Mars Hill United Methodist Church hosts chapters of Alcoholics Anonymous (N.A.) and Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.), a local Boy Scouts of America Troop, a Madison County 4-H Club and our resident Church Mice artists.

The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers.
— Acts 2:42

Church reaches Mars Hill community

A story by Lance Hickey featured in the Weaverville Tribune

Mars Hill United Methodist Church proved to be a uniquely inviting congregation. With both a traditional and contemporary presentation style, the church offers services to all age groups. The congregation’s and Pastor Hartzog’s enthusiasm for the church and community was obvious. Mars Hill United Methodist Church continues to leave its stamp on the Mars Hill community.


Updated Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019


Handbells & Fellowship Luncheon - Coming This Sunday

What should you expect on Sunday, Oct. 20? This week will feature a performance from the Mars Hill UMC Handbell Choir in addition to our Third Sunday Fellowship/Birthday Luncheon.

Don’t miss your opportunity to join in our 11 am Worship.


4-H After School Program Schedule

The Madison County 4-H Chapter’s After School Program Schedule will meet Thursdays from 2:45 until 5:15 pm at Mars Hill United Methodist Church.

Meeting dates include: Oct. 3 & 17, Nov 7 & 21 and Dec. 5


Thanksgiving Meals

While Thanksgiving may be a few weeks in the future it isn’t too early to start thinking what you can do for others.

Once again our church will be participating in the community Thanksgiving meal preparation by providing pound cakes and green beans.

Connect with Ann Clark to participate this year.


Barbara Blythe-Arends

A Service of Death and Resurrection in memory of Barbara Blythe-Arends will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 at 11 am in the Memorial Garden at Mars Hill United Methodist Church.

The Mars Hill UMC congregation is asked to provide food for the family. Please contact Connie Kramer or Judy Hulvey to assist with the luncheon.


Support our PReSchool

It’s a new school year, which means a new Tools for School, an Ingles program where you can shop and schools get free supplies.

Support the Mars Hill UMC Pre-School by linking your Ingles Advantage card to School Code: 11099


Please say, “Thank You” + Join Us Oct. 14!

Please take a moment to thank those who participated in our fall workdays at the church.

Please consider joining us Oct. 14 at 9:44 am as continue to make our church and grounds a welcoming place for our visitors, community and congregation.


A Birthday

Celebrate Emily's 80th Birthday at MHUMC

Join in Emily's 80th birthday celebration extravaganza on Thursday, Oct. 24. The celebration will include cake and her and your favorite hymns (anything written before 1950)

Cake and chatter begin Oct. 24 at 3 pm with singing from 3:30 until 5 pm.


What is

Join Lisa in a three-part series on what does it mean to be Methodist?

All are welcome to attend Tuesdays at 5pm to explore Methodism’s history, polity and beliefs. The groups will meet Oct. 15, 22 and Nov. 5 at 5 pm.


Ten Thousand Villages Coming to Mars Hill UMC

Ten Thousand Villages is a global maker‑to‑market movement, offering a way for you to shop with intention for ethically-sourced wares and to share in the joy of connecting with makers in ten thousand villages. The Holiday Shop will be coming to Mars Hill United Methodist Church Dec. 7 & 8.

Look for more information in the coming weeks!

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  • This Week at Mars Hill - Regularly Scheduled Happenings

    • Each day provides a new opportunity to connect and engage with our greater Mars Hill church community. Scroll down to see our weekly calendar of events for this week’s happenings, including choir rehearsal, Boy Scouts, Hand Bells, Church Mice Artists, Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) and Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.).

      • Choir Rehearsal - this Monday @ 5:22 pm

      • Boy Scouts - this Monday @ 7 pm

      • What is Methodism? - this Tuesday @ 5 pm

      • Hand Bell Choir Practice - this Wednesday @ 6 pm

      • Church Mice Artists - this Thursday @ 9 am

      • Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) - this Thursday @ 7 pm

      • 4-H After-School Program - this Thursday from 2:45 until 5:15 pm

      • Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.) - this Friday @ 6:30 pm

      • Memorial Service for Barbara Blythe-Arenda - this Saturday @ 11 am

      • Sunday School - this Sunday @ 9:45 am

      • Sunday Worship with Our Hand Bell Choir Performing - this Sunday @ 11 am (Childcare Provided)

      • Third Sunday Fellowship Meal - this Sunday @ Noon

      • Life Talk Campus Ministry - this Sunday @ 12:15 pm

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Celebrating our Boy Scouts & Their leaders

on june 9, pentecost sunday, we were honored to host boy scout troop 525, which meets monday at mars hill united methodist church. the scouts and their leaders updated us on the troops happenings and participated in our morning worship.

