First United Methodist Church
Saturday, April 21, 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!

 

   Just so you’ll know: I make no special pretense about my daily reading from The Old Farmer’s Almanac! When my dad planted gardens, he always used the advice of this Almanac. I even have a daily calendar on my desk that has bits of advice and information. So, I ask this questions from the Monday, April 2nd, information: “If the ash leafs-out before the oak, expect a wet season.” Just wondering if that can be verified around here?


   Here are 5 quick facts about Easter:


1) Easter is a moveable feast, which means it falls on different dates every year. In 325 AD, the Council of Nicea, of Nicean Creed fame, established the date as the Sunday following the first full moon on or after the Spring Equinox.


2) Easter is intimately related to the Jewish festival of Passover. Jesus is the ultimate Passover Lamb for all people so that the world, through belief, might escape the wages of sin and death. 


3) Easter is the most significant and theologically potent of all Christian holy days. Not only was Jesus vindicated by God and raised for our forgiveness and defeat of death, but His Resurrection serves as a model for the promise of the Christian hope of eternal bodily existence.


4) The origin of the Easter bunny and egg tradition is disputed, but it was likely brought to America by German immigrants in the 18th century (1700s). Both serve as appropriate symbols for renewal and new creation. Eggs have been decorated since ancient time, so their origin is unrelated to Easter, but the practice was likely adopted and appropriated for Easter since eggs are traditionally one of the foods from which Christians fast during Lent.


5) The word, “Easter,” is a Germanic word that means, “time of new birth.” The reason why we worship on Sundays is because the Resurrection took place on a Sunday!
(from the Seedbed Sower’s Almanac)

 

May God abundantly bless you and yours!

 

Peace like a river,
Rusty Dickerson


WHAT'S HAPPENING AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH!!!


 

        CHUCK CRAIN
 
     From Presleys' Branson and RFD TV
           "Good Ole Gospel Music"
 
Sunday, April 29    6:30 pm, FUMC
 
Chuck joined the Presleys’ Country Jubilee Show in Branson,Mo., in 1997. He sings tenor with the Southern Gospel Quartet, back up vocals for some of the other entertainers , and many behind the scenes duties. All  to help the show be as entertaining as possible.
 
Chuck started singing while in the Navy, performing with the Navy’s Blue Jacket Choir ,in San Diego, Ca,  then while stationed in Jacksonville, Fl, he was watching the television one Sunday morning and saw 4 gentlemen standing around a piano, singing Southern Gospel music and he was hooked.
 
After leaving the Navy in 1974 , he got  a full time job at Winn Dixie (during the day time), and traveled the weekends with a part time gospel group.
 
In 1976 he joined the Mid-South Boys Quartet in Sheridan, Ark. , his 1st full time gospel group. In October he met a lovely lady , Sharon ,who in December became his wife. They have been married for 37 years, have 4 children and as of now , 9 grand children .
 
In 1979 he joined the Blackwood’s, taking him all around the world, singing to millions of gospel music fans. Performing on television programs such as the 700 Club, PTL , Jimmy Swaggart, just to name a few. Then in 1990 the Blackwood’s came to Branson, Mo where Chuck left and formed his own group, The Heartland Quartet. That year they were nominated  Horizon Group of the Year. Two years later, Chuck left the group to stay home and was working (behind the scenes) in several theaters.
 
In Dec of 1997, Chuck talked to Gary and Steve Presley and was asked if he would like to help form a Southern Gospel Quartet on the show. Since 1998 , thousands of fans later,  and hardly no miles, Chuck has found his calling.
Many nights  people come and ask him if he still travels and sings . Chuck, and sometimes along with his wife, travel during the off season. There are a few dates he does during the season. Starting in March 2010 the Presleys have been on RFD TV with a half hour program (6:30pm central Saturday night) and you can see Chuck there.
 

 

 

 

Wednesday Bible Study

 

       6:00 - 7:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Each Wednesday night in the 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 Wednesday After School Program 

 

 

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!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
MARK YOUR SUMMER CALENDAR!
The Church has reserved the Orbison Park Pool for the following summer dates:

June 27
July 25
August 15

All parties will start at 7:00 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 

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