Back to School Blessing

   We want to send students and educators into the new school year with a blessing! The Decatur Methodist Family will give a backpack tag and a blessing to all students and teachers on Sunday, August 16 in both the 8:30 and 10:30am worship services. We hope that you will put these tags on your backpack or school bag to serve as a constant reminder throughout the school year that God is with you! We ask that you please do not bring your backpack to worship. Those worshipping and receiving blessing online can pick up a backpack tag in the church office the week of August 17. Let us know you’re going on Facebook here  

Blood Drive

Blood DriveSunday, August 9, 20208:30am-1:30pm    We will be hosting a Blood Drive Sunday, August 9, from 8:30am-1:30pm. During this season it is especially important to give due to the blood shortage. If you will already be attending church on that Sunday, please consider making an appointment before or after worship. Your gift can save lives.    Carter Blood Care is asking that everyone wanting to give makes an appointment and plans to bring a face covering.    COVID-19 Antibody Testing is now available for all blood donors. Find more information on Carter Blood Care’s website HERE. Make an Appointment to Donate HERE

Summer Feeding Program

Mobile Food Pantry

   Each summer, Decatur Cares helps provide meals to the families of students in and around Decatur ISD. Many of these children depend on the breakfast and lunch meals served by the cafeteria during the school year, meaning in the summer these families are missing a crucial food source. Due to additional safety precautions, this summer Decatur Cares will be providing weekly drive-thru grocery distribution for these families. Each Tuesday in June and July, teams of 12-15 volunteers will meet at our church to pack groceries from 10:00-11:00am, then load those groceries into vehicles as families drive thru for pickup from 11:00am-12:00pm.     You can find the sign up link below. If you would like to serve one or multiple weeks this summer, please sign-up for a volunteer slot. To limit our number of volunteers each week, we ask that you please sign-up ahead of time to let us know you … Read More

Braving the Wilderness

“Braving the Wilderness”A Decatur Methodist Family Worship SeriesSummer 2020    Where do you go when faced with uncharted terrain? In the face of the great and mysterious unknown, how do you move ahead? In a time of global pandemic, our world and our lives have been turned upside down. School, work, social engagements, vacations, family, friends – nothing is exactly as it was. So what do we do in the face of the unknown?    We are far from the first people of faith to ever brave the wilderness. In Exodus, a rag-tag group of runaway slaves are faced with the great unknown. Through traveling many miles over many years, these Israelites learned what it meant to follow God through uncharted waters. Our wilderness is not a new one, and through these ancient stories of faith God may have a word for us today.    This Summer, we will journey … Read More

Resurrection Stories

“Resurrection Stories”A Decatur Methodist Family Worship SeriesSpring 2020     What do you do when your whole world turns upside down? When the turmoil of Holy Week turns into the great grief of Good Friday followed by the mysterious unknown of Easter morning? Knowing that God’s love has conquered death, but the world is not yet as it should be, how do we live on the other side of resurrection?      The first disciples asked those same questions. In the midst of the unknown, they locked themselves away in fear, they walked dejected with crushed spirits down the road to Emmaus, they tried to return to “business as usual” by jumping into a fishing boat – not knowing how to live on the other side of resurrection. Yet each time Jesus appeared, he offered them peace in the midst of fear, hope to confront despair, faith in the face … Read More

Vacation Bible School 2020

Vacation Bible SchoolKnights of the North Castle Sunday, June 14- Wednesday, June 175:45-7:45pm This summer, VBS will invite children to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of God’s power by exploring how we put on the Armor of God! Kids, ages 3 yrs-5th grade, will explore Old and New Testament stories and learn how the Armor of God works in their own lives as they follow and serve God. Each Day will include opportunities to engage in crafts, music, stories, and games. A light meal is provided each evening. Register HERE Let us know that you’re going on Facebook!   This huge outreach event takes a lot of work to put on. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Ashley Craven at [email protected] The faces of joy filled children will make your work worth it!

Community Easter Sunrise Worship

Sunday, April 12, 20207:00am at the Decatur Courthouse Square Come celebrate the third annual Community Easter Sunrise Worship on the Decatur Courthouse Square! We’ll gather with the downtown community at 7:00am to sing, pray, worship, and celebrate the good news of the resurrection! Bring your family & friends, and join us in this community-wide Easter celebration! Our neighbors at Trinity Street Coffee Bar will be serving free coffee & hot cocoa throughout the morning to keep everyone caffeinated & warm! Let us know that you’re coming on our Facebook page!

Lent Sermon Series

Lent 2020A Pecan Street Mission Sermon Series “Walking” is often used throughout Scripture as a way of speaking about our life with God. Walking with God, like physical walking, is an exercise that requires practice. Too often, we focus simply on the beliefs of the Christian faith without practicing how we live those out. This Lent, we’ll examine some of the core practices – often called spiritual disciples or holy habits – that help Christians put hands and feet to our faith. Through practicing these essentials habits of the Christian life and integrating them into our daily walk with God, we may find that following in the footsteps of Jesus is an everyday endeavor. Join the Decatur Methodist Family this Lent as we “practice” walking our faith together. Sunday, March 1“Worship & Prayer:A Living Hallelujah”Psalm 95:1-7 Sunday, March 8“Study: The Importance ofListening & Paying Attention”2 Timothy 3:14-17 Sunday, March 15“Serve: Here I Am Lord, Send … Read More

#ChurchToo Conference

Friday, February 28 6:00-9:00 pmSaturday, February 29 9:00 am-6:00 pmThe Denton Wesley Foundation1501 Maple St. Denton, TX 76210 The 3rd Annual #ChurchToo Conference is an honest gathering to tell the truth about spiritual, systemic, and interpersonal abuse and to create with survivors hope and healing. During this we will explore theologies, practices, and communities that we can create and cultivate that center the healing and experiences of survivors. We will hear from renowned speakers and workshop leaders presenting on topics such as survivor-based theology, LGBTQ+ inclusion, purity culture, and more. Dinner and lunch are provided in the price of all tickets. Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com Find more information on Facebook

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 26 Drive-Thru Ashes 6:30-8:00 am in the FUMC Parking LotService of Imposition of Ashes 6:00 pm in the SanctuaryCommunity Meal 6:30 pm in Asbury Hall Lent, the 40-day season of preparation for Easter, begins with Ash Wednesday. On this day, Christians remember that we were created from the dust and to the dust our bodies will return at the end of this life. It is a day to stare our mortality straight in the face, remembering that life is fragile but oh so holy. With ashes we confess that we live in brokenness and frequently fall short of God’s intention for our lives- yet, Easter brings a celebration that God’s love is stronger than even these forces of death. Join us as we embark together as a community of faith on this journey through the season of Lent.