Welcome to First United Methodist Church – Center, Texas

Love God. Love People. Serve the World.

Worship Online

Sunday, May 31, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. | Drive-In and Facebook Live Worship Service | Please join us Sunday, May 31, 2020, Day of Pentecost, and Senior Sunday Recognition at 10am for our Drive-In Worship Service in our church parking lot. Our worship service will also be available on Facebook Live and later in the day on our website.

Please stay in your car when you arrive to the parking lot and tune in to 88.1 FM on your car radio to hear the service. Please bring your newsletter with you. A copy of this Sunday’s worship bulletin is included below.

On Sunday, we will honor our high school seniors, Benjamin Galindo, Bethany Kaluza and Ellie Walker during our Drive-In Worship Service. On behalf of the First United Methodist Church, congratulations! We are proud of you, Benjamin, Bethany and Ellie, and your accomplishments and wish you the best in your future endeavors! If you would like to send a card or gift to our seniors, please deliver to the church office by Noon on Friday, May 29, drop it in the black mailbox outside the Fellowship Hall or bring with you on Sunday to our Drive-In Worship Service. Please visit here for the bios and accomplishments of our seniors!

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 (NIV)

The Pastor’s Pen
Preparing and Planning for Drive-In Worship Service

Please join us Sunday, May 31 beginning at 10am for our Drive-In and Facebook Live Worship Service.

The staff is back at work from 9am to 3pm Monday through Thursday and Friday from 9am to Noon. Let us know how we can help you! Please let me your prayers and concerns.

Love you all!
Pastor Karen
(936) 598-2707 church office
(936) 598-3616 parsonage
(409) 382-8218 cell


We would like to thank you for all your efforts to be together virtually, even though we may be apart. We are so pleased and grateful that we can continue to meet, study, pray and worship together online. While we are unable to gather in person, we are still the church and body of Christ.  Please join us right here, on our social media channels and on Zoom as we are staying connected, sharing support, finding encouragement and continuing to grow in our faith. It’s more essential than ever. We are reminded God is still with us and we are in this together.


New Hours Church Office: First UMC office reopened Monday, May 4th with new hours: Monday through Thursday, 9am to 3pm and Friday, 9am to Noon. To continue respecting everyone’s safety through social distancing, after you ring the doorbell and you are allowed entry into the Fellowship Hall foyer, Kelli will greet you at her office door. If you want to make an appointment with Karen, Faythe or Kelli, please call the church office at (936) 598-2707. We appreciate your understanding during this time.

Want to participate with our face mask sewing project?! When we are allowed to meet together again, everyone will be required to wear a face mask.

Here’s how you can help! You can download your own face mask pattern online or use the link here https://hellosewing.com/face-mask-sewing-pattern provided by Nancy Dickerson. Thank you Nancy!

When you have completed your masks, please enclose the masks in a closed plastic bag along with your receipts for sewing materials and deliver to the church by placing the bag in the locked mailbox outside the Fellowship Hall door. Please place your receipts in an envelope with your name on the outside and put in the bag with your masks. Your sewing expenses will be applied to your contribution statement. We will launder the masks prior to making the masks available at the church. If your bag is too large for the mailbox or if you have questions, you can call Pastor Karen at the parsonage (936) 598-3616 or Kelli at (936) 332-0227. You can also try the church office at (936) 598-2707 during the week.

Blessings to you! Thank you so much your help!