Hello, and welcome to FMH. We’re glad you want joined us.
Our Traditional services downtown starts 11 a.m, every Sunday, as well The Source.
The Gradual and Safe Reopening of Church
We are ready! Are you? Our team has made sure our facilities are as safe as can be.
On Sunday, October 4, First Methodist will begin in-person worship with our traditional service Downtown at 11:00 a.m.,The Source at 11:11 a.m. on the West Campus, and Altar-Umoja, our contemporary African infused service, will also resume live services on the West Campus at 11:00 a.m. Of course, for those who choose to worship online, everything First Methodist does online will continue.
- Masks will be required of anyone in the buildings.
- Social distancing will be practiced in terms of seating and gathering spaces.
- There will be no nursery, children, or youth ministries at first.
- Bring activities for children and youth with you. (Coloring pages, Reading Book, Crafts)
- Worship services will be simplified – no bulletins, offering plates.
- Singing will be less.
- People with at risk conditions should worship online.
- Anyone who does not feel well must stay at home.
In addition, you can watch our historic television broadcast, featuring the previous week’s sermon, every Sunday at 5 a.m. on ABC 13 Houston.
No matter where you watch our services, please join us on Facebook during the service to connect with other watchers and become a part of our expanding online community. It will be a place for discussion, prayer and support. If you have questions or concerns, there’ll be someone in the chat every Sunday available to help you, or to direct you to someone who can.
Where to Watch
We’ve made sure there are lots of places to watch our feed, so you can choose the one that’s easiest for you.
On the website: The services stream right here on the site every Sunday!
Facebook: Every Sunday, many of our online congregants gather in community during the services. Even if you watch the service on a different platform, or stream it on your television, feel free to join the conversation each week.
YouTube: You can stream our services easily from our YouTube channel, which also has previous sermons, testimonies, and stories we’ve loved. It’s also the best place to go if you’re trying to watch the service on your television through a device like a Chromecast or on a Smart TV. Our YouTube channel is www.youtube.com/firstmethodisthouston.
Getting the Broadcast on Your TV
Part of the advantage of modern times is that you can watch whatever you want, whenever you want, from your computer, tablet or phone. But sometimes you just want to watch a television broadcast on your actual television! Here’s how to make that happen.
Smart TV: Many newer TVs already have built-in capabilities for accessing YouTube and other streaming services. Log on to the YouTube app, pull up the church’s YouTube channel, and you can stream our services live right to your television.
First Methodist Houston has been televised on ABC in Houston since 1955, which makes it one of the oldest and most historic church broadcasts in the world. To watch our broadcast, you can tune in (or set your DVR!) to ABC 13 Houston every Sunday at 5 a.m.
If you’d like to know more about the broadcast, you can contact the producer, Ben Wyman, at [email protected] with any questions you may have.
Thanks so much for joining us here at First Methodist Houston. We hope to see you this Sunday.
COVID-19 Everyday Prevention Actions
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working to help keep you and your community safe from the threat of novel, or new coronavirus. Take the following everyday steps to help avoid the spread of all respiratory viruses:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, throw the tissue away, and then wash your hands.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces such as remote controls and doorknobs.Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you are sick. Call your doctor if you develop fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.