Why take the next step?

It is God’s intention that we grow more generous and take bigger steps in our giving as we become more aware of how richly He has blessed us.


It’s about SPIRIT

 

Stewardship is directly linked to discipleship.  How we use our resources is a spiritual issue—not just a financial one.  The quality of that decision is determined by the spiritual condition of your heart.

 

It’s About TRUST

 

As we grow in grace, we learn to depend less on ourselves and more on God: to relinquish attitudes and habits that impede our relationship with God.

 

It’s About JOY


Stewardship is not our way of raising a budget.  It is God’s way of raising disciples.  Discover the joy of growing in your relationship with God as you consider how you can take the next step in your faith journey and live generously.

Taking the next step

This is a time to

consider your personal

spiritual journey. 

 

You have known places where the grace of God has been in your life.  How is gratitude for that grace reflected in your Christian

giving?  Pray about what God is calling you to do in a planned offering of thanks. These thoughts and prayers will ready you to respond.

 

When you are ready, we invite you to fill out an Estimate of Giving card which you can download and print HERE to mail in or turn in at the church office.

 

Pray that God will grant you wisdom and understanding about your personal decision as you contemplate Taking the Next Step.



“As we learn to trust God more and more, we learn to live

generously”


"as we live generously, we learn to trust god more and more"


Get involved!

Would you like to help us make our Children's Ministry be the best it can be?  We'd love you have you come along side of us!  Just fill out your information below and we will contact you whenever we have an event or opening for parent volunteers.


Mindy Standlee, Director of Children's Ministry



Weekly Children's sermon

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Hymn of preparation

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Where Charity and Love Prevail


This great hymn is loosely translated from the ancient text: Ubi Carita et Amore (Where Charity and Love Are, there Is God). It was written by Saint Paulinus II (726-804) of Aquileia in 792, with its original tune having been composed a century prior. The text is based off 1 John 4:21, simply stated, if you love God, you should love your neighbor. In order to fully love, we must be able to fully forgive others. It is in this forgiveness we are forgiven our sins by God. To be truly charitable, is to forgive and love as Christ loves and forgives us. Christ washed the disciple’s feet as an outward sign of His love, initiating the command: Love your neighbor as yourself. So as an outward sign of our love for Christ and our neighbors, we should always be willing to forgive others.

Todd King

Worship Arts Director

Jan. 6, 2021

  • END-OF-YEAR GIVING

    As this year comes to a close and you look at ways you can give back to God, please consider supporting Faith's Operating Budget as we continue to pursue ways to connect people with the grace of Jesus through our missions and ministries, both online and in-person.


    Click the button to make your gift online prior to December 31st at 11:59 pm.

    You can also give by:

    • Placing your gift in the offering baskets following services on Sunday, December 27.
    • Mailing a check  to 4600 F.M. 359, Richmond, TX 77406 – must be postmarked by December 31st. (please mark Faith Operating on your check)
    • Drop your gift into the secure mailbox slot at our FM 359 driveway on or before December 31st – no need for a stamp or to come inside.  

Christmas Worship & Reservations

This year, Faith will have more opportunities to worship at Christmas with services on both December 23rd and 24th, but, all of our services will have the same elements so that you won't miss out on anything!  There will be a Children's moment in every service with a story, video, children's gift and candle lighting.  Nursery will be available with reservations for children 2 and under.  Make reservations below for the service you'd like to attend and nursery care.






Christmas Adam Services

Contemporary Worship

Wednesday, December 23rd

5:00 PM In-Person-Our 5:00 service is now full, however we still have seats available at the 7:00 pm.

7:00 PM In-Person or Online

Worship Center


We don’t want to miss you during Christmas just because you might be travelling or hosting people in your home on Christmas Eve so Faith is offering our  contemporary Christmas service on the night before Christmas Eve with music by our Praise Band.

Staff gift program

A Note from Faith's Staff Parish Relations Committee:

Faith United Methodist Church is blessed to have pastors and staff who continue to faithfully share the hope of Christ in our community.

 

During this particularly difficult year of chaos and change, our staff has worked diligently to keep the church operating whether the actual building was open or closed. Their dedication to bringing creative expressions of worship, continued discipleship, and a multitude of ways for our community to engage the Gospel has been a beacon of hope in a time of great uncertainty.

 

Will you prayerfully consider a special donation this season to allow us, as a church, to present a modest Christmas gift to our staff as a supplement to payroll in appreciation for their work?

Prayer Requests

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." - Philippians 4:6






Our mission

At Faith United Methodist Church, our desire is to partner with parents in the most important aspect of their children’s lives—that is, their growth and purpose in relationship with Jesus Christ. Through worship, Sunday school, and Bible study, we create fun and meaningful avenues for your children to learn that God created them, God loves them, Jesus wants to be their friend, and God can be trusted to help them make wise choices and treat others with respect. We strive to collaborate with parents during each phase of their children’s lives in sending these important messages home.

