Advent2019

Embracing God's Big "Yes"


Join an Advent Discipleship Group 

During the Season of Advent, FMUMC is offering a curriculum based on our Advent sermon series "Embracing God's Big Yes." These stand-alone lessons are built around the key concepts discussed on Sunday mornings and are designed to encourage further exploration in that week's topic and/or scripture verse.  Below is a list of all current groups/classes utilizing the curriculum. 

Group Offerings:

Hands & Feet (Young Adult Class) 

  • When: Sunday mornings @ 11:00am
  • Where: Room C8
  • Contact: Cortni Czechowski
  • Childcare is provided 

Brown Bag Fellowship

  • When: Dec. 4th & Dec. 18th from 11:30-1:30
  • Where: Church Library
  • Contact: Bev Klein
  • Childcare not provided 
  • ***You're invited to bring a lunch to eat during fellowship time before beginning the study

Pastor's Bible Study

  • When: Thursdays 9:30am
  • Where: Church Library 
  • Contact: Pastor Taylor Smith
  • Childcare is not provided

Sojourners Sunday School Class

  • When: Sunday Mornings 9:30a
  • Where: Church Room C2
  • Contact: Terri Rivera or Dick Arp
  • Childcare is provided

Serendipities Sunday School Class

  • When: Sunday Mornings @ 9:30a
  • Where: Church Library
  • Contact: Joy Fries
  • Childcare is provided

Cornerstone Sunday School Class

  • When: Sunday Mornings at 9:30a
  • Where: Church Room C10/12
  • Contact: Dave Farrish
  • Childcare is provided

Connections Sunday School Class

  • When: Sunday Mornings at 9:30a
  • Where: Church Room C8
  • Contact: Niki Tatum
  • Childcare is provided

 For questions regarding discipleship ministries or to access the Advent curriculum please contact Pastor Taylor Smith


Grief Share: Surviving the Holidays 

Whether bittersweet memories, loss of traditions, or an empty seat at the table the holiday season can be a painful - especially for those experiencing the loss of a loved one. Join us for a 2-hour event called Surviving the Holidays in which we'll suggest options for dealing with grief and setting healthy boundaries around the holiday season. 

Two Options to Choose From:

  • Wednesday, December 4th | 7-9pm
  • Sunday, December 8th | 2-4pm
  • Where: FMUMC Room C2/4

 For more information contact Terri Rivera or request more information through the form below.


Angel Care Tree 

Brighten the Christmas season for a few youth in the community by participating in our annual Angel Care Tree. This year, we've partnered with Christian Community Action (CCA) and Children's Advocacy Center of Denton County (CACDC). These organizations are in direct relationship with the names of the children on the ornaments. Here's how it works:

  •  Simply select an ornament from the Angel Care Tree in the Church Narthex on Sunday Nov. 24th or Sunday, Dec. 1st
  • Purchase the gifts listed
  • Return to the church Narthex on or before Sunday, Dec. 8th

For questions, contact


God's Tapestry of Love

All levels of crafters are invited to join our fellowship of women as we create gifts of love for others. Upcoming projects include knitting hats for the homeless and making bibs for nursing home residents.

  • When (3 options in Dec.): Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 10th, & 17th at 9:00am
  • Where: Church Room C10 & 12

For more information Contact Angie Mills or Lee Burns


hope & Healing Service 

All are invited to this special service centered around celebrating those whom we love and have lost. This service includes scripture, hymns, and intentional time for reflection as we wait on the Advent of the Messiah. 

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 14th at 3:00pm
  • Where: FMUMC Sanctuary

For more questions about this service or to schedule a time to speak with a Pastor, please contact Pastor Taylor Smith


Christmas Caroling 

In the wise words of Buddy the Elf, "the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." Swing by the church on Sunday, Dec. 22nd for this Family Friendly evening of singing and celebration. 

  • When: Sunday, Dec. 22nd from 3:30-5:00pm
  • Where: Meet in Church Choir Room // Caroling in various retirement communities
  • Childcare is not provided, rather we encourage you to bring your children with you

 Questions about Advent events are programming? Contact our church office at 972.355.2711 or our Office Administrator, Shari Smith