Our Worship Services

8:30 a.m. Sunday 

If you're an early riser and looking for a more intimate, informal traditional worship, then this is your style.

11:00 a.m. Sunday

This worship has elements of traditional worship (choir, organ, some liturgy) and contemporary (some mild contemporary music with guitars, drums, etc.).  It is considered the primary worship of this church with the largest attendance. This worship is held in our sanctuary most of the year.

6:00 p.m. Wednesday

This simple service of community silent prayer offers anointing is held in the Brookshire Building, room 11.

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Lenten Worship Series: “Holy Vessels"

March 1-April 13, 2017

"Ordinary pieces of tableware or beer or soda bottles are flung into the ocean. Years pass, or decades, and thence day, there it is upon the shore: a small shard from one of those long ago discarded object. Shifting current have rounded its edges: abrasion has polished it surface: exposure to the sun has altered its hue. And so, when we happen upon it, here amidst the shells and seaweed we can’t help but laugh with joy at what seems a miracle: this ordinary fragment of silica that time and adversity have transformed into something beautiful." 

From Writers at the Beach

I like this image of the sea glass as a motif for our Lenten season this year. Most sea glass began as regular glass the is cast over board as trash. Over time, with the churning of the sea and the constant motion of sand, salt, water, and sun, it is transformed from trash to treasure. In fact, sea glass is classified as a gem. I think our Christian journey is like that. It is a refining process and it takes time and patience. Sometimes this Christian journey will lead us down paths that we would never choose to go. Other times, because of life choices we make, we experience pain, suffering. I have experienced times in my life that I have been broken and crushed by hardships of this world and at my own design.

God takes us as we are—crushed, discarded, broken, and pieces cast away into the ocean—and through grace creates a new precious gem. Join us for this Lenten journey as we explore the texts that have shaped us into God's "Holy Vessels."

"Treasures in Jars of Clay"
"For God, who said, 'let light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.' 
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. ….[B]ecause we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus…Therefore we do not lose heart."
—II Corinthians 4:6-9,14-16

I look forward to the next six weeks as we explore what it means to become Holy Vessels for our Lord.

Grace and Peace.

Pastor Valli

What to Expect

Dress: Primarily casual for all services. Jeans are everywhere, shorts are regularly seen, but dresses, coats and ties are sometimes seen as well (except in summer when all is casual).

Sunday School: Sundays at 9:45 a.m. with classes for children, youth, high school, and adults.

Nursery: A professionally staffed nursery is available on Sunday mornings (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and during most church events in the Brookshire building, rooms 1 and 2. If you need the nursery and are not sure if the nursery is scheduled, please contact the church office at (361) 592-2632. 

Scouting: The church sponsors a Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. We are very open to other scouting groups that need a home.

Opportunities to serve: Our aim is to have every person, of every age, to have a chance to use their God-given talents to make a difference in the world. 

Our Vision

By loving God, loving people, and serving, we aim to be a center of spiritual, physical, and emotional healing for all people in Kleberg County. Through healing ministries, we lead people in an intentional process to become disciples of Jesus Christ connecting God's people to each other, the community, and Jesus. Lives will be changed through God using us!

If you are looking for a place to belong and make a difference, join us for worship and our ministries to the community.

Church Gallery

Photos of church events and memories below, including:

  • Living Last Supper
  • Easter Sunday
  • United Methodist Men street clean-up
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Food Bank volunteers
  • Free Food Friday at Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • Stride for Health 5K/10K