First UMC Re-gathering plan

Phase 2 Re-Gathering Put on Hold

After much deliberation... Given Governor Abbott’s statements Monday on the increase of COVID-19 cases in our state, we have made the decision to postpone the regathering of Sunday School classes due to the fact that some of our rooms are too small to accommodate social distancing needs. It becomes complicated if not all classes are able to meet.

We are, however, moving back to two worship services, 9:00 Ignite and 11:00 Traditional. We originally created the third 8:00 service not knowing how many to expect. Given our current attendance, we feel like two services will be sufficient. We will continue is to monitor and make adjustments as needed.

We continue to strongly recommend masks for worship, and we are asking that masks to be worn especially during corporate singing.

To Clarify:

  • 2 Services: (9:00 Ignite, 11:00 Traditional)
  • We will continue to have social distance seating
  • There will be overflow seating for traditional service in Fellowship Hall
  • Families can sit next to each other, but all others will be guided to sit 6’ apart... this will require everyone’s support and consideration. 
  • There will be NO Sunday School Classes Meeting as of now.
  • There will be NO Nursery care.
  • To Enter Sanctuary we will only have the East (Church Street) doors (sanctuary and basement) open. The remainder of church will be locked.
  • To Enter the Ignite Worship Center (the gym) we will only have the front and back doors of the Family Life Center open. The remainder of the church will remain locked.
  • We will have doors propped open and hand sanitizer available for everyone entering.
  • We will have some masks available, but ask that if you have your own, please bring with you. We strongly recommend masks for worship, and we are asking that masks to be worn especially during corporate singing.
  • We ask those that are in any way feeling symptomatic to NOT come to worship, but rather continue to join us online with our Live-Stream Worship.

We are so grateful for everyone’s patience and understanding as we navigate these unique set of circumstances. We know and recognize that there are many differing views and opinions of best practices. Our prayer is that we all can work together to live into Wesley’s urging to “Do no harm” and to best serve and protect our church family.

Worship Times

We invite you to join us Sunday morning for worship. We have two worship services each week to offer a meaningful worship experience for a variety of people. High quality Nursery care is available for both services on Sundays.

  • Traditional Worship Service

    Our 11:00am service in the Sanctuary features all of the traditional aspects of United Methodist worship.  This service offers a variety of music, an excellent Chancel Choir and guests musicians.

  • Ignite contemporary Service

    Ignite is the contemporary worship experience that meets at 9:00am in the Family Life Center.  We have a worship leader and a band and frequently include experiential elements like prayer stations.  We also celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month.

Current Sermon Series

Purple: A Lenten Worship Experience on Repentance and the Reign of Christ

March 1-29

Purple is the liturgical color for Lent. It symbolizes repentance and royalty. It reminds us to turn from our sins and to rely on the mercy of our victorious King, Jesus.  What areas of your life do you feel you need to turn over to the Lord? Perhaps it’s pride, worry, fear, anger, or selfishness. Perhaps it’s something else. Each Sunday of Lent you’ll be invited to prayerfully name your struggle, and leave it at the foot of the cross.

It’s more than just a color.