First UMC Sealy Digest

A look at happenings at First United Methodist Church Sealy

This Sunday, March 29: Palm Sunday 10am service ONLY & Eggstravaganza at 1pm

Holy week begins Sunday. For Christians around the world, Holy Week is a week of great spiritual depth. It’s a time for worship services that remind us of God’s great plan for us in the life, teaching, suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And it all beings this weekend with Palm Sunday: recalling Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and his journey to the cross. "Blessings on the king who comes in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven and glory in the highest heavens." Luke 19:38 CEB

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We hope you’ll make it to the 4th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza THIS SUNDAY from 1-4 p.m. FUMC will host hundreds of local children with bounce houses, face painting, train rides, an egg hunt, a visit from the Easter Bunny and lots of family fun. Thanks in advance to all of the volunteers and helpers. What a blessing this event is to our community and children! Find out more here:


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TONIGHT is our Confirmation 2015 Kick-off! Confirmants, please be at the church at 5:30 pm for our first meeting and PIZZA! We’re excited about confirmation, a program for students that wish to be confirmed in the United Methodist Church. The program studies the beliefs of the United Methodist Church as well as to dive deep into what it means to be a Christian. The program begins with the kick-off session next week and ends with a special Confirmation service in May. It is an incredible opportunity for these students to stand before the congregation and proclaim their faith and their commitment to a life of loving God and following example of Jesus. To love others with all of the grace and mercy we have received from God.

Choir practice at 7 pm.


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  • Palm Sunday, 10 am (ONE service only): Traditionally marks the beginning of Holy week. Recalling Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and his journey to the cross.
  • Holy Thursday Service of Worship, at 6:30 pm – Remembering Christ’s final acts of love and servant hood and we gather at the table.
  • Good Friday Prayer Vigil (come and go prayer starting at 6:30 pm) – One of the most solemn Holy Days within the life of the church. On this day, we witness our Lord’s unchanging love for us as He willingly gives His life for our sake. This Good Friday, we’ll observe the ancient tradition of watching over the Lord’s tomb, remembering His sufferings and death for our salvation. We will begin this sacred watch at 6 pm and end at 10 pm, but you are encouraged to carry it forth as you go to our own homes, mindful through the night of Christ’s saving act of grace for us.

  • Sunrise Service, Sunday at 7 am – Our very own Pastor Curtis deliver the sermon at this year’s 75th Annual Easter Sunrise Service in the Stephen F. Austin Historical Park. (The park is located next to the Brazos River Bridge on FM 1458 in San Felipe.) Since 1940 an Easter sunrise service has been held at the park, sponsored by our friends at San Felipe UMC. Ministers from San Felipe, Bellville, Pattison, Brookshire and other surrounding areas participate in this celebration. It is for all Christians. ALL are invited to attend this beautiful and moving worship service!
  • FUMC Easter Service, Sunday at 10 am – Celebrate the Good News of the empty tomb at FUMC Sealy. Plan now to bring cut flowers to flower our Easter Cross.


Week #5 of the Lenten Brown Bag Lunch Series

Wednesday, March 25th, 12pm

1752 FM 1489 Road, Brookshire, TX 77423

Don’t miss the “United Methodist Connection Lenten Brown Bag Lunch” each Wednesday of Lent.

We’ve joined Brookshire, Fulshear and Pattison for fellowship each Wednesday during Lent from 12–12:45 pm. What a great opportunity to celebrate our United Methodist Connection with our Pattison-Brookshire-Sealy-Fulshear-area friends. Bring a "brown bag" lunch with you to eat. All people and churches are invited to each host church to fellowship, worship, learn, and grow.

Mar 25

  • Where: Brookwood CC (1752 FM 1489)
  • Speaker: Chp. Greg Glauser

Apr 1

  • Where: First UM, Fulshear (8201 Harris St.)
  • Speaker: D.S. Rev. Jay Jackson

First United Methodist Church

Sharing God’s Love by Serving Others

Reverend Curtis Matthys

Sunday Services: 8 am & 10am