Maggie Valley

United Methodist Church

Our Story

Welcome to Maggie Valley United Methodist Church!

One hundred and fifty years ago, a small congregation of faithful Christians built the first sanctuary and public school in Maggie Valley. Today, our vital congregation continues its original priorities with all the people in the valley: worship and service.

The Methodists built their first log building along the banks of Jonathan Creek. Still at this same location, now below Cataloochee Ranch and the former Ghost Town in the Sky and across from Joey’s Pancake House, Maggie Valley UMC celebrated this great anniversary in 2018.

November 3rd, 2019 Letter from Pastor Ann

Greetings Church!
I trust you have had a wonderful Sunday, and I enjoyed worshiping with many of you in worship this morning.

I announced today that beginning January 1, Rev. Susan Giles will be the interim pastor of Maggie Valley UMC. Susan is a retired pastor in our Conference and lives at Lake Junaluska. She recently served as Dean of Memorial Chapel at Lake Junaluska and retired in August. She has served three congregations in Haywood County. Her husband, Sandy, is also retired clergy. They have two grown children and three grandchildren. My family has had a long and good relationship with Susan and Sandy, and I am excited for you and grateful to her for the ministry you will begin together in January. Pastor Susan will be with you full time and continue leading you in all of your wonderful work and ministries.

District Superintendent, Linda Kelly, will continue working with Bishop Leeland and the Cabinet to appoint a new pastor to MVUMC on July 1, 2020. Please continue to prayer for their good work and the pastor who will join you this coming summer.

Thank you again for all the love and support you have given me and my family over the last several months. I am grieved to leave, but excited for my future as well as yours. I know the good work we have done together will continue!

I hope you have a wonderful afternoon, and I will see you soon!
Pastor Ann

Maggie Valley

United Methodist Church Today

Our Pastor

Rev. Ann Langford Duncan

Rev. Ann Duncan has served as pastor of Maggie Valley United Methodist Church since July 2018.  She is from Western North Carolina and the daughter of two United Methodist ministers.  Ann graduated from Duke University and Boston University School of Theology. She returned to North Carolina in 2010 after two years serving in the Peace Corps in West Africa.

Ann enjoys preaching and teaching, getting to know people and their stories, and volunteering and visiting in the community. Ann is married to Nathan and has two children, Roan (Born in 2011) and Emmalena (Born in 2013).

Sermon: Psalms Of Praise

by Rev. Ann Duncan

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Traditional Worship Service (all year) at 11:00am

Early Worship Service at 9:00am (May through October) with Holy Communion weekly


Office Hours:

Monday through Friday - 9:00 am – 1:00 pm