Grace and peace to you in the Name of our Risen Lord, Jesus Christ! I pray that this communication finds you full of the power and love of our great God. Today marks the first official day of my tenure as the Lead Pastor of First Methodist Church of Waco. I feel that it is a day for which God has been preparing me for long, long time.
It is hard for me to express the
sheer level of excitement I have
for beginning in ministry with all of you.
God has deeply blessed this congregation throughout her more than 160 years in ministry. I am humbled to stand in the line of great ministers who have guided the spiritual life of this church. Of course, it is clear that the true strength of this church is found in her people. Your love for God, commitment to Christ, and service in the church have built one of the most important congregations in the country.... Continued
Rev. Ryan Barnett
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
July 9-13 - Churchwide
Registration closes on Friday, July 7th at 12 p.m. Forms are in the Children's Ministry office oronline(Children entering Kindergarten-6th grade, Youth & Adults). Preschool Registration:
3 to 4-years-old - Children of FUMC Waco members only may participate at this age.
Must be three by July 9. All 1st-4th grade are placed in multi-age crews. Walk-ups welcome every night. For more information contactSarah Hegerat 772.5630.
July 17 Orientation, Begins July 31 - Chapel
First Methodist will host GriefShare, July 17th in the Chapel. GriefShare is a support group that meets weekly and is intended to provide help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. The program is nondenominational and features biblical concepts for healing from your grief. For more information or to make reservations, please contact
Pat Mearsat 772.5630.