First United Methodist Church
Thursday, September 21, 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 

 
  

 

September 15, 2017

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ!


Biblical prophecy provides some of the greatest encouragement and hope available to us today.  Just as the Old Testament is saturated with prophecies concerning Christ's first advent, so both testaments are filled with references to the second coming of Christ.  One scholar has estimated that there are 1,845 references to Christ's second coming in the Old Testament, where 17 books give it prominence.  In the 260 chapters of the New Testament, there are 318 references to the second advent of Christ an amazing 1 out of every 30 verses.  Twenty-three of the 27 New Testament books refer to this great event.  For every prophecy in the Bible concerning Christ's first advent, there are 8 which look forward to His second! ("Today in the Word," April, 1989, p. 27)


Sunday is coming!  We will gather together to worship Almighty God!  I'll be preaching the 6th sermon of the sermon series on Jude!  There are two sermons to go after Sunday.  These last 3 sermons are way more positive than the last three have been so get ready to get charged up!  This sermon is entitled, "Jesus Is Coming Back!"  Read the whole book of Jude, but we'll be focusing on verses 14 & 15 for Sunday.  


Thank you to those who came and helped get the Flood Buckets ready for delivery!  Thank you, Mary Bearden, for getting everything ready to be packed!  Thank you to all who donated $$, buckets, and bucket guts to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey!!  


To say that "Wednesday was great," would be a major understatement?  Wednesday was great!....But it was so much more!  Looking forward to the future!


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 and the Advance Newsletter are on the website! 

Mary Bearden is needing to line up groups and people who will take care of the meals yet to be sponsored on Wednesday nights!  Each group is responsible for set-up, food/drinks, and clean-up.  Please talk this over in your Sunday School classes and groups and let Mary know what date or dates you can take care of this!  Thank you, Salvation Army Board, for Wednesday's Meal on 9/13!  It was wonderful!  

The new Bible Study on Hebrews continues this Wednesday.  If you're fretting because you missed the first session, DON'T!  Come join us!  No time is too late to join us!  Well........unless you don't come until the week of Christmas......that'll be too late.  But we start another Bible study in the spring!  

A pastor tells of the time he was at the checkout table at the library at Princeton Seminary when a friend of his, a pastoral counselor, approached staggering under the weight of a stack of books.  The pastor teased him a little, asking what a pastoral counselor was doing with all those books.  And the counselor replied he was doing some research on forgiveness. The pastor was surprised and puzzled. "Research on forgiveness?  What are you trying to find out?"  The counselor thought for a moment and replied, "I guess I’m trying to find out if forgiveness really exists or not.  You know, I see so little evidence of it in my work." (Scott H. Bowerman)

 

May God abundantly bless you and yours!

 

Peace like a river,


Rusty Dickerson

Encountering Christ
Growing in Christ
Sharing Christ

 


 

 

As you know,  Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston and surrounding areas with devastating flooding and destruction.  The call went out for help filling flood buckets to be sent to the Gulf Coast area.  The response was outstanding!  We were able to send 31 buckets to the area as well as a monetary contribution to OMCOR to be used toward helping those in need.  

Thanks again to all who helped and gave a prayer for this ministry!  Please continue to pray for those affected and those helping the affected.

For additional information, please visit the United Methodist Committee on Relief website at  http://www.umcor.org/


 

 

 


 
  
 Affirming that Jesus Christ
 
is Son, Savior, and Lord!
 

September 8, 2017

 

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ!


We are being presented today with many different Jesuses.  There's the Jesus of Jesus Christ Superstar, and the Jesus of Godspell, the Jesus of the Mormons, the Jesus of the cults, the Jesus of humanism.  It's no wonder that people are confused as to which is the real one.  You want to ask, "Will the real Jesus please stand up?"  That real Jesus is the Jesus presented by the apostolic writers.  They knew Him.  They were chosen by Him to be eyewitnesses who would convey to us the Jesus who really is.  It's so important that we grasp this great fact.  There is only one historic Jesus, and any deviation from the Jesus of the apostles is an impostor. (Ray Stedman)


Sunday is coming!  We will gather together to worship Almighty God!  This Sunday I'll be preaching the fifth sermon in the sermon series on the book of Jude.  Make sure you read the book of Jude again, all 25 verses of it!  Our Biblical foundation will be vss. 12-13.  


Wednesday activities begin this coming Wednesday, September 13th!!!


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! 

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. in the Parlor.  We will be studying the book of Hebrews!  Go ahead and start reading this book now! 

"Folding our hands in prayer, clasping the hands of others in prayer, causes disarray in the enemies' camp, in the natural and spiritual world." (Philip Yancey)

 

May God abundantly bless you and yours!

 

 

Peace like a river,


Rusty Dickerson

 

Encountering Christ


Growing in Christ


Sharing Christ

 

  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!!

 

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