We want God to use our church and our lives to make a real difference in this world. We work together hand-in-hand with local agencies and other churches to serve those living in and around the Hico area. Every month we sponsor a fresh food pantry with help from Tarrant Services and Hamilton United Care. Our involvement with the Hico Activities Center serves area senior citizens. We provide emergency assistance through the quiet hands of H3. Our Back-to-school and after-school programs serve area families with school aged children. Our "Family Re-Unions" provide a fun and safe place for all families, not just from our congregation, to gather for family friendly activities each month. Our youth mission trips feed two birds with one hand, enriching the lives they serve while enriching our youth's faith journey as well.
Pantry Express is normally the first Friday of each month. It is a well coordinated collaborative effort between FUMC of Hico United Care of Hamilton County, Helping Hands of Hico, the Tarrant Area Food Bank, the Hico Activity Center and local retail grocers and meat markets. We are happy to assist in United Care of Hamilton's primary goal to end hunger in the county.
Second Tuesday each month 1:00
If you know how to knit or crochet or would like to learn, we would love for you to join us. What better time to share the love of Christ and offer compassion and comfort to our family and friends in need, in hopes of bringing comfort and peace to those who are ill, struggling, grieving, or in the midst of a hard place or storm.
As we fellowship together and work knitting and crocheting shawls and lap blankets, love and prayers are incorporated into every stitch from beginning to end. Each handmade heartfelt creation is prayed over with purpose by not only the hands that made them, but also by our sweet Pastor Don and our faithful flock. They are then dedicated on the altar of our church to affirm the prayers and love of our entire congregation.
Come join us for this rewarding ministry.
The Hico Activity Center
is a city supported facility for local events primarily targeted at senior citizens, Our congregation supports their efforts both financially and actively by our participation in their Meals on Wheels outreach, Monthly Pot Luck, Food Pantry, the Pickin' Circle, and more.
Every Monday at 11:00 am, Pastor Don and other volunteers lead a worship service at the Hico Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. This is a special time of connection between the residents, our congregation, and our God.
H3, Helping Hands of Hico
is a part of the Hico Ministerial Alliance that meets monthly at our church. H3 provides food, fuel, and housing to those in need passing through or residing in our community.
TOWG: Time Out With God
Due to the Pandemic, this program is suspended for the fall 2021 semester. Check back for the 2022 spring semester availability.
This program provides for families with school age children, K-5th grades, a safe place and enriching activities that include music, arts/crafts, interactive Bible story time, games, snacks, and free play. The goal of this charming program is to help children grow their social and emotional skills in a loving Christian atmosphere.
Either in-person or virtual, we continue to offer this beloved traditional summer program. Last summer, we delivered a virtual program due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Focused on whole family participation, the program was rich in worshipping, learning and playing together.
We hope to gather in-person during the summer of 2022.
We believe that God will use the upcoming generation in powerful ways, and that we have a responsibility to lead the way. Local service projects take place throughout the year, and each summer we have two youth mission trips that join other churches in serving regional areas of need.
United Methodists are disciples of Jesus Christ who continue to heed the lessons John Wesley taught his followers: to live lovingly and justly as servants of Christ by healing the sick, feeding the hungry, caring for the stranger, freeing the oppressed; being a compassionate presence, and working to develop social structures that are consistent with the gospel.
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