About First Methodist Houston
Our worship services consist of:
- Traditional Worship Services
- Contemporary Worship Service also known as “The Source”
- Contemporary African Worship Service also known as “Altar-Umoja”
To learn more about our worship services, please visit our worship and messages page.
Downtown Campus Parking
If you are planning to visit our downtown campus, we have 2 lots with marked reserved parking spots (highlighted areas area in yellow in the photo below).
First Methodist Houston was originally established in 1839. The church entrance initially was on the north side of Texas Avenue between Milam and Travis Street.
A year before falling in defense of the Alamo, Colonel William Barrett Travis writes the General Conference of the Methodist Church. Colonel William Barrett Travis requested Methodist pastors for the new Republic being born in Texas. The Methodist Church responded by assigning three missionaries to this new area. If you would like to learn more about the history of First Methodist Houston, visit our history page. Our history page will give you a snapshot of our history from the very beginning.
The United Methodist Church’s Mission Statement:
Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
How do we behave?
At First Methodist Houston, we strive to BLESS one another and our community as we allow these five practices\ to guide our life together:
Be Authentic: Bring our whole selves to our community and empower others to do the same.
Love All: Recognize our differences and set aside judgments to love all persons as Jesus loves us.
Embody Christ: Demonstrate Christ’s mercy, compassion, and grace to everyone through our daily actions.
Serve Continually: Give generously of our time, spiritual gifts, and financial resources to improve the lives of the people and communities around us.
Seek God Daily: Seek God’s direction by praying continually, studying God’s Word diligently, and challenging the world’s understanding of what it means to follow Jesus.
Ministries and Programs