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

First Church Delivers Meals in September

Get on board with this local outreach effort to assist Meals for the Elderly in delivering weekday lunches next month. You will pick up warm, packaged meals for a route at the Meals office, and deliver them to the clients. The routes are located all over town, takes about an hour to deliver, and you can pick your delivery days/routes. Great to do with a friend – once or several times! Sign up on Sundays in the FirstPlace Café, or contact our FUMC Coordinator, Sandy Pedersen, at 949-9031 or

Single & Parenting Class starts August 27th

Single & Parenting is a 12 week (8/27-11/12) support group where you can find tips and parenting wisdom that will help you find rest, hope and encouragement. The course is led by: Sharon Alexander, Amber Alexander, Giovanna LeCroy, and Barbara Moorman, and will meet on Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 in the Church Library, beginning August 27. Childcare Provided. Sign up in the FirstPlace Café, or contact Sherrie Walker in the Church Office.

Disciple Bible Study One (Fast Track)

This 24 week course is a thorough introduction to the Bible. Great for those who want to learn more! The class will be led by Pat Haines, and will meet on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:45, starting Sept. 2. FMI stop by the FirstPlace Café or drop by to see Pat in the Church Office.

Registration for Fall Classes Underway

You might consider Financial Peace University, Christian Believer, Companions in Christ, Children of the Day (Beth Moore), Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God’s Spoken Word, Run for God, Interpreting the Hebrew Scriptures, and The Enneagram Journey. GriefShare started August 17, but it’s not too late to join. All other classes begin soon! FMI Contact Sherrie Walker in the Church Office.

Children’s Music

Want to have fun and praise the Lord at the same time? Come join JOYFUL NOISE (2nd through 5th grade) or REEDEEMED (6th grade and up), both led by the incomparable Jimmy Shanks! We’ll use drums, bells, other percussion instruments, and voices to make music for all three worship services at FirstChurch! Our first meeting together will be a stomping good time using drums on Sunday, August 30th at 5:00PM in Celebration Hall. Parents, please plan to spend a few moments filling out a registration form for your student.  For more information call Karla at (325)655-8981.

Mentors Wanted at Lincoln Middle School

Each semester FUMC provides mentors, who meet weekly on Fridays during lunch with their students. Additional people are always needed. If you would like to know more about mentoring this Fall, please contact Carol Santry at (325)949-5524, or Sherrie Walker in the Church Office.

Wednesday Night Meals

How are you at cooking? Wednesday evening meals begin September 16. Create a team of 5-7, or more, and cook once a month. Ask your Sunday School class, your coffee buddies…create a “supper time gourmet” crew and join in an opportunity to help feed your church family. A different team will cook each week. The frequency will depend on how many teams sign up. Meals are for everyone…Some diners will be taking classes or rehearsing…others though may come and relax, enjoy their meal, and converse with other diners. Preparing food for friends is always rewarding…won’t you try it? Sign up in First Place Cafe or call Betsy Sadler- 374-8798 or email

Filling the FUMC Pantry in September

Please bring packages of pinto beans, canned fruit and meat 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.


Sunday Service Bulletin Announcements

Unable to attend worship on last Sunday?  Click HERE to see last Sunday’s bulletin announcement sheet.

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. **There will be no new issues for the summer.  Check back in the Fall 2015.**

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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