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: ruskfumc@hotmail.com
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.

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!

Introducing our new pastor, T.J. Gabelman,
and his family. Come join us in worship!
T.J.Gabelman
T.J. Gabelman is a commissioned elder with.... READ MORE


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.

Weekly Events

  • Low Impact Aerobics - Every Mon, Tues, & Thurs at 9:00am
  • Prayer Group - Every Wednesday at 9:30 am, Parlor
  • Handbell practice - Every Wednesday at 5:00pm
  • Choir Practice - Every Wednesday at 6:00pm
    NOTE: There will be NO Bell or Choir practice during the months of June and July! Practice will resume August 7th. Enjoy your summer!

View the Current/Printable Calendar

» July 16th - 6:00pm - Leadership Team Meeting

» July 31st - 7:00pm - Women's Circle

» July 31st - 7:00pm - Methodist Men

TEACHER’S SALAD LUNCHEON - Monday, August 5th
We need the following:
» 8 Meat type salads
» 4 Non-meat salads
» 2 Casseroles
» 1 Cake (or 2 pies = 1 cake)

If you can help please contact: Judy Faye at 903-504-3900
There is a sign-up sheet in the elevator lobby. Please have dishes at FUMC kitchen by 10:00 am. (Please make sure to use a disposable dish - THANKS!)


Come make a joyful noise with us!
JOIN THE CHOIR!!
Practice on Wednesdays
6:00 pm.


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

July 7th   - Canned Blackeye Peas
July 14th - Canned Purple Hull Peas
July 21st - Canned Corn
July 28th - Canned Tomatoes

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: Frances Long, Judy Faye Garner, Leslie Hassell, Karen Hendley, Ben Middlebrooks, Dale Landis and Bart Reddoch.

Your team has been busy. See our December 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
Phone: 903-683-4675
Fax: 903-683-2231
Email: ruskfumc@hotmail.com

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