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  • Welcome
  • From the Pastor
  • Calendar Highlights
  • Bible Reading Plans
  • Serve and Give

"Stories of courage from the Book of Daniel will be our focus for our fall five-week message series, "Stand," which begins on September 19 th and 20th. We’ll be encouraged to Stand: Out, Up, Strong, In Faith and Firm. I’ve just finished the Study Guides that complement the messages. Available soon, they can be used in your Sunday school class, small group or as family devotionals. We have so many bright and exciting ministries continuing and beginning this fall that I’m confident you will not want to be excluded"


Welcome to the website of the First United Methodist Church of Waco. I hope you find the information provided helpful and easy to navigate. 

In these days of trying to maximize life, many of us sense the need for a fresh start. We add activities, join new clubs, go to new places, meet new people and yet there is still an inner hunger that goes unfilled. I am firmly convinced that Jesus Christ is the one who fills that inner hunger and maximizes life and First Methodist is Christ centered. We’re a diverse and multi-generational church that focuses on ministering to the whole person.

Recently, FUMC received the distinction of being one of the top 100 churches in attendance out of 36,000 United Methodist Churches in the US.

Rev. Stephen Ramsdell
Senior Pastor

Throughout the year we have many activities listed on our calendar that will be of interest to our church community. Please look at the list below and contact us at (254) 772-5630 for additional information. Some of these events will require you to sign up.

Church Offices Closed, September 7
Stephen Ministers Continuing Education, September 15
Block Party, September 16
12 Steps for Christians Begins, September 17
Singles Game Night, September 18
Encore 5th Anniversary Worship and Tailgate Celebration, September 20
Women’s Morning Bible Study Begins, September 21
Divorce Care Begins, September 21
Midweek Starts, September 23
Vines of Life, October 8
New Vision, October 9
Mission Dinner, October 10
Men for Missions Luncheon, October 11
Homes for Haiti, October 10-17
Helping Hands, October 14

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Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Waco Bible Reading Plans! These reading plans will walk you through the Bible over the course of a year. Most of the reading plans start on January 1, but you're free to join in at any time! Reading through the Bible is a great New Year's resolution, and these plans can help you do it!

We believe God’s Word is one of the best things Jesus-followers can put in place in their lives. Realizing how a diverse community like ours has differing needs, we wanted to offer several kinds of Bible Reading Plans.  The point is: get into God’s Word, and get God’s Word into you!

TBOY (Thru the Bible in One Year)

We recommend The Daily Walk Bible and The One Year Bible.


Please consider your commitments and specific volunteer ministries with much prayer. God wants to partner with us in His work, and involving Him in the decision-making process ensures that His will is done, rather than simply our own.

You can make a difference. The First Methodist Church of Waco offers numerous volunteer opportunities, such as the church choir, Sunday School... If you have a special interest, we may have a place for you. Below are links to additional information Volunteer and Giving opportunities. Please contact us at (254) 772-5630 for additional information.

Steve Ramsdels

Sunday Morning Services
8:15 am - Traditional
9:30 am - Contemporary
10:50 am - Traditional
5:30 pm - Contemporary

Sunday School
9:30 am - Sunday School
10:50 am - Sunday School

Saturday Service
5:30 pm - Contemporary
Family Life Center
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