First United Methodist Church
Monday, March 19, 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!


I am just about as happy as can be that so many of you are keeping up with your daily Chronological reading!! This is how we learn to make the Bible at least a daily part of our living. John Wesley not only wanted us to read the Bible, he wanted us to dig into the Bible as well. The daily Chronological Bible allows us to do just that! 

March is upon us! St. Patrick’s Day is coming up. The 2018 Seedbed Sower’s Almanac & Seed Catalog, page 17, has some quick facts about St. Patrick: 
   1) St. Patrick, born to parents of high-ranking Roman colonists, lived in 5th-century (400s) Scotland and Ireland.
   2) As a teen, St. Patrick was capture by raiders and brought to Ireland where he was put to work as a shepherd.
   3) After escaping from slavery, St. Patrick is said to have had a dream in which the people of Ireland called out, “We beg you, holy youth, to come and walk among us once more.”
   4) St. Patrick is best known for his evangelistic fervor, courage, and humility, even in the face of difficult opposition from druid religious leaders.
   5) The 3-leaf shamrock became associated with the holiday since legend has it that St. Patrick used a 3-leaf clover to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity. However, it is likely that there were religious connotations associated with the shamrock from pre-Christian times of Ireland.
    6) The rise in popularity of St. Patrick’s Day in North America is largely due to Irish American immigrants’ strength in the face of economic hardship and withstanding prejudice against their Catholic faith. 
   7) March 17th is observed as the traditional day of St. Patrick’s death in the late 400s.

   There you have it! St. Patrick’s Day in a nutshell. Use this information wisely…..

   May God abundantly bless you and yours!

  Peace like a river,
  Pastor Rusty Dickerson








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!!


      Easter "Egg"stravaganza and Egg Hunt
 March 21
Special event for youth 5th grade and under
"Egg"stravaganza starts after school
Easter Egg Hunt starts at 5:30 pm
Palm Sunday Service
March 25
11:00 am combined service
We will have the traditional waving of the palm 
branches by the children.
 Easter Silhouette Play
"His Last Days"
FUMC Youth Group
March 28
Wesley Hall
6:00 pm
April 1
Come celebrate Easter with us!
9:00 am and 11:00 am services

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