First United Methodist Church
Friday, October 20, 2017
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!!!
 

  

WHAT'S HAPPENING 

 

 AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST 

 
  

October 13, 2017

 

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ!


"I am a man of one Book." -John Wesley


Sunday is coming!  We will gather together and worship Almighty God!  I'll be preaching a message entitled, "I Just Love The Bible."  Our Biblical foundation will be Psalm 119:97-104.  Make sure you read this before Sunday so you'll be prepared!


To find out all that’s going on the next week, #1 – BE IN WORSHIP AND SUNDAY SCHOOL ON SUNDAY!  #2 – go to www.vernonfumc.org and explore all that’s on our webpage.  #3 – Invite someone to Worship and Sunday School so that they’ll also know what all’s going on! 

Sunday’s Bulletin is on the website! 

The Bible Study on Hebrews continues this Wednesday.  Read Hebrews 4 for this coming Wednesday and come join us in the Parlor at 6:00 p.m.

Mrs. Jones was reading a letter at breakfast.  Suddenly she looked up suspiciously at her husband.  "Henry, I've just received a letter from Mother saying she isn't accepting our invitation to come and stay, as we do not appear to want her.  I told you to write and tell her she was to come at her own convenience.  You did write, didn't you?"  "Er, - yes – I did," said the husband, "but I couldn't spell 'convenience' so I made it 'risk.'" (Jerry L. Schmalenberger)

May God abundantly bless you and yours!

Peace like a river,


Rusty Dickerson

 
October 6, 2017
 
Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ!
 
A man was staying in a motel in a large city and was surprised to find, posted to the elevator door, a small, handwritten notice which read, "Party tonight! Room 210.  Eight o'clock p.m. Everyone invited!"  I could hardly picture who would throw such a party, or for what reason, but I imagined that at 8:00, room 210 would be filled by an unlikely assortment of people - sales representatives seeking a little relief from the tedium of the road; a vacationing couple tired of sightseeing; a man stopping overnight in the middle of a long journey, looking for a bit of festivity; a few inquisitive and wary motel employees, there because of professional responsibility; perhaps some young people who had slipped out of their parents' rooms, anxiously curious about what was happening in room 210.  Alas, the sign by the elevator soon came down, replaced by a typewritten statement from the motel staff explaining that the original notice was a hoax, a practical joke.  That made sense, of course, but in a way it was too bad.  For a brief moment, those of us staying at the motel were tantalized by the possibility that there just might be a party going on somewhere to which we were all invited - a party where it didn't make much difference who we were when we walked in the door, or what motivated us to come; a party we could come to out of boredom, loneliness, curiosity, responsibility, eagerness to be in fellowship, or simply out of a desire to come and see what was happening; a party where it didn't matter nearly as much what got us in the door, as what would happen to us after we arrived.  Perhaps if there is to be such a party, the church is going to have to throw it.
 
Sunday is coming!  We will gather together to worship Almighty God!  I'll be preaching a sermon entitled, "The Church Of The Future...Perhaps."  Our Biblical foundation will be John 1:35-42 and Acts 5:29-40a.  Make sure you read these before Sunday so you'll be prepared.  
 
The Church Office will be closed Monday for Columbus Day!
 
The Methodist Women will meet on Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the Parlor.  Connie Dickerson will be leading the devotional.  You're invited!
 
To find out all that’s going on the next week...
   #1 – BE IN WORSHIP AND SUNDAY SCHOOL ON SUNDAY!
   #2 – go to www.vernonfumc.org and explore all that’s on our webpage 
   #3 – Invite someone to Worship and Sunday School so that they’ll also know what all’s going on! 
 
Sunday’s Bulletin is on the website!  
 
 
The Bible Study on Hebrews continues this Wednesday.  Read Hebrews 3 for this coming Wednesday and come join us in the Parlor at 6:00 p.m.
 
Robert Ingersoll, that great agnostic of a day gone by, once said to a friend, "I will give God five minutes to strike me dead for the things I have said."  After five minutes and nothing had happened, Ingersoll's friend remarked, "Did you think you could exhaust God's patience in just five minutes?" (Jerry L. Schmalenberger)
 

May God abundantly bless you and yours!

 

Peace like a river,


Rusty Dickerson

Encountering Christ


Growing in Christ


Sharing Christ

  


 

Wednesday Bible Study

 

 

6:00 - 7:00 pm

 

Each Wednesday night

Church Parlor

 

In our Wednesday Bible Study, we are studying the book of Hebrews.  We hope to go deeper in our understanding of what this book is trying to teach us about living for God, through Christ, in our world.

Come join us and see for yourself!!

 

 

Children's After-School Program

Join us every Wednesday in Wesley Hall!!!


Sometimes superheroes do great things. Other times it’s the little things that make them super. Big and small things add up to a life that honors God and allows us to do some super things for others.  Kids will learn that small acts done for Jesus can lead to a super life and they'll learn how to make life super for others. Join us after school each Wednesday as we learn how to be a Superhero!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
 
5:00 - 6:30 pm
 
Please join us for an Old Fashioned Carnival!!
There will be all sorts of games, booths, prizes, candy,  and a free concession stand!
 
 

Service Times

 9:00 am  Contemporary Service
10:00 am    Sunday School
11:00 am    Traditional Service

Location

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

Office Hours

 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Thursday