We ARE back in our Worship Center! 

Church inside our walls may look a little different but the changes we have made are to ensure that your worship experience will be as safe and sanitized as possible.

And, for those in a higher risk category that prefer to continue worshiping from home, rest assured that our live broadcast will still be available on Facebook, YouTube and our website until you are able to join us in the building.


  • Our worship times are now 9:00 am (Traditional)  and 11:00 am (Contemporary) in order to provide sanitation of the Worship Center.  Doors will open for seating 20 minutes prior to each service.
  • Reserve nursery care here.   Nursery care is open to children 2 months through 5 years of age.  Children 3 and older must wear a mask while in the building.  Reservations open on Tuesday of each week and close at noon on Fridays.  To view our updated nursery policy, please click here. We ask that if you make a reservation and find you will not be attending that you please contact Robin Mercado to cancel.
  • Everyone 3 and older who enters the church is required to wear a mask while in the building, with the exception of speakers actively presenting to a group that must maintain a distance of 12 feet from others. If this is uncomfortable for you, please continue to join us on-line.  We will have masks available if you need one.
  • Family groups will be seated together, but we are leaving two empty seats between family groups and every-other row of chairs has been removed.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available at each entrance and exit.
  • We ask that you please maintain a distance of 6 feet from others as you come in and exit the building.
  • Ushers will be directing you to your seats so we can maximize the capacity held in the room – so you may not be seated at the same seat you are accustomed.
  • If you have been exposed to someone confirmed to have Covid19 or have have not been feeling well within the last 2 weeks, we ask that you worship with us online until it is safe to be around others and you are past the exposure period.

stories of faith

Each of us has a story that tells of God’s presence within our daily lives...

but many of us never think that, by telling our stories we may encourage, inspire or enlighten others in their faith-walk.  However, with the efforts and talents of writer and fellow church member, Mark Troth, we hope to shine a light on these stories of faith. 

Articles will be posted below, but can also be found in our weekly emails as they are published.

To join the mail list CLICK HERE or text FAITHUMC to 22828.


    Rick Wertz is a father. I would venture to say that he is an exceptional father, with all the love, strength and passion that most fathers would aspire to match. But almost 25 years ago, at a time in Rick’s life when anyone outside of his immediate family would have seen a successful, driven professional - “a man on the rise”, he experienced an awakening, one that would take him on a path of ministry and influence that touches hundreds of fathers every year in our community and beyond.

    I met Rick one evening, a week or so ago in the FUMC foyer, after reaching out to him and asking if I could learn more about his Faithful Fathering initiative. My desire was to write an article, focusing not as much on the mission statement of his organization, but more on his personal inspiration and motivation – in other words, what makes a man walk away from a promising engineering and operational management career with an industry leading oil and gas drilling services conglomerate, to start a faith-based fathering initiative. (Picture: Rick & Linda Wertz)    Read more...


    Gail Armatys joined me for a cup of coffee at Mugz on FM 359 - her venue of choice and I assumed a frequent locale for her work and/or escape. We settled in a comfortable corner nook and then burned a few minutes of my self-regulated one hour interview allotment, just catching up. And yes, I failed again in that timing endeavor.

    I have known Gail and her husband, Walter, dating back to 1998 when I coached her son, Logan, on the Yankees with my son, Jason, in Lamar Little League’s Majors division. I remember Logan fondly for many reasons, but mostly for his willingness and ability to take on the catcher’s position as an eleven-year-old, placing his body in harm’s way fielding pitches from two hard throwing, twelve-year-old pitchers who were often challenged by the strike zone.

    Gail and Walter’s relationship with God and devotion to their family and each other is ever-present in their daily lives. The subject matter of Gail’s profile is to share a bit of the history that shaped her faith and propelled her professional transition from commercial business ownership, to starting anew as a Certified Life Coach.  Read more...

weekly pastor's devotional



Beginning September 27, 2020, Faith will again be offering Nursery care during our in-person Sunday services at 9 am and 11 am.  In order to meet the requirements set forth by the State of Texas to operate nursery care, our Nursery Policy has been updated.  Click here to read the update.

easter contemporary service


11:00 am

in-person or WATCH LIVE


Easter Traditional Service


9:00 am

in-person or WATCH LIVE


EASTER sunrise service

sunday, april 4th

7:00 am

outside at the portico


Welcome to Faith

Where all that we do is focused on connecting people to the life-changing love God revealed and offered in Jesus Christ.

join us in-person or online

every sunday at 9 or 11 am

Nursery care is available with a reservation

and can be made Tuesday through Friday at noon for the following Sunday.

To read our updated nursery policy, please click here.

What does in-person worship look like?  Click here to read what we are doing as we gather again.  

