Where can I find more information about the United Methodist Church?
Click here for the official Web site for the United Methodist Church, of which First United Methodist Church, Midland, a local church, is affiliated. We are part of the Northwest Texas Annual Conference and are located in the South Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church.
How can I find out what's going on at First United Methodist Church?
Our calendar page provides information on events at First United Methodist and a daily calendar is posted throughout the church to provide times and room numbers for events. You can also receive updates through our pastor's email newsletter by clicking here. We provide information on upcoming events, sermon series and general happenings around the church in our Sunday worship bulletins, and the Tower Times, a weekly newspaper edition of The United Methodist Reporter.
How can I get involved at First United Methodist Church?
There are many exciting opportunities for involvement ranging from small groups and volunteer positions to music and missions. Whether you are a member or not, we would love to have you here! A great way to get involved is to visit the Fresh Start tables located outside the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall.
How do I get involved with Sunday School classes?
For information on children's Sunday School, contact .
For information on youth Sunday School, contact .
For information on adult Sunday School, contact .
How do I get involved with choir or other musical groups?
We welcome all individuals who have a passion and talent for music. To find out more information on how to join our choir or assist with other music programs, please contact .
Do you offer transportation services to worship?
Yes, we would be happy to assist you in arriving to and returning home from worship on Sunday mornings and Wednesdays @ First. Please call the church office by 2 p.m. Thursday to schedule your ride for Sunday morning.
I have children. Where can they go during Sunday Services?
You can find out more information about our Promiseland and 1 to 6th grade worship opportunities for children on our Children's Ministries page. The Sanctuary balcony is also equipped with a "Cry-Room" where parents with infants may sit and watch the service.
I get lost in the building. Do you have a map?
Maps are posted throughout the building, but you may also pick up a floor plan from the front desk in the office. Church maps are also available here.
Can I rent a room at the church for an event?
Yes. We love having events here. Just call the church office to check on room availability and schedules! Contact for more information.
What about weddings, baptisms and funerals?
We would be happy to answer your questions about the array of pastoral functions offered for members and non-members. You may contact for more information.
How can I join First United Methodist Church?
By Profession of Faith and Baptism
Begin your life of faith in Jesus Christ by receiving Christian baptism. Baptism is a symbol of God’s grace and a mark of your life as a Christian. It is an indication that you believe in Christ, want to be a part of His church, and intend to lead a new life as God enables you. To be baptized, contact one of the pastors who will be happy to set up a time to explain the meaning to you and schedule your baptism.
By Transfer from another United Methodist Church
Our church invites you to become a part of this congregation in our community so that you can attend worship and serve with our people. To transfer your membership, come forward during the Closing Song of any Sunday service and bring your completed bulletin with you.* The church office handles the paperwork with your previous congregation.
By Transfer from another Christian Denomination
United Methodists accept your Christian baptism from another denomination and do not require you to be re-baptized to join our church. We welcome you into our congregation as a full participating member. To join our congregation, come forward during the Closing Song of any of our Sunday services where a pastor will meet and receive you into membership.
(It is not mandatory that you come forward. If you prefer, find any of the pastors after worship and hand them your filled out bulletin and they will find time to visit with you and receive you into membership. While coming forward gives the congregation an opportunity to share this moment with you, your decision to belong is no less meaningful to you or God if you choose another way.)
What about bad weather?
On bad weather days, the Church office will follow the schedule announced by Midland Independent School District. If the schools close for a “snow day,” the Church office will be closed; if the schools open later in the morning, the Church office will open at the time the schools start classes for the day. Please note that this does not apply to Sundays. As long as it is possible to meet for worship, services will be held.