First United Methodist Church
Saturday, November 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!

October has flown by.  Just 2 months left in 2018.  There is much yet to come. 
            I’m thankful to all those who made this past Sunday’s Charge Conference a success!  Everybody I talked to was glad we were able to, once again, host this Conference. 
            This coming Sunday, November 11th will be a busy Sunday!  During the 9:00 a.m. Service, we’ll be baptizing Mati Kitchens!  That afternoon we’ll be leading the Service at Eagle Flats with singing and Holy Communion.  Our last session for our book study of The Master Plan of Evangelism will be that night at 5:30 p.m. 
            On Sunday evening, November 18th, we get to host the Community Thanksgiving Service at 6:00 p.m.!  Make sure you calendar this date and come join us!  To worship as a community is always the best thing for our churches!
            And what can be better than having Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 22nd?!  Don’t get so busy on Christmas that you forget to stop and give thanks to God for our great nation!  Our country has been blessed to be a blessing!  I know we sometimes call this day, “Turkey” Day, but this is a true day to offer Thanks to God!  Remember Thanksgiving!!
            This past Saturday, November 3rd, our church hosted a satellite event for the Wesleyan Covenant Association Global Gathering!  It was a great time to hear some wonderful speakers speak about the future of the UMC.  Dr. David Watson, professor at United Theological Seminary said this:  2 Timothy 1:8 says, “So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord, Jesus Christ!”  We have one Lord, Jesus, raised from the dead.  Salvation comes in Him alone.  God defines the nature of existence.  That’s what it means to be truly free.  The Church must be radical and counter-cultural.  We must never capitulate.  Jesus didn’t unhitch Himself from the Old Testament.  We need the Revelation of God to guide us.  The Bible is to be honored as the Book that leads us to revival! 
            G.K. Chesterton was also quoted:  “Evil always takes advantage of ambiguity.”  Ambiguity is defined as, vagueness, doubt, uncertainty.  We cannot share the message of God with the message of our worldly culture.  Evil will always take advantage of our tolerance of sin.  Don’t let it!
           May God abundantly bless you and yours!

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
November 7
Lasagna served by the Youth Group
November 14     
   Prepared by Prayers and Squares

November 21
No Meal tonight
                                                 November 28
                                        Enchiladas, Beans and Rice


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