Hanging of the Greens

Join us for the Hanging of the Greens Worship Service
this coming Sunday, December 3, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.
Our Youth will lead this service.
We will also celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion
and the first Sunday of Advent.

Pumpkin Patch

Only a week and a half to go! There are just a few opportunities left to man the Pumpkin Patch.

We need volunteers to work the following shifts:
Sunday the 22nd 11:30 to 1:00 pm and 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
Thursday the 26th 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Saturday the 28th 9:00-11:00 am and 11:00 to 1:00 pm.

Please let us know if you are available to take one of these shifts.


National Night Out Cancelled

Due to inclement weather, the National Night Out scheduled for tonight
at FUMC Taylor has been cancelled. 

Stay safe, dry, and warm! 

Blessings, Always!

Edna Ruth Cowan

Edna Ruth Medart Cowan

Dear FUMC Taylor Family and Friends,

I am both saddened and blessed to inform you that our beloved sister in Christ, Edna Ruth Medart Cowan, has died Monday night, October 2, 2017. Edna was a Methodist all her life and and she would often refer to other Methodists as “Good Methodists.” Her niece, Jane, asked Edna if there were any bad Methodists, and she replied, “No.” Jane said, “I guess that makes Edna a good Methodist also.” She was a long-time resident of Taylor, est. 65 years and a
member of FUMC Taylor for the same length of time. Edna has now returned home to be with God.

The visitation and funeral service for Edna are as follow:

Providence Funeral Home
806 Carlos Parker Blvd, Taylor, Texas 76574
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Funeral Service
Providence Funeral Home
806 Carlos Parker Blvd, Taylor, Texas 76574
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

Burial Service
Killeen City Cemetery

2800 East Rancier, Killeen, Texas 76543
Thursday, October 5, 2017 after the funeral service
We give thanks to God for the many ways Edna has blessed us and countless others.
We will surely miss her beautiful smile, classy appearance, kindness, and presence.

Please keep Edna’s family and friends in your prayers.

In the last words of Edna, “God be with you.”

Rev. Sela Finau



National Night Out

FUMC Taylor is hosting a block party complete with food and FUN! Bring a chair & friend!

National Night Out is designed to:
Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
Generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts
Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnership
Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

For 9 consecutive years, the City of Taylor has been nationally ranked for its participation in the annual National Night Out event. Thanks to the efforts of the residents working alongside the police and fire departments, in 2016 the City ranked 34th in the nation and 7th in the State for cities with a population between 15,000 and 49,999.

Rev. Cliff Egner Memorial Service

Memorial Service for Rev. Cliff Egner 
Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 1:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
907 West Lake Drive
Taylor, Texas 76574

Reception following the service at the FUMC Taylor Fellowship Hall.
We continue to give thanks to God for the life, ministry, and witness of Rev. Cliff Egner. Please continue to keep Judy and family in your prayers. 

Grace and peace 

Click here for the obituary


A Season to Celebrate

The life of Christ from the manger to resurrection and Pentecost will be presented in a cantata by the choir of the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in Taylor on Sunday, Sept. 10.

“A Season To Celebrate,” by Allen Pote will be performed at the 10:30 a.m. service. The choir is under the leadership of the church’s music director and organist Debbby Vester.

“This musicale is beautiful and fun,” Vester said. “We invite the public to join with us for this event.”

The approximately half-hour cantata will feature choral numbers and solos. There will also be a repeat appearance by The Three Wise Men, weary travelers who are bickering their way by camel to Bethlehem.

Portions of the cantata have been presented by the choir during various of the church seasons. This will be the first time they have performed the entire program at one time.

The First United Methodist Church is located at 907 West Lake Drive in Taylor. The Rev. Sela Finau is the church’s pastor.

Responding to Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey Help

Many of you have asked how you can help.

First and foremost, please pray for all those impacted by the storm. 

As announced on Sunday, UMCOR – United Methodist Committee on Relief is the official agency of The United Methodist Church that responds to disasters. UMCOR works with other agencies to determine the location of the most needs. While I am aware there are various avenues through other organizations and groups who are all trying to provide support to the people in the affected areas, we will utilize our methodist connection. This Sunday, September 3, we will take up a special collection for UMCOR to be given to the Harvey Relief and Recovery effort.

If you choose to give monetarily online, please go to the 

UMCOR website here and you can credit our local church by selecting it. 100% of your donation will go to the relief effort. 

We will also assemble flood buckets. You can find the supply list here

. You may assemble your bucket(s) or bring your supplies to church either on Sunday or during the week. 
Please see the attached flyer/image on how you can help. Also, please read

Bishop Mike Lowry’s blog to the conference or go directly to the Central Texas Conference website by clicking here for updates. 

Thank you for your generous hearts in giving.

Grace and Peace be with you in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ!

Debi Tucker

June 5, 2017

Dear First UMC Taylor Family and Community,

The visitation and funeral service for Deborah Gayle (Debi) Tucker are as follow: 

Wake Visitation at Condra Funeral Home
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 6 to 8:00 P.M.
503 Talbot Street, Taylor, TX 76574 

Memorial Service at First United Methodist Church
 Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 11:00 A.M.
907 W. Lake Drive
Taylor, Texas 76574
Interment Procession following Worship 
Lawrence Chapel Cemetery
2800 Co Rd 473, Thrall, TX 76578

Lunch at First UMC, Taylor, following the Interment Service. 

We give thanks to God for the life, ministry, and witness of Debi Tucker. Please continue to keep the Tucker and Middleton family in your prayers. 

Grace and Peace


In lieu of flowers, memorials to honor Debi Tucker may be sent to FUMC Taylor.


“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you…. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27

And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who from now on die in the Lord.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them.” Revelation 14:13

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

Shepherd’s Heart Day

Join us tomorrow morning, Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the
Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry on 2nd and Porter Street here in Taylor.

Look forward to seeing you all in the morning! 

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