Welcome to            Maggie Valley UMC

Our Story

Read our May Newsletter here!

We will be welcoming Rev. Cole Altizer and his wife Lindsay to Maggie Valley UMC in June 2020!

Over 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 Ski Area and the former Ghost Town in the Sky and across from Joey’s Pancake House, Maggie Valley UMC celebrated this great anniversary in 2018.

Maggie Valley

United Methodist Church Today

May 24, 2020

Matthew 25:1-13

Posted by Maggie Valley United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 24, 2020










Our Pastor

Rev. Susan Giles

Rev. Susan Slye Giles is serving Maggie Valley United Methodist Church as our interim pastor.  She retired this past August as Dean of Memorial Chapel at Lake Junaluska, a position she served for the past five years.  She lives at Lake Junaluska with her husband Sandy.  They enjoy traveling and spend lots of time walking around the lake enjoying the swans and geese.  They have two adult children and three grandchildren who love to come to the mountains to visit Poppa and Gigi.

She has been inspired by the community outreach that is taking place at Maggie Valley UMC.  The Food Pantry and Shepherd’s Table are just two of the amazing examples of living as faithful followers of Jesus and she is excited to walk along with us these next few months!

Follow our Facebook page here for more from Pastor Susan.


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  • Please Note- as of March 13, 2020 we have made adjustments to our regular Worship schedule due to COVID-19.  Call the office or check the Facebook page for updates!  
  • Traditional Worship Service (all year) at 11am

Early Worship at 9am(May through October) 


Office Hours:

Monday through Thursday - 9:00 am – 2:00 pm