Author Archives: John Collins

Online Worship for April 11, 2021

If you’re having trouble streaming our worship videos, you may want to simply download the entire video to your device and then play it. You can do so with this link.

Our Vimeo page is: vimeo.com/abilenefirstumc.

If you want to follow along with bulletin you can follow this link or the link in the menu above.

Previous worship services can be found at vimeo.com/abilenefirstumc.

Online Worship for April 4, 2021

If you’re having trouble streaming our worship videos, you may want to simply download the entire video to your device and then play it. You can do so with this link.

Our Vimeo page is: vimeo.com/abilenefirstumc.

If you want to follow along with bulletin you can follow this link or the link in the menu above.

Previous worship services can be found at vimeo.com/abilenefirstumc.

Three In-Person Easter Services

We’ll have three in-person worship services this weekend (with masks and social distancing). The first will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2021. The second and third will be on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. It was great having 57 of you for Palm/Passion Sunday and I’m busy finding more seats for Easter.

(On a personal note, I’m also super excited to have my parents coming up on Saturday. We haven’t eaten a meal with them in more than a year, but they’re now fully vaccinated and Jenny and I are too.)

Online Worship for March 28, 2021

If you’re having trouble streaming our worship videos, you may want to simply download the entire video to your device and then play it. You can do so with this link.

Our Vimeo page is: vimeo.com/abilenefirstumc.

If you want to follow along with bulletin you can follow this link or the link in the menu above.

You can make a contribution online via tithe.ly. Other options can be found here.

Previous worship services can be found at vimeo.com/abilenefirstumc.

Readers for Tenebrae

We’ll be doing a Service of Tenebrae this Holy Week. There are 16 scripture readings, the youth have stepped forward and volunteered for eight of them. I just need eight more readers who can record their part beforehand (we only need audio, but video is okay as well). Please let me know if you’re interested. We’ll have an in-person service on Holy Thursday evening (April 1, 2021) at 7:30 p.m. and hopefully we’ll have the video online in time for Good Friday.

Tomorrow is Dickinson County Donate Day

Tomorrow, Friday, March 26, 2021, the Community Foundation of Dickinson County is doubling all donations made to the First UMC Endowment fund (up to $5,000). You can give online at http://www.donatedickinson.com or take a check down to the Community Foundation Office in the old Astra Bank Building.

To be clear: this money goes into the church’s endowment fund which means that we can only draw on the interest. For this reason we’re looking for donations that go above and beyond your regular giving.