First In-Person Worship

First In-Person Worship
Sunday, June 28, 2020, 10:30 a.m.
 
As we gather for our first in-person worship tomorrow, please be aware of several changes found in our newsletter and listed below. Main things to remember: 1. We’re opening for worship only at 10:30 a.m. No Sunday School, Choir or Nursery. 2. Please keep social distancing. No hugs or handshakes. 3. Please wear a mask. 4. Please enter through red doors only facing Lake Drive. 5. High-risk individuals as defined by CDC are encouraged to continue worshipping online. 6. Individuals feeling ill are encouraged to worship online. 7. Ushers will direct you to your seat. There will be limited seating. 
 
If you do not feel it is safe for you to be out in a public setting, including worship, please continue to worship online. 
 
Thank you for your cooperation and love your church community and neighbors. 
 
  1. Opening for Sunday Worship Service only.
  2. No Sunday School.
  3. No Choir.
  4. No Nursery.
  5. Adhere to proper social distancing practices by keeping at least 6 ft. between you and people outside your household. Additionally, keep at least 16 ft between people if singing is involved.
  6. Wear a face mask before entering the church building. If you do not have a mask, the church may provide one for you. Please keep mask on if the covering does not impair your ability to carry out your duties or if it severely impairs your breathing.
  7. Frequently disinfect the facility and cleaning of surfaces in common areas including restrooms, pews, chairs, doorknobs, etc.
  8. Encouraging high-risk individuals, as defined by the CDC, to remain at home and continue worshipping online.
  9. Encouraging individuals exhibiting symptoms of the corona virus to stay at home and worship online.
  10. Encouraging individuals who are feeling sick to stay at home and worship online.
  11. The red doors, at the front of the church, will be the only doors open at this time.
  12. The kitchen area and education wing will be closed.
  13. Door greeters/ushers will open doors and will be wearing masks and gloves. They will hand out disposable bulletins that may be taken with you or thrown in the recycling bin located in the Narthex upon leaving the sanctuary.
  14. Hand sanitizer will be available for your use.
  15. Every other 2 pews will be taped up for social distancing. Limited seating. 
  16. There will be offering stations at the back of the sanctuary for you to place your offering upon entering or leaving.
  17. Attendance will be taken by the ushers. 
  18. Attempts will be made to shorten the worship service.
 
These guidelines are subject to change. 6/24/20
 


Leroy Olbrich Services

Leroy O. Olbrich
July 27, 1934 – June 24, 2020 

Here are the service arrangements for Leroy:

Visitation
Sunday, June 28, 2020
2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Condra Funeral Home
503 Talbot Street, Taylor, Texas 76574
Click here for the Obituary.

Funeral Service
Monday, June 29, 2020
10:00 A.M.
Condra Funeral Home
503 Talbot Street, Taylor, Texas 76574

Burial Service
Monday, June 29, 2020
Immediately following the Funeral Service
Thorndale City Cemetery

Family Luncheon
Monday, June 29, 2020
Immediately following the Burial Service 
First United Methodist Church
907 West Lake Drive, Taylor, Texas 76574
www.fumctaylor.org

Continued prayers for Charlene, Jeff, family and friends. 

God, assure us that not even death can separate us from your infinite mercy. Deal graciously with us who mourn, that we may truly know your sure consolation and learn to live in confident hope of the resurrection; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



Tyler Cobb Services

Tyler Dennis Cobb
January 14, 2005 – May 16, 2020 

Here are the service arrangements for Tyler:

Visitation
Thursday, May 21, 2020
5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Providence Funeral Home
807 Carlos Parker Blvd., NW, Taylor, Texas 76574
Obituary https://www.taylorprovidencefuneralhome.com/obituary/tyler-cobb

Memorial Service
Saturday, May 23, 2020
11:00 A.M.
Taylor High School Football Field
355 FM 973, Taylor, Texas 76574

Memorial Tree Ceremony
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Immediately following the Memorial Service 
First United Methodist Church
907 West Lake Drive, Taylor, Texas 76574
www.fumctaylor.org

Finger food and water will be available outside at First United Methodist Church after the tree ceremony. Please contact Marsha Beckermann or the church office for more information. 

A memorial fund in the name of Tyler Cobb has been setup at City National Bank. 
Make checks payable to Tyler Cobb Memorial Fund and either drop-off or send to P.O. Box 1099, Taylor, Texas 76574. 

