Serving, nuturing and sharing so that people may experience God's love and grace and become followers of Jesus Christ.
A postcard from 1954 celebrating the Church's Centennial
First United Methodist Church was first organized in 1854, just one year before the town of Stephenville was founded. That year there were ten charter members that made up the congregation.
In 1917, the present Beaux Arts-style building replaced an earlier sanctuary that was only about twenty-five years old at the time. Since that time, FUMC has grown into what it is today.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
As a United Methodist Church, we recognize four sources and criteria for theological thinking: Scripture, Tradition, Experience and Reason. Scripture is primary, so we understand our primary theological task as disciplined study of the Bible. The traditions of the Church throughout the ages, our personal faith experience and reason all serve to enlighten and enliven our understanding of scripture and it's interpretation today.
We do not, therefore, understand theology as static, for the exclusive property of any one particular doctrine or creed, but as a dynamic process involving the entire community of faith.
Our understanding of God as revealed in Jesus Christ compels us to open our hearts and to the experience of God in our lives and in relationship with others; to open our minds to new and deeper understandings; and to open our doors to all people who would join us in loving God with all our hearts and our neighbors as ourselves. We commit ourselves to going out and to being God's people in the world.
FUMC Stephenville is committed to serving the community of Stephenville and surrounding Erath County by providing a healthy place to worship and fellowship with each other as well as a base of operations for Christ's work in our area.
CLERGY & SUPPORTING STAFF
Director of Family Ministries
Superintendent of Buildings & Grounds
Director of Music Ministries
Youth Handbell Director
REV. COREY MOSES
Tarleton Wesley Director
Director of Children's Choir
& Rhythm Ringers Handchime Choir
Youth Ministries Intern