First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Vernon, Texas


Welcome to


First United Methodist Church 



Winning the lost

Building Believers

Serving Others

Lives Transformed 


  Our mission, based on Matthew 28:19-20, is to make disciples

for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

We invite you to come worship, learn, and build friendships here at
First United Methodist!!!

  Greetings in the Name of Jesus Christ!


Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ!

Please first read Mark 4:21-25.

Our congregation was founded on a Lamp (Jesus through us)!  In the beginning in 1881, we weren’t just “stuck” here, God put us here on purpose, with purpose.  I can think of at least 3 things we need to do about that fact:  1) Reclaim it!; 2) If we don’t think we’ve lost it, then we need to put it on!; 3) We have to live it!!  I read Dr. J.D. Walt just nearly everyday.  Today, Dr. Walt wrote a quote from a pastor named Rev. Edward Payson.  It’s not for the faint-of-heart, but it is inspiring:
“Not for ourselves, but others is the grand law of nature, inscribed by the hand of God on every part of creation. Not for itself, but others, does the sun dispense its beams; not for themselves, but others, do the clouds distil their showers; not for herself, but others, does the earth unlock her treasures; not for themselves, but others, do the trees produce their fruits, or the flowers diffuse their fragrance and display their various hues. So, not for himself, but others, are the blessings of Heaven bestowed on humanity.  And whenever, instead of diffusing them around, we devote them exclusively to our own gratification, and we shut ourselves up in the dark and flinty caverns of selfishness, we transgress the great law of creation. We cut ourselves off from the created universe, and its Author. We sacrilegiously convert to our own use the favors which were given us for the relief of others, and must be considered, not only as an unprofitable, but as a fraudulent servant, who has worse than wasted the Lord’s money. We, who thus live only to ourselves, and consume the bounty of Heaven upon our lusts, or consecrates it to the demon of avarice, is a barren rock in a fertile plain; we are a thorny bramble in a fruitful vineyard; we are the grave of God’s blessings.” (Edward Payson (1783-1827) American Congregationalist preacher in Selections from the Conversations and Unpublished Writings of Rev. Edward Payson, excerpt from “Universal Law of Benevolence” (Boston: Crocker & Brewster, 1836) 171.)
I also want us to be faithful to “put the lamp on the stand.” It is my hope and prayer that our new fall studies will help us do exactly that! 

“Spirit of the Living God fall afresh on us!
Melt us, mold us, fill us, use us!
Spirit of the Living God fall afresh on us.” Amen!

Peace like a river,
Rusty Dickerson






Book of Revelation

Bible Study 

Each Wednesday at 6:00 pm in Church Parlor
 Bring your Bible and note-taking stuff and come join us at this very special bible study.  As much as Revelation may scare and frustrate many people, I find it to be one of the best Books of the Bible - a Book filled with promise and hope in a time of death and destruction!  There will be child-care.  
Pastor Rusty

After School Program 
 Each Wednesday after school dismisses!  You can catch the bus to the fun!  
You do not want to miss out on all the fun!  This year, the kids will get to participate in some fun experiments that remind them of some of Jesus' amazing miracles.  These miracles show us how awesome God is and why Jesus is our Savior. 

Get ready to eat delicious snacks, sing worship songs, learn Bible stories, and have a blast doing crafts.

Kids must be 4 years old before school starts this year to participate.

Please be ready to pick your child up at 5:00 pm on the east end of the Church Building after the program is over each Wednesday.

For any questions, call 552 6281 or go by the church office.

  Wednesday Meal Deal
5:00 - 5:45 pm
Wesley Hall

$4 per person up to $12 per immediate family
October 17
Chicken and Rice Casserole
October 24     
   Prepared by Young Adult Sunday School Class

October 31
No Meal tonight


Service Times

 9:00 am

10:00 am
    Sunday School

11:00 am
    Traditional Service


 3029 Wilbarger Street
 Vernon, Tx   76384
 Phone:  940 552 6281
 FAX:  940 552 8194

Office Hours

 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Thursday