Welcome to First UMC in Decatur, TX

Learning • Growing • Giving • Serving

Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!


July 2019: Hello Church- Hello Church, I was excited to learn of my appointment as your Senior Pastor beginning in July 2019.  Ministry is a second career for me; one that I believe for which God has prepared me throughout my life.   Though I recognized a call to ministry at a young age, I chose to raise a family before pursuing full-time ordained ministry.   While I raised that family, I worked in the technology industry and grew in my love for God and neighbor by teaching and leading others in the local church. I hold a Bachelor of Arts… Read More
Rev. Ricky Harrison July 2019: Food is Sacred- There’s something intrinsically sacred about food, especially when shared with other people. After the Israelites are freed from slavery in Egypt, they complain to Moses about empty stomachs and parched throats, so God provides water, manna bread, and quail (what a feast!). Elijah, wandering through the same wilderness, meets a widow with a child literally starving to death. The widow invites Elijah into her home to share the very last bits of bread she has, and God shows up with enough bread to fill the stomach of the widow and her child for the rest… Read More


Matching Funds Challenge- Matching Funds Challenge Toegther We Can Pay It Off! Recently, an anonymous donor has offered to match every dollar given to the building fund, up to $80,000 to retire the… Read More
Lunches For Seniors- Lunches for Seniors FUMC Fellowship Hall Tuesdays 11:30 - 1:00 Meals are provided for free to any area senior citizen each Tuesday in May from 11:30 - 1:00 Sponsored by… Read More
Reconnect- Reconnect SUMMER BREAK Reconnect is on break for the summer. Join us in the fall as we resume with another great study and time of fellowship with one another. MAC… Read More


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