Celebrating Our Pre-School Students & Teachers

On May 19, students of our Pre-School shared their witness and ministry through music. the performance was part of our annual pre-school sunday.

On May 19, 2019, the students at the Mars Hill Untied Methodist Church Pre-School sang "Jesus Loves Me" during our 11 am Worship. The music was part of the Children's Sermon during our annual Pre-School Sunday.
During the church's annual pre-school Sunday on May 19, 2019, students of the Mars Hill United Methodist Church Pre-School shared two musical selections - "Blessed Be the Name," including Hebrew lyrics and "Jesus Loves Me."

News from the Pre-School at MARS HILL UMC

Amanda Burleson Fox, a 2003 graduate of MHU, now teaches pre-school at the Mars Hill Methodist Preschool on South Main...

Posted by Mars Hill University on Friday, April 26, 2019

Mars Hill United Methodist Church continues to leave its stamp on the Mars Hill community.
— The Weaverville Tribune

Our Church Calendar

Mars Hill United Methodist Church Calendar of Events

Weekly Events


  • 9:45 am - Sunday School

  • 11 am - Worship
    (childcare provided)

  • 7 pm - Life Talk College Ministry


  • 4:43 pm - Choir Rehearsal

  • 7 pm - Boy Scouts


  • 9:30 am until noon - Church Office Hours


  • 6 pm - Hand Bell Rehearsal


  • 9 am - Church Mice Artists

  • 3 pm - 4-H Every Other Week

  • 7 pm - Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.)


  • 6:30 pm - Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.)


First Sunday of the Month

  • Holy Communion

First Tuesday of The Month

  • United Methodist Women

Third Sunday of the Month

  • Monthly Fellowship & Birthday Luncheon

Fourth Sunday of the Month

  • Mars Hill United Methodist Church Handbell Choir

Our Monthly Fellowship/Birthday Luncheons
What to Expect

If you visit or attend on the third Sunday of each month, you’ll be welcomed to our monthly fellowship/birthday luncheon. Hosted in the Mars Hill United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, the monthly potluck welcomes all immediately following our 11 am Worship.

You can expect a wide variety of dishes, including many gluten free, plant-based/vegan and vegetarian options.

At times, these luncheons are occasionally rescheduled to accommodate holidays and other special events.

If you’re visiting our church in Mars Hill, we welcome and appreciate the ways in which you enrich our worship and we invite you to join us for our Monthly Fellowship/Birthday Luncheon. No matter who you are or where you’re from or when;/if you celebrate your birthday, you are welcome at our table.

Monthly Luncheon - our third Sunday of each month features a birthday/fellowship luncheon

Monthly Luncheon - our third Sunday of each month features a birthday/fellowship luncheon

Your Concerns & Prayer Requests

Submit A Prayer Request Online

Use the below online form to submit your prayer requests to our pastor at Mars Hill United Methodist Church. Names are included on our prayer list through the end of each month.


Inspiration for Daily Living

Mars Hill United Methodist Church
Church Council and Committee Chairpersons:

  • Chairperson: Ann Clark

  • Lay Delegate to Annual Conference: Heath Nettles

  • Lay Leader: Heath Nettles

  • Church Historian: Kathey Lee

  • Lay Leadership and Development: The Rev. Lisa Hartzog, Chairperson

  • Finance: Susan Kiser, Chairperson

  • Treasurer: Barbara Pate

  • Financial Secretary: Ree Smith

  • Trustees: Jeff Hite, Chairperson

  • Staff-Parish Relations: John Jalocha, Chairperson

  • Worship: The Rev. Lisa Hartzog, Chairperson

  • Church Fellowship: Judy Hulvey

  • Memorial Garden Subcommittee: Connie Kramer, Chairperson

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The Memorial Garden

at Mars Hill United Methodist Church