Welcome to Center First United Methodist Church

Love God.  Love People.  Serve the World.

We welcome all to worship with us! 


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.

COMMUNION RAIL OFFERING WILL GO TOWARDS CHURCH CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS                                                                                       
WORSHIP | 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Church Sanctuary
CHILDREN’S CHURCH | No Children’s Church
ACOLYTES | 8:30 a.m. Jaxon Goings | 11:00 a.m. Easton and Emi Kate Wulf
COFFEE FELLOWSHIP | 9:30 a.m. Pairs and Spares | Fellowship Hall
SUNDAY SCHOOL | 10:00 a.m. Youth and Adult Classes – Rev. C.J. Taylor from Heartsprings Methodist Foundation will teach an adult class on wills and legacies during the Sunday School hour. All adult classes are encouraged to attend in the Fellowship Hall.

WORSHIP | 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Church Sanctuary
CHILDREN’S CHURCH | 8:30 a.m. Becky Parfait | 11:00 a.m. Ashley Wulf
ACOLYTES | 8:30 a.m. Ty & Grant Gregory | 11:00 a.m. Hudsyn Wulf
COFFEE FELLOWSHIP | 9:30 a.m. Connie Mettauer, Donna Thomason, Kathy Hardy and Sharon Hart | Fellowship Hall
SUNDAY SCHOOL | 10:00 a.m. Youth and Adult Classes

WORSHIP | 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Church Sanctuary
CHILDREN’S CHURCH | 8:30 a.m. Terri Lacher | 11:00 a.m. Renee Verdine 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. Methodist Men’s Breakfast | Fellowship Hall
SUNDAY SCHOOL | 10:00 a.m. Youth and Adult Classes

WORSHIP | 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Church Sanctuary
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 Class | Fellowship Hall
SUNDAY SCHOOL | 10:00 a.m. Youth and Adult Classes



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.


Thursday, May 3 – 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Please join us we pray for our Country and for our Community on the Historic Courthouse downtown square in Center, Texas for the National Day of Prayer from Noon to 12:30 p.m. Be part of a Prayer Chain around the courthouse!

Monday, May 7 – 5:15 p.m. | Finance Committee Meeting – Parlor

Tuesday, May 8 – 1:30 p.m. | Bingo – Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, May 9 | Last day for Kids Grow ‘N Christ for this school year.

Wednesday, May 9 – 5:30 p.m. | Youth Parent Meeting with Pastor Karen – Parlor

Friday, May 11 – 2:30 p.m. | Center First UMC Nursing Home Ministry visits Focused Care Nursing Home for Monthly Celebration

Sunday, May 20 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Trivia Night Youth Fundraiser | What is someone who shoes horses called? Bring your answer to Trivia Night at the church!  You must have at least a team of 3 to participate and there is a $10 cover fee for each person. The cover fee includes dinner, door prizes, and more! This is a fundraiser to help our youth and children attend church camp!

Tuesday, May 22 – 5:15 p.m. |  Church Council Meeting – Parlor

Thursday, May 24 – 5:30 p.m. | Trustees Committee Meeting – Parlor

Friday, May 25 – 2:30 p.m. | Center First UMC Nursing Home Ministry visits Holiday Nursing Home for Monthly Celebration

Sunday, May 27 – Wednesday, May 30 | Texas Annual Conference – Location:  The Woodlands UMC

Monday, May 28 | Church Office Closed

Sunday, June 10 to Saturday, June 16 | UMARMY:  UMARMY (United Methodist Action Reach-Out Mission By Youth) will be here June 10th-16th staying for a week at Center First United Methodist Church (host church). They will be building wheelchair ramps, porches, painting houses and doing other small repairs. If you own your home and are in need of the things listed above, please come to the church office to fill out a application. You must own your home and have a desperate need. Please contact Kelli Snider in the church office for more details. Deadline for applications is May 25th.

Monday, June 18 – Thursday, June 21 | Vacation Bible School Bible Heroes – Jesus Christ: The Only Superhero

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!  


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

May 20: Trivia Night for Church Camp (in Basement)
May 25: Lock In @ 5:00 p.m.
May 30: No MYF
June 9: Car Wash for Church Camp @ the church
June 13: Dinner with the Youth Director


  • 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.


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!


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


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.