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. Bart Reddoch ~ Phone: (903) 385-0939 ~

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!

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

» Sunday, April 14th
11:00am – Palm Sunday Service
6:30pm – Community Easter Service at Church of Christ
» Thursday, April 18th
6:00pm – Maundy Thursday Communion Service
» Friday, April 19th
6:00pm – Good Friday Service
» Sunday, April 21st
10:00am – Easter Brunch
11:00 - 12:00 – Easter Service

»April 15th - 10:00am - Lenten Study

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

»April 24th - 7:00pm - Women's Circle

»April 24th - 7:00pm - Methodist Men

»May 2nd - Noon - National Day of Prayer Rally Cherokee County Courthouse, County Courtroom, Rusk, Texas

Musical Director Needed

The music director coordinators and leads the music ministries of FUMC Rusk. Position includes weekly handbells and choir rehearsals.

This a part-time position that requires 4-5 hours weekly.

Bring your skills and join us!

Applications and additional information available at 903.683-4675 or


Christian Fellowship and Good Times!

Some of our church ladies attending The Gathering at LaRetta Britton's home March 19, 2019. We had so much fun visiting, sharing a meal and a devotional.

The Marvelous Methodists showed their skills at the spelling bee!

Come make a joyful noise with us!
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

April 21st - Cornbread Mix
April 28th - Macaroni & Cheese
May 5th - Canned Soup
May 12th - Canned Tomato Soup
May 19th - Canned Sweet Peas
May 26th - 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

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