Who we are

United Methodists are the second largest Protestant denomination in America. We are the home to both President Bush and Senator Dole, as well as President Clinton's family when he was in the White House. Methodists have played a significant role in shaping our country and Texas.

United Methodist history of actively working to better our world can be seen dating back to Harriet Tubman operating the "Underground Railroad" helping slaves escape to freedom. Rosa Parks was the woman who refused to give up her seat on the bus that helped launch the U.S. Civil Rights movement. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is usually the first on the scene of a disaster and stays on the scene until reconstruction is complete, long after governmental and other agencies are gone (it is still active in New Orleans). Currently, the United Methodist Church is part of an undertaking to eliminate Malaria from the continent of Africa within the next 15 years.

Our beliefs

United Methodists hold to the historic doctrines of the Christian faith. We are evangelical, but moderates rather than fundamentalists. We value the intellect and modern science, while at the same time looking to the Bible as the authoritative guide for faith and practice. Methodists have a passionate faith with strong convictions, but we also recognize that the world is not always black and white. We are willing to ask questions, to wrestle with difficult issues, and to do so with grace and compassion.  

Methodists have been known for our emphasis on a personal faith, lived out in concrete ways in the world. We have historically valued well-informed and passionate preaching, worship that was lively, and small groups where people could grow in faith. 

Methodists have open hearts and open minds--and welcome anyone interested in learning more about the Christian faith. 

If you would like to know more about what it means to follow Christ,

please contact Pastor Valli Blair at (361) 592-2632

fax (361) 592-2634 or