Welcome to 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.


AUGUST 4 | 8TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST | COMMUNION SUNDAY The Communion Rail Offering will be dedicated for teachers’ school supplies.
8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. | Worship Service  
9:30 a.m. | Coffee Fellowship | Bring Your Favorite Dish
10:00 a.m. | Children, Youth & Adult Sunday School Classes – Sunday School Classes for all Ages

AUGUST 11 | 9TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST | BACK TO SCHOOL SUNDAY BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS | DOLLAR-A-WEEK GRANTS AWARDED
8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. | Worship Service  
9:30 a.m. | Coffee Fellowship | Bring Your Favorite Dish
10:00 a.m. | Children, Youth & Adult Sunday School Classes – Sunday School Classes for all Ages

AUGUST 18 | 10TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. | Worship Service  
9:30 a.m. | Coffee Fellowship | Fellowship Class
10:00 a.m. | Children, Youth & Adult Sunday School Classes – Sunday School Classes for all Ages

AUGUST 25 | 11TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. | Worship Service  
9:30 a.m. | Coffee Fellowship | Bring Your Favorite Dish
10:00 a.m. | Children, Youth & Adult Sunday School Classes – Sunday School Classes for all Ages


SAVE THE DATES

Each Wednesday during the Fall 2019 Months |5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | MYF | Please contact Kim and Rob Payne at the church office at (936) 598-2707 for details!

Thursday, August 15 – 5:30 p.m. | Nominating Committee Meeting |Pastor Karen’s Office

Thursday, August 15 – 6:00 p.m. | Depelchin Adoption Meeting | Fellowship Hall and Parlor

Saturday, August 17 – 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. | MYF Back to School Bash and Retreat | Come join us from 10 am to 10 pm! We have an awesome day of activities planned. Come for all or come for some. For youth 6th-12th grades. Please wear clothes for a color war and bring a set to change into once the dust settles! Also, please bring a water bottle and a towel. If you forget something, no worries we will have extra on hand.

Monday, August 24 – 5:30 p.m. | SPRC Meeting | Parlor

Tuesday, August 27 – 3:15 p.m. | Kids Grow ‘N Christ Begins | Open for kids in grades K through 5th! Please visit our Children’s Ministry page for additional information and registration forms!

March 8 – March 13, 2020 | UMCOR Sager-Brown Mission Trip with the East District | UMCOR Depot, Baldwin, LA | Cost is $255 includes room and board excluding Wednesday evening. Create health kits, school kits and flood buckets. One Half of the fee is due by December 5, 2019 Spaces fill up quickly. Please contact Pastor Karen if you are interested!

KIDS GROW IN CHRIST – REGISTRATION OPEN

Being a First Methodist Kid is out of this world! Come join the fun! Our Kids Grow N Christ Program is open to kids in grades K through 5th and will be held on Tuesdays for the 2019-2020 school year beginning on Tuesday, August 27 after school until 5:15 p.m.! School pick up is available! Registration forms are located on our Children’s Ministry page (please print and complete both registration pages), on the Kids Worship Supplies Pew in the church sanctuary or in the church office!

MYF News & Events

Our MYF will meet in the Youth Area in the Basement each Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the Fall months in 2019! Join MYF for fellowship, activities and food. We welcome all youth in grades 6 to 12! Volunteers are always needed to provide snacks for the youth on Wednesdays evenings. If you need any information or have any questions, please contact Kim and Rob Payne or Pastor Karen Jones at the church office (936) 598-2707.


Dollar A Week Campaign

DOLLAR A WEEK CAMPAIGN NEWS!

May 13, 2019: First UMC has sent grant applications to all five Center ISD Schools which will give one educator from each campus a $500 grant for expenses outside the school budget to use next school year, which leaves about $1,200 for grants to church members to start new ministries. What have you wished you could do to change someone’s life if you just had the finances available? What is that one thing, that one ministry that stirs your heart? Grant applications are available from Kelli in the church office.

DOLLAR A WEEK CAMPAIGN OVERVIEW

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.

The Dollar-A-Week Campaign began in February 2017.  We will set aside every $1 bill in the collection plate for the Dollar-A-Week Campaign.  Here’s how this program will work: We are asking that every member put $1 in the collection plate above and beyond your regular tithe or giving. This money will be collected throughout the year and then 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.

Example: If 100 people give $1 a week for 52 weeks, we will have $5,200 at the end of the year. If 120 people put $1 in the collection plate each week, we would have a total of $6,240 to be used to serve our neighbors in new and creative ways.  We were asked if a $52 check could be written to cover the $1/week goal. ABSOLUTELY! Begin praying about how you will participate in both giving and finding needs we should address.