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    4200 N. McColl Rd. McAllen, TX. 78504

 

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  • Sunday: 8:30am, 9:00am, 11:00am

Pastor's Perspective

Pastor's Perspective May 2019

Posted by Ricky Sanderford on

I’m reflecting back 12 years ago. Makayla Grace Johnson was born at 2 a.m. on April 17 twelve years ago. Makayla is granddaughter number one, grandchild number two. She looked much like her mother, Stefani, when she was she was a baby. Emotions washed over me as I held six...

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Pastor’s Perspective April 2019

Posted by Ricky Sanderford on

Inside/Out Weekend is coming up on April 6-7. This is a wonderful way to be the church out in the world. God’s nature is often described as love. Another word that could be used to describe God’s nature is sent. God is one who sent Jesus Christ into the world. Jesus sent his...

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Pastor's Perspective March 2019

Posted by Ricky Sanderford on

Easter is late in this calendar year – April 21. Here in the RGV we’ll be knocking on the door of summer! This also means that the season of Lent does not begin until almost a full week into March. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and it falls on March 6. An Ash Wednesday...

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September 2018

Posted by Ricky Sanderford on

Our sanctuary checklist is being whittled down. Our partitions to close off the two overflow sections at the rear of the sanctuary have finally been installed. In addition, communion rail kneeling cushions are in place and handrails have been added to the side steps leading onto the chancel...

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August 2018

Posted by Robert Perales on

Prayer is a growing focus in the life and ministries of First United Methodist Church in McAllen. Our 10:45 am service has incorporated prayer stations into worship, our sanctuary has been equipped with cushions for our prayer kneelers, and our ongoing ministries of prayer continue. Recently...

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July 2018

Posted by Ricky Sanderford on

If there is one lesson I’ve learned from a major building project thatlesson is patience. That lesson gets reinforced the closer we are to100% completion of the sanctuary with a few last things to be doneand issues resolved. The biggest project that awaits completion isthe installation of...

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June 2018

Posted by Ricky Sanderford on

The saying time flies when you are having fun is certainly an accuratedescription of life and ministry as part of the McFirst family. Iam beginning the 10th year of my ministry as one of your pastors,yet it seems I just finished unpacking the last box a few weeks ago.Come to think of it, I did...

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May 2018

Posted by Ricky Sanderford on

Pastor’s PerspectiveWe are in! We are worshiping in our sanctuary. Praise God! I want to express my deepest appreciation for all the hard work and dedication by so many toward making our vision a reality. We are still checking off punch list items to bring to completion the project. We...

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April 2018

Posted by Ricky Sanderford on

Pastor's PerspectiveApril 1 is Easter. I believe God has a sense of humor and is smiling that the day we celebrate Easter in 2018 is also a day that has been labeled “April Fools”. The crucifixion of Jesus may be the greatest April Fools stunt ever. The apostle Paul said “The...

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March 2018

Posted by Ricky Sanderford on

Pastor’s Perspective This month our long sought after vision becomes a reality. A milestone for our church is upon us. Over 20 years ago the dream of moving FUMC to a new site that had more room for expanding the ministry of the church began. That vision included a sanctuary to foster and...

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