League City United Methodist Church
March, 2015
From the Pastor. . .

Well hello!


We are about to start the month of March, and over the past few weeks, quite a bit has been going on at LCUMC along several fronts.  Some things (like the new digital sign out front, repairing and painting the fascia on the FLC, and adding new gutters to the FLC) have been quite visible from a facilities point of view.  With programs, we've seen a number of youth activities (the pancake dinner, the car smash fundraiser, the beach house retreat), special and ongoing studies (the women's Bible study, the angels Bible study, Methodism 101, confirmation, and Men at 10), and special events in worship (special speakers, Ash Wednesday, handbells).  


Along other fronts, a number of other things have been going on, and I thought you'd like to know about some of them:

Lent & Easter:

  • Take a look at the Lenten devotional study is available on our website (lcumc.org).  A special thanks to Rev. Richard Prather for providing this for us. 
  • March 29, Palm Sunday, will be quite full.  We are changing our schedule to allow for special activities at each of our services.  The traditional services (8:30 and 11:00) will hold our Easter cantata, and Magnify will be at 9:45.
  • April 2 is Maundy Thursday, and we will have a special communion service at 7:00PM.
  • April 5, Easter Sunday, will be another crowded day with special musicians and four worship services - 6:30AM Sunrise, 8:30AM & 11:00AM Traditional, and 9:45AM Magnify.

120th Anniversary:

  • Mark your calendars for September 20!  LCUMC is 120 years-old this year, and we are celebrating with a special day of worship with a one combined service.  Rev.  Joe Fort is planning on being our speaker of the day!


  • We paid our 2014 apportionments in full!
  • Our various Building Fund accounts have been consolidated into one account with the Texas Methodist Foundation.  This will help us manage our funds better as we look to our ultimate goal of relocating to the Calder Road property.
  • The sale of 4.66 acres at the Calder Road property is still moving along quite well.  The 90-day feasibility period is almost complete, and once the sale is closed, we should see right at $2,000,000 added to our building fund.  This will put us well along the way to funding our new building!

That's quite a bit of stuff, and it's only a part of the picture of what is the life of an exceptionally active church working to glorify God and share the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Let's keep on dreaming for Him!


Because of Jesus,


Monday Morning Prayer 

Join us at 6:00am in the Sanctuary to pray.  All are invited. 
Contact:   Rev. Joel McMahon
2015 Blood Drives

Mark your calendar now for our 2015 Blood Drives.  The donor coach will be here from 8:00am to 12:30am on the following Sundays:

March 22, May 31, August 2, and November 29

For more information go to Give Blood.

Contact:  Mary YoungLCUMC Blood Drive Coordinator


  • There will be Sunday School on Palm Sunday. 
  • Easter Sunday (April 5) Four services on Easter Sunday - 6:30am Sunrise Service (no nursery), 8:30am Traditional Service,  9:45am Magnify Contemporary Service, 11:00am Traditional Service.  
  • We will NOT have Sunday School on Easter Sunday.

Easter Eggstravaganza 

March 29,  4:30pm


Egg hunt begins promptly at 4:40pm

Giant Easter Egg Hunt

Texas Pets on Wheels Rides

Carnival game "high stryker" for kids with prizes!

Food truck selling funnel cakes and sno cones


Donations of stuffed eggs are needed for the egg hunt! Please do not stuff eggs with anything that melts!

2015 Vacation Bible School

G FORCE "God's Love in Action"

 June 8-11

 Station Leaders (Science, Storyteller, Rec)  and class teachers are needed!   Please contact Andrea to volunteer! 2015 VBS

Food Truck Schedule for 2015

(Hard copies available at the church)


March 13 & 27; April 10 & 24

May 8 & 22; June 5 & 19; July 17 & 31  (no July 3)

August 14 & 28; September 11 & 25; October 9 & 23

November 6 & 20; December 4 & 18

To volunteer contact:  Terry Worthy 




Youth Beach Retreat

This past Valentine's weekend our youth group had their winter beach retreat. Close to 40 youth and  adults headed down to Surfside beach, where they stayed in a 12 room beach front home. The weather was spectacular! 

Our retreat "Silver lining, every family has one" was focused finding the positives in our family, honoring our parents, getting along with siblings., and having a positive attitude.
We studied in Genesis how Joseph found the silver lining and loved his brothers despite how broken and dysfunctional they were.  Believing God is bigger, God is good, and God is capable, will affect the very attitude we have about our family. And it will affect the climate we have around them. When we start believing in what is possible, people notice and respond.

Along with food and fun, we had midnight Worship and were blessed to have Brandon Williams, the worship leader at Central UMC, come and lead us in a time of music and prayer . We gathered on the beach  around a bonfire, under a beautiful starry sky, with the ocean waves playing in the back ground. It was an awesome experience!

It was a marvelous weekend!




April 26

Spaghetti Dinner and Cake Auction

Following 11:00am Service

March 13,  6:00pm-7:30pm

Games * FOOD * Fun * NO Cost

All 4th and 5th grade student are welcome!

Meet our New AV Coordinator

Sherman Argo will begin work March 1 as our new AV Coordinator.  He will work with the worship team,  dealing with technical issues and coordinating the audio, video, and computer teams for all worship services.


He will also be recruiting and training new AV Team members.  If you are interested in serving please be sure to let him know. 

Sherman Argo, AV Coordinator


We also want to thank David Fox who has been working as Interim AV Coordinator for the past year or so.   Thank you, David for your faithful and caring work. 


Join us on Sunday in 2015!

8:30am Traditional Worship Service,  Sanctuary
9:30am All Church Coffee Fellowship, Family Life Center
9:55am Sunday School Hour
11:00am Traditional Worship Service, Sanctuary
11:00am Magnify Contemporary Service, 
Family Life Center

WE ARE:   League City United Methodist Church
1411 W. Main Street, League City, TX  77573

CONTACT US:  281-332-1557

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