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  • Phone: (956) 686-3784
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  • Church Address:
    4200 N. McColl Rd. McAllen, TX. 78504


Service Times

  • Sunday: 8:30am, 9:00am, 11:00am

Adult Bible Studies

fall studies and small groups

A variety of Bible studies and book studies are offered for adults throughout the year to help participants increase in knowledge of the scriptures and spiritual practices and grow in their relationship with God. All are invited to participate in the ministries and studies of FUMC McAllen. Childcare is provided during all church programs and events. For more information regarding Bible and book studies, call the church office at 956-686-3784.

Many Christians struggle with some of the most foundational practices of Christianity. Everything from prayer and worship, to reading the scriptures and stewardship, can be obstacles for countless Christians, even if they have been active Christians for years or decades.
At First UMC McAllen, our goal is to help our community Love God, Share Jesus, and Grow Faith and BASIC provides a way to just that. BASIC, a study we have been using for a couple of years, and written by our Associate Pastor, Robert Perales, helps Christians better understand and learn to actively engage in these Christian practices. If you have any interest in learning more, we hope you will join us! For any questions, please contact Pastor Robert at


Thursdays at 10:30 am in the Koinonia Room

Join Robert Perales as he leads in this study of Christianity and World Religions by Adam Hamilton. This is a video-based small-group study and outreach program that explores four major world religions- Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism – and compares the beliefs of each with those of Christianity. This six-week study deals openly and honestly with questions people ask about other religions, including why we should believe the claims of Christianity over those of other faiths. As part of the study, author and presenter Adam Hamilton interviews a religious leader from each tradition. He treats the world religions with great respect, recognizing the unique contributions of each.

In examining these major world religions and the beliefs of their followers, the Reverend Hamilton urges us as Christians to build bridges with others so that we might grow in our faith, seek peace in our world, love our neighbor, and find positive ways to share the gospel. Purchase your book at the first class, $12.00.


The Young Adult group meets every Thursday evening, beginning September 6, at the home of Pastor Robert and Tanya Perales, 401 West Vine, McAllen. This Fall they are studying the book, God at War by Kyle Idelman. False gods war within each and every one of us, fighting for a place of glory and control in our lives. In this book, he demonstrates how the desire for things like popularity, acceptance, and success can become modern-day idols that keep us from truly following Jesus Christ. Behind the everyday pressures, fears, and lack of purpose is a false god who too often is winning the war in our hearts.

By asking insightful questions, Idleman reveals which false gods most often take the place of the one true God. Then, using powerful and honest testimonies of people like you who have struggled in each area, Gods at War illustrates a clear path away from the heartache of 21st-century idolatry back to the heart of God.


Mondays, Sept. 10, 17, 24, and October 1

6:00 pm in the Sanctuary Overflow Room

In this Bible study, Twelve Women of the Bible, Lysa TerKuerst, Elisa Morgan, Jeanne Stevens and other leaders look at the spiritual lessons learned from twelve biblical women and what they mean for our lives today. The lessons will be divided into three 4-week series, the first taking place on September 10, 17, 24, and October 1. The first series of lessons, led by Barbara Englebrecht, will focus on Eve, Rebekah, Leah, and Hannah. Purchase your book ($8.00) in the church office.


Every Tuesday at 12:00 noon, beginning on September 11, women are invited to gather in Room 202 for Bible study, fellowship, and support. Cynthia Murray leads this group as they share and encourage each other in their daily walk with Christ. Bring your lunch and enjoy this time with friends.


All men are invited to gather for Bible study and fellowship led by Roland Pecina. The group will begin using the S.O.A.P. method of studying scripture.
S. - Scripture – What does the scripture say? Which verse is
meaningful for you?
O. - Observation – What is interesting about this passage? What
did you learn?
A. - Application - How does this apply to your life? How will you
let it change you?
P. - Prayer - Talk to God about what He's teaching you. Ask Him
how He wants you to change. Present your requests to God.