Please note:  everyone 3 years and above is required to wear a mask while in the building.

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Weekly Children's sermon


Hymn of preparation

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Where Charity and Love Prevail

This great hymn is loosely translated from the ancient text: Ubi Carita et Amore (Where Charity and Love Are, there Is God). It was written by Saint Paulinus II (726-804) of Aquileia in 792, with its original tune having been composed a century prior. The text is based off 1 John 4:21, simply stated, if you love God, you should love your neighbor. In order to fully love, we must be able to fully forgive others. It is in this forgiveness we are forgiven our sins by God. To be truly charitable, is to forgive and love as Christ loves and forgives us. Christ washed the disciple’s feet as an outward sign of His love, initiating the command: Love your neighbor as yourself. So as an outward sign of our love for Christ and our neighbors, we should always be willing to forgive others.

Todd King

Worship Arts Director

Jan. 6, 2021


    As this year comes to a close and you look at ways you can give back to God, please consider supporting Faith's Operating Budget as we continue to pursue ways to connect people with the grace of Jesus through our missions and ministries, both online and in-person.

    Click the button to make your gift online prior to December 31st at 11:59 pm.

    You can also give by:

    • Placing your gift in the offering baskets following services on Sunday, December 27.
    • Mailing a check  to 4600 F.M. 359, Richmond, TX 77406 – must be postmarked by December 31st. (please mark Faith Operating on your check)
    • Drop your gift into the secure mailbox slot at our FM 359 driveway on or before December 31st – no need for a stamp or to come inside.  

Staff gift program

A Note from Faith's Staff Parish Relations Committee:

Faith United Methodist Church is blessed to have pastors and staff who continue to faithfully share the hope of Christ in our community.


During this particularly difficult year of chaos and change, our staff has worked diligently to keep the church operating whether the actual building was open or closed. Their dedication to bringing creative expressions of worship, continued discipleship, and a multitude of ways for our community to engage the Gospel has been a beacon of hope in a time of great uncertainty.


Will you prayerfully consider a special donation this season to allow us, as a church, to present a modest Christmas gift to our staff as a supplement to payroll in appreciation for their work?

Christmas Worship & Reservations

This year, Faith will have more opportunities to worship at Christmas with services on both December 23rd and 24th, but, all of our services will have the same elements so that you won't miss out on anything!  There will be a Children's moment in every service with a story, video, children's gift and candle lighting.  Nursery will be available with reservations for children 2 and under.  Make reservations below for the service you'd like to attend and nursery care.

Christmas Adam Services

Contemporary Worship

Wednesday, December 23rd

5:00 PM In-Person-Our 5:00 service is now full, however we still have seats available at the 7:00 pm.

7:00 PM In-Person or Online

Worship Center

We don’t want to miss you during Christmas just because you might be travelling or hosting people in your home on Christmas Eve so Faith is offering our  contemporary Christmas service on the night before Christmas Eve with music by our Praise Band.

Prayer Requests

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." - Philippians 4:6

Our mission

At Faith United Methodist Church, our desire is to partner with parents in the most important aspect of their children’s lives—that is, their growth and purpose in relationship with Jesus Christ. Through worship, Sunday school, and Bible study, we create fun and meaningful avenues for your children to learn that God created them, God loves them, Jesus wants to be their friend, and God can be trusted to help them make wise choices and treat others with respect. We strive to collaborate with parents during each phase of their children’s lives in sending these important messages home.

  • Sunday Mornings - K-5th Grade*

    9:00 AM  |  Sunday School Small Groups 

    Children are invited to join us for age appropriate small groups (Sunday school classes) during this hour.  Please stop by the Welcome Desk for check-in tags and room numbers for each grade.

    10:00 AM  |  Ignite room on the second floor above the nursery wing. 
    During the transitional time between our Small group (Sunday school) and Kid's Worships, kids are encouraged to join us for fun, fellowship, games & tactile learning.

    10:30 AM  |  K-5th  |   Worship Opportunities

    Family Worship Sunday (1st Sunday of each month)

    On the 1st Sunday of each month, children  Kindergarten through 5th grade get to sit with their families to learn first-hand about worship and taking communion together as a family.  Our Kids Worship will not meet on these days, but will meet on all other Sundays of the month.

    Kids Worship  (2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Sundays) 

    We have two different groups for a fun, age-appropriate worship time.  Children 3-5 years old worship together in the nursery wing and elementary students (K-5) worship in our Children's room on the 2nd floor above the nursery wing.  Please stop by the Welcome Desk for check-in tags and directions.

