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

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace........Isaiah 9:6
And the Word became flesh and came to live among us. He made possible our salvation. We are "children of light" ((Ephesians 5:8).
Live your life after the example of Jesus Christ.....Live your life with love.

Have a joyous and Merry Christmas!

Weekly Events

  • Low Impact Aerobics - Every Mon, Tues, & Thurs @ 9 am, FH
  • Prayer Group - Every Wednesday @ 9:30 am, Parlor
  • Men's Coffee Hour - Every Wednesday @7:00 am, FH
  • Handbell practice - Every Wednesday @ 5pm
  • Choir Practice - Every Wednesday @ 6pm

**Mark Your Calendars....

The December Calendar is On-Line.

» December 5th - 5:00pm - Christmas Parade - Family Life will have a hot dog stand during Miracle on 5th Street. Come by and enjoy a hot dog after the parade.

» December 10th - Annual Cantata / Pie Raffle

» December 11th - 10:00 am & 6:00 pm - Advent Bible Study - Adam Hamilton's "Faithful Christmas Thru the Eyes of Joseph"

» December 15th - 5:00 - 8:00 pm - Parsonage Open House

» December 17th - The youth will be having a Christmas Progressive dinner starting at 4:30 pm for 6th - 12th grades. I am looking for hosts. If anyone would like to be a host, please call Teresa Phifer at 903/393-2945.

» December 24th - 6:00 pm - Candlelight Communion

» December 25th -

"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 October Abide Report.

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

December 3rd - Canned Pumpkin or Yam
December 10th - Mixed Vegetables
December 17th - Canned Tomatoes
December 24th - Canned Fruit
December 31st - Mac & Cheese

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

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