Welcome to First United Methodist Church

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

MARCH 3, 2019 | LAST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY COMMUNION SUNDAY
8:30 a.m. | Worship Service 
9:30 a.m. | Coffee Fellowship
10:00 a.m. | Youth and Adult Sunday School Classes
11:00 a.m. | Worship Service 

MARCH 6 | ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE
6:00 p.m. | Worship Service 

MARCH 10, 2019 | 1ST SUNDAY IN LENT
8:30 a.m. | Worship Service 
9:30 a.m. | Coffee Fellowship
10:00 a.m. | Youth and Adult Sunday School Classes
11:00 a.m. | Worship Service 

MARCH 17, 2019 | 2ND SUNDAY IN LENT
8:30 a.m. | Worship Service 
9:30 a.m. | Coffee Fellowship | Methodist Men’s Breakfast
10:00 a.m. | Youth and Adult Sunday School Classes
11:00 a.m. | Worship Service  6:00 p.m. | The Way (movie) | Basement

MARCH 24, 2019 | 3RD SUNDAY IN LENT
8:30 a.m. | Worship Service 
9:30 a.m. | Coffee Fellowship
10:00 a.m. | Youth and Adult Sunday School Classes
11:00 a.m. | Worship Service 

MARCH 31, 2019 | 4TH SUNDAY IN LENT COMBINED WORSHIP SERVICE | COVERED DISH LUNCHEON
9:00 a.m. | Youth and Adult Sunday School Classes 
10:00 a.m. | Combined Worship Service
11:00 a.m. | Covered Dish Luncheon | Fellowship Hall  

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.


SAVE THE DATES

Now through Sunday, April 28 | Canned Meat Food Drive


Sunday, March 17 – 6:00 p.m. | Wednesday, March 20 – 5:00 p.m. | Saturday, March 23 – 6:00 p.m. | The Way | Please make plans to join us for the showing of the movie, The Way, starring Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez. The movie depicts several people’s experiences during their Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. You will have three opportunities to watch the film, which will help our understanding of Pilgrimage. The movie may not be suitable for our youngest friends. Please plan to join us at one of the times below. Questions, please contact Pastor Karen at 598-2707. Thank you.

  • Sunday, March 17, 6:00 p.m. at the Basement (food provided).
  • Wednesday, March 20, 5:00 p.m. in the Basement with the youth
  • Saturday, March 23, 6:00 p.m. in the Basement (food and child care provided). Children will meet in the Fellowship Hall at 5:45 p.m. for pizza and a movie.

Tuesday, March 26 – 5:15 p.m. | Church Council Meeting | Parlor

Tuesday, April 2 – 5:30 p.m. | Missions Committee Meeting | Parlor

Sunday, April 21 | Easter Sunday


First UMC Honors Yvonne Permenter

On Monday, March 18, 2019, United Methodist Church retired Pastor Carol Clifford Turner and Lakeview Camp Director Mark Young along with Center First United Methodist Church members honored Mrs. Yvonne Permenter on Monday, March 18, 2019 for her dedication and service to Lakeview Methodist Camp.  A gift was presented to Lakeview Methodist Camp in honor of Mrs. Permenter, which will be used to upgrade a swimming pool and bath house at the camp. (Please visit the link for photos and slideshow from the ceremony).

Mrs. Permenter served as the elementary camp director for 10 years and continued to serve as camp counselor. Her hope as camp director and counselor was to allow children to enjoy Christian fellowship, the beauty of God’s nature, and most importantly, grow in their Christian faith at camp.

 In addition to serving children at camp, Mrs. Permenter served as a Sunday School teacher, Methodist Youth Fellowship Director as well as on numerous church committees. Her love for her own children, grandchildren and great grandchildren have inspired her to help children grow in their faith and to know Jesus.

~Submitted by Mary Lynn Tinkle


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.

  • Congratulations to our First UMC Soup and Chili Cook-Off 2019 Winners! Chili First Place: Marlin Jones and Will Lucas | Second Place: Roy Blackshear Soup First Place: Team Soup Siblings - Melissa Lee and Harrison Lee (not pictured) | Second Place: Virginia Watlington

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – COFFEE FELLOWSHIP 2019

We need volunteers for Coffee Fellowship for the following dates:
April 7, June 2, June 23, July 7, July 14, August 1, December 1, December 8, and December 22. If you are able to help, please contact Tommye Hall McDonald (598-5203) or Kelli Snider (598-2707).

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.