First United Methodist Church
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Vernon, Texas

Welcome to


First United Methodist Church 


Winning the lost

 Building believers 

 Serving others 

 Lives transformed 



Our mission, based on Matthew 28:19-20, is to make disciples

for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
We invite you to come worship, learn, and build friendships here at
First United Methodist!!!







Message from Pastor Rusty....


November 3, 2017



Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ!

One man was trying to persuade another to attend church.  He said, "Don't you think you owe the Lord something?" The other man answered, "Yes, I suppose so, but he isn't pressing me as hard as my other creditors!"  True - and He never will. God will never send you a bill, or send out somebody to collect what you owe Him. He doesn't keep reminding us how deeply we are in debt.  This is something He would like for us to find out for ourselves.  It's one thing to be told that we have a lot to be thankful for; it's quite another to make the discovery on our own.  We can be told and not be convinced, but what we discover we can be sure of.  And each of us needs to make the discovery that we're a deeply indebted people.  A Christian is one who has made this discovery; a Christian is a truly thankful one; there's no way to be a Christian and not be thankful.  As Christians, we're indebted for the love which sent Christ into the world, for the love which brought Him to a cross, for the power which brought Him forth alive from death, for the grace by which we have our salvation, for the goodness by which we are blessed all along the way.  Worship time, whatever else it may be, surely is a thanksgiving time.  As thankful people, let us rejoice and be glad, and, as the psalmist said, "give to the Lord the glory due to His name." (no name given)

Sunday is coming!  We will gather together to worship Almighty God!  This Sunday is Holy Communion Sunday AND we will also be remembering our members who've gone to Heaven since last year and honoring their families.  Throughout this month of November, I'm going to try my dead-level best to preach on Thanksgiving every Sunday.  My sermon title this week is, "Some Thoughts On Thanksgiving."  Our Biblical foundation is 1 Timothy 2:1-6 and Matthew 6:25-34.  Make sure you read these before Sunday!

To find out all that’s going on the next week, #1 – BE IN WORSHIP AND SUNDAY SCHOOL ON SUNDAY!  #2 – go to and explore all that’s on our webpage.  #3 – Invite someone to Worship and Sunday School so that they’ll also know what all’s going on! 

Tuesday:  Paint Party in Wesley Hall at 6 p.m.  Carolyn Altman has more info!

The Hebrews Bible Study continues on Wednesday.  Read Hebrews 4 and 5 and come join us!

Order Boy Scouts Popcorn in the church office!

Just a reminder that you can now give online from our church website.  3 or 4 people have begun to give this way.  If you're going to be out-of-town, you can give anytime!!

A young seminary graduate came up to the pulpit, very self-confident and immaculately dressed.  He began to deliver his first sermon in his first church and the words simply would not come out.  Finally he burst into tears and ended up leaving the platform obviously humbled.  There were two older ladies sitting in the front row and one remarked to the other, "If he'd come in like he went out, he would have gone out like he came in." (Peter J. Blackburn)

May God abundantly bless you and yours!



Peace like a river,

Rusty Dickerson


Encountering Christ

Growing in Christ

Sharing Christ





Sunday, November 19, 2017

6:00 pm

First Baptist Church

Everyone is invited to attend!!


Wednesday Bible Study



6:00 - 7:00 pm


Each Wednesday night

Church Parlor


In our Wednesday Bible Study, we are studying the book of Hebrews.  We hope to go deeper in our understanding of what this book is trying to teach us about living for God, through Christ, in our world.

Come join us and see for yourself!!



Children's After-School Program

Join us every Wednesday in Wesley Hall!!!

Sometimes superheroes do great things. Other times it’s the little things that make them super. Big and small things add up to a life that honors God and allows us to do some super things for others.  Kids will learn that small acts done for Jesus can lead to a super life and they'll learn how to make life super for others. Join us after school each Wednesday as we learn how to be a Superhero!!


               PAINT PARTY               
Tuesday, December 5
6:00 pm     Wesley Hall

$5 per person

All supplies provided.

Please call the Church office at
552-6281 to make a reservation

The Campaign will begin on Monday, November 14 and conclude on December 16.  If you would like to ring the bells, call Cathy Bristo at 940 357 0137 or go to the Salvation Army Wilbarger County Facebook page, and click on "POSTS".  There will be a link to sign up.  You can see what days and time slots are available and choose what is best for you.

Service Times

 9:00 am  Contemporary Service
10:00 am    Sunday School
11:00 am    Traditional Service


 3029 Wilbarger Street
 Vernon, Tx   76384
 Phone:  940 552 6281
 FAX:  940 552 8194

Office Hours

 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Thursday