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

Fall Academy Underway!

The Academy will run Sept. 17 – Oct. 29, with meals being served from 5:00-6:00. Adult Classes will start at 6:00pm. The cost for dinner is $3/Adults, $2/Youth, $1/Children.  Menu for Sept 24: Stuffed Baked Potatoes, Salad, & Cobbler

Meals for the Elderly Delivery Continues

It’s not too late to help deliver meals! Routes are available Monday-Friday, September 15-30. Contact Sandy Pedersen at or 325-949-9031 to sign up.

Undee Sunday

“Somebody’s Rusty”  is hosting “Undee Sunday” October 5th.  Please bring unopened packages of men’s and women’s socks and underwear.  All donations will be distributed to homeless and displaced men and women in our community. FMI contact  Candis Hicks at 325 763 7387 or .

International Student Host Families Needed

The ASU HOST FAMILY PROGRAM matches international students with local “host families” who help them feel welcome. There are several students who need host families this semester!  The students live on campus, and there is no cost to join the program. Questions or to obtain an application, e-mail or call Elva Aguilar ( or Ron Landers ( at (325) 942-2083 at the Center for International Studies.

Unable to Have Your Picture Made for the Directory?

You have one last chance to be included—you can submit a picture. There are guidelines, and a $10 fee. Information packets available at the FirstPlace Café Information Desk. Deadline to submit pictures to the church office is Sunday, September 28.

Women’s Prayer Gathering

Join us in the chapel on Tuesday, September 23rd  at 5:30PM as the women in our community come together for a called time of prayer. We will have four different calls to prayer: To offer our gratitude, to pray for God’s church and His people, to pray for the world, and to pray for unity and love. Special music by Sidonna Hartman and Shelly Weise. Women across the nation are coming together on this day to be in prayer. Please join us.  FMI, call Anne Hardegree, 234-5264 or Brenda Stone, 656-0679.

Dorothy Howard Goodbye Party

Dorothy Howard is moving soon to Richardson to live with her children.  There will be a Goodbye Party on Monday 9/22 2:00-3:30 at Royal Estates.  The event will be come and go to say goodbyes.

“What’s Next in Human Trafficking?”

All interested persons are invited to a planning meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 5:30 pm, in Room 116 of the Sousa Building at Central High School.  Everyone will be invited to identify and/or offer resources that can be used to stop the trafficking (enslavement) of human beings in the greater San Angelo area, including one’s own time and effort as well as other useful connections you may have in the community.  All organizations represented will be invited to share what they are doing in the effort.  FMI contact Pastor Sheree at or 655-8981.

Confirmation Volunteers Needed

Confirmation classes for 7th graders will start on Sept 28, but not without your help!  If you are willing to help teach Sunday mornings at 9:30am or to be a student’s “Friend in Faith” (formerly known as Faith Buddies) please talk to Tony ASAP.  You can email him at

Traffick911 Prayer Team

Anyone interested in praying with others for discernment and empowerment for the Traffick911 project (identifying, rescuing, and helping victims of human sexual trafficking recover) are invited to gather in Journey Classroom, on Tuesdays, 9:15-9:50 a.m.  FMI contact Pastor Sheree.

Wesley Soup Kitchen Donations

The Wesley Soup Kitchen is in need of these items: Paper Towels, Napkins, Liquid Hand Sanitizer, Comet, Stainless steel scourers, Sharpies, Sticky pads bleach, Dish detergent, Stainless steel cleaner, Glass cleaner, Lysol toilet cleaner, All purpose cleaner, Mean green, Easy off, Powdered drink mix (Kool Aid, Tang), Frozen Vegetables, Broth (Chicken, Beef or Veg), Salt/pepper in disposable table containers, Dish Towels, Dish Rags, Oven Mitts or pads, Blankets, Sleeping Bags, Socks, Underwear, Sweaters.  If you are able to donate, items can be dropped off at Wesley Trinity United Methodist on the corner of MLK and 18th St.

Chancel Flower Openings

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

Filling the FUMC Pantry in September

Please bring canned meats, canned fruit, jello, canned corn, shampoo, and other 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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