By Leah Bailey On the day of the auditions, I ran into Beth Wortley in the hall. She was so excited that I had agreed to audition because she just knew it was going to be something very special for our whole family. She was absolutely right! We had a great time. ... read more

FirstYouth Mission Trip

July 12, 2017

Our greatest hope for any mission trip is that we may connect with each other, with God and with truth, however challenging it may be. Last week, our junior high students seized that opportunity by traveling to Little Rock, Arkansas to serve the homeless community. Throughout the week, we grappled... read more

In my daily reading of the Bible this Spring, I ran across a little known story of Caleb’s daughter, Achsah in Joshua 15:13-19. Then, as I read further, she showed up again in chapter 1 of Judges. To be honest, I had never noticed her before. When her father gives... read more

Bishop John Wesley Hardt will be remembered for his supernatural memory filled with people and stories.  I believe he knew everyone in Texas’s grandmother’s maiden name.  He probably baptized her, too. His graciousness and love of the United Methodist Church carried him through days like the 1960’s in Beaumont, Texas... read more

By Karen Kendall “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world.  For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” - Margaret Mead. My mom, Joy, spent 5 years in a nursing home after having had a brain hemorrhage.  If you haven’t been through a long term illness – which... read more