    Your children are always welcome to join you in our Traditional Worship Service at 9:00AM or Contemporary Worship at 10:30am!  *Look for special Worship Packets in the back of the Worship Center for your child which includes activity pages that are aligned with the theme for that month's Sunday school and worship lessons.

  • Nursery and Childcare (Infants - Pre-K)

    Faith provides nursery care for infants through pre-k from 8:15 until 11:45 AM on Sunday mornings. Faith also provides childcare during weekday adult studies and special events. All nursery staff have been properly trained and facilitate a loving, nurturing environment for the children that attend.

  • Wednesday Bible Study 6:00-8:00 pm  (3rd-5th)

    Wednesdays  During the School Year

    3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are invited to attend an evening of food, fellowship, worship, and Bible study during the school year.  Follow our facebook page for more information (Ignite@Faith).

    Dinner is $3 and starts at 6pm. Worship starts at 6:45 above the nursery wing in the IGNITE room and is followed by games and Bible Study. Pick-up starts at 8 at the carport on the east side of the building. 

Adult Sunday school


Cross Training, RM 155/156 - This class offers a wide range of topics. 

Roots and Wings, RM 133 - offers a variety of teachings in a short-term bible study format.

Young Families,  RM 137 - learning together how to raise children in homes where God rules.

Faith Christian in Action, Coffee Bar - a cross-generational class open to all focused on Christians in the community and building relationships.

Lighthouse - RM 152/153 - Open to all ages and covers a variety of topics and teachings.


Sonrisers, RM 133 - This class is primarily senior adults and is for anyone regardless of their faith walk knowledge and/or maturity.

Sojourners, RM 137 - made up of empty-nester adults who enjoy studying and discussing the Scriptures

Family Matters, RM 152/153 - learning together how to raise our children in homes where God rules.

Seekers, RM 157 - Bible-based studies that pursue contemporary issues.

Sunday School - 9:00 am

Sunday school for Youth in 6th-12th grade is year round at 9:00 AM.  Youth Sunday school rooms are located on the second floor above the Kitchen area.

6th-8th Grade meets in room 213

9th - 12th Grade meet in room 211/212

Mission Opportunities

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    Youth participate as volunteers for the summer Vacation Bible School for younger kids.

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children's sunday school

Children are always welcome in our worship services, however we also offer a wonderful learning experience the  at the 9:00 and 10:30 am hours using the Orange Curriculum - Basics252.

9:00 am - Sunday School classes are available for children in Kindergarten through fifth grade.  Stop by the Welcome Desk for check-in, room assignments and pick-up information.

10:30 am 

2nd - 5th Sundays - Kid's Worship for K-5th Grade.  Children are invited to go to the Children's Worship space above the Preschool after checking in at the Welcome Desk.  There we will worship together, play a game, hear a lesson that follows the theme for the month, learn how to apply it to our own lives and learn what it means to be Methodist.

1st Sundays - Family Worship for K-5th Grade.

Children worship with their families in service.

nursery care

Nursery care is available from 8:15 am - 11:45 pm each Sunday for infants through preschool.

Our staff is trained to care for the needs of your child and love spending their Sunday mornings with them.

Parents can check their children in at our desk near the Chapel and will be walked to the classroom for drop off.  Your child will have a name tag with information that you provide with care instructions and your cell phone number so that we can contact you if necessary during your time in service or Sunday School.

In-Person Worship begins september 13th!

Online seat reservations will open on Tuesday, September 8th.


We have an adult Sunday school class made especially for you!  Classes range from families with small children to empty-nesters. Some meeting times are prior to worship services and others meet during the 9:00 and 10:30 am worship service hours. 

Each of our adult classes welcomes visitors and we encourage you to visit several.  Detailed information on each class and room numbers are available at our Welcome Desk or you can click here for descriptions.


9:00 am Youth Sunday School

Come meet other Youth hungry for The Word!

6th Grade - Room 210

7th & 8th Grade - Room 213

9th - 12th Grade - Room 211-212

Sunday School


Wednesday's Beginning January 16th

in the Annex at

9:30 am and 6:30 pm

Join Pastor Hobbs as he leads us in studying the book of Judges with an eye for seeing how God uses ordinary people who make themselves available to Him to accomplish His perfect will . Classes are held on Wednesdays in the annex.


If you are unable to make it in person, you can watch the class right here live!  Or visit our Facebook Page where you can watch live and share with others.

ONLINE Worship

Choose a service  time below for more information or to view our 9:00 or 10:30 services live onlineYou can also watch archived videos on our Previous Services & Events button below . 

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upcoming events

Hang tight while we look up scheduled events...


Join Amy Dalke and James Thompson each Thursday as they discuss each week's sermon and how it applies to their daily lives. (p.s. sometimes they talk about random things instead.)