Greetings Church!
As we head into the weekend I am looking forward to gathering with you in worship around our great city. We have 8 different weekly opportunities for you to participate! Two are online and the rest in-person. We have indoor, outdoor, in-person, and online options. We have a place for your kids and youth to engage in their discipleship at multiple campuses. I truly hope you will engage with the body of Christ this week!
We are also kicking off one of our two midweek offerings for the spring. We have a variety of classes that start this Wednesday, January 13. The classes will be held at our Main Campus from 6-7 pm. Each class has an in-person option, online option, and even an on-demand option. So, you can participate live, in-person, or online Wednesdays at 6 pm or can watch the recording of the class later in the week at your convenience! After Spring Break, we will be offering an 8 week midweek for confirmation, all children, and their parents! You will hear more about that in the months ahead.
Finally, I want to express my deep lament for what happened at the capitol building in Washington, DC this week. I spoke about this at length on my weekly Thursday noon broadcast on Facebook if you are interested. I hope we will all pray and work for the healing of our nation, the unity of our people, and that the will of God would reign in America.
2021 is going to be a GREAT year for the church of Jesus Christ. I look forward to spending every day of it serving Christ with you.
  • On-demand Online Hip Hop Service
  • South Campus: 2nd & 3rd Saturdays, 4:00 pm Outdoor Hip Hip Worship
  • Online Campus: On-demand anytime – First Waco on YouTube or our website
  • Streaming LIVE at 11:00 am – Facebook
  • Main: 9:30 am Contemporary Worship
  • South: 10:00 am Outdoor Worship
  • Downtown: 11:00 am Contemporary Worship
  • Main: 11:00 am Traditional Worship
  • Downtown: 12 Noon Traditional Worship with lunch served thereafter
Join us for MIDWEEK 2021, January 13 - March 3. There are six wonderful classes available which will be offered in-person and virtually. For more information about the classes and to signup, click here.
First Methodist is excited to partner with Mission Waco and participate in an event called MLK Day of Prayer and Service on January 18th. This includes opportunities to serve in activities such as flyer distribution for the Jubilee Food Market or cleaning up around a public housing apartment partnered with Mission Waco. Families and kids are welcome and will include a free lunch in the parking lot of the Jubilee Market. The event begins at 12pm and end at 3:00 pm. Please contact Pastor Jon by next week to sign up if you would like to participate in this event.
On Monday, January 18th, 2021 at 7:00 pm the leaders of the numerous adult discipleship groups are invited to attend a leadership zoom meeting as we discuss and dialogue about moving forward into the upcoming new year. Please make every effort to participate and if the leader of the group is unable to attend please have an alternative person attend this important meeting. If you have any questions contact Pastor Jon by email or call 254.772.56530 x212. 
Caroline Emmylou Kinslow
with parents
Brandon and Amanda Kinslow
baptized December 20, 2020
Virtual Sunday School for Grades 1 - 4
9:30 am: Children's Sunday School with Zoom, Grades 1 - 4
Downtown Campus
10:00 am:
  • Nursery available for birth - 3 years old
  • Preschool Sunday School - 3s (potty-trained), 4s, and Kindergarten
  • 1st - 4th Grade Sunday School
  • 56 Sunday School
11:00 am:
  • Nursery available for birth - Kindergarten
  • Kids 5 and up are encouraged to be in worship with their families!
Main Campus
9:30 am:
  • Nursery available for birth – Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten-6th grade Powerhouse with Laughing Larry
11:00 am:
  • Nursery available birth – Kindergarten
  • Kids 5 and up are encouraged to be in worship with their families!

Make Disciples, a Publication of Adult Discipleship, January 10

Sunday School
  • 10:00 Downtown Campus in the Youth Room
  • 11:00 Main Campus in the Youth Room
For more information, contact Hayley.

Children’s weekly Weekend Curriculum is posted online at First Waco. If you have any questions, contact Tara DeLeon.

We are looking for compassionate, Christ-centered workers. We have paid and volunteer positions available. Contact Tara DeLeon for more details.
Children’s Ministry is hosting a Toy Drive at the Main and Downtown Campuses. We will be accepting gently used toys to use in our South Campus Ministries. There are collection boxes located in the foyers of both campuses. The last day for collection will be January 17. (Please no stuffed animals due to sanitation concerns with Covid.) Questions? Contact Tara DeLeon.
Cindy Knapek, Jay Reinke, Sandi Snowden, Margaret Elliott, Ruby Kirkpatrick, June Prather, Beau Chastain, Ted Powers

Bill and Aggie Scott in the death of her brother-in-law, Wally Sanders.
Mitchell and Joy Eichhorn in the death of his grandmother, Juanita Stone. Also to her great-granddaughters, Clara and Emi.
Arnold and Sarah Blair n the death of her mother, Dorothy Lee.
Joshua and Carey Lape in the death of her father, Frederick Pryal. Also to his grandson, James.
Nick and Hallie Cook in the death of his brother, David Carr. Also to his niece, Ruth.
Jim and Stephanie Baker in the death of her father, Ray Russell.
Family and friends of Paul Hocker.
Woody and Pam Butler in the death of her mother, Anna Martin.
December 2020 Memorials:
In memory of Rosemary Sancton: Given by Hilda Rylander, Tom and Joani Yows
In memory of Charles Cook: Given by Sharon Hobart, Lloyd and Betty Fason, Herb and Beth Harding, Jim and Stephanie Baker
In memory of Royce Berger: Given by William and Nancy Stewart, Sharon Hobart, Jay and Deborah Hightower, Mary Jane Tate, Gloria Dulany, Lloyd and Betty Fason, Herb and Beth Harding, Jim and Andrea Johnson, Bob and Janniece Lammell, Elizabeth Hodges, Jim and Stephanie Baker, Gary and Linda Harward, Gene and Veta Ondrusek, Pamela Spelman, Jody Lesko
In memory of Molly Nay's brother, Charles: Given by Maranatha Sunday School Class
In memory of Betty Marable: Given by Paul and Phyllis Hubbard, Ed and Leslie Kinchen, Florence Carlson, Herb and Beth Harding
In memory of Bill Glenn: Given by Mary Glenn
In memory of Robert Murphey: Gloria Dulany, New Beginnings Sunday School Class, Paul and Phyllis Hubbard
In memory of Tony and Omita Wayland: Given by Brenda Fischer
  • Health Shapers will not meet until further notice.
  • Songs of Hope, Noon, Facebook, In-person at Main campus
  • Cub Scouts, 5:30 pm, Main
  • Girl Scouts, 6:30 pm, Main
  • Boy Scouts, 7 pm, Main 
  • Band of Brothers, 7-8 am, Garden Room, Main 
  • Worship & Lunch, Noon, Sanctuary, Downtown
  • Midweek Classes, 6-7 pm, Main in-person and virtual
  • Men's Prayer Breakfast, 7 am, Garden Room, Main
  • Health Shapers will not meet until further notice.
  • Q&A on Facebook Live with Pastor Ryan, 12 noon, online

  • Carter BloodCare Bus at First Methodist, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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.
Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Main Campus Office Hours
Monday – Thursday, please enter through the main lobby doors located off Glen Lake Drive. If you have a pastoral emergency or urgent need, you can call any of the pastors’ cell phones. On Sunday all doors will be open.
To reach the pastors with email, click here or call the church at 254.772.5630. To reach the Business Office, call 254.772.5630 x221 or email . 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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