First United Methodist Church
Sunday, August 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!!!






 Affirming that Jesus Christ
is Son, Savior, and Lord!
August 18, 2017

Winning the lost,
Building believers,
Serving others,
Lives transformed!


Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ!

Faith for my deliverance is not faith in God.  Faith means, whether I am visibly delivered or not, I will stick to my belief that God is love.  There are some things only learned in a fiery furnace. (Oswald Chambers)

Sunday is coming!  We will gather together to worship Almighty God!  I'll be preaching the second sermon in this series on the book of Jude!  We'll be specifically talking about Jude verses 3 & 4.  Make sure you read Jude every week during this series!  It's 25 verses - easy reading to prepare for Sunday


Stephanie asked me to tell all workers in the coming Wednesday after school program to let her know your T-shirt size.  You can get this info to her at

Make sure you read the "School Supplies" list insert in the bulletin Sunday!

"Blessing Of The Backpacks" is this Sunday, August 20th, during the Morning Services!  We'll be praying for students, teachers, school administrators and workers, and parents! 

To find out all that’s going on the next week, #1 – BE IN WORSHIP AND SUNDAY SCHOOL ON SUNDAY!  #2 – go to 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! 

Mary Bearden is needing to line up groups and people who will take care of the 11 times meals will be served on Wednesday nights beginning on September 13th!  Each group is responsible for set-up, food/drinks, and clean-up.  Please begin talking this over in your Sunday School classes and groups and let Mary know what date or dates you can take care of this! 

There will be a new Bible Study beginning on September 13th at 6:00 p.m.!  We will be studying...well...we'll be studying the Bible!  Stay tuned!

You're invited to an Ice Cream Social this Sunday, August 20th, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the parsonage, 3105 Martindale!  Bring your favorite homemade ice cream, Blue Bell, cookies, lawn chairs, etc., and let's enjoy together the last evening before school starts! 

A Sunday school teacher asked her class of small girls if one of them could quote the 23rd Psalm.  A girl timidly raised her hand and said she could.  She stood in front of the class and said, "The Lord is my shepherd. That's all I want."


May God abundantly bless you and yours! 

Peace like a river,

Rusty Dickerson

Encountering Christ
Growing in Christ
Sharing Christ


     We are collecting school supplies for McCord and  Central School.  Please bring your items to the display  in the Church foyer.  You do not have to buy everything - every little bit helps.
     McCord Elementary:   24 count crayons, 4 oz.  Elmer's glue, spiral notebooks, yellow #2 pencils
 Central Elementary:  yellow #2 pencils, map pencils, composition notebooks, and Kleenex

 Sunday, August 20
We will have a "Blessing of the Backpacks" in
both worship services on this Sunday.  All
students are encouraged to bring their backpacks
to Church that Sunday.  All teachers are welcome
to bring their book bag to Church to be prayed over.


Service Times

 9:00 am  Contemporary Service
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