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.

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

  • 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

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» October 20th - Covered Dish

» October 30th - 7:00pm - Women's Circle

» October 30th - 7:00pm - Methodist Men

»October 31st - 4:00pm - Trick or Treat on the square

LAST PREP DAY - Monday, November 4th - 9 am
Volunteers are needed to provide cakes and work. Cash contributions are appreciated. If you can help, contact Judy Faye, 903-504-3900


Carla Hartley is going to be starting a Care Group Bible Study that will meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm. This Bible Study will focus on the Psalms by identifying God's promises, praying the promises and group discussion. No special preparation or materials. Just bring your Bible. This group is open to everyone.


Pastor T.J. will be leading a Bible study on Tuesday mornings from 10-11 am starting November 12th. The first Bible study will be looking at the Parables of Jesus found in the book of Luke. All are welcome.

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.

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

October 6th - Macaroni & Cheese
October 13th - Canned Tomatoes
October 20th - Cornbread Mix
October 27th - Chicken Ramen noodles

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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