Church Work Update

Church Work Update
The church is closed this week for abatement work.
(Monday, 8/30, – Friday, 9/3/21)
Phones are not working. 
Call or text 817-874-3533 if it’s urgent.
Email non-urgent messages to or
Thank you!

Re-Construction Update

August 20, 2021

Dear Church, 
This email is a notification and update on the church work progress and expectations in the coming weeks. 

  • 8/23/21 onward: 4 40-ft containers will be delivered to the church and placed on our parking lot’s east side (Kimbro). 
  • 8/26: Movers will be at the church to move all furniture and belongings from the offices and classrooms to the containers.
  • 8/30 – 9/3: Sisk-Robb, Inc. will remove all asbestos flooring impacted during the winter freeze. The areas impacted were the narthex, hallways, offices, classrooms, closets, and bathrooms. The sanctuary tested negative for asbestos; thereby, it does not need abatement. The fellowship hall and hallway from the east and west doors were not impacted during the flood and, therefore, will not be abated.
  • During the abatement process, no one will be allowed on the premises except for the workers.
  • 9/4 or shortly after: Movers will be on-site to remove all pews from the sanctuary and place them in the containers. 
  • 9/4 or shortly after: Re-construction to the floor, walls, and sanctuary ceiling will begin.
  • If you have extra boxes, please drop them off at the church. If you are available to pack up a couple of boxes, we would truly appreciate your help. If you have personal belongings at the church, please remove them by 8/25. Everything in the abatement areas must be removed, boxed, and be ready for the movers by Wednesday evening, 8/25/21. 
  • If you have concerns or questions, please share them with the Trustees or the pastor. The next Trustees’ meeting will be Tuesday, August 24, at 8:00 P.M. As a friendly reminder, all church meetings are open to members. You may attend in person or via Zoom. The meeting ID# is 928 3017 1055. 

Peace and grace,
Pastor Sela

Children and Youth Student Ministry — Summer Fun Day Out

Children and Youth Student Ministry
Summer Fun Day Out!
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
1:00 P.M.
Meet at the church at 12:45 P.M. or the Taylor Animal Shelter at 1:00 P.M.
Then, we will gather at the Lucky Duck Ice Cream Shop for Ice Cream Social!
Please let us know if you plan to join us or if your child or youth needs a ride. Everyone is welcome!

Community Caring

Community Caring
All items are free.
Add what you want.
Take what you need.
Lent spring cleaning!
Monday 3/8 to Wednesday 3/10, anytime. 

Ash Wednesday Service

Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.
Service we be outdoors to promote social distancing if weather permits.
You are invited to bring a container of soil/dirt from your yard, garden, or farm to Ash Wednesday. If you do not have a yard, please let us know and we will gather some dirt from the church grounds.
You will be asked to place your hands in the dirt and hold it during prayer. This container of soil is to remain with you throughout Lent and into Holy Week.
During Lent 2021, you will be encouraged to tend the soil in that container. Such tending could include placing a cross in that soil or a picture of a loved one gone. You may also plant a seed in the soil/ground (“unless the seed dies”) to indicate that our Lenten journey is taking us to Easter Spring. This tending time is also a chance for us to be creative with other suggestions on how to tend the soil, realizing the tending of soil metaphor serves as a reminder that we are dust and from the earth, and we will return to the ground. Since you will be collecting soil, you have gone directly to the source, to the ground. Your collecting of dirt also serves as a metaphor for encouraging spiritual growth and maturity in the Christian faith.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Thursday, December 24, at 5:00 P.M.
Join us under the oaks!
Dress appropriately for 30-35 minutes outdoors. 

Fred Smith Switzer, Jr.

Fred Smith Switzer, Jr.

Dearest Friends in Christ!

You may have already received the news that our faithful and loving servant Fred Switzer has transitioned from this world to his heavenly home yesterday afternoon, Thursday, October 29, 2020.  

Fred joined First United Methodist – Taylor in 1975. He was not only active in the church, but held multiple roles and served in all of our church committees for many years, including Lay Leader and Lay Servant Speaker. He was truly a servant of Christ. 

Let us give thanks to God for Fred’s life and the time we were privileged to know and serve alongside him. We are grateful and blessed to have known Fred and his faithfulness to his family, friends, community, and the church. 

Please keep Fred’s family and many friends in your prayers.

Sunday, November 1, 2020
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Providence Funeral Home
807 Carlos Parker Blvd., NW
Taylor, Texas 76574

Funeral Service
Monday, November 2, 2020
10:00 AM
Providence Funeral Home (obit)
807 Carlos Parker Blvd., NW
Taylor, Texas 76574

Immediately Following the Service
Taylor City Cemetery
1101 East 4th Street
Taylor, Texas 76574

Family Lunch
After the Burial
First United Methodist Church
907 West Lake Drive
Taylor, Texas 76574

“Well done, good and faithful servant.” -Jesus

Peace and Love!
Rev. Sela Finau

Worship Guide 10/18/20

Lorraine J Flint

Lorraine J. Flint
July 14, 1929 – October 3, 2020

Lorraine joined FUMC Taylor in 1958, and retained her membership with the church. We give thanks to God for Lorraine’s life and the people she blessed.
Thursday, October 8, 2020
10:00 – 12:00 A.M.
Providence Funeral Home
807 Carlos Parker Blvd, Taylor, Texas 76574
512-352-5909 |
Celebration of Life
Thursday, October 8, 2020
12:00 P.M.
Providence Funeral Home
Burial Service
Immediately Following Service
Taylor City Cemetery
1101 E. 4th Street, Taylor, Texas 76574
Family Luncheon
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Immediately following the Burial Service 
Sirloin Stockade
3607 N. Main Street, Taylor, Texas 76574
Hosted by First United Methodist Church
907 W Lake Drive, Taylor, Texas 76574 (512)352-2593

Officiating: Rev. Sela Finau

FUMC Annual Pumpkin Patch

FUMC Annual Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkins Delivery Date Has Been Delayed
(Originally Scheduled for Saturday morning, October 3, 2020)
Pumpkin Patch Hours
October ? – October 31
Monday – Friday 2:00 p.m. – dark
Saturday 10 a.m. – dark
Sunday 12 pm – dark
Pumpkins, baked goods, crafts & lots of photo opportunities.