And every day in the temple and at home they did not cease to teach and proclaim Jesus as the Messiah. Acts 5:42

Current and Upcoming Events

FUMC Summer Softball

Come out and support the FUMC Softball team this summer!  All games are played at the Bell Street Softball Complex.  Throw your new FUMC shirt on and enjoy the game!

Next game:  August 5 @ 7:00 pm vs. “Angels in the Outfield”

For the entire summer schedule click HERE.

Annual Old Time Ice Cream Social and Cokesbury Hymn Sing

Join us Sunday, August 17th from 3-5pm in Heritage Hall to enjoy homemade ice cream and fellowship.  Cokesbury Christian Singers will lead the hymn singing and you can select your favorite hymn for them to sing.  The fun and ice cream is free!

Kids Eat Free — Grateful for New Volunteers!

Cooking Teams are cooking away providing kids all over San Angelo a free meal this summer!  It’s not too late for you to help!  Stop by Monday-Friday between 8:30-11:30 am.  Come to the kitchen and Betsy will put you to work.  Questions?  Call Betsy at the church office or email her at

Kids’ Night Out—Friday August 1st

Send your child to Kids’ Night Out Friday, August 1st as we Luau!  We will have Luau themed games, snacks, and crafts!

Who: Ages 6 wks to 12 years

When: This Friday, 6pm—10:30pm

Where: 37 E. Beauregard (enter through glass doors in alley)

Cost: $10 per child or $25 per family

What to Bring: An evening meal for your child.

We will provide the drinks, snacks, and fun!

Reservations HIGHLY recommended!  Please email Karla with the name and age of each child to reserve your spot. If they are a toddler, please let us know if he or she is potty trained. We look forward to seeing you on Friday!

Costa Rica Mission Team Leaves on Mission

Please be in prayer for our Costa Rica Mission Team as they leave to be the hands and feet of Christ on August 2nd, returning August 10th.  Team Members are: Fay Armstrong, Nicole Brown, Jovan Cosper, Matt Cummings, Ashley Draper, Vicki Draper, Mike Hale, David Hardegree, Matt Hardegree, Rebecca Hardegree,  Julianne Hunnicutt, Sam Hunnicutt, D’Ann Kuhlmann, Rachel Pipkin, Kevin Porche, Cole Sanford, Courtney Stinson, Brenda Stone, Ray Stubblefield, Billy Tims, Jimmie VonGonten, Kelly VonGonten, Nelda VonGonten, Sydney Wegner and Lauren Weise. If you would like to take a particular day to pray for this mission team, call or text Brenda Stone  325-656-0679 or email her at

West District Conference Budget Meeting

Saturday August 2, 2014 @ 1:30 pm at St. Luke’s UMC (2781 W. Ave N)  Please contact Amy at the San Angelo District office if you have any questions: or 325-486-1500

Lifetouch Pictorial Directory

It’s time for a new Pictorial Directory! We want every family to be photographed. There is no purchase necessary and you will receive a free 8×10.  You can sign up online NOW!  Use the link in the sidebar to sign up.

Photography Dates: Tuesdays-Saturdays, Sept. 2-6 and Sept. 9-13

Bible to 3rd Graders

If you have a child entering 3rd grade or know of one, please respond to Liz Calhoun in the Church Office ASAP with the child’s full name.  The church will be giving Bibles to 3rd graders on October 12th and we want to make sure every 3rd grader has a Bible with their name on it!

Chancel Flower Openings

There are some chancel flower openings for 8-3, 9-28, 10-5, 10-12, 10-19, 11-2, 11-16, 11-23 and 11-30.  If you would like to honor or memorialize someone or something please call Lori Francks @ 325-234-0375.

Mark your Calendars!

All Church Potluck: Sunday, Sept. 7, Celebration & Heritage Halls

Ministry Fair: Sunday Morning, Sept. 14, Heritage Hall

Filling the FUMC Pantry in July

Please bring Canned Meats and Toiletries to the FirstPlace Café or the church office. Leave items in the designated green containers. Send monetary donations, payable to “First UMC” and marked “Food Pantry”, to the church office, or place in the Offering plate.

MESSENGER Newsletter from FirstChurch

The Messenger is a monthly publication of First Church.  Pick up a hard copy of the current Messenger in First Place Café or the church office.

To contribute your FUMC news, call Betsy Sadler at 374-8798 or leave word in the church office at 655-8981.

Looking for an old Messenger article? Call the church office at 655-8981.


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