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A Blue Christmas Service

For many of us the holidays are times of joy but of grief and loss. As the rest of the world bustles around shopping, smiling and singing carols, your heart breaks. It is very easy to feel forgotten and isolated during the holidays. Your church has not forgotten you. You are invited to “A Blue Christmas Service”(online access anytime during this holiday season – Video will be available Dec. 1) For many Christmas and the days leading up can feel dark and hopeless. The First United Methodist Church joins you in your pain but would also remind you of the light and hope that comes through Jesus Christ. This service does not ask you to hide your pain and loss in this Season but instead invites you to acknowledge it. This service allows time and space for just such feelings. Come, find some peace, healing, light and...

Advent Discussion Guide

Advent 2020 | First United Methodist Church of Rockwall Sent: Delivering The Gift of Hope At Christmas  Session 2— Sent: To Liberate Scripture: Luke 4:16-21 “When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Discussion: What are your observations and take-aways from Ruby’s story about the homeless men, and Sandy’s story about the prisoners?Have you experienced a time when you were initially nervous or fearful about...

Advent Discussion Guide

Advent 2020 | First United Methodist Church of Rockwall Sent: Delivering The Gift of Hope At Christmas  Session 1— “Sent: To the Unexpected” Scripture: Luke 2:8-10 “In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people…” Discussion: What are your observations and take-aways from the Waffle House story and Katie’s experience in the shepherd’s field?What do you make of the phrase “Sometimes when you do something you don’t normally do, you see something you don’t normally see”? If you’ve had such an experience, what was the result? Did you learn something about new about yourself or someone else?In...

Sunday at the Stadium

Sunday at the Stadium October 4, 2020 | 9 AM | Across the Street Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN THE STADIUM AT ALL TIMES Join us for IN-PERSON worship at the stadium. We are so excited to be able to gather together once again. Please be safe and practice social distancing (follow seat marker instructions). This service will include Holy Communion, wonderful music, and our 3rd Grade Bible presentation.  We will be collecting for the Wilkinson Center Food Drive – Fill our Mission Truck with kid friendly food and hygiene items. Let us know if you are planning on attending by registering online or call the church office, (972) 771-5500, by October. 2, 2020 Name *FirstLastEmailHow many people are coming to our worship service?...

Fall Adult Studies 2020

Fall Adult Studies 2020 Register Today TO SEE FULL DESCRIPTIONS GO TO FUMCROCKWALL.COM/STUDIES Name *FirstLastPhone *EmailPlease check which study or studies you would like to register for The Road Back to You: An Enneagram JourneyFierce, Free, and Full of Fire: The Guide to Being Glorious YouLet’s Talk About It: A Christian Response to RacismBefore Amen: The Power of PrayerMethodism 101: The Basics of our TraditionThe Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy RelationshipsTailgate TheologyPrimetimers: From Success to...

The Caregiver and Grief Webinar

THE CAREGIVER & GRIEF DIALOGUE & SUPPORT WEBINAR Thanks for joining us! Designed for those who are caring for loved ones with illness and for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. A professional therapist will lead a short, informational session Zoom Webinar was recorded – Here’s the video