Worship & Discipleship Opportunities

First United Methodist Church
9:15 AM: 
Celebration Service

 9:30 AM: 
Connections Small Group

 9:45 AM:
 Faith Builders Sunday School Class
 Adult Fellowship Class

 10:00 AM: 
Sunday School classes:
Children and Youth 
Adult Seekers Class

11:00 AM: 
Traditional Service
The Traditional Service is broadcast each Sunday on
Brenham Radio
KWHI/AM 1280 at 11:00 a.m.
Newsletter Deadline

Your next newsletter deadline will be
Thursday, November 24, 2022 by 4:00 PM. 
If you have a submission for the newsletter, please email your written article to or submit a handwritten article to the church office.
 Thank you.
To the faithful at Brenham FUMC:

The cooler weather is somewhat here finally. The pumpkin-spice flavoring and candle scents have been around for a bit longer, but it seems our temperatures are beginning to be more fall -like as well. I pray the coolness continues!

The changing season also reminds us that we are moving into a time of holiday celebrations and preparations. It won’t be long before Thanksgiving week is here and the excitement of gathering with friends and family will begin to bubble up more and more. That, of course, will lead us right into a time of Advent – a time of making sure we have room for Jesus to be born in us once again. I love the Advent/Christmas season and I look forward to sharing my first one with you here in Brenham. With that in mind, I thought I might share what I am thankful for this year in this new place.

I am thankful, firstly, for the God who loves me. You may not know this, but I am not always the man God asks me to be or created me to be. I know, it’s hard to believe! Thanks be to God through Christ Jesus our Lord, I am forgiven and restored and given the power to live in new and better ways.

I am also thankful for my family, and foremost for my wife, Jan. Time and again you all tell me how right I am – you’ll put up with me so you can keep Jan. I love doing this ministry with her and living our life together. I am grateful as well that I have children who love Jesus. They may express it in different ways, but I do not doubt their faith. They inspire me and stretch me, and I give God thanks for that.

The last word for now is my gratitude for God allowing me to be the pastor here at Brenham First United Methodist. This church stuff can get messy and challenging, but through these past 10 months you have shown yourselves to be a loving and hopeful congregation. You are willing to do the work to be connected even when you don’t see things the same way. You seek first to love more than judge, and I like that a lot. It’s something our community and our country and the world needs to see – people willing to love and stay connected even when they don’t always agree.

What are you thankful for? What is your hope for the future of the church? What could you imagine God doing in us and through us if we would just let him?

As we move into the holiday/Advent season and we recall a young woman suddenly with child, and a fiancé who was asked to take her in, may we remember that God does things that are unexpected and even scandalous to bring new life and new hope into the world. May he do the same in us and through us.

Pastor Mike


Anyone who wishes to join our church family will be invited to do so on November 13th at both services. At the same time, all those who are currently members will be invited to renew their covenant as members of the church. 
Blessing of the Animals
November 13, 2022

We love our animals, and God love them too. Join us November 13th at 2:00pm on the church lawn for a special and fun service of worship and blessing over our animal companion. All dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, lizards, etc. are invited to join us! If you do not feel comfortable bringing your pet you can simply bring a collar or favorite toy of theirs to be blessed.

 All Saints Sunday
November 6, 2022

Every year we remember and honor those in our church family who have died in the past year. It is a meaningful and solemn time in our worship.

This year we will also have the opportunity for members of the congregation to light a candle to honor a loved one - family or friends - that died this past year. Join us for this beautiful time of remembrance and hope. 
Youth Events

Mission Opportunity

Join us Wednesday, November 9th at 5pm as we work together to build beds for children and youth in our community in need. This project is in partnership with our local CPS. No experience required! 

Handbell Rehearsal
Wednesday evenings 5:45 PM
in the Fellowship House
Choir practice
Wednesday evenings 7:00 PM
in the sanctuary

Wednesday evenings at 8:00 PM
in the sanctuary
Anyone who would like to participate
is welcome to come or contact Matt

Children’s Corner

FUMC Brenham Children's Ministry

In October, we continued our Walk With Jesus! Each week, we mark where we have been or where we would like to travel on a huge USA map! This is a visual reminder that Jesus is with us everywhere we travel! We learned that God made each of us in His likeness, and to remind us of that, we created our own flip flops! We travelled in LARGE shoes and compared it to others’ journeys. We began our scavenger hunt through the Bible to learn all about where God has taken us and where we are to go. And finally, we had all kind of Stinky Feet games! Because, well… life can sometimes be Stinky! But, God is always with us!
Our mission focus this month was to collect twin-size sheets, mattress protectors and pillows! THANK YOU!!!! We prayed over each one! We know it will make a mighty impact on these kids!

