Covenant Cup 2018

There was this preacher who was an avid golfer. Every chance he could get, he could be found on the golf course swinging away. It was an obsession. One Sunday was a picture perfect day for golfing. The sun was shining, no clouds in the sky and the temperature was just right. The preacher was […]

Thank You For Continuing to Give

Following Summer Arts Camp, I’ve asked Matthew Robinson to compose this most recent finance letter. Your contributions have made some amazing things happen in worship at FUMCMC. Take a moment and read what Matt says about your contributions. Breathe Peace, Marty Dear Congregation, Some twenty-five years ago, I shared an exercise with the staff at […]

New Staff at Church

Recently, two of our associate pastors have relocated to new ministry opportunities in the Texas Conference. Working with your Staff-Parish Relations Committee, we are pleased to announce new additions to your church staff. Take a moment and meet Rocky Lane, Rev. Barbara Robberson and Lorraine Larrance. Breathe Peace, Marty Born in Beeville, Rocky Lane is […]

A Farewell

Many of you have already heard that both Eddie Hilliard and Jim Calvert are being appointed to other United Methodist Churches. Eddie will be appointed to serve as Senior Pastor of Sealy United Methodist Church while Jim will be the Senior Pastor of Onalaska United Methodist Church. Yes, it will be hard for us to […]

Confirmation 2018

I am looking forward to this Sunday’s 10:30 worship service. It is one of those Sundays that helps make all the administrative stuff I do as a pastor worthwhile. You see, this Sunday we will have the honor of affirming 11 young people as they make their public profession to follow Jesus. In addition to […]


There’s a famous speech in Shakespeare’s play Henry V. It’s the night before the battle of Agincourt. As a young king, Henry prepares to lead the knights of England in battle against the vastly superior forces of France. Henry’s warriors are tired. They are outnumbered. They are far from home. The night before the battle, […]


  A few months ago, something strange happened on an airplane bound for Los Angeles. The actress Amy Adams was shooting a new film in Detroit, boarded the L.A.-bound plane and had settled into her first-class seat. That is when she noticed an American soldier being seated in coach. So, she decided to do something […]