What to Expect on Your Visit to FUMC







Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.









What to Expect on Your First Visit to FUMC

It's never easy to walk into a place you've never been to, and unfortunately, churches are not immune to this.

We work hard at FUMC to help you feel right at home.  So, in order to help you feel a little more comfortable before you even step foot in the door, we'd like to answer some basic questions that you might be thinking about.

Q: Where's the church?
A: We are located one block south of Main Street on
Bus 377 (S Union Street) in Whitesboro.  See our Map and Directions page for more help.

Q: What do I wear?
A: Ultimately, we want you to be comfortable, to be YOU.  On a Sunday morning with us, you could see everything from business suits or dresses to t-shirts and shorts.  There are no expectations to meet. 

Q: When do I arrive?
A: Our worship services at 8:15 and 10:30am are similar with blended music.  There is a coffee fellowship from 9:00 to 9:30am in Wesley Hall, that you may enjoy after the early service or before attending Sunday School for all ages at 9:30am. 

Q: What about my Children?
A:Children are a blessing at FUMC!  We invite and encourage you to bring your children with you.  Sunday School is available for children pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade in the Children's Education Wing. During Sunday School, your children will receive a fun lesson that focuses on biblical truths and includes music, movement, and more.  Children of all ages are also welcome to stay with their parents during worship services.  Childcare is available for children younger than three years of age. 

During the 10:30am service children are invited to participate in Children's Time with one of our outstanding staff, where they will receive a kid-friendly message. There are activity bags located just outside the sanctuary in the foyer connecting the sanctuary and Wesley Hall on the north side for children to use during the service. Each bag is filled with puzzles, coloring pages, and objects for creative minds. Please return the bags to the foyer after the service so they can be replenished. For children 0-36 months, we have our quality nursery care.  We want you to feel comfortable entrusting your infants, crawlers, and toddlers to the care of our loving first aid and CPR certified nursery staff.  We are a certified "Safe Sanctuary” church.

Q: Where do I park?

A: There is on-street parking surrounding the church campus along with many spaces on the east side of Wesley Hall.  Additional off-street parking is available at the post office west of the campus and on Main Street.  We have spaces in the Wesley Hall lot that are designated handicap.  Guest parking is located on the west side of the sanctuary on S Union Street.

Q: More unanswered questions?

A: Please feel free to with any questions you might have.  You can email us or call the church line (903.564.3156)  We will return your email or phone call in less than 24 hours.


  September 2020  
Upcoming Events


True Grit Men's Bible Study
6:00 AM to 7:00 AM
We will meet in Wesley Hall for the time being to be able to sit the required 6 feet apart.


Let's Get Moving
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Join us in Wesley Hall. We start walking at 10:00 and them move into chair and light mobility exercises. Join us each week and "let's get moving!"


Piecemakers Quilting Group
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
meet in Wesley Hall


Sunday School for All Ages
9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
10:30 AM
Youth Confirmation Parent Meeting
11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Attention parents of students in 6th-8th grade or older that have not been confirmed. You are invited to attend a brief informational meeting about Confirmation and what it means. Contact Jake Dickerson or Pastor Chad with any questions.
Youth at Sonrise
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Youth students - ages 6th - 12th grade meet on Sunday nights. We are encouraging everyone to please wear a mask.
Contact the church office for questions.


Upper Room Prayer Group
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Young at Heart Gang - Games Day
9:30 AM
Join us in Wesley Hall every Monday at 9:30 for a morning and afternoon of dominoes or canasta. We break for a covered dish lunch at Noon. Everyone is welcome to join us. Contact the church office for any questions.
Cub Scouts Pack 1 Meetings
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Cub Scouts Pack 1 is for boys in 1st - 5th grade. Meeting are each Monday at 6:30 at the Sonrise Center. Contact the church office for more information.


Worship Planning & Staff Meeting
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Following social distancing guidelines Staff will meet in Wesley Hall.
Let's Get Moving
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Meet us in Wesley Hall. We start walking at 10:00 to get our heart rate up, then move into chair and light mobility exercises. Join us each week and "let's get moving!" Contact Lenora Garrison for more information.
Feeding the Bearcats
5:00 PM
Bearcat Moms prepare dinner each week. Coaches and Players meet for team dinner.
Boy Scout-Troop 38 Meeting
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The boy scouts meet Tuesdays at 7:00 pm in the Sonrise Center. Contact the church office or Jason Rupert for more information.


True Grit Men's Bible Study
6:00 AM to 7:00 AM
We will meet in Wesley Hall for the time being to be able to sit the required 6 feet apart.