Prayer Partners
Welcome to our first month with our NEW prayer partners! Prayer is so POWERFUL! Thank you for praying daily for your child! If you need a prayer partner, feel free to email me, and I will send you a child(ren) to pray over this year:

1. PRAY FOR your partners’ PROTECTION, Romans 8:28
2. PRAY FOR your partners’ FUTURE, Jeremiah 29:11
3. PRAY FOR your partners’ EDUCATION, proverbs 2:6
4. PRAY FOR your partners’ ability to form positive FRIENDSHIPS, Colossians 3:13
5. PRAY FOR adults CARING FOR your prayer partner, proverbs 22:6

Mission Sundays!

NOVEMBER Mission Sundays! This month we are going to spread thankfulness! The youth and children will help to build beds on an alternate date in November. Our Mission Sunday school lesson will be all about saying thank you- to our Creator, to our community, to our loved ones!
Methodist Weekday
Childcare Development Center
School will be closed for Thanksgiving

  • 11/23/22 will be closed at 1:00 PM
  • 11/24/22 will be closed all day
  • 11/25/22 will be closed all day 

Prayer Concerns

Audrey Boney
Beverly Duree 
Marshia Foster
Jan Herbst
Virginia Hodde
David Husmann
Gary & Kay Ivy
Mary Jane & Clarence Jean
Beverly Leyrer
Shirley McIntyre
Debbie Pauler
Paul & Linda Pipes
Jean Pool
Red Powell
Pastor Kay Reed
Tom Rogers
Edna Rote
Cathleen Smestuen
Jan Stratton
Jody Tyson
Hank Voelter
Elaine & Ron Walberg
Faye Wubbenhorst


Family of Cheryl Buenger
Bruce Buenger
Chuck Burley
Mark Collier
Dorene Drake
Haley Dugas
Rick Fitzgerald
Yvonne Hegefeld
Kathi Ivy
Sharon & Fred Ketcham
David & Linda Kiemsteadt
Alyssa Lasater
Don Manchester

Kay and Douglas Marek
Michael Mathis
Susan McMurray
Cindy Mullins
Janice Murphy
Steve Nelson
Lisa & Georgie Oresco
Jim Pool
Carrie Polwart
Karen Presley
Sue Quin
Stan Royal
Frankie Rudd
Barbara Scates
Cory Schibler
Britany Sims
James Sockwell
Marissa Spangler
Susan Stollman
Barbara Wilganowski
Linda Wilson
Amy Wrigley
Linda-Gary Hewitt’s Aunt

Please let us know if the prayers of the church have been answered so we can praise God and keep this list updated.

Sunday  October 2, 2022
Offering:            $8,243.00
Sunday October 9, 2022
Offering:       $13,905.00
Sunday October16, 2022
Offering:           $6,795.00

Sunday October 23, 2022
Offering:          $9,325.00

Sunday October 30, 2022
Offering: $16,293.00
  2022 Budget: $623,815.00


Offering Needed Each
Week: $11,997.00

Average Weekly Offering 
YTD: $10,137.88

Thank you
On behalf of UMW I extend our sincere thanks to all who supported and contributed in any way to the success of our Harvest Market – and it was just that, a huge success! It could not have been done without your help.

With gratitude,

Mary DeSalvo
I would like to thank everyone for the cards, calls, texts and especially prayers that I received as I struggled with multiple health issues over the past few months. I am so very grateful for the love and support given to me by my church family during this difficult time.


Joy Goedeke
November Calendar
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Upcoming Events and Happenings

The season of Advent begins on November 27th. Join us for worship on each of the 4 Sundays as we "Look Toward the Coming of Christ"

Christmas / New Year's Worship Schedule

Christmas Eve Candlelight services
Saturday, December 24th

Celebration in the Activity Center

Traditional in the Sanctuary

Christmas Day
Sunday, December 25th

One service in the Sanctuary

New Year's Day
Sunday, January 1st

One service in the Sanctuary

Contact Us
408 North Baylor, Brenham, TX 77833-3213
Methodist Weekday Child Development Center
Church Staff
Rev. Mike Lindstrom, Senior Pastor
Pastor Madison Garcia, Associate Pastor
Chris Ann Stroech, Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Matt Hulon, Minister of Music
Diane Garrett, Organist
Maxwell Burgess, Celebration Worship Leader
 Kris Trevino, Office Manager
Iliana Flores, Administrative Assistant
Michelle Lookingbill, Lead Administrator
Lelli Hernandez, Child Development Center Director
Lelli Hernandez, Nursery Coordinator
Cindy Mathis, Custodian