Chicken Fried Chicken Meal

Chicken Fried Chicken Dinner Fundraiser
(Meals provided by Chris Kelm)
Wednesday, March 10 @ 5:00-7:00 P.M.
Includes chicken fried chicken, green beans, 
and mac ‘n cheese
Dessert by donation
Pick up only
Tickets are $10 each.
Pick up your tickets in the church office to sell!
Ticket sale count is due on 3/3/2021


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.

Visitation
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

Interment
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
www.fumctaylor.org
512-352-2593

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

Peace and Love!
Rev. Sela Finau
Pastor



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.
 
Visitation
Thursday, October 8, 2020
10:00 – 12:00 A.M.
Providence Funeral Home
807 Carlos Parker Blvd, Taylor, Texas 76574
512-352-5909 | www.taylorprovidencefuneralhome.com
 
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
www.fumctaylor.org (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.
 


Pumpkins, pumpkins pumpkins!

Yay, it is time for our annual Pumpkin Patch!
 
Volunteers are needed to help. 
 
Decorating: Sunday, September 27, after church.
Pumpkins Arrive: Saturday, October 3, in the morning. 
 
 
If you can help with unloading the pumpkins, please message us at office@fumctaylor.org, or show up.
 


F.D. Glenn Services

Franklin Delano (F.D.) Glenn
March 29, 1937 – August 9, 2020 

Visitation
Friday, August 14, 2020
5:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Condra Funeral Home
503 Talbot Street
Taylor, Texas 76574

Celebration of Life
Saturday, August 15, 2020
11:00 A.M. 
First United Methodist Church
907 West Lake Drive
Taylor, Texas 76574

Burial to follow immediately after church service
St. John’s Cemetery
Detmold, Texas



F.D. Glenn

Dearest First United Methodist Church Family,

It is with deepest sadness I inform you that our faithful and loving servant (my neighbor), F.D. Glenn, caught the train this morning at 11:20 a.m. and has returned to his heavenly home. F.D.’s Lord and Savior has summoned him home today, August 9, 2020.

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

Let us give thanks to God for the life of F.D. and the time we were privileged to know him. We are grateful and blessed to have known F.D. and his faithfulness to his family, friends, community, and the church. 

Please keep Carol and family in your prayers. 

“When the storms of life are raging, stand by me. When the world is tossing me, like a ship upon the sea, thou who rules wind and water, stand by me.”

Surely, the gates of heaven has been open to our church these last couple of months. But we give thanks that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, stands by us during this storm. We give thanks to God for every breath that we take and the people who are around us. 

“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10. 

Peace and Love!
Rev. Sela Finau
Pastor