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.

SEPTEMBER 2 | 15th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST | COMMUNION SUNDAY
8:30 a.m.   | Worship Service | Church Sanctuary
9:30 a.m.   | Coffee Fellowship | Fellowship Hall
10:00 a.m. | Bible Study – Bible in 90 Days – Pastor Karen’s Office
10:00 a.m. | Youth and Adult Sunday School Classes
11:00 a.m. | Worship Service | Church Sanctuary
5:00 p.m.   | Bible Study – Bible in 90 Days

SEPTEMBER 9 | 16TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 a.m. | Worship Service | Church Sanctuary
9:30 a.m. | Coffee Fellowship | Fellowship Hall
10:00 a.m. | Bible Study – Bible in 90 Days – Pastor Karen’s Office
10:00 a.m. | Youth and Adult Sunday School Classes
11:00 a.m. | Worship Service | Church Sanctuary
5:00 p.m. | Bible Study – Bible in 90 Days

SEPTEMBER 16 | 17TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST | Methodist Men’s Breakfast resumes this day and donations will be send to the Methodist Children’s Home in the honor of J.W. Braden.
8:30 a.m. | Worship Service | Church Sanctuary
9:30 a.m. | Methodist Men’s Breakfast | Fellowship Hall
10:00 a.m. | Bible Study – Bible in 90 Days – Pastor Karen’s Office
10:00 a.m. | Youth and Adult Sunday School Classes
11:00 a.m. | Worship Service | Church Sanctuary
5:00 p.m. | Bible Study – Bible in 90 Days

SEPTEMBER 23 | 18TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 a.m. | Worship Service | Church Sanctuary
9:30 a.m. | Coffee Fellowship | Fellowship Hall
10:00 a.m. | Bible Study – Bible in 90 Days – Pastor Karen’s Office
10:00 a.m. | Youth and Adult Sunday School Classes
11:00 a.m. | Worship Service | Church Sanctuary
5:00 p.m. | Bible Study – Bible in 90 Days

SEPTEMBER 30 | 19TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST | COMBINED WORSHIP SERVICE DEDICATION OF HISTORICAL MARKER FOLLOWING WORSHIP | COVERED DISH LUNCHEON FOLLOWS DEDICATION | CHOIR CONCERT
9:00 a.m. | Bible Study – Bible in 90 Days – Pastor Karen’s Office
9:00 a.m. | Youth and Adult Sunday School Classes
10:00 a.m. | Combined Worship Service | Church Sanctuary
11:00 a.m. | Historical Marker Dedication in Church Cemetery
11:15 a.m. | 5th Sunday Covered Dish Luncheon
5:00 p.m. | Bible Study – Bible in 90 Days
6:00 p.m. | Choir Concert


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, August 5 to Thursday, November 1 – 10:00 a.m. Rev. Karen’s Office or 5:00 p.m. Parlor | The Bible in 90 Days Bible Study | Read the Bible cover to cover by investing as little as 30 minutes a day.  In 90 days (two “grace days” are included), you’ll see the big picture of God’s great story unfold before you. Visit Haven Today for more information.

Tuesday, September 25 at 5:15 p.m. | Church Council Meeting | Parlor

Wednesday, September 26 – 7:00 a.m. | See You At The Pole | Our church (alongside others) will be providing donuts and juice for the Center Middle School and High School. If you can bring donuts, juice or help out that morning, we would greatly appreciate it! If you want to help the morning of please meet in front of Center High School at 6:45 a.m. Let Sarah Odom know! Thanks.

Thursday, September 27 at 5:30 p.m. | Trustees Committee Meeting | Parlor

Sunday, September 30 | Combined Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. | 3rd Graders Receive Bibles | Hymns, Psalms and Spiritual Songs Concert at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 13 | McMahan Chapel Day

Wednesday, October 31 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Trunk or Treat | Fall is (almost) here, and so is this year’s Trunk or Treat event! Sign-up sheets are posted on the doors of the fellowship hall for those of you who will help us out by DECORATING a TRUNK and filling it with candy and prizes. Vehicles can be cars, trucks, boats, golf carts, riding lawnmowers, bicycles (does anyone have a tandem bike – that would be fun!). . . just be creative!! We appreciate all the volunteers who helped last year and hope this year’s event will be bigger and better!! Thank all of you for your continued support of our children and the children of our community. ~Nancy and Sharon

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

Tuesday, October 9 | What A Night Fundraiser 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. @ WhatABurger Saturday, October 13 | McMahan Chapel Day & Bishop Jones Preaching
Monday, October 29 | Halloween in the Hole
Wednesday, October 31 | To Be Announced

 

 

NO YOUTH MEETINGS

Please mark your calendars:  MYF will be not meeting on the following dates:  October 31, November 21, December 19 and December 26

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.