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Please join us on Sunday, September 20, 2020, 16th Sunday after Pentecost with Rev. Malcolm Monroe. Our church sanctuary has reopened for in-person worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Our 11:00 a.m. worship service will continue being live-streamed via Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/FUMCCenterTexas/.

Please join us for breakfast! Our Methodist Men are serving a Tailgate Breakfast on Sunday, September 20, 2020 beginning at 9:30 a.m. between worship services in the church parking lot and in the Fellowship Hall for those who wish to eat inside. The breakfast will be in memory of Mr. Jerry Samford with donations going to the Methodist Children’s Home in his name. Many thanks and much appreciation to our Methodist Men! We have missed you!


Thursday, September 17, 2020
>Noon | Reading Club-Fellowship Hall
>5:30 p.m. | YOGA-Fellowship Hall
>6:00 p.m. | Nominating Committee

Sunday, September 20, 2020 | Worship Service In-Person at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. | Worship Service Facebook Live at 11:00 a.m. | Methodist Men’s Tailgate Breakfast at 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 – 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Kids ‘N Christ After School Program Begins

Monday, September 28, 2020 – 5:15 p.m. | Church Council

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 – 6:00 p.m. | Charge Conference

Sunday, October 4, 2020 – 10 a.m. | Combined Worship Service | Fellowship Luncheon will be provided after worship service. Dine in or take out! Bring your favorite dessert!

Sunday, October 11 – 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. | Gideon Speaker

Saturday, October 31, 2020 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Trunk-or-Treat in the parking lot. Stay tuned for more details.

Sunday, November 1, 2020 | All Saints Sunday

Friday, November 20, 2020 – 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. | MYF Lock-in (tentative)

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 – 5:15 p.m. | Kids ‘N Christ Christmas Play & Musical | Fellowship Hall


Our Kids ‘N Christ after school program at First UMC begins Tuesday, September 29, 2020! Registrations are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 school year. Our Kids ‘N Christ program is open to children in Pre-K through 5th grade and they meet every Tuesday after school from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. September through May coinciding with the regular school year calendar. First UMC provides a van to pick up your child from school and bring them to the church! Children can join Kids ‘N Christ at anytime throughout the school year and our registration form is available at the church office or here. If you have any questions or need information on how you can volunteer with the program, please contact Faythe Abraham, Director of Children and Youth Ministry or Kelli at the church office at (936) 598-2707. Thank you.

First United Methodist Church offers Yoga Classes

First United Methodist Church is always here for you. We have reopened for in-person worship services in our church sanctuary at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. For those who choose to remain at home, the 11:00 a.m. worship service will continue to be livestreamed on Facebook Live. Please visit our webpage here to discover our social media channels and other ways for staying connected, sharing support, finding encouragement and assistance as we all continue to grow in our faith. We are reminded God is still with us and we are in this together.

Office Hours at First UMC: Monday through Thursday, 9am to 5pm 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 Pastor Malcolm, Faythe or Kelli, please call the church office at (936) 598-2707. We appreciate your understanding during this time.

Little Free Library Book Drive | The Center First United Methodist Church (UMC) Little Free Library located at 211 Porter Street is celebrating its second anniversary this month and is currently undergoing a design makeover!  To help us celebrate this milestone, we need your help with new or gently used book donations.  Accepted books include novels, magazines, Upper Room and other devotionals, crossword puzzle books, children and teen books, and large print books! Please deliver your books to the church office during the week Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Fridays 9:00 a.m. until Noon. Donated books will be sanitized according to safety recommendations prior to being placed in our Little Free Library before reopening to the public. Plans are underway for the safe reopening and unveiling of the newly designed Little Free Library!

On behalf of Center First UMC, thank you for donating books and supporting the Little Free Library program over the past two years! For more information about the Little Free Library at Center First UMC or donating books, please contact Rev. Malcolm Monroe or Kellie Snider at (936) 598-2707 or Nancy Dickerson, Center First UMC Little Free Library Steward at (936) 332-7984.

Outreach through our Media Ministry | Discover how you can join our Media Team here!