First United Methodist Church
Tuesday, May 22, 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!


      The National Day of Prayer Breakfast is this Thursday, May 3rd, at 7:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Activity Center in Vernon! Come and join us. This will be a part of our congregational participation from now on.  Praying with our community is the best!!

   May, this year, is the month for Ascension Sunday, Pentecost, and, of course and always, Mother's Day! The Baccalaureate Service is Sunday afternoon, May 20th. Our annual Pet Blessing is Sunday, May 20th, at 5:00 p.m. in the south parking lot.

7 quick facts about the Ascension:

1) Ascension Thursday, May 10th, commemorates the Ascension of Jesus to the right hand of the Father 40 days after the Resurrection, as recorded by Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51, Acts 1:2. It's referenced in several other New Testament passages.
2) The Ascension of Jesus serves as His proper enthronement, fulfilling the offer that satan made to Him in the wilderness in Luke 4:5-7.
3) The Eastern Orthodox church refers to the Ascension feast as Analepsis, or "the taking up."
4) According to tradition, the Ascension took place at Mount Olivet near Bethany. Mount Olivet was measured as a Sabbath's day journey from Jerusalem in Biblical times (Acts 1:12). This also where prophecy says that Jesus will establish His throne (Zechariah 14:4).
5) Augustine's work appears to be the first written evidence of the observance of the feast day on Ascension Thursday. He traces its origin to the apostles. John Chrysostom, Gregory of Nyssa, and the Constitution of the Apostles also make reference to the feast.
6) Customs: torch lights; the blessing of beans and grapes; banners with images of a lion with his foot on a dragon, signifying Christ's triumph over evil; the elevation of a figure of Jesus through the roof of the church.
7) The feast day is observed on Sunday instead of Thursday to give it its due significance, since it's not a civic holiday in secular culture.
8) Bonus: Pentecost is 50 days after Easter.


May God abundantly bless you and yours!


Peace like a river,
Rusty Dickerson




         Blessing of the                 Animals
                        Sunday, May 20
                   5:00 pm
      Back Parking Lot of Church




Wednesday Bible Study


       6:00 - 7:00 pm





Each Wednesday night in the Church Parlor


 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!!


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

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