First United Methodist Church
of Longview
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The Voice
January 1, 2020
Throughout the New Year, and each step of the way,
   May Christ be your portion, your joy and your stay.
With God’s precious precepts your daily delight
   To lead and encourage in paths that are right.

“The Lord is my Shepherd,” how precious the word!
   He’ll lead in green pastures, His promise is heard.
“Beside the still waters” - what comfort and rest!
   What peace there is found upon Jesus’ breast.

His “goodness and mercy,” each day may you prove,
   His comforting presence, His infinite love!
With richest compassions, each morning anew,
   May multiplied mercies be showered on you!

“My cup runneth over,” His grace so abounds,
   That fullest enjoyment in Jesus is found.
“The Lord is my portion,” this may your soul say,
   And you will be happy each step of the way.

—Lois Beckwith
Where are you connected?
If you are an ongoing 2019 or incoming 2020 committee member or chair for FUMC, we expect your presence at this training day! If you are unsure if you need to attend this event or not, please call us at the church office: 903-753-4463.
RSVP to Linda Cook at
Join us Wednesday, January 8th for this month's prayer breakfast!
We're kicking off Wednesday Night Live for 2020 on January 15th with a soup & chili potluck dinner! We encourage everyone to bring their favorite soup or chili recipe to share as we fellowship together as a church family. Our kitchen staff will provide tea, coffee, water, cornbread, corn chips, and all the fixings! Presentation on 2020 studies and other Wednesday Night Live opportunities this year will follow dinner. Please note that we will not be having any children’s choir or children's Wednesday Night Live activities this evening.
The Rise 2020
The annual East Texas Youth Conference will be January 30 - February 1, 2020, with morning worship on February 2. C.L. Shep will be back with his amazing message!

New to The Rise: Dart Battle Royale (an epic nerf battle on Saturday) and D.J. VOW who has an amazing rocking party on Friday!

Click the button below to sign up for The Rise 2020!
Sign up for Spring Reading First!
Reading First continues to be a wonderful component of Terrific Tuesday, and will continue into the Spring semester.

If you are interested in volunteering to read at Reading First, select a date to date to volunteer and make a note of the theme for that date. Select a children's book that connects to that theme and you can be as creative as you desire with the reading! The theme for January is Mountains, February is US Geography, March is Fine Arts, April is World Geography, and May is Water Fun. Reading First begins January 7th and ends May 12.

Volunteers would need to arrive at Wesley McCabe UMC by 4:00 PM and can expect to finish at 4:45 PM.

To sign up, call or email Pastor Romnie at or 903-753-4463.
We need sock donations and volunteers for Homeless Resource Day!
Homeless Resource day is January 23, 2020, and FUMC is collecting NEW socks to give out that day! You can bring sock donations to the church office.

We are also needing volunteers for 3 shifts:
-8:00 - 10:00 AM
-10:00 - 12:00 PM
-12:00 - 2:00 PM

Contact Pastor Romnie at to sign up to volunteer!
Join us for Traditional Worship this Sunday morning, January 5th!
This Sunday is Epiphany Sunday. It is also the twelfth day of Christmas! Please join us on Sunday morning as Adam Martin sings a beautiful rendition of the famous carol “O Holy Night” at both traditional worship services (8:30 and 10:50 AM). We hope you will be able to join us for this special first service of the new year! You will be blessed!
Life Together at FUMC Longview
If you or someone you know is sick or hospitalized and is unable to attend worship with us, please let us know!

Contact the church office at
903-753-4463 or email us at
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First United Methodist Church of Longview
400 N. Fredonia St. Longview, Texas 75601
Tel: (903) 753.4463
Fax: (903) 236.7608