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

Mature Adult Ministries
Tuesday, August 15
3:00 Games, FP Cafe
5:00 Monthly Meeting, Library

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. Sign up by contacting the FUMC Coordinator, Sandy Pedersen, at 949-9031 or

Faith First @ First
Beginning September 6
A Wednesday Evening Family Ministry
Dinner, Classes for All Ages, Music Rehearsals, Felowship
Adult Classes: Financial Peace University, The Parables, The Class Meeting, Parent Talk, Embracing An Alternative Orthodoxy, The Daniel Plan
Click here for details.
Registration begins this Sunday in FirstPlace Café

We are In Need of Volunteers!
One of the most vital ministries to the life of the church is the children’s ministry, and we need your help to keep this ministry going. Laurel Bradford has offered to volunteer to lead the children’s component in the interim and we need adults to help fill the classrooms! And the good news is…all the background work is done! If you volunteer, you will have lesson plans, curriculum, and even the materials you need to lead FirstKids. All you need to do is show up and show our children the love of Jesus Christ. There will also be a brief training before Sept. 6th so you will know exactly what you will be teaching!
We are in need of two adults to teach the youth portion of our Wednesday evening programming. We will be offering the BASIC series by Francis Chan. This is a video led bible study where we will discuss who God is and what it means to be the church. This is for any students from 6th thru 12th grade who would like to attend a Wednesday evening Bible Study.
If you are interested in helping with children or youth, please contact pastor Bryan at the church office.

Texas Mission of Mercy (TMOM)
Held at First UMC on October 13 &14
Texas Mission of Mercy (TMOM) is a mobile dental clinic that travels around the state providing free basic dental care to Texans with limited resources and/or access to care. Both professionals and community volunteers work side by side to improve the quality of life for those they serve. Becoming a TMOM volunteer is quick and easy through Please register online to work a shift at this event. Simply create an account and follow the directions to register. Shifts are 5am-Noon and Noon-5pm.

Fish Fry Fellowship
First Family had a wonderful time together Sunday!
Special thanks to the FFF Team and to everyone who participated.
Great music, food and fellowship, and over 230 attended!
Click here to download and watch the video!

Kids’ Eat Free Was a Great Success!!
Cindy Harper & Dana Bollinger want to thank all of the people who donated their time and money to feed the children. A special thanks to the groups at St Luke, Emmanuel Episcopal, & FUMC for cooking, delivering, and serving.

Methodist Assistance
FUMC Food Pantry

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