Upcoming Events

Wednesday Night Connect

We hope you join us at 5:30 on Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall as for our Wednesday Night Connect!

Join us for an evening of good food and fellowship as we share a meal and then split into our various groups afterwards.  

For this Wednesday we will having a pancake dinner hosted by the United Campus Ministries!

We are inviting our congregation to give a special offering to help support the cost of these meals.  Donation buckets will be placed in the back of the Sanctuary and the Fellowship Hall, or you can make a gift online by going to https://secure.myvanco.com/L-Z59Z/home and selecting the “Wednesday Connect” button.

We hope to see everyone there!

El Buen Pastor Fish Fry

Our brothers and sisters at El Buen Pastor have started their Lenten Friday Fish Fry event again!  

If you'd enjoy some delicious fried fish please stop by from 11am - 3pm every Friday of March at 209 E Grove St., San Marcos.  

If you are interested in helping volunteer and helping our sister church make this a success please Click Here and find out when and how you can help!  If you have any additional questions please reach out to El Buen Pastor's pastor, Pastor Fernanda

Easter Egg Hunt

Save the date for our annual Easter Egg Hunt!
Join us from 10am to noon on March 23 in Rio Vista Park
as we celebrate Christ's return with an Easter Egg Hunt
open to the whole community.

Help With the Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Egg Hunt at Rio Vista Park is nearly upon us and we are looking for some volunteers to help make it another successful event!

We are hoping to find some people to help set up before the event and tear down after the event, as well as staff snack, craft, and game tables.  We are also hoping to get some extra eyes to help supervise all the kiddos during the Easter Egg Hunt itself.  

We would love to have you there to come have a good time and help out!

If you're interested in signing up to help Click Here or follow the QR code below.

Bamberger Ranch and Preserve Tour

Join fellow members of the congregation as we embark on an adventure to investigate and explore parts of the Bamberger Ranch and Preserve, which has been showcased do their efforts and dedication to land stewardship, restoration, and preservation. Check out their website and their philosophy here:  Our Story — Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve

"During this 4-hour tour (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM) of the ranch, you will see the results of over fifty years of habitat restoration. We will show you projects which demonstrate principles of sound land stewardship.

You may also see dinosaur tracks, fossil beds, a herd of endangered scimitar-horned oryx, and the “Chiroptorium”— a man made bat cave designed to house one million Mexican free-tailed bats. You’ll walk the nature trail and then enjoy Madrone Lake as you learn about “The Rain Machine.”

Transportation is on the Bluebonnet—which an open-air trailer with a shade bonnet. Please dress for the weather and don’t forget a hat!"

The cost of the tour would be $20/person, with those age 12-17 attending for free.  This cost will help cover the price of the tour and support our Bus Ministry.  (Make checks out to the church labelled as for the Bamberger Ranch Tour or on the Church Giving page for the bus ministry)

Meet at parking lot at 7:20 AM, carpool at 7:30, and return at about 1:30—bring water, good walking shoes, and sunscreen.

Click here to sign up to go.  We can take up to 25 people.

Youth Superbowl Party

Calling all 6th-12thgraders! Come hang out with us at Pastors Adam and Danielle's house as we cheer on our teams at the Youth Superbowl Party! We will eat, laugh, play games, and enjoy an evening of fun!

Bring your favorite snack to share and we'll see you there!

Kid's Valentines Party

Bring your kids and their school Valentines and Valentines Boxes as we have fun and decorate them together at our Children's Ministry Kids' Valentines Party!

Join us from 10am - Noon, Monday, February 12th in Todd Hall

We hope to see all the parents and children there!

Holy Week Worship

It's already that time of year!  Holy week is nearly upon us!

We will have several opportunities to worship and reflect on the death and resurrection of Christ during this week.  We hope to see you there!

Maundy Wednesday Service, 5:30pm, Wednesday, March 27.  Dinner and worship in the Fellowship Hall.