  • Sunday Mornings - K-5th Grade*

    9:00 AM  |  Sunday School Small Groups 

    Children are invited to join us for age appropriate small groups (Sunday school classes) during this hour.  Please stop by the Welcome Desk for check-in tags and room numbers for each grade.


    10:00 AM  |  Ignite room on the second floor above the nursery wing. 
    During the transitional time between our Small group (Sunday school) and Kid's Worships, kids are encouraged to join us for fun, fellowship, games & tactile learning.


    10:30 AM  |  K-5th  |   Worship Opportunities


    Family Worship Sunday (1st Sunday of each month)

    On the 1st Sunday of each month, children  Kindergarten through 5th grade get to sit with their families to learn first-hand about worship and taking communion together as a family.  Our Kids Worship will not meet on these days, but will meet on all other Sundays of the month.


    Kids Worship  (2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Sundays) 

    We have two different groups for a fun, age-appropriate worship time.  Children 3-5 years old worship together in the nursery wing and elementary students (K-5) worship in our Children's room on the 2nd floor above the nursery wing.  Please stop by the Welcome Desk for check-in tags and directions.


    Your children are always welcome to join you in our Traditional Worship Service at 9:00AM or Contemporary Worship at 10:30am!  *Look for special Worship Packets in the back of the Worship Center for your child which includes activity pages that are aligned with the theme for that month's Sunday school and worship lessons.

  • Nursery and Childcare (Infants - Pre-K)

    Faith provides nursery care for infants through pre-k from 8:15 until 11:45 AM on Sunday mornings. Faith also provides childcare during weekday adult studies and special events. All nursery staff have been properly trained and facilitate a loving, nurturing environment for the children that attend.

  • Wednesday Bible Study 6:00-8:00 pm  (3rd-5th)

    Wednesdays  During the School Year

    3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are invited to attend an evening of food, fellowship, worship, and Bible study during the school year.  Follow our facebook page for more information (Ignite@Faith).


    Dinner is $3 and starts at 6pm. Worship starts at 6:45 above the nursery wing in the IGNITE room and is followed by games and Bible Study. Pick-up starts at 8 at the carport on the east side of the building. 

Adult Sunday school

9:00 AM CLASSES


Cross Training, RM 155/156 - This class offers a wide range of topics. 


Roots and Wings, RM 133 - offers a variety of teachings in a short-term bible study format.


Young Families,  RM 137 - learning together how to raise children in homes where God rules.


Faith Christian in Action, Coffee Bar - a cross-generational class open to all focused on Christians in the community and building relationships.


Lighthouse - RM 152/153 - Open to all ages and covers a variety of topics and teachings.


10:30 AM CLASSES


Sonrisers, RM 133 - This class is primarily senior adults and is for anyone regardless of their faith walk knowledge and/or maturity.


Sojourners, RM 137 - made up of empty-nester adults who enjoy studying and discussing the Scriptures


Family Matters, RM 152/153 - learning together how to raise our children in homes where God rules.


Seekers, RM 157 - Bible-based studies that pursue contemporary issues.

Mission Opportunities

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Youth sign-in

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION FORM FOR YOUTH ATTENDING YOUTH EVENTS AND FUNCTIONS AT FAITH UMC SIGN IN HERE

Sunday School - 9:00 am

Sunday school for Youth in 6th-12th grade is year round at 9:00 AM.  Youth Sunday school rooms are located on the second floor above the Kitchen area.




6th-8th Grade meets in room 213

9th - 12th Grade meet in room 211/212

In-Person Worship begins september 13th!

Online seat reservations will open on Tuesday, September 8th.

children's sunday school

Children are always welcome in our worship services, however we also offer a wonderful learning experience the  at the 9:00 and 10:30 am hours using the Orange Curriculum - Basics252.


9:00 am - Sunday School classes are available for children in Kindergarten through fifth grade.  Stop by the Welcome Desk for check-in, room assignments and pick-up information.


10:30 am 

2nd - 5th Sundays - Kid's Worship for K-5th Grade.  Children are invited to go to the Children's Worship space above the Preschool after checking in at the Welcome Desk.  There we will worship together, play a game, hear a lesson that follows the theme for the month, learn how to apply it to our own lives and learn what it means to be Methodist.


1st Sundays - Family Worship for K-5th Grade.

Children worship with their families in service.


nursery care

Nursery care is available from 8:15 am - 11:45 pm each Sunday for infants through preschool.


Our staff is trained to care for the needs of your child and love spending their Sunday mornings with them.


Parents can check their children in at our desk near the Chapel and will be walked to the classroom for drop off.  Your child will have a name tag with information that you provide with care instructions and your cell phone number so that we can contact you if necessary during your time in service or Sunday School.




Adult sUNDAY sCHOOL

We have an adult Sunday school class made especially for you!  Classes range from families with small children to empty-nesters. Some meeting times are prior to worship services and others meet during the 9:00 and 10:30 am worship service hours. 


Each of our adult classes welcomes visitors and we encourage you to visit several.  Detailed information on each class and room numbers are available at our Welcome Desk or you can click here for descriptions.

