First United Methodist Church
Physical Address: 255 S. Henderson St.
Mail Address: P O Box 99 ~ Rusk, TX 75785
Phone: 903-683-4675 ~ Fax: 903-683-2231 ~ Email:
Pastor: Rev. T.J. Gabelman

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

Sundays: Meet & Greet - 9:45 a.m. ~ Sunday School - 10:00 a.m ~ Sunday Worship - 11:00 a.m.

Our church is holding Sunday school and church services and even some meetings using the CDC recommendations. We invite you to join us Sunday mornings to worship with us. Our on-line calendar is temporarily disabled due to COVID 19 and uncertain times. We will try to post meetings and/or changes as they become available. If you have any questions, please call the church office.

You can always see our on-line services at RUSK FUMC ON-LINE.

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! Our vision is to be a vibrant, growing fellowship, excited about praising, loving and serving God.

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!

Weekly Events

  • Prayer Group - Every Wednesday at 9:00 am, Parlor
  • Handbell practice - Every Wednesday at 6:00pm
  • Children's Church Ministry for ages 3-12 each Sunday following Children's Moment in the sanctuary
  • Methodist Men meet the last Wednesday of every month at 7 pm
  • Women's Circle meets the last Wednesday of every month at 7 pm

May 6th - 12:00pm National Day of Prayer in the Cherokee County Courthouse first floor small courtroom
May 9th - Mother's Day
May 16th - Senior Graduation Sunday followed by a Covered Dish Dinner. Bring your favorite food to share.
May 23rd - Pentecost (Acts 2:1-14)

Bring your own lunch and join us for a New Bible Study beginning Tuesday, May 11 from 12:05 - 12:50 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

We will be going through the book Lies My Preacher Told Me: An Honest Look at the Old Testament written by Brent Strawn. In this book, Dr. Strawn looks to clarify 10 mistruths that we might have about the Old Testament.

You can find the book either at Cokesbury or Amazon.

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.

You can donate as a guest and do not need to have a PayPal account to give. Guaranteed secure!

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

May 2nd - Canned Pinto Beans
May 9th - Tomato Sauce
May 16th - Cornbread Mix
May 23rd - Canned Soup
May 30th - Ramen Noodles (chicken)

Thanks for your continued support of The Good Samaritan.

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
Phone: 903-683-4675
Fax: 903-683-2231

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