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

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.

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, or show up.

F.D. Glenn Services

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

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

“Shaving off the End of Summer with Ice”

“Shaving off the End of Summer with Ice”

Children/Youth Back to School event.
Sunday, August 9, 2020
6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Come join us for a back to school shave ice party; prayer, games and crafts.

Church Yard Sale

Church Yard 
First United Methodist Church 
907 West Lake Drive, Taylor, Texas 76574

Friday, August 7, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 8, 2020 – 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

We will hold our annual summer church sale in the yard under the oak trees.  

Donations are welcomed. You may drop them off in the Fellowship Hall or contact Shirley for pickup.

Folding tables NEEDED, to be used to display sale items. Please drop them off by Thursday.

Volunteers are needed to help set up during the day on Friday.
Volunteers needed on Saturday to help with the sale, setup and cleanup. 

For more information:
Contact the church office @ 512-352-2593 or
Shirley Ball @ 512-751-2178.

Roy Rogers Services

Roy Cleo Rogers
October 7, 1936 – July 17, 2020

Here are the service arrangements for Roy:

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Providence Funeral Home
807 Carlos G Parker Blvd NW, Taylor, Texas 76574
Click here for the Obituary or see below.

Funeral Service
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
10:00 A.M.
Providence Funeral Home
807 Carlos G Parker Blvd NW, Taylor, Texas 76574

Burial Service
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Immediately following the Funeral Service
Taylor City Cemetery

Family Luncheon
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Immediately following the Burial Service 
Taylor Volunteer Fire Hall
701 Carlos G. Parker Blvd., Taylor, Texas 76574

Memorial gift in lieu of flowers may be made to First United Methodist Church of Taylor, Texas and Taylor Rotary Club. 

Please be in continued prayers for Roy’s family and friends. 

The church is providing the meal for the family luncheon. Marsha Beckermann is in charge of the food coordination. Please contact her or the church with any other information. Thank you for your help and support for our church family. 


U.S. Veteran  

Roy Cleo Rogers, age 83, of Taylor, Texas, passed away July 17, 2020. He was born in Poteet, Texas on October 7, 1936 to the late Louis Cleo and Bessie Mangum Rogers. Roy was raised in Poteet, Texas and graduated high school in 1955. He spent his younger years farming and working cattle in Atascosa, LaSalle and McMullen counties with his father, uncles and grandfather. He then went to college at Southwest Texas State, which is where he met the love of his life, Patricia (Busby) Rogers. He graduated college in 1959 and married Pat on November 14, 1959. He then joined the Army Reserve and began working for the Soil Conservation Service. His job led him to spend time in Kennedy, Bartlett and Victoria, Texas. In 1975, Roy and family moved to Taylor, Texas where he became the Exxon Consignee. In 1980 he formed R. Rogers Oil, Inc. which became a well respected family establishment throughout the community. With the help of his family, together they ran the Exxon wholesale and retail for Williamson and surrounding counties. After 20 years of hard-work and dedication, Roy and Pat decided to retire and sell the business. He was dedicated to and served in multiple capacities in the Taylor Rotary Club during his 40+ years of service. Roy was a kind, trustworthy and honest man that never had a crossword with anyone. While he was a man of few words, when he did speak, he spoke words of wisdom and encouragement, while always sneaking in a hint of humor. Roy was a loving husband, brother, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather. He had a love for the outdoors and spent many of his days hunting and fishing with his sons and friends. Along with the love of his family, he loved to dance the night away with Pat and his other “sweethearts” to classic country music. He never missed the opportunity to eat dessert after each meal, was always drawing the lucky hand when it came to cards and dominoes and never missed the opportunity to root on his grandchildren at all events. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Cleo and Bessie Rogers, sister Maureen Burris, wife Patricia Rogers, daughter Royanne Rogers Rollins, and niece Donna Land.

Roy is survived by his sister, Sudie and Corky Halpin from Pleasanton, Texas, his brother Mark Rogers from Poteet, Texas, his sister-in-law Peggy Busby and DeeDee Lubow from Lakeway, Texas; children, Brett and Wendi Rogers from Holland, Texas, Trey and Kate Rogers from San Antonio, Texas, Trisha and Bobby Copeland from Taylor, Texas; grandchildren, Kaci and Jerod Rosipal, Kodi Copeland, Kayla Rogers, Jackson and Carson Rogers; great-granddaughter, Ramsie Rosipal and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be held at Providence Funeral Home at 807 Carlos G Parker Blvd in Taylor, Texas on Tuesday July 21 from 5-7pm. The funeral will be held at Providence Funeral home on July 22 at 10am. Following the graveside services a luncheon will be hosted at the Fireman Hall located at 701 Carlos G. Parker Blvd. NW, Taylor, Texas.  Those wishing to make a memorial gift in lieu of flowers may do so by donating to First United Methodist Church of Taylor, Texas and Taylor Rotary Club. 

The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to the caregivers and therapists of Park Place Nursing Home and S.P.J.S.T Nursing Home.

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

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