Youth sUNDAY sCHOOL

9:00 am Youth Sunday School

Come meet other Youth hungry for The Word!

6th Grade - Room 210

7th & 8th Grade - Room 213

9th - 12th Grade - Room 211-212

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ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

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Text FAITHUMC to 22828 or sign up HERE.

  • EASTER EGG HUNT

    Join us on Saturday, April 11 for breakfast & fellowship followed by our annual Easter Egg Hunt for Elementary and Preschool children.


    It'll be a wonderful time with friends and family!

    Bring a breakfast item to share and don't forget your basket!

  • V.B.S. - SAVE THE DATE!

    Vacation Bible School 2020 will be June 15-19th!

    Be sure to mark your calendars for the best week of the year!


    Ages 3 years (by May 1st) through 5th grade. Registration will open in late March.

    Adults & Youth volunteers needed! Contact Mindy Standlee if you'd like to find a way to serve!

  • U.M. ARMY

    SAVE THE DATE:  JULY 12-18TH, 2020

    Registration will open in March! 

    Youth that have completed 9th through 12th grade are encouraged to come and serve others while making some of the best memories of their high school years!


    Contact Linda O'Donnell for more information.

  • MID HIGH MISSION TRIP

    SAVE THE DATE:  JUNE 11-14TH, 2020

    Registration will open in March!


    Youth that have completed 6th through 8th grade will have a fulfilling weekend of helping others, worship and fellowship. We hope you'll join us!  Contact Linda O'Donnell for more information.

  • YOUTH & CHILDREN'S BIBLE STUDY & SNACK SUPPER

    WEDNESDAYS  |  6:00 SNACK SUPPER  |  7:00  BIBLE STUDY


    3rd - 12th grade students are invited to join us every Wednesday night for Bible Study, fellowship and Snack supper!  Study and fellowship groups are divided by grades.  


    3rd-8th Grade dismiss at 8pm and can be picked up in the car line by the Worship Center.  9th-12 Grade will dismiss at 8:15.  Don't forget to bring your Bibles and $3 for supper!

  • LADIES SIGN-MAKING PARTY

    FRIDAY, MARCH 27TH   |  6:00 - 8:00 PM   |  FAITH GYM

    All ladies are invited to come get crafty with us! Pick the style you like and we will have everything ready for you to make something special for your home or as a gift. Each sign will have all the supplies to create exactly what is pictured above except the initial sign (the initial you prefer can be chosen when you register).

    The cost is $50 per sign and includes childcare for children through 5th grade.

    Register HERE.

    For more information, please email Meredith Pennington

  • FEED YOUR MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT

    SATURDAY, MARCH 21 | 9 AM - 1 PM | CHAPEL


    Spend a delicious & informative morning learning about how food can lead to health and well being. We will have cooking demonstrations, snacks and lunch, guest speakers and a Bible study all geared towards feeding your mind, body & spirit. There is no cost to attend but registration is required. To learn more, please email Barbara Conway.

    REGISTER HERE

  • TUTORING OPPORTUNITIES

    Help a child today. Help a child for life. You don't need any experience, just a willingness to help.


    Choose your times and location based on your availability.


    9:00 am through 2:00 pm   |  Tues, Wed or Thurs at Jackson Elementary or

    3:00 pm through 5:00 pm     Mon, Tues, Wed or Thurs at Fort Bend Hope. 


    Contact Adam Yates, Director of Fort Bend Hope to get started or to find out more.

  • WOMEN'S EASTER BIBLE STUDY

    WEDNESDAY MORNINGS  | 9:30-11:30 AM  | BEGINNING MARCH 4TH

    THURSDAY EVENINGS  |  6:30-8:00 PM |  BEGINNING MARCH 5TH

    The Women's Bible Study will be reading and discussing the book The Women of Easter: Encounter the Savior with Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene by Liz Curtis Higgs. All women are welcome!

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER & PURCHASE BOOK

  • QUARTERLY BINGO

    THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | ANNEX ROOM 154


    Come one, come all to a fun morning of BINGO at the church! Hosted by Women of Faith Ministry and free to attend. 


    Don't forget to bring some friends!

ONLINE Worship

Choose a service  time below for more information or to view our 9:00 or 10:30 services live onlineYou can also watch archived videos on our Previous Services & Events button below . 


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SPRING PASTOR'S STUDY


Wednesday's Beginning January 16th

in the Annex at

9:30 am and 6:30 pm


Join Pastor Hobbs as he leads us in studying the book of Judges with an eye for seeing how God uses ordinary people who make themselves available to Him to accomplish His perfect will . Classes are held on Wednesdays in the annex.

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If you are unable to make it in person, you can watch the class right here live!  Or visit our Facebook Page where you can watch live and share with others.


upcoming events

Hang tight while we look up scheduled events...

podcast

Join Amy Dalke and James Thompson each Thursday as they discuss each week's sermon and how it applies to their daily lives. (p.s. sometimes they talk about random things instead.)

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