Welcome to Bryson City UMC
We think that church is a family that reaches out in love to everyone. We invite you along this journey with us as we seek to experience and share the loving presence of God in the world.

Everyone is Welcome in Our Church!

Weekly Schedule


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8:30 am – River of Life service at NOC, streamed live on Facebook.

11:00 amWorship Service Streamed Live on Facebook.

9:45 am – Sunday School in person and Zoom

7:30 am
– Breakfast @ Everett Street Diner

Contact the church office for details on connecting by Zoom.

Tuesday – Friday 10 am – Noon.


Restoration House WNC

Restoration House WNC – Restoring lives body, mind, and spirit in and around the Bryson City, NC area.

Please call 828-538-4540 if you need or would like to donate food or services to the needy in our community.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10am – 2pm


To make a gift, offering or tithe online click on the button below and follow the instructions.


Cookie Walk & Bazaar

December 2, 2023
9:00 am - 1:30 pm

There will be a wide variety of cookies available for $7/pound. There will also be a selection of items that make wonderful Christmas gifts or holiday decorations.

Advent: A Journey to Christmas

December 2, 2023 – December 24, 2023

Join us on a sacred journey through the Christian season of Advent. It is a time of anticipation, reflection, and joy as we prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus Christ. Our church has many special events designed to help you celebrate, sometimes mourn, and feel God’s presence during this season. Your presence will truly enrich our celebrations.

Heaven and Earth: Advent and the Incarnation Series

December 3, 2023 – December 24, 2023
11:00 am

This December, Pastor Wayner will be sharing a message of hope each Sunday based on the Heaven and Earth: Advent and the Incarnation series by Will Willimon. During this season we are anticipating the one coming who will bring healing and new life into the world. It is the one who will bring God into the world: Emmanuel.

Women’s Christmas Dinner Celebration

December 5, 2023
6:00 PM

Thank you ladies! This is the time for the men to cook and organize a dinner to celebrate the women who have done so much hard work over the year.

Living Nativity Drive Through

December 15, 2023 – December 16, 2023
6:00 - 8:00 pm

The story of Christmas comes to life through this outdoor production.

PIOC Community Christmas Dinner

December 19, 2023
5-6:30 pm

Hamming it up for the Holidays Dinner will consist of ham, mash potatoes, dinner roll, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce, sweet peas, pie, and sweet tea. A Note for our “Regulars”: The Pass It on Café will be holding its monthly dinner a week earlier (the third Tuesday of the month) on Dec 19 from […]

Blue Service

December 21, 2023
6:00 pm

This service is held on the longest night of the year for people who have lost loved ones or anyone struggling with a dark time in their life during the Advent of Christmas.

Christmas Eve Service

December 24, 2023
6:00 pm

We will sing Christmas hymns, look at the birth of Christ in such a time as this, celebrate Communion, and go out carrying the light into the world. Join us and feel God’s love at Christmas.

Brunch with Jesus

December 24, 2023
11:00 am

Join us for a festive Christmas Eve Brunch at our church in the place of our regular 11am Worship Service. We will gather in the Fellowship Hall for a brunch catered by Everett Street Diner. We will have a variety of delicious food and drinks available for you to enjoy. Please RSVP by December 20th […]