We have a spirited Family Ministries program at FUMC Chiefland where children and teens can learn about God’s great love through lessons catered to them. During the Sunday morning service, we have Children’s Moment and Children’s Church for K-5th grades. We also have nursery care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Regular youth group meetings coincide with the school year. 

Youth is for teens and preteens grades 6-12 on Wednesdays from 3:30pm-5:30pm. We also have multiple activities throughout the year including mission trips, lock-ins, and VBS. Join us for family, fun, and fellowship! To learn more or receive updates about our Family Ministries email Delilah Twombly, Director of Family Ministries, at



Children are an important part of our church. We have a Children’s Moment during the Sunday service. Afterwards they join together for Children’s Church. 



Ignite is the Youth Ministry of First United Methodist Chiefland led by our Director of Family Ministry, Delilah Twombly, who has a passion for connecting youth with God, each other, the Church, and the community, Youth in the sixth grade through High School meet on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. in the youth room for food, fun, and “God Talk”.

The youth have enjoyed outings to concerts, parks, “Get Air” a trampoline park in Gainesville, and other fun places. During this past summer the youth participated in a missions trip and Summer Camp at Warren W. Willis United Methodist Youth Camp for a week.

The Youth Ministry serves our community throughout the year and supports missions such as “Operation Christmas Child, The United Methodist Children’s Home, a school partnership with Cheifland Middle/High School, as well as in other ways. The Youth Ministry of First United Methodist Chiefland continues to “Ignite” and expand into the future as representatives of God’s Kingdom in Chiefland.



We strive to provide an environment where all people fee free to worship our Lord. The worship team works diligently to incorporate different styles of music, prayers, creeds, and other aspects of worship so all people can have an encounter with our living God.



Bible Studies

Bible Study is a great way to learn God’s word and ask the questions with great discussion and learning.  Feel free to bring your dinner or a snack as we dive into God’s word.

This is a Tuesday afternoon Bible study. Feel free to bring your lunch and join us as we explore life together and a relationship with God.

Sunshine Disciples


This group of ladies meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays. Among their projects are creating quilts for distribution on their visits to nursing homes and Troopons – organizing coupons to be sent to those serving in the military. An annual “Cookie Walk and Bazaar” raises money for various missions they support. You do not have to participate in church services to join the Sunshine Disciples. All are welcome.

United Methodist Men


The UMM are a hard-working and dedicated group of men. They have helped a multitude of people in the community with projects such as roof repair, kitchen renovations, wheelchair ramps, and much more.

They also sponsor fund-raising dinners to benefit organizations like Relay for Life, UMCOR ( Haiti ), help for the victims of the recent tornados in the southeast, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Children’s Home, Church Scholarship Fund, the USO and others. In addition to good camaraderie they have the satisfaction of working together, as men of Christ, to promote good will and help others where they can. It is not necessary to be a member of the church to participate in these projects



This is a new program for our community. It is an opportunity for any organization who provides assistance to the community to come and share their experience and knowledge with other organizations so that we can all better help those in need. We currently have about a dozen organizations involved. If you or your organization would like to be a part, please contact the office. This is a non-denominational group of churches, non-profits, and interested businesses in the Levy, Gilchrist, and Dixie County areas.

The Tri-County Community Resource Center is located at 15 N. Main St. in Chiefland, Florida. It’s hours of operation are 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday -Thursday, and 9:00 AM – 12:00 on Fridays. The center is closed for lunch 12:00-1:00 PM daily and on all major holidays. You can contact the center by calling 352-507-4000 or emailing Beverly Goodman <>