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Ongoing Updates for FUMC Temple

*UPDATE 10/08/2020*



It is a pleasure to share that we will be resuming in-person worship on October 11, 2020.  There will be two services you may attend:

  • Contemporary Worship in the Family Life Center at 8:30 a.m.
  • Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary at 11:00 a.m.


We will be taking all the necessary precautions to keep everyone who attends as safe as possible, including the requirement of face masks, socially distanced seating, health screenings, and directed entry/dismissal. Plus, we will have plenty of hand sanitizer available.


For the most part, the worship services will be very comparable to previous worship services at FUMC Temple consisting of congregational singing, responsive liturgy, time for prayer, and a sermon.


Some aspects of worship will be different. For example:

  • Seating will be guided by ushers so please don’t expect to sit in your “regular” place.
  • You may deposit your offering at the entry or exit door -- we will not pass the plate.  

In order to facilitate the safe and timely re-gathering of the congregation for worship, the Pastors and Staff have produced the brief video below describing what you can expect when you arrive on campus for worship. 

We will be looking for volunteers to fill many more roles than before. Be sure to review our list of volunteer roles and choose one that you can fill. 

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We are so excited to welcome you back to the church campus and to be in worship with you!  We will continue to have online LIVE worship service at 8:30 Contemporary and 11:00 Traditional. Please join us online if you are unable to make it. 


As Tom always says, “May your day be filled with joy and laughter.”


FUMC Staff


*UPDATE May 1, 2020*

Dear Church,
In this very different moment of shelter-in-place orders, when all aspects of life are changing by the day, it is comforting to remember that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8 NRSV). A recent announcement from Governor Abbott have left many wondering about our church’s plans for the immediate future. We write to address that.

Since January, we have been able to broadcast worship services each week online at and over the radio on KTEM 1400 AM (Sundays at 9am) because of the dedicated service and expertise of our communications team and musicians. We are learning, adapting and investing more resources each week in order to provide meaningful and reverent worship services for people to access from anywhere. We celebrate that, even in these days, we are reaching new people with the hope of God’s love.

Our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world persists. The Children’s Ministry and Student Ministry have not missed a beat, as they rolled out lessons, devotionals, and thought-provoking videos to our youngest disciples. Many of our adult classes have continued, too, with great results. The Christian Collage class jumped into the virtual meeting waters headfirst and has seen their attendance increase by nearly 50%. Wonderful volunteers have called congregants, delivered groceries and facilitated online gatherings of various groups.

We plan to stay the course and continue to offer broadcasted worship services for the next two Sundays. We regret that we are not able to provide a definite timeline for resuming in-person worship and promise to keep you updated when we do have that information. Until then, our staff and lay leadership will continue to consult with civil authorities, medical professionals and United Methodist leaders in order to assess when it is appropriate to resume in-person gatherings and what procedures are necessary to facilitate that transition in a safe manner.

We are so grateful for how you support the church by your prayers, presence (virtual), gifts, service, and witness and look forward to the joyous occasion of coming back together.

Together, we will continue to share God’s love with our community as we host the Shop, Drop and Roll donation drive on May 6 from 9am-6pm in support of local family violence survivors.

In Christ,
Pastors Tom, Brian and Kit


UPDATE March 16, 2020:

Last week in one of the daily devotionals, Tom mentioned how we were living in weird times. I couldn't have said it better myself. This is a weird time in which we find ourselves, but also a great opportunity for the Church to learn how to connect with one another and our community in new ways.

**In-person services will be suspended until further notice as of March 16, 2020**

As we transition to gathering in new ways, your pastors and staff will:

· Maintain our connection to the entire congregation - nobody will be left behind as we confront these challenges together. Our communication to the congregation will be both regular and substantive. [Send your most updated phone number, e-mail, and mailing address to the church office at 254.773.5269 or]

· Demonstrate the love of Jesus to our neighbors, especially those who are most vulnerable. [Are you ready to help? Contact Pastor Brian -]

· Encourage you to practice faithful stewardship of your prayers, presence(digital), gifts [], service and witness.

One way we will keep this promise is through a new video segment that will publish to our Facebook feed and YouTube channel weekdays after lunch. The segment content will vary each day but will address all age groups and ministries across the church. We will invite you to sing, to serve, to study and stand with us as we carry God's love to our community. 

Most importantly, never let someone tell you the Bible isn't full of practical advice. Take, for example, the words of James: "Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded" James 4:8 NIV

Rev. Brian Longley

Associate Pastor

FUMC Temple


Update: March 14, 2020

Dear Faith Family,


Yesterday afternoon, the TISD decided to extend Spring Break for one additional week.   Because our Mother's Day Out follows the TISD calendar, our church will close MDO next week.

We will have worship services this Sunday and the church staff will be at work next week but there will be no programs, studies, or chapel services.   


I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.

Tom Robbins


Contact Information Updates

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Church Office

Staff are working, however the office is closed to non-staff persons. If you have a need or question please call the church office at 254-773-5269. If after 4:00pm please email the staff you are trying to get a hold of or send emails to


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