by the heart of God.

What we offer

About us . . . It really isn’t about us—its all about God at Fountain Avenue UMC; however, if you want to know something about us, here is a simple snapshot of who God is leading us to be: 373 members, 100 at worship, 55 at Wednesday meals. Worship music blends traditional and contemporary. Communion on first Sunday and various other times. Sunday School and choir are multi-generational. Morning prayers begin every weekday in our Gathering Chapel at 8:30 am. Monthly United Methodist Women (UMW) General meeting. Monthly Circle Meetings of UMW small groups (3). Monthly United Methodist Men Meetings. Youth meet Wednesday evenings after evening meal. Monthly activities for Senior Adults—More Mature Members (MMM or 3Ms). We are recyclers and attempt to live green; Special seasonal and holiday programs. Regular free meals, 8 breakfasts and a Thanksgiving lunch, are scattered throughout the year to serve our neighborhood and to ensure we do our part in feeding hungry hearts and stomachs among us. An annual Neighborhood Street Fair is held in May to connect our church to our neighbors, especially the children among us.

Who we are

Average Worship Attendance: 102
Languages Spoken in Worship: English, Love, and other tongues as guided by the Spirit
To learn more, visit our website.

How we share our gifts

We United Methodists believe in (live by):

—God’s complete, undeserved love for us - God’s grace;
—The centrality of God’s grace in all human life;
—The availability of God’s grace for everyone;
—Salvation as personal and social, not private;
—The authority of the Bible, tradition, reason, and experience;
—The essential unity of faith and works, of belief and faithfulness, of salvation and holiness;
—The power of personal and communal prayer;
—The church as a community of Christ followers who seek to share in God’s mission of making disciples;
—The necessity of growing in grace;
—A cooperative posture of ministry and mission in the world, often referred to as “connectionalism;”
—The link between Christian doctrine and Christian living;
—Regular and repeated experiences of the means of grace—worship, searching the scriptures, prayer and fasting, holy communion, and conferencing;
—Caring for God’s Creation

Morning Worship
Sundays 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM
(Lively, blended music with strong lay leadership)

Sunday School
Sundays 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Bible Study
Tuesdays 11:00 AM
Lay led Bible study moving through Bible verse by verse—intimate setting with in-depth content

Music, Arts and Worship

Jane Kimsey

Don McNeil

Choir Practice
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Strong music commitments using pipe organ, piano, other instruments and taped music
Sue Wills, Choir Director
A great time of music concentrating on offering a joyful noise

Fellowship Meal Ministry
Wednesdays 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (every week on Wednesday when public schools are in session)
Home cooked meal with simple program-newcomers eat free, reg. cost $5

Wednesdays (every other week)
Cub Scout Pack connected to McNabb Elementary School

Soup Kitchen
Community Free Breakfast—8 Saturdays a year

Annual Neighborhood Fair in May
Lue Feiler and Jane Frazier lead these outreach ministries

Environment / Earth Care
Recycling Center on site

Nursing Home Ministry
Gaither Suites the last Wednesday of every month 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Communion is shared each month

Office Hours
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We are at the heart of Paducah’s freshest mid-town residential neighborhood, across from Lang Park and the statue of General Tilghman. We are a mile and a half west of the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers; we are three miles east of Interstate 24, halfway between Monkeys Eyebrow and Possum Trot! Once you get here you can walk to anything you need

Contact Information

300 Fountain Ave.
Paducah, KY 42001

(270) 443-1724
(270) 444-7469

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Main Worship Times

10:45 a.m.

Sunday School Times

9:45 a.m.

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