Welcome to First United Methodist Church

Love God. Love People. Serve the World.
We welcome all to worship with us!

WORSHIP SERVICES & TIMES

First United Methodist Church of Center, Texas offers two traditional services of worship every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. The services include scripture, prayer, singing of well-loved hymns led by the Chancel Choir, a children’s message and a sermon by Pastor Karen Jones. Communion is offered on the first Sunday of each month during both services. Nursery is provided for both worship services. Sunday School classes begin at 10:00 a.m. Please stay for fellowship and refreshments in our Fellowship Hall at 9:30 a.m. following our early worship service.

The month of July 2019 will be a combined worship service beginning at 8:30 a.m., followed by our Coffee Fellowship at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday School classes for all ages at 10:00 a.m.


JULY 7 | 4TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST | COMMUNION SUNDAY
8:30 a.m. | COMBINED Worship Service  
9:30 a.m. | Coffee Fellowship | Bring Your Favorite Dish
10:00 a.m. | Children, Youth and Adult Sunday School Classes – Sunday School Classes for all Ages

JULY 14 | 5TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 a.m. | COMBINED Worship Service  
9:30 a.m. | Coffee Fellowship
10:00 a.m. | Children, Youth and Adult Sunday School Classes – Sunday School Classes for all Ages

JULY 21 | 6TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 a.m. | COMBINED Worship Service  
9:30 a.m. | Coffee Fellowship
10:00 a.m. | Children, Youth and Adult Sunday School Classes – Sunday School Classes for all Ages

JULY 28 | 7TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 a.m. | COMBINED Worship Service  
9:30 a.m. | Coffee Fellowship | Methodist Men’s Breakfast
10:00 a.m. | Children, Youth and Adult Sunday School Classes – Sunday School Classes for all Ages


SAVE THE DATES

Not a part of a Sunday School Class?! Please join us on Sundays in July as we study the book of James with Rev. Karen Jones! Class begins on Sunday, July 7 at 10:00 a.m. in the basement!

Sunday, July 7 – 10:00 a.m. | Janelle Gibson will begin teaching a Sunday School Class for children 3-5 years of age! Bring them and let them Play, Grow and Learn together! Questions, please contact the church office!

Wednesday, July 10, 17 and 24 | 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | MYF Poolside Fellowship and Bible Studies with Pastor Karen | Cam and Arista’s Home; please meet at the church at 4:50 p.m. if you need a ride. Thank you!

Monday, July 22 | 5:15 p.m. | Kids Grow ‘N Christ Volunteer Planning Meeting for 2019-2020 Year. Please contact Rev. Karen Jones at 598-2707 for details or if you have questions!

Wednesday, July 31 | 5:00 p.m. | Youth and Parents Come Together | Meet at the church and caravan to the Payne’s home. Dinner will be served followed by discussion time and recreation!

Saturday, August 3 | 9:00 a.m. to Noon | A Day of Visioning Retreat | Please join us for A Day of Visioning with Rev. Fred Willis on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon in the church Fellowship Hall; lunch will follow; child care available.  Please RSVP to the church office 598-2707 by July 30, 2019.  The highlighted link above has all the details! Thank you!

COMMITTEE MEETING DATES

All Committee Meetings will be held in the Parlor ~ thank you!

  • Tuesday, July 2 | 5:30 p.m. | Missions Committee
  • Monday, July 8 | 5:15 p.m. | Finance Committee
  • Tuesday, July 9 | 5:15 p.m. | Church Council
  • Monday, July 15 | 5:15 p.m. | SPRC
  • Tuesday, July 16 | 5:30 p.m. | Trustees Committee
  • Thursday, July 18 | 5:15 p.m. | Dollar A Week Committee

MYF News & Events

Each week, we meet in the youth area for fellowship, activities and food. We welcome all youth in grades 6-12 to join us at 5:00 p.m. Volunteers are always needed to provide snacks for the youth on Wednesdays evenings. You are also welcome to join us for the remainder of the night if you choose! If you need any information or have any questions, please contact Sarah Odom, Director of Youth Ministries, at the church office (936) 598-2707 church office.

Dollar A Week Campaign

DOLLAR A WEEK CAMPAIGN NEWS!

May 13, 2019: First UMC has sent grant applications to all five Center ISD Schools which will give one educator from each campus a $500 grant for expenses outside the school budget to use next school year, which leaves about $1,200 for grants to church members to start new ministries. What have you wished you could do to change someone’s life if you just had the finances available? What is that one thing, that one ministry that stirs your heart? Grant applications are available from Kelli in the church office.

DOLLAR A WEEK CAMPAIGN OVERVIEW

Have a passion for what hurts God’s heart in our community? Want seed money to kick off a ministry that addresses that need? Know of an area non-profit meeting needs we can’t meet on our own? Know of a teacher that has a creative project that is beyond the school budget? This campaign will allow us to reach our community in significant ways.

The Dollar-A-Week Campaign began in February 2017.  We will set aside every $1 bill in the collection plate for the Dollar-A-Week Campaign.  Here’s how this program will work: We are asking that every member put $1 in the collection plate above and beyond your regular tithe or giving. This money will be collected throughout the year and then individuals and groups in the church, and in the community, can apply to receive grants that can be used to meet needs in our community.

Example: If 100 people give $1 a week for 52 weeks, we will have $5,200 at the end of the year. If 120 people put $1 in the collection plate each week, we would have a total of $6,240 to be used to serve our neighbors in new and creative ways.  We were asked if a $52 check could be written to cover the $1/week goal. ABSOLUTELY! Begin praying about how you will participate in both giving and finding needs we should address.


WALL OF CROSSES

We need your assistance and we want you to be included!

The trustees have approved the creation of a Wall of Crosses that will begin on the wooden wall across from the parlor. We are asking that each household bring a cross to the church that represents you or your family. Please be sure that it is no larger than 11” tall. We will print your name and the year on the back of each cross (or you may do this). It is important that every household be represented. You may bring your cross to the church any time. We will begin hanging them when we have several collected in the office. Once we fill up that wall, we will add an additional space for hanging elsewhere in the buildings. Thanks ahead of time for helping create a beautiful and meaningful wall in our church building.