First Methodist Church is committed to excellence not only in the church family but also in the community. It is our responsibility to provide leadership and give back to the community as much as we possibly can. In recent years, FUMCOW has participated in or led many successful events from a Back to School Back Pack Rally, Vacation Bible School, 3K, 5K to Raise money for Mission to Belize, Missions to Russia, and Homeless shelter.  We are excited to list the following events FUMCOW will be participating in over the upcoming DAYS and MONTHS of 2018.
For more information or if you have any questions or concerns, please visit our Visitors section to see a list of coordinators or call the church at 817-485-0312.



Announcing Volunteer Service Opportunities

Needed Now!

FUMC is looking for Sunday School Teachers to educate our children and young adults.  What a great way to show God’s love through teaching our children the stories of the Bible.  Contact Barb Buckley email

 Also Volunteers for the Shepard Shop (Our Gently Used Store), Singers and Musicians for the Praise Band


Here is a link to the Beacon in PDF format. Let us know if you like it or not or if you have any problems with it. To get your article in the Beacon, Please follow these deadlines. Click here for a list.


If you have an announcement, write it up and get those to Rae by Tuesday close of business to get them in for the week. We are beginning to publish written announcements to shorten announcement time on Sunday morning.

Here are the announcements for the upcoming week link

Local outreach


This school year, we are collecting food for the Weekend Food Ministry for Children - We are serving 60 or more children Three meals (“snacks”), each day of the weekend in an area elementary school. We need your help with food donations or money to purchase food. Our supply of food is in constant need! There is a donation jar in the hallway as you come in if you forget to purchase food. Please pick up a required food list to help keep the meals uniform, in the Narthex or here. And Thank You for all you do!



The UMW is collecting “Boxtops” from products to give to area schools to provide Underwear for “Emergencies” at the schools.This is a real need! Contact Doris for more information.


May 21st


UMW (United Methodist Women) Monthly meeting! All are welcome to come join in the fun and fellowship.

June 3rd

Senior Recognition Day - Day for recognizing our seniors in High school and college.

June 17th-23rd


Youth Mission Trip - Youth Mission Trip June 17 through June 23Youth have worked hard throughout the year to Fund this event to New Mexico. Youth will beCommissioned on Sunday June 10th at 2nd service.

Come out and show your support!


June 17th


Father’s Day - Come join us on Father’s Day, June 17, for breakfast Hosted by the United Methodist Women. Buffet stylebreakfast will be served between 9AM and 10:15AM. 

Come for the food and stay for the fellowship!


June 18th


UMW (United Methodist Women) Monthly meeting! All are welcome to come join in the fun and fellowship.

July 1st


All Church Cook Out - Come join us for a Summer Cook Out!

Where: First United Methodist Church Watauga

When: July 1, 2018 after 2nd service 11:45 AM

Fun and Games and lots of Fellowship!

Come for the food and stay for the fellowship!


July 15th

Youth led Worship -


Aug. 11th


“More Cars Than Stars” - Inaugural FUMC Watauga Car Show - Help us start a new chapter at Watauga FUMC by bringing out ANY car you want to show off OR coming to take in the sights and sounds of some awesome cars. There will be games to entertain both the young and the young at heart. Drinks will be available for purchase for a $1.

Please come out and join us! We want to get to know our neighbors and their cool cars!

For more information contact: Shane Milner @ 682-521-2240


More to come




Prep/Filling for the Snack Pack ministry - a small group of volunteers meet weekly to fill sacks with meals for the kids at a local school for the weekend. Without this food some of the kids would not have a meal on the weekend. They are delivered on Thursday (during the school year)

We are packing these on Sunday after the last service. 11:45 - Starting again May 20th



All 6th - 12th grade students are invited to join us at SYNC (Methodist youth group) 4-6pm here at the church. All are welcome to come and enjoy.



Men’s Breakfast - Joes Coffee Shop on Denton Hwy (377)



Pot Luck, Bible Study and Worship at the church



Bell Choir Practice - Please consider coming and sharing your talents as they rehearse, all are welcome.



Choir / Praise Band Practice - Come practice on Thursday nights in the chapel / Sanctuary. If you ever thought about singing in the choir or playing a musical instrument during the Sunday service come on down and join in! All are welcome.

Fri. 9:00am-2:00pm

Shepherd’s Shop Mission Store - New and “gently” used clothing and other household items. Donations are always needed and appreciated.

Sat. 9:00am-1:00pm

Shepherd’s Shop Mission Store - New and “gently” used clothing and other household items. Donations are always needed and appreciated.


1st Sunday NEED

Every 1st Sunday Please bring your nonperishable food items for the Northeast Emergency Distribution Center (NEED) to the office area bucket.

1st Monday - 6:30pm

Sandwich Making for the Presbyterian Night Shelter, Please support this cause by bringing meat, mustard, cheese to the church and placing in the freezer during the month, or before the first Monday night and volunteering to help make sandwiches on this night.

3rd Monday - 7 pm

The UMW (United Methodist Women) invites you to gather with us on our new day and time, the third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm.  You don’t have to be a member, all women are welcome to come join in the fun and fellowship.