As we grieve individually and collectively as a family and community, be reminded that God is here and grieves with us. “The Lord heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power, whose understanding is beyond measure.” Psalm 147:3, 5



Tyler Cobb

 
Tyler Cobb

Dear First United Methodist Church,

It is with deep deep sadness that I inform you that one of our youth, Tyler Cobb along with his friend Jace Gill, died today, May 16, 2020, in a side-by-side (SxS or UTV) accident. 

My heart hurts just writing this email to you. My prayers are for Shelli, Brian, Clayton and Conner. 

We pray that God upholds us now as we entrust Tyler to God’s eternal care. Assure us God that not even death can separate us from your infinite love and mercy. 

Services are pending. I will inform you as soon as it is available. 

Please keep the Cobb family in your prayers. Please also keep the Gill family in your prayers. 

May the love and peace of God surround these families and yours today and forevermore. 

Thank you God for gifting Tyler to us for 15 years. 

Rev. Sela Finau
Pastor


Holy Communion

4/6/2020

Holy Communion

Dear Friends,

Blessings to you on this Holy Monday!

I want to let you know that we will be celebrating Holy Communion this week online on Maundy Thursday, 4/9, at 7 p.m.  and Easter Sunday, 4/12, at 10:30 a.m. Though we are not able to physically gather, the virtual presence of Christ will be with us. I have ordered and received individual communion wafer and juice sets. You are invited and welcome to receive these individual communion sets beforehand in preparation for our online worship services. I will list below the times you can pick them up. 

If you are unable to pick them up or prefer not to, you are invited to prepare your own elements by getting bread and juice before hand. Something to remember is that you can make your living space into a sanctuary, and to set your table knowing that Jesus will be joining you. 

I will consecrate the individual elements before you pick them up. I will also virtually consecrate elements that you are preparing during our worship services.

I will be the only one handling these communion sets. I ask that you let me know the time that you will come to church and how many communion packets you need. Please either respond to this email or send a text to 817-874-3533. Please also call/text when you arrive. This way, I will have the packets ready to place on a table outside in the SE parking lot by the fellowship hall. Only one family communion set at a time will be placed outside. I will disinfect the table after each family picks up their set. Gluten free elements are also available. Please indicate whether you would like to receive the gluten free elements. 

Times available for pickup are:

Tuesday, 4/7/20, 12-6p.m.
Wednesday, 4/8/20, 12-5p.m. 

For pickup any other times or if you prefer not to get out and would like it delivered, please let me know by responding to this email, or text/call 817-874-3533.

God’s Blessings to you on this Holy Week!

Pastor Sela



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Call to Prayer

To the People of the United Methodist Church,

We join with Pope Francis in calling for prayer Wednesday, March 25, drawing strength from the Annunciation (Luke 1. 26-38), as we are approximately nine months from the celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We invite all to pray to God to rid the world of the coronavirus pandemic. And all are urged to pray the Lord’s Prayer at noon intheir own time zones. In the words of Pope Francis, “We wish to respond to the pandemic of the virus with the universality of prayer, of compassion and tenderness.” As we prepare to celebrate the resurrection at Easter, we have sure trust and confidence that God will hear the united prayers of the church across the world.

The Peace of the Lord,

+Ken Carter
Resident Bishop, Florida Conference President, Council of Bishops
The United Methodist Church

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Sunday Morning Devotion and Prayer

Devotion and Prayer Hour
Joys and Concerns
Sunday Mornings 9:30 a.m.
 
Meeting ID: 438-544-295
Phone# 346-248-7799
 


Devotion and Prayer Coffee Hour

Devotion and Prayer Coffee Hour
Pastor Church Connection
Wednesdays @ 9:30 a.m.
 
Meeting ID: 654-546-323
Password: Password783972
Phone: 346-248-7799


Sermon Recap Lunch Hour

Sermon Recap Lunch Hour
Pastor – Church Connection
Mondays 12:00 p.m.
 
This will be a weekly online lunch. You’ll be required to register the 1st time only. Info below.
 
Meeting ID 165-813-141
Meeting Password 459609
Phone# 346-248-7799
 
If you haven’t had the opportunity to join us in worship, please do so by visiting www.facebook.com/fumctaylor
You may also visit our youtube channel to watch it there.