Celebrating Our 2017 Ministries

By December 27, 2017

What a Year for Our Church!

  • Demographically it is important to remember we are a downtown church. How many downtown United Methodist Churches around the country are as vibrant and significant to their community as this church?
  • We continue to maintain average Sunday attendance of 1,100 people in a changing world by providing four distinct worship styles in six different services each Sunday. Recently we had 88 men at a Bible Study breakfast gathering.
  • We have had 170 people join our church to date in 2017. That is more people than the average membership of a typical United Methodist Church in our nation.
  • We have dynamic children and youth ministries that are expanding so rapidly we are having to expand our facility to house their growth.
  • This church through a donor gift has taken the lead in providing training and support for people dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
  • We live out our faith. We open our doors each Sunday to serve breakfast to 80 – 100 homeless guests, serve them Communion, and invite them to worship.
  • First Street Methodist Mission just provided a Thanksgiving meal to 800 families through the generosity of our members.
  • We have provided UMCOR over $58,000 in funds for disaster relief to victims of flooding in Houston and Puerto Rico and earthquake relief in Mexico. We have also provided funds to help resettle families in the Fort Worth area and sent teams to South Texas for disaster relief.
  • Through the generosity of previous member donations to the First Methodist Church Foundation the church is able to maintain and improve our facilities with an investment of $1.2 million in 2017 alone. That funding allows member donations to provide ministry and the church does not have to utilize debt to fund improvements.
  • The church provides the facilities to educate over 200 young children weekly through FUMC Day School. We also support the Methodist Justice Ministry that provides free legal services to indigent women and children who are victims of domestic violence, neglect, and abuse.

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