255 S. Henderson St.
P O Box 99
Rusk, TX 75785

Contact us:
Office: 903-683-4675
Fax: 903-683-2231
Church Office Email:
or Rev. Bart Reddoch at

Pastor: Rev. Bart Reddoch
Administrative Assistant: Cindy Blanchard
Choir Director: Josh King
Keyboard Musician: John C. Williams III
Prayer Chain Coordinator: Barbara Kennedy
Sound Technician: David Long
Facilities Director: Eddie & Anya Breen

Meet & Greet - 9:45 a.m.
Sunday School - 10:00 a.m
    *Visit our Classes
Sunday Worship - 11:00 a.m.
Live Radio Broadcast
Sunday mornings 11:00 a.m.
KWRW 103.9 FM &
KTLU 1580 AM

**Mark Your Calendars....
Our August Calendar is On-Line


Aug 2nd - 6:00pm - SPRC
Aug 9th - 6:00pm - Trustees
Aug 16th - 5:15pm - Finance
Aug 16th - 6:00pm - Council

July 27th - 7:00 pm

August 16th
At Hidden Gardens


May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you....
1 Thessalonians 3:12

And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased......Hebrews 13:16

July 3rd - Cornbread Mix
July 10th - Ranch Style Beans
July 17th - Mixed Vegetables
July 24th - Chicken Ramen Noodles
July 31st - Canned Tomatoes

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In the evening hours of April 29, 2016 the Cold Springs community east of Alto, Texas was hit by a tornado. Cold Springs United Methodist Church sustained damage from that tornado. On May 6th and 7th our Early Response Team (ERT) assisted the members of Cold Spring UMC in cleaning up debris. Read more.....

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday at 9:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone interested in coming to this free exercise opportunity is welcome.

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Welcome to the First United Methodist Church of Rusk, Texas!

We pray that you sense the presence of God's Spirit among us and that your worship experience here draws you closer to Him. Come share your faith and fellowship with us. You're always welcome here at First Methodist Rusk!

For over 100 years, we have proudly shared Christ's love with our community. We invite you to visit and be a part of our growing congregation!

So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us
work for the good of all....Galatians 6:10

From our Bell Choir to our Lay Ministry to our Youth & Children's Programs to service in local care facilities, we welcome you to get involved and be a part of our ministry serving our members and community. The blessings you receive through service are immeasurable!

We are reassured God has not forgotten his promises. Although we may be unable to understand why things happen, we are loved by a God who can redeem our situation and create something good.

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."........... Isaiah 55:8-9

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Welcome to new pastor, Bart Reddoch, & his wife Kay!

Pastor Bart was born in Bay City, Texas, as the fourth of five children. He graduated from Sweeny High School, Sweeny, Texas in 1967 and received a teaching degree in 1971 from Sam Houston State. Beginning in 1972, he taught and coached in West Columbia, Texas. In 1978 he became a teacher in the Texas Department of Corrections, retiring as a principal in 2002. He was appointed as a local part time local pastor in 2002. In 2003, he was appointed as a student pastor and attended seminary at Perkins School of Theology. He finished seminary in 2007 and was ordained as an Elder in 2009. His most recent appointment prior to coming to First UMC, Rusk was Kirbyville UMC, where he served 7 years. He has also served at Lanely/Oakwood in Freestone County and Moore/Wallace in Canton.

His wife, Kay is from Ft. Worth. They are blessed with 4 sons and 12 grandchildren.

The annual teacher's luncheon will be held August 8th at First Baptist - Rusk. They have requested we assist with food. We will need 6 meat salads, 4 non-meat salads, 3 cakes (or 1 cakes and 2 pies) and 4 casseroles. If you can help, please let us know what you can bring. We'll need to have that at FUMC by 10:00am on the 8th to deliver all at one time.

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May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
May the rain fall soft upon your field;
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Come Grow With Us

First United Methodist Church
255 S. Henderson St.
P O Box 99
Rusk, TX 75785

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