First United Methodist Church Rusk Texas

Contact us:
Office: 903-683-4675
Fax: 903-683-2231

Rev. Jacob Smith

Administrative Assistant:
Cindy Blanchard

Choir Director:
Jerry Compton

Keyboard Musician:
John C. Williams III

Children's Choir

Judy Faye Garner

Prayer Chain Coordinator:
Barbara Kennedy

Youth Director:
Brett Bowden

Nursery Coordinator:
Nikki Duke

Sound Technician:
David Long

Facilities Director:
Eddie & Anya Breen

For I was hungry and you gave me food......
Matthew 25:35

Thanks for your continued support of The Good Samaritan.

Sept. 28th - Mac & Cheese
Oct 5th - Canned Soup
Oct 12th - Sweet Peas
Oct 19th - Toilet Paper
Oct 26th - Black-eyed peas

Every non-first Sunday
9:15am in the sanctuary

M&M's Practice
Tuesdays at 4:15pm!

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

6:00 am Thursday mornings


Our Missions Committee continues to work for you and the community! You can help by serving or donating to the God Box. Check out the Missions Newsletter for what was accomplished and what is planned for continuing God's work!

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

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!

Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.....Philippians 2:4

Scripture for October....the time of harvest.....

"As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty."....... Matthew 13:23

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The youth designed FUMC t-shirts to be sold as a fundraiser. The cost of the shirts are $15.00 each. Adult sizes small-XXXL will be offered. For XXL add $2.00 ($17.00) and for XXXL add $3.00 ($18.00). Youth sizes XS-L are available but the cross will be the same size no matter the size of the shirt, so with the youth sizes it may take up the whole back.

There is a sign up sheet in the church lobby hanging up on the window where you can pre-order your shirts. Please write your name, size and color (Blue or Gray) and quantity on the paper. Make all checks to rusk FUMC. Or you can email Brett at and let her know. DEADLINE FOR ORDERING - October 6th!

Fall Bible Study....

Beginning on September 8th there will be an eight week Bible study based on the book Healing in the Bible by Frederick J. Gaiser. The study will be offered on both Monday mornings at 10:00 am and Monday evenings at 7:00 pm covering a variety of Biblical stories and perspectives on the topic of healing. The book can be ordered for purchase by the church office, but it is not required for the study. If you have any questions, please call the church office or ask the pastor.

September 29th - Jesus and the Demons (Mark 9: 14-29)
October 6th - Healing and Touch (Mark 5: 21-43)
October 13th - On Sickness and Sin (Mark 2: 1-12)
October 20th - Healing in the Name of Jesus (Acts 3: 1-26)
October 27th - Healing in the Bible: Summary Thesis

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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

Do you have prayer concerns or requests?
Call or send us an email or send
your request on our
On-Line Prayer Request!

Meet & Greet - 9:45 a.m.
Sunday School - 10:00 a.m.
    *Visit our Classes
Sunday Worship - 11:00 a.m.

Methodist Youth Fellowship
Sundays at 12:00 pm

A full service church nursery is available during the hour of worship for children, infants through age 4. For assistance, inquire with any usher in the sanctuary.

Live Radio Broadcast
Sunday mornings 11:00 a.m.
KWRW 97.7 FM &
KTLU 1580 AM

**Mark Your Calendars....

Our October Calendar is


Oct 7th - 6:00pm - SPRC
Oct 14th - 6:00pm - Trustees
Oct 21st - 5:15pm - Finance
Oct 21st - 6:00pm - Council
Oct 28th - 9:00am - Cook/prep Chicken Spaghetti Dinner
Nov 4th - 9:00am - Cook/prep Chicken Spaghetti Dinner
Nov 7th - 11:00am - Chicken Spaghetti Dinner


October 12th - Special Service of Baptism...dedication of the new baptismal font and baptisms.
October 19th - Laity Sunday
October 20th - Charge Conference - 6:30pm
October 26th - Youth Sunday


October 14th -12:00 noon



October 26th
Following services

November 7th
11:00 am

Prep Days - October 28th & November 4th.

We need help in cooking, serving & bringing desserts. Monetary donations also appreciated.
If you can help out, please call Judy Faye at (903) 504-3900.


October 29th - 7:00 pm

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

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