Our mission is to be a Jesus-centered community that worships God and loves neighbor.

Worship: Sundays at 11 a.m.

Piney Mountain United Methodist has served the Hominy Valley in Candler, NC since 1878. We are a member of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Sunday mornings, you may come in through the double doors that are located on the back side of the building off of Miller Estate Road. At 9:45 a.m. we have two adult Sunday school classes. We also have children and youth Sunday school classes.

Worship begins in the sanctuary at 11 a.m. You can expect a reverent, yet laid back atmosphere full of worship and hospitality. Together we greet one another during the passing of the peace, singtraditional hymns and contemporary worship songs and participate in the sacraments. You will hear a biblical sermon on the love of God and be challenged to live out faithfully our call to be disciples of Jesus Christ. We share in Holy Communion on the first Sunday of every month.

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What We believe

  • Global: Today United Methodists speak many languages and live in many countries—with different cultures, ethnic traditions, national histories and understandings of Christian faith and practice.
  • Connectional: Every United Methodist congregation is interconnected throughout the denomination via a unique, interlocking chain of conferences. The United Methodist Church practices representative democracy in its governance. Conferences elect delegates who are authorized to act and vote. Learn more about our structure.
  • Inclusive: All persons are welcome to attend our churches and receive Holy Communion, and are eligible to be baptized and become members.
  • Grounded in Scripture: United Methodist trust free inquiry in matters of Christian doctrine. Our faith is guided by Scripture, tradition, experience and reason. Of paramount importance, however, is Scripture as the witness of God’s creating, redeeming and sustaining relationship with God’s people. Learn more about our basic beliefs.
  • Wesleyan: The United Methodist Church has a Wesleyan heritage, and as such, places an emphasis on mind and heart (knowledge and vital piety) and putting faith and love into practice (life). Find out more about our Wesleyan heritage.
  • Concerned about social justice: For more than 200 years, The United Methodist Church and its predecessor bodies have expressed concern for God’s children everywhere — the poor, the orphaned, the aging, the sick, the oppressed and the imprisoned. Learn more about our mission and ministry.
  • Mission-oriented: Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. In uncomplicated terms, this means we strive to nurture followers of Christ who then reach out and teach others about the love of Jesus. Find out about our mission around the world.
  • Ecumenical: United Methodists consider dialogue and missional cooperation between United Methodists and other Christians as a valid witness to the unity of the body of Christ.
    Learn about our ecumenical and interreligious relationships.