Welcome to Center 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.

APRIL 1, 2018 | EASTER SUNDAY
6:30 a.m. | EASTER SUNDAY SUNRISE SERVICE | COMMUNION
10:00 a.m. | COMBINED WORSHIP SERVICE

APRIL 1, 2018 | EASTER SUNDAY
6:30 a.m. | EASTER SUNDAY SUNRISE SERVICE | COMMUNION
10:00 a.m. | COMBINED WORSHIP SERVICE

APRIL 8, 2018 | 2ND SUNDAY IN EASTER
WORSHIP | 8:30 a.m. Fellowship Hall and 11:00 a.m. Church Sanctuary | John 20:19-31
CHILDREN’S CHURCH | 8:30 a.m. Mary Pigg and Sally Windham | 11:00 a.m. Ashley Wulf
ACOLYTES | 8:30 a.m. Jaxon Goings | 11:00 a.m. Easton and Emi Kate Wulf
COFFEE FELLOWSHIP | 9:30 a.m. Fellowship Hall
SUNDAY SCHOOL | 10:00 a.m.

APRIL 15, 2018 | 3RD SUNDAY IN EASTER
WORSHIP | 8:30 a.m. Fellowship Hall and 11:00 a.m. Church Sanctuary | John 21:1-19
CHILDREN’S CHURCH | 8:30 a.m. Becky Parfait | 11:00 a.m. Renee Verdine
ACOLYTES | 8:30 a.m. Ty & Grant Gregory | 11:00 a.m. Hudsyn Wulf
COFFEE FELLOWSHIP | 9:30 a.m. Methodist Men’s Breakfast | Fellowship Hall
SUNDAY SCHOOL | 10:00 a.m.

APRIL 22, 2018 | 4TH SUNDAY IN EASTER
WORSHIP | 8:30 a.m. Fellowship Hall and 11:00 a.m. Church Sanctuary | John 10:11-18
CHILDREN’S CHURCH | 8:30 a.m. Terri Lacher | 11:00 a.m. Cindy A. Griffin and Keela Johnson
ACOLYTES | 8:30 a.m. Jaxon Goings | 11:00 a.m. Logan Galindo and Tristan Carlton
COFFEE FELLOWSHIP | 9:30 a.m. Fellowship Hall
SUNDAY SCHOOL | 10:00 a.m.

APRIL 29, 2018 | 5TH SUNDAY IN EASTER
WORSHIP | 8:30 a.m. Fellowship Hall and 11:00 a.m. Church Sanctuary | Luke 24:13-43
CHILDREN’S CHURCH | 8:30 a.m. Mary Pigg and Sally Windham | 11:00 a.m. Mary Lynn Tinkle
ACOLYTES | 8:30 a.m. Ty and Grant Gregory | 11:00 a.m. Rex and Zac Payne
COFFEE FELLOWSHIP | 9:30 a.m. Fellowship Hall
SUNDAY SCHOOL | 10:00 a.m.

BEDS FOR KIDS

April 12:  The Beds for Kids Committee provided four beds for children in need in our community last week. Through the generous donations from Dance Furniture and Ed Turk, we have been able to make a difference in children’s lives. We are still in need of monetary donations and donations of children’s books and Bibles, stuffed animals, sheets and pillows. We appreciate all our church has done to accommodate this new ministry in our church.

SAVE THE DATES

Saturday, April 14 – 8:00 a.m. to Noon | All Church Work Day

Thursday, April 26 – CANCELLED Trustees Committee Meeting

Sunday, June 24 | Camp Registration is open now through June 24!  Please register your youth at https://lakeviewsummercampregistration.campbrainregistration.com/. Kids and Youth who are going into 3rd-12th grade are eligible to attend camp. Registration for Session 4 (July 8-13) closes on June 24. Please contact Sarah Bohannon if you have any questions or need any help registering for camp or if you want to be a counselor.

Sunday, July 8 to Friday, July 13, 2018  |  Church Camp will be held July 8-13, 2018 at Lakeview Methodist Conference Center in Palestine, TX. You can register online at https://lakeviewsummercampregistration.campbrainregistration.com/ or call the Lakeview Registration office at (903) 538-2711. Registration ends June 24!  Remember: the church pays half of each campers registration fee or we can assist those who are in need of the full amount. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Bohannon!  

MYF NEWS

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! 

Upcoming MYF Events

NO YOUTH MEETINGS ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

 

  • May 30
  • June 27
  • July 4
  • July 11

If you need any information or have any questions, please contact Sarah Bohannon, Director of Youth Ministries, (936) 598-2707 church office, (903) 841-1518 cell or sbohannon14@gmail.com.

DOLLAR-A-WEEK CAMPAIGN

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. 

We will set aside every $1 bill in the collection plate for the Dollar-A-Week Campaign.  Here’s how this program works:

  • We are asking that every member put $1 bills in the collection plate above and beyond your regular tithe or giving.
  • This money will be collected throughout the year, and in the Fall 2018, 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. 
  • Please visit the Dollar-A-Week Campaign page for all the details!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – COFFEE FELLOWSHIP 2018

Please contact Kelli in the church office if you want to sign up to host our Coffee Fellowships on Sundays! 

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.