2017 Estimate of Giving

In Genesis chapters 12-25, there is a  story about a man who, like you and me, exhibits some serious flaws. And yet, like you and me, also exhibits a tremendous capacity to fully rely on God and step out in faith. In one passage (Genesis 15:5) God takes Abraham outside at night and says, “Look toward heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them…so shall your descendants be.” God gives Abraham a vision. It’s a picture of incredible possibilities. It requires Abraham to believe in God’s promises. Abraham believes.

Abraham knew he belonged to God. He believed in God’s promises. He understood that God blessed him so he could be a blessing. Like Abraham, we also belong to God. We, too, can trust and believe in God’s desire to bless us. We are blessed to be a blessing.

This is why, each year, we ask for your estimate of giving to Faith's Operating Fund.  Your generosity is what makes it possible for us, as a church, to be the blessing God calls us to be and to fulfill our mission of connecting people with the grace of Jesus Christ.

ways to give

sharing your blessings so others will be blessed

With the following methods of payment you will be able to make a one-time or recurring contribution.


Just text the word "give" to 469-513-8804 and complete a one-time account set up and you can make a single or recurring contribution just by sending a text!  It's fast, secure and easy.

Online Giving

Just click here and you can make a one-time or recurring payment online.  No account set up is needed, however, with an account you can log-in at any time to see your online giving history.


An E-debit form is also available HERE to print and complete if you would like to have your donation automatically withdrawn.  Just drop off the form and a voided check at the church office.

Personal Check

As always, your check can be placed in the offering plate or deposited in our safe in the church mail room at your convenience.

Opportunities to serve

"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms."   1 Peter 4:10

  • Missions

    In-School Tutoring - Tues, Wed & Thurs during school hours at Jackson Elementary.  You don't need to be a scholar; you just need to be able to show up for a student each week!  Contact Brenna Jernigan for more information.

    Teacher Workroom Volunteers - Let's make Jackson Elementary a destination school for talented, vibrant teachers! Partner with teachers & administrators to help with copying, laminating, bulletin boards, etc. so teachers can focus more time on making successful students.

    Contact Debi Schneider for more information.

    Teacher & Staff Appreciation Team - We want Jackson Elementary to be the most sought-after school in the district by teachers and staff so we make an effort to honor them each month through meals, gifts, and other acts of love.  Contact Allison Lambert for more information.

    Thursday Night Men's Basketball - meet at the Faith UMC gym with our friends from Rosenberg for basketball and fellowship.  Contact Parker Zimmerman for details.

  • Music & Worship

    Email Suzanne Olmon to get involved in any of our Music or Worship opportunities below (unless otherwise noted).

    Music Library Assistance - could be weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc.

    W.o.W. (Worship on Wednesdays) - Help on Wednesday afternoons and/or cut, laminate or make cards for games as needed for our Children's Choir. 

    Communion Coordinator – Individual(s) needed to contact volunteers for serving communion on the first Sunday of every month for the 9 am and 11 am worship services.  A contact list is provided.

    Ushers and Communion Servers 9 & 11 am – Serve weekly or on a rotating basis during Sunday services.

    Pre-Service Set-up in the Branch – email Vivian Wilson for information

    Worship Tech - The worship tech team is always in need of volunteers as this team is an integral part of worship at Faith UMC. We have multiple areas of worship tech to make the worship experience complete and God-honoring including sound (soundboard and microphones), media (the projected slides on the screens), and video (cameras and streaming). Please prayerfully consider joining the team and contact Cindy Wenz for more information.

  • Youth & Childrens

    Senior High Youth (9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade) – Email Linda O'Donnell

    Wednesday Snack Supper-Join us at 3:00 in the kitchen to help prepare dinner three Wednesdays a month during the school year for the kids that come to Youth Group.  If you can’t help prepare but would like to serve and clean up, meet us at 5:30.

    Sunday School – Teach 6th, 7/8th or 9-12th grade once a month at 10 am. 

    Senior Recognition Sunday – May 21st we will be honoring our seniors with a dinner at the church.  Volunteers are needed to help set up, serve, and clean up.

    Jr. High Youth (6th, 7th & 8th grade) – Email Kolby Karaff

    Wednesday Night Bible Study (Volunteers needed for chaperoning gym, gaga pit, and eating area from 6-7pm. There are also positions open to help teach/facilitate discussion with the boys and girls classes from 7-8pm)

    Confirmation (Beginning in January on Sunday evenings 4:30-6:00pm, there are opportunities to serve as a table leader, which will also facilitates discussion and guides 6th-8th grade students through lessons and activities.)

    7th-12th Grade IGNITE Mid-winter Retreat (Volunteers needed to drive and chaperone another great weekend retreat for our 7th and 8th graders on February 24-26th.)

    Children’s Ministry (K-5th Grade) – Email Alyssa Sandlin

    Small Group Leader / Assistant (2 Sundays/month from 9:45-11:05 AM)- be a consistent leader in the lives of students by facilitating a Bible lesson utilizing our prepared curriculum and love on the kids. All material is prepared for you.  Various age groups to choose from.

    IGNITE Worship Helper (Sundays from 11:00 AM-12:05 PM) – Walk with students from the Vine Service to IGNITE Worship space, worship with students, learn with students, encourage them to participate and make wise choices. Assist parents with pick-up.

    IGNITE Decorating Team Assist in decorating our worship space each month to coincide with our monthly theme. This could include sharing your imagination and vision for the month, shopping for supplies, and setting up or taking down sets.

    Nursery Desk Sign-In Welcome families at the Nursery desk near the Chapel on Sunday mornings, answer questions, and assist with taking students to classrooms. Times and date commitments are flexible.

    Mid-Week Helper Help supervise gym, Gaga ball, dinner time and chat with students about their day/lives during Youth Group on Wednesdays from 5:50-6:45 pm during the school year.  Frequency is flexible.

  • Discipleship

    For information or to get involved in Discipleship Opportunities, contact Pastor Ross Talbert

    Organizational help for Adult Curriculum library – one day initially and 2-3 hours a month afterwards.  Help organize Adult Bible Study material and curriculum guides.

    Small Group Leaders - We are looking for couples or individuals that would like to help organize and facilitate a small group within Faith UMC.  Small groups are a great way to meet new friends and experience life together in a caring community.

  • Connection & Outreach

    Welcome Team Members are needed to greet visitors and make them feel at home or to answer questions they may have.  All you need is a heart for hospitality; we provide the rest!  Please contact Amanda Ashley for more information.

    Church Office Receptionist Help – We occasionally need a friendly face and a kind voice to help answer the phone, greet visitors, maybe sign for a package or two, in the church office when our Secretary is on vacation or away from the office.   If you’d like to be on a call list to help out, please email Joan Myskowski.

    Coffee Machine Help – If you have a spare hour each week, come on up and enjoy a cup of coffee while you re-fill our coffee machines near the kitchen.  It’s very easy and can be done on your schedule!  If you’d like to help, please email Cindy Wenz.

  • Finance & Church Office

    Donation Collections - Please help us get our leftover bread to those who need it.  We need someone who can deliver the left over bread from Panera to a local charity by noon on Monday assuring that it gets there as fresh as possible.  Contact Jerry Stafford if you would like to help.

    Gather coffee and bread donations after Sunday services each week and deposit them into the safe.  Email Jan Gort to help out.