A Prayer for our Pastor

October 1, 2015

Lord, we lift up our pastor to You. Thank You for his servant’s heart. Keep him from losing heart when ministry gets tough. Help him prove faithful with the things You have entrusted to him. Teach him Your ways so that he knows You and finds favor with You as He leads us. Keep him open and honest before You and help him to represent the truth plainly.

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After School Program offers Student Enrichment

September 19, 2015

The First United Methodist Church in Hemphill has opened The Seed Patch, an after school enrichment program.

Students registering for the program will be picked up at the school and brought to Hemphill FUMC. A snack will be provided along with tutoring. When time permits, students will also participate in Bible study or craft time. Amanda Drennan, program director, states, “The main focus of the program is getting homework done.”

Monthly tuition is charged based on the number of children attending per family. For one student the cost is $180 per month; for two children the cost is $150 per student per month; and for three or more children, the cost is $130 per student per month.

The after school enrichment program serves students in Pre-K through 8th grade.

The First United Methodist Church is located directly across from Hemphill ISD Administration on Milam Street in Hemphill.

For more information, contact Drennan at 936-596-6048.

A Cheerful Giver

September 19, 2015

2 Corinthians 9:7

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion,  for God loves a cheerful giver.


“In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.”

Flora Edwards, American Author

Remembering those . . .

September 9, 2015

A Prayer for the Anniversary of 9/11

by the Rev. Jeremy Pridgeon


O God, our hope and refuge,

in our distress we come quickly to you.

Shock and horror of that tragic day have subsided,

replaced now with an emptiness,

a longing for an innocence lost.

We come remembering those who lost their lives

in New York, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania.

We are mindful of the sacrifice of public servants

who demonstrated the greatest love of all

by laying down their lives for friends.

We commit their souls to your eternal care

and celebrate their gifts to a fallen humanity.

We come remembering

and we come in hope,

not in ourselves, but in you.

As foundations we once thought secure have been shaken,

we are reminded of the illusion of security.

In commemorating this tragedy,

we give you thanks for your presence

in our time of need

and we seek to worship you in Spirit and in truth,

our guide and our guardian. Amen.


from http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/a-prayer-for-the-anniversary-of-911

Welcome to New Members, Praise and Thanksgiving

September 6, 2015


On Sunday, August 30, 2015, Jack & Renita Harris and Janette & George Young joined our church family.

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Renita & Jack Harris

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Janette & George Young

East District Youth Rally

August 25, 2015

Youth members, guests, and adults from our church attended the East District Youth Rally on August 16 @ Nacogdoches FUMC. The featured personality was World Reknown Christian Illusionist Jon Bucher.

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Welcome to our Church Family

August 24, 2015

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Dwayne & Linda Machann  joined on Sunday, July 26, 2015

On July 28, the Geneva UMC merged with First United Methodist Church of Hemphill and on Sunday, August 2, the Broadaways, Byers, and Starrs were introduced to the congregation.

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Donna & Arlie Broadaway

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Wilmer & Margaret Byers

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Byron, Shelly, Abby, and Jay Starr

On Sunday, August 16, 2015,  we welcomed new members  the Whites and the Harvicks.

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Alan & Nancy White

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Diana & Marvin Harvick


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