Dearest Church,

One day this week I was texting with a friend and said, “It’s only 8:30 in the morning, but I already want to take a nap … until July.” Can I get an AMEN?!

I encourage you to take a few minutes and carefully read the information below as it relates to worship schedules and church office hours.

I hope you will join me in prayer and thanksgiving that even in the midst of rising covid-19 infections, quarantines, and all the challenges that have come our way, our God is still BIG ENOUGH. That’s right, God is Big Enough for this pandemic, the sickness, and the grief of love ones lost. When everything else seems too big to handle, I remember that while it may be too big for me or even for us, it isn’t too much for God to handle. I trust in Him and I know you do too! Let’s hold onto that trust and express our thanks and gratitude to him for his steadfast love.

I am grateful to be your pastor.


First Methodist Waco Worship Schedule – All Campuses
November 15 – 22
  • Online on demand anytime –
  • Downtown: 9:45 am Sanctuary Worship
  • Main: 9:45 am Sanctuary Worship, 11:00 am Outdoor Worship
  • South: 10:00 am Outdoor Worship
  • Baylor: 10:00 am Outdoor Worship
  • Downtown: 12:00 pm with lunch served thereafter
  • Main: 12:00 pm with lunch served thereafter

November 29 – December 20
  • On demand anytime –
  • Streaming LIVE at 11:00 am –
  • Downtown: 9:45 am Sanctuary Worship (Pastor Brandon preaching)
  • Main: 9:45 am & 11:00 am Sanctuary Worship (Pastor Ryan preaching)
  • South: 10:00 am Outdoor Worship (Pastor Steve R. preaching)
  • Downtown: 12:00 pm with lunch served thereafter

Stay tuned for Christmas Eve Plans & our 2021 Worship Plan!

First Methodist Waco Office Hours – Main Campus
Due to staffing shortages caused by covid-19, the church offices will observe modified hours until further notice:
Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Monday – Thursday, please enter through the main lobby doors located off Glen Lake Dr. On Sunday all doors will be open.

All campuses will be closed Monday, Nov. 23 - Saturday, Nov. 28.
Tuesday, November 24, 6-8pm, online Zoom event. This seminar will help those who are grieving the loss of a loved one in preparing for the holiday season. Register here, workbooks available for purchase at the time of registration. Questions--email Pat or call 254.772.5630.
If you would like to dedicate a poinsettia in honor or in memory of a loved one, you can place an order here or pick up a form in the lobby at Main and Downtown campuses. Plants are $15 each and will be in the sanctuary during the month of December. Dedications to be shared in a brochure and this email. Orders due by Sunday, November 29.
Last Friday, members of our south campus blessed 88 teachers and staff members at our partner school Alta Vista with a pizza night. KWTX covered the story, and you can see it here.
Virtual Sunday School for Grades 1-4
  • 8:45am: Children's Sunday School with Zoom, Grades 1-4
Downtown Campus
  • 9:45am:
          Nursery available for birth – Kindergarten
          Kids 5 and up are encouraged to be in worship with their families!
  • 11:00am:
.........Nursery available for birth–2 yrs old (plus 3s not yet potty trained)
          3s (potty trained), 4s, and 5/Kinder Preschool Sunday school
         Grades 1-4 Sunday school
         Grades 5-6 Sunday school
Main Campus
  • 9:45am:
          Nursery available for birth – Kindergarten
          Kindergarten-6th grade Powerhouse with Laughing Larry
  • 11:00am:
          Nursery available birth – Kindergarten
          Kids 5 and up are encouraged to be in worship with their families!

Adult Discipleship Group Schedule available HERE.
Make Disciples, a Publication of Adult Discipleship, November 15
Worship, on-demand Saturday/, YouTube & app
Children’s weekly Weekend Curriculum is posted online at First Waco. If you have any questions, contact Tara DeLeon.
Jump On In! You are invited to join our nursery care team! We are looking for compassionate, Christ-centered workers. We have paid and volunteer positions available. Contact Tara DeLeon for more details.
Royce Berger, Sandra Hooks, Brian Lewis, Sandi Snowden, Margaret Elliott
Ray Sancton in the death of his wife, Rosemary.
MelodyTerrell, husband Alain Duquette, and son Evan Strot in the death of her father, Pete Terrell.
  • Health Shapers, 9:30-10:30am, Chapel, Main
  • Songs of Hope, Noon, Facebook , In person at Main campus
  • Epic of Eden, 5:30-6:45pm, Garden Room & Virtual, Main
  • Prayer and Worship Gathering, Noon, Sanctuary, Downtown
  • Cub Scouts, 5:30pm, Main
  • Girl Scouts, 6:30pm, Main
  • Boy Scouts, 7pm, Main
  • Charge Conference, 7:15pm, Online
  • Band of Brothers, 7-8am, Garden Room, Main
  • Live with Ryan, Noon, Facebook
  • The Life of King David, Noon, Fellowship Hall, Downtown
  • Men's Prayer Breakfast, 7am, Garden Room, Main
  • Prayer and Worship Gathering, Noon, Sanctuary, Main
  • Health Shapers, 9:30-10:30am, Chapel, Main
Spring Midweek 2021, Wednesdays, January 13-March 3, 6-7pm, in-person, virtual, and recorded. More information to follow or contact Pastor Jon.
The First Methodist Waco Prayer Team is a group committed to praying for you and your needs. We believe in the healing power of prayer! If you would like us to pray for you or a loved one, please click here, contact Sara Holmes or call 254.772.5630.
To reach the pastors with email, click here or call the church 254.772.5630. To reach the Business Office, call 254.772.5630 x221 or email Cindy Knapek. To give to church ministry, click here, use the app or call the church. Mail checks to First Waco, PO Box 7736, Waco, 76714. You may text to give at 254.306.0810.
First Methodist Waco Campuses
Main Campus: 4901 Cobbs Drive, Waco, TX 76710
Downtown Campus: 1300 Austin Avenue, Waco, TX 76701
South Campus: 2801 Robinson Drive, Waco, TX 76706
If you need to reach a staff member by phone, please call 254-772-5630.
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