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.

OCTOBER 7 | 20TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST | COMMUNION SUNDAY | WORLD 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

OCTOBER 14 | 21ST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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

OCTOBER 21 | 22ND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
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

OCTOBER 28 | 23RD 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

 


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, October 2 – Sunday, November 11, 2018 | Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes – Pick Up & Pack Today! | Our Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes are ready for you to pick up and pack with gifts beginning October 2 through November 11, 2018! Please visit the Fellowship Hall today and pick up a few shoeboxes! These shoeboxes are the only way these children know that God loves each of them.  Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 157 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.

Bishop Scott Jones, guest speaker, at McMahan Chapel Day, Saturday, October 13, 2018 beginning at 10:30 a.m. At 3:00 p.m., Bishop Jones will be at the Center First UMC and speaking to the youth on “How to be a Christian in the 21st Century.”

Saturday, October 13 | McMahan Chapel Day | On Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 10:30 a.m., McMahan Chapel will celebrate 185 years of continuous worship! The service will be followed by a covered dish lunch in the Jack and Charlsie Maund Event Center. Their guest speaker will be Bishop Scott Jones, Texas Annual Conference. His sermon will reference Acts 16:1-15 as he talks about “Offering Christ to the People.” Our Center First UMC Praise Team will provide the special music!

Saturday, October 13 – 3:00 p.m. | Bishop Scott Jones will be speaking to youth at Center First UMC. All youth are welcome to come hear him preach on “How to be a Christian in the 21st Century.”

Thursday, October 18 – 5:30 p.m. | Trustees Committee Meeting | Parlor

Monday, October 29 – 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. | Halloween in the Hole 


Wednesday, October 31 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Trunk or Treat |
It’s Trunk or Treat time and YOU are invited! Candy! Cake Walk! Hot Dogs! Fun and Games! Please join us on Wednesday, October 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Center First United Methodist Church Parking Lot located at 211 Porter Street for our annual Trunk or Treat! Please contact Nancy or Sharon at the church office (936) 598-2707 for all the details! See YOU at the Trunk or Treat!

If you are interested in participating, 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.

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

 

Saturday, October 13 | 185th McMahan Chapel Day begins at 10:30 a.m. with special guest, Bishop Scott Jones | Bishop Jones will be speaking to youth at Center First UMC. All youth are welcome to come hear him preach on “How to be a Christian in the 21st Century.”

Monday, October 29 | Halloween in the Hole | 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 31 | To Be Announced

NO YOUTH MEETINGS

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.