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.


Sunday, January 5 | Epiphany Sunday
8:30 a.m. | Worship Service
9:30 a.m. | Coffee Fellowship
10:00 a.m. | Sunday School
11:00 a.m. | Worship Service

Monday, January 6 | Epiphany of the Lord

The Adoration of the Magi tapestry dating from 1894 from the Manchester Metropolitan University, England. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Sunday, January 12 | Baptism of the Lord
8:30 a.m. | Worship Service
9:30 a.m. | Coffee Fellowship
10:00 a.m. | Sunday School
11:00 a.m. | Worship Service

Sunday, January 19 | 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany
8:30 a.m. | Worship Service
9:30 a.m. | Coffee Fellowship | Methodist Men’s Breakfast
10:00 a.m. | Sunday School
11:00 a.m. | Worship Service

Sunday, January 26 | 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany
8:30 a.m. | Worship Service
9:30 a.m. | Coffee Fellowship
10:00 a.m. | Sunday School
11:00 a.m. | Worship Service


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Texas Conference UMC Ignite Retreat 2020

From the TXUMC Website: “We are excited for Ignite, our Conference youth retreat…The theme this year is centered around community and how we do life together! To best meet the needs of our communities, we will be holding two similarly programed retreats. February 21-23 will be at Carolina Creek and February 28 – March 1 will be at Lakeview. The cost for the retreats will be $135 per participant, if registered by January 21st and if there is room, $150 if registered by February 2nd. Deadlines are one week later for Lakeview retreat. Our desire is that for everyone who attends Ignite, a spiritual staple is sparked; it could be through fervent worship, rekindled relationships, Christian community, or fun-filled fellowship.”

Walk to Emmaus – Applications Now Being Accepted

Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming Walk to Emmaus weekend retreat. The Men’s Walk will be held February 20 through February 23, 2020; the Women’s Walk will be held February 27 through March 1, 2020. Please contact Pastor Karen for information and applications.

Dollar-A-Week Campaign

The Center First UMC Dollar-A-Week Campaign began in February 2017 with donations earmarked for awarding grants assisting our community in significant ways and allowing reachable goals for church ministries and organizations.  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 organization in need? Know of a teacher that has a creative project that exceeds beyond the school budget? For details, past awards and how you can donate to this campaign, please visit our Dollar-A-Week Campaign link. Thank you for your donations and support!

Save the Dates

  • Monday, January 13 – 5:15 p.m. | Finance Committee Meeting
  • Tuesday, January 14 – 5:15 p.m. | Trustees Committee Meeting
  • Wednesday, January 15 – 7:30 a.m. | Trip to Methodist Children’s Home, Waco, Texas | Please contact the church office if you would like to go on the trip!
  • Tuesday, January 21 – 5:15 p.m. | Church Council Meeting
  • Saturday, February 1 – 9:00 a.m. to Noon | East District UMC District Wide Training | Location: Nacogdoches First UMC, 201 E. Hospital Street, Nacogdoches, TX | Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. with worship beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m. Visit here for session classes and schedule.
  • Sunday, March 8 – Friday, 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!

MFY

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.