Good Friday Service, 6pm, Friday, March 29 in the Sanctuary.

Easter Morning Sunrise Service, 7am, March 31 at the City Park near the Lion's Club Tube Rental.

Easter Worship Services:  Traditional 8:30am & 11am in the Sanctuary
                                         Contemporary 10:45am in the Fellowship Hall

Kidney Awareness Month

March is National Kidney Month, making it a great time to take charge of your health by lowering your chances of developing kidney disease. Kidney disease is a leading cause of death in the United States. Today, 15% of Americans are affected by kidney disease—and most won’t have symptoms unless their kidneys fail.

If you have one of these risk factors, you may be at risk for kidney disease:

• High blood pressure

• Heart disease

• Diabetes

• Excess weight

• Family history of kidney disease

Your kidneys work hard for you, so taking good care of them is essential. Consider these tips:

• Get tested. Regular screening for kidney damage or disease can allow you to keep track of your kidney’s health and help prevent future damage.

• Reduce over-the-counter drug usage. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g., ibuprofen) can cause kidney damage if taken regularly, so never exceed the recommended dosage.

• Exercise regularly. Exercising helps lower your blood pressure and boost heart health—both critical factors in preventing kidney damage. Focus on being active for at least 30 minutes a day.

• Eat a healthy diet. Studies reveal that eating whole grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables is one of the best ways to keep kidneys healthy. A plant-based diet may also help prevent and treat kidney disease.

• Drink plenty of fluids. Water helps flush sodium and toxins from your kidneys. It’s recommended that men should get about 15.5 cups of fluids each day, and women need about 11.5 cups.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Wesley Nurse, Amy Adams at (512)539-2916.

Or please visit Homepage - World Kidney Day 2024

Please Use our Parking Lots

Please use our parking lots, located off of Hutchison and Fredericksburg Streets across from the Sanctuary, when parking for church functions on Sundays and Wednesdays.

HEB has specifically requested that we do not use their lot during these times as they are struggling to make sure that they have parking for all of their customers, as well.  We are hoping to find a solution that works for everyone, and we hope to avoid aggravating our neighbors, or risking our congregants' cars being towed.  

Anyone can park in the church lots for free on Sundays and Wednesdays without issue, and church members with parking tags can park in the church parking lot at any time for free.  

Food Distribution

Join us at 1pm on March 26th downstairs in the Education Building if you would like to help us as we partner with the Hays County Food Bank to help serve those in need in our community.

Need help?

Go to the Fumcsm Community Engagement Facebook Page and send them a direct message before the date of the food distribution to find out what you need to do to sign up.

NOTICE: The food bank does have other locations available for picking up food during this week. These include:

·       Hays County Food Bank, 220 Herndon Street – Every Monday 4 PM – 6 PM

·       El Buen Pastor, 209 E. Grove Street, Every Tuesday 1 PM – 3 PM

·       Salvation Army, 300 S. CM Allen Parkway, Every Thursday 1 PM – 3 PM (or until supplies last)

·       Bobcat Bounty, W. Sessom Drive at Academy Street (Family & Consumer Building, Room 179) Pre- Register at bobcatbounty.tx.state.edu.

Welcome Center

Please come join us each week at the Welcome Center where visitors and members connect with coffee and breakfast foods!

This Sunday will be hosted by our One in the Spirit/Crusaders/Epworth/Faith Sunday School Classes!

Join us this Sunday between our 8:30 and 11am services in Todd Hall.

9:30 to 10am, Sundays in Todd Hall.

Text to Give

Sometimes we feel called to give, but it's not convinient.  We don't always have access to our checkbook, cash, or even a card.  We almost always have our phones though.

We have a Text-to-Give Option available for giving to our church!

It is quick and easy to set up, and you can give once or set up recurring payments if you'd like.  

If you text (855) 485-1827 you will receive information on how to directly set up giving on your phone.  

Minimum $5 donation per payment.

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