First United Methodist Church
255 S. Henderson St. ~ Rusk, TX 75785 ~ 903-683-4675
Fax: 903-683-2231 ~ Email:
Pastor: Rev. Bart Reddoch ~ Phone: (903) 385-0939 ~

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!

Giving Hearts
It is through your generosity we are able to continue to share God's word through our ministries in our community and around the world. For your convenience, we have set up on-line giving through PayPal at Giving On-Line.

Sundays: Meet & Greet - 9:45 a.m. ~ Sunday School - 10:00 a.m ~ Sunday Worship - 11:00 a.m.
Live Radio Broadcast ~ Sunday mornings 11:00 a.m. ~ KWRW 103.9 FM & KTLU 1580 AM
Or On-line at

Weekly Events

  • Low Impact Aerobics - Every Mon, Tues, & Thurs @ 9 am, FH
  • Prayer Group - Every Wednesday @ 9:30 am, Parlor
  • Handbell practice - Every Wednesday @ 5pm
  • Choir Practice - Every Wednesday @ 6pm


We are now taking applications for the Raper Scholarship. Applications are available in the church office. Return application with reference letter to the office, no later than March 22nd.

**Mark Your Calendars....

» Mondays through March 26th - Lenten Bible Study, "Forgiveness" by Marjorie Thompson,with classes at 10 am and 6 pm.

» March 20th - 12:00pm - The Gathering

» March 20th - Spring Begins

» March 23nd - 5:30pm - Finance Meeting

» March 25th - 6:30pm - Community Easter Service

» March 28th - 7:00pm - Methodist Men

» March 30th - 12:00pm - Good Friday Service

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

March 25th - Canned Sweet Peas
April 1st - Canned Pinto Beans
April 8th - Canned Sweet Peas
April 15th - Canned Corn
April 22nd - Ramen Noodles (Chicken or Beef)
April 29th - Canned Greens (Spinach or Turnip)

Thanks for your continued support of The Good Samaritan.

"I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing." (John 15:5)

ABIDE is a small church leadership initiative for church revitalization and growth offered to us by the Texas Annual Conference. Spiritual Leadership, Inc. (SLI) provides the coaching for this journey with the churches.

Our team includes: Johnnie Richey, Frances Long, Judy Faye Garner, Leslie Hassell, Karen Hendley, Ben Middlebrooks, Dale Landis and Bart Reddoch.

Your team has been busy. See our January Abide Report.
Love the Lord Your God...and hold fast to him.
Deuteronomy 30:20 NIV

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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