Welcome to First United Methodist Church

Love God. Love People. Serve the World.
We welcome all to worship with us!

MAY 5, 2019 | 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER | COMMUNION SUNDAY | YOUTH LED WORSHIP BOTH SERVICES
8:30 a.m. | Worship Service 
9:30 a.m. | Coffee Fellowship
10:00 a.m. | Youth and Adult Sunday School Classes
11:00 a.m. | Worship Service 

MAY 12, 2019 | 4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER | MOTHER’S DAY
8:30 a.m. | Worship Service 
9:30 a.m. | Coffee Fellowship
10:00 a.m. | Youth and Adult Sunday School Classes
11:00 a.m. | Worship Service 

MAY 19, 2019 | 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER | COMBINED WORSHIP SERVICE | SENIOR SUNDAY AND CONFIRMATION SUNDAY
9:30 a.m. | Methodist Men’s Breakfast | Seniors will be honored! Seniors please wear your cap and gown to breakfast!
10:00 a.m. | Youth and Adult Sunday School Classes 11:00 a.m. | Combined Worship Service

MAY 26, 2019 | 6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER
8:30 a.m. | Worship Service 
9:30 a.m. | Coffee Fellowship
10:00 a.m. | Youth and Adult Sunday School Classes
11:00 a.m. | Worship Service 

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.


Save the Dates


Ongoing Now
Change for Change
First UMC Missions and Outreach is collecting change! There’s a table in the sanctuary if you want to donate! Please contact the church office for details!

Ongoing Now through Sunday, May 26
End of School Food Drive

First UMC Missions/Outreach is collection Kid Friendly Food Donations for their End of School Food Drive! Please contact the church office for details!

Thursday, May 16 – 6:00 p.m. | Depelchin Adoption Meeting

Monday, May 20 – 5:15 p.m. | Church Council Meeting

Monday, May 27 | Memorial Day | Office Closed


MYF News & Events

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! If you need any information or have any questions, please contact Sarah Odom, Director of Youth Ministries, at the church office (936) 598-2707 church office.

  • No MYF on May 1 or May 29
  • Youth Led Worship Service on May 5 for both 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services
  • Beginning May 15, MYF will meet from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Student Recognition Sunday is May 19 during the 11:00 a.m. Worship Service. Please make sure your graduating senior is at church for Coffee Fellowship at 9:30 p.m. with their graduation gown.
  • United Methodist Church retired Rev. Carol Clifford Turner and Rev. Dr. Mark Young, Lakeview CEO and Interim President, along with Center First United Methodist Church members honored Mrs. Yvonne Permenter on Monday, March 18, 2019 for her dedication and service to Lakeview Methodist Camp. A gift was presented to Lakeview Methodist Camp in honor of Mrs. Permenter, which will be used to upgrade a swimming pool and bath house at the camp.

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.


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.