Hello First Methodist!
Thankfully, it appears Hurricane Nicholas came through our city lighter than anticipated. Many members of First Methodist, however, are contending with a loss of power, branches down, and in a few cases trees down on property. If you need help, please reach out by clicking here.
First Methodist is also reaching out to Port Houston, missionary groups we work with, and other agencies to see what help we can provide. First Methodist has also sent thousands of pounds of tarps, water, and food, along with other United Methodist churches, to Louisiana to assist in hurricane recovery and will be helping more in the days ahead.
Thank you for your extraordinary generosity. It is your financial giving to First Methodist General Ministries and Missions that allows our church to respond when there is a need. The heart of the Gospel is loving and helping our neighbor. Thank you again.
Some other items of interest happening at First Methodist:
We are in need of a few more ‘Champions’ as we still have teachers needing a Champion to pray for them and be a source of encouragement throughout the school year. Contact Yesly Antu to learn more.
First Methodist has a new App! Here you can view daily prayers, find resources, and much more. If you go to the App store for your Iphone or Android device and search ‘First Methodist Houston’ it should be there. 152 people have downloaded the App so far!
Finally, First Methodist has hired a new Finance Director, Keisha Akins, to join our team. Keisha will begin in early October and will take on the role previously held by Grace Wang. Keisha brings church and non-profit accounting experience to us, and she is currently working on her MBA. A more detailed introduction will come in the weeks ahead, but hold Keisha in your prayers.
Thank you for your love, faith, and perseverance during these days. Throughout all of the events of life, Jesus watches over us and provides. The power of the Gospel is stronger than anything that can oppose us, and while I am eager for these trials to end, I am encouraged by the love and power of Christ.
Rev. Andy Nixon
First Methodist Houston