New Member Class

Beginning October 5th, Pastor Chris will teach a Methodism 101/New Member Class for those who have been visiting us and are considering making First Methodist their permanent church home. The class will meet for five weeks in Hopkins Chapel during the Sunday School hour (9:40am), covering topics including the history of the Methodist movement, the distinctive features of Methodist theology, and the meaning of membership in The United Methodist Church. Then, if you would like to join our congregation with a group of friends, you can do so on our special New Member Sunday, November 16th. Of course, if you are already a member, but would still like to attend the class, you are welcome!


Extravagant Generosity: Sundays in October

Let’s talk about faith and money. How does our giving affect our relationship with God? How does our relationship with God affect our giving? How does being a follower of Jesus shape all of our behaviors concerning money—how it is earned, spent, saved, and offered to God? We are offering an all-church study of these issues throughout the month of October. Click the link to see a list of participating classes.

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World Communion Sunday, Oct. 5

aplaceforyou - phyllis stephensThe first Sunday of October has become a time when Christians in every culture break bread and pour the cup to remember and affirm Christ as the Head of the Church. On that day, we remember that we are part of the whole body of believers. Join us.


Meet A Staff Member

Let’s get to know our newest staff member, Shelly Carraway, our Administrative Assistant!

Shelly has been married to Keith for 4 ½ years. She has 3 stepsons, Devlin-15, Julius-12, and Kayden-10.  All three are very active in sports so they are on the go 24/7!

Shelly is originally from Leonard. She lived in the McKinney area for about 15 years, and when she and Keith got married she moved to Whitewright, which is where they live now.
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Mission of the Month Update: School for Little People

We count ourselves lucky to hear the patter of little feet and squeals of tiny voices in the halls of our church. For over 45 years our preschool has been teaching and nurturing children in our community. In fact, some of our students’ parents attended the School For Little People as children! Our goal this month is to raise $2,000, which will allow us to provide scholarships to two children.

We have raised $1,160 so far. This is the last week for the School Little People to be featured as the Mission of the Month. Please consider making a donation today!


This Week: Sept. 29-Oct. 4

Monday, 9/29

  • Prayer & Communion Service 10:30am | Hopkins Chapel

Tuesday, 9/30

  • No Men’s Bible Study this week
  • Women’s Bible Study | 12pm | Room 115 | Led by Peg McClure

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Children’s Choirs Delight!

Our oh-so-talented Children’s Choirs performed at our Traditional Worship Service on Sunday. Here are two clips of them singing.

This Week: Sept 22-28

Monday, 9/22

  • Care Team Meeting | 9:15am | Room 115
  • Prayer & Communion Service | 10:30am | Hopkins Chapel
  • Handbell Choir | 6:30pm | Handbell Room

Tuesday, 9/23

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