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.

JULY 2018 SCHEDULE

JULY 1 | 6TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST | COMMUNION SUNDAY
WORSHIP SERVICES | 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. | Church Sanctuary
ACOLYTES | Special Volunteer
COFFEE FELLOWSHIP | 9:30 a.m. | Open For Volunteers | Fellowship Hall
SUNDAY SCHOOL | 10:00 a.m. | Youth and Adult Classes
NO CHILDREN’S CHURCH

JULY 8 | 7TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Love God. Love People. Serve the World.
WORSHIP SERVICES | 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. | Church Sanctuary
ACOLYTES | 8:30 a.m. | Ty and Grant Gregory | 11:00 a.m. | Easton and Emi Kate Wulf
COFFEE FELLOWSHIP | 9:30 a.m. | Open For Volunteers | Fellowship Hall
SUNDAY SCHOOL | 10:00 a.m. | Youth and Adult Classes
CHILDREN’S CHURCH | 8:30 a.m. Mary Pigg and Sally Windham | 11:00 a.m. Ashley Wulf

JULY 15 | 8TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Love God. Love People. Serve the World.
WORSHIP SERVICES | 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. | Church Sanctuary
ACOLYTES | 8:30 a.m. | Jaxon Goings | 11:00 a.m. | Hudsyn Wulf
COFFEE FELLOWSHIP | 9:30 a.m. | MYF | Fellowship Hall
SUNDAY SCHOOL | 10:00 a.m. | Youth and Adult Classes
CHILDREN’S CHURCH | 8:30 a.m. Becky Parfait | 11:00 a.m. Renee Verdrine and Keela Johnson

JULY 22 | 9TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Love God. Love People. Serve the World.
WORSHIP SERVICES | 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. | Church Sanctuary
ACOLYTES | 8:30 a.m. | Ty and Grant Gregory | 11:00 a.m. | Logan Galindo and Tristan Carlton
COFFEE FELLOWSHIP | 9:30 a.m. | Open for Volunteers | Fellowship Hall
SUNDAY SCHOOL | 10:00 a.m. | Youth and Adult Classes
CHILDREN’S CHURCH | 8:30 a.m. Terri Lacher | 11:00 a.m. Mary Lynn Tinkle

JULY 29 | 10TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST | COMBINED WORSHIP SERVICE | 5TH SUNDAY COVERED DISH LUNCHEON
Love God. Love People. Serve the World.
COMBINED WORSHIP SERVICE | 10:00 a.m. | Church Sanctuary
ACOLYTES | 8:30 a.m. | Jaxon Goings | 11:00 a.m. | Rex and Zac Payne
SUNDAY SCHOOL | 10:00 a.m. | Youth and Adult Classes
CHILDREN’S CHURCH | Special Volunteer
5th SUNDAY COVERED DISH LUNCHEON FOLLOWING COMBINED WORSHIP SERVICE.
CHOIR CONCERT | 6:00 p.m. | Fellowship Hall


CHILDREN’S MINISTRY SURVEY – THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!

Dear Parents: Please follow the link below and take our survey about our children’s ministry. Please share with your friends who have children in our children’s programs/ministries. Your responses are anonymous. We are in the process of evaluating the different ministries at the church. I have met with the parents of our youth and need input from our children’s parents. Please take the time to prayerfully respond to the questions so we can have a clear picture of your expectations and desires for our children’s ministry. Results will be tallied and shared with the education committee, parents and with Nancy. Please respond by Tuesday, July 31 so needed changes can be implemented by the beginning of the new school year. ~Thank You! Rev. Karen Jones

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YMGGMZN


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

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!  

Thursday, July 12 – 11:00 a.m. | Little Free Library Ribbon Cutting Celebration | Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small, front‐yard book exchanges number 70,000 registered Little Free Libraries in all 50 states and 85 countries around the world. Now, a new Little Free Library at the Center First United Methodist Church (UMC) located at 211 Porter Street in Center, Texas will join the movement to share books, bring people together and create communities of readers. Center First UMC will host their Ribbon Cutting Celebration for their Little Free Library on Thursday, July 12 at 11:00 a.m. The public is invited to attend. For more information about the Little Free Library at Center First UMC or donating books, please contact Rev. Karen Jones or Nancy Dickerson at the church office (936) 598-2707.

Tuesday, July 17 – 5:15 p.m. | Finance Committee Meeting

Thursday, July 19 – 5:30 p.m. | Trustees Committee Meeting

Wednesday, July 18 – 8:00 a.m. | Wonderful Wednesday | Longview Trip and Lunch in the Park | The children will travel to Longview to visit the homeless mission and learn about the variety of programs offered to individuals to assist them with improving their lives. Lunch will be held at a local park. Normal summer clothing will be appropriate for this trip.

Tuesday, July 24 – 5:15 p.m. | Church Council Meeting

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

If you need any information or have any questions, please contact Sarah Odom, 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.