Welcome!

the congregation in our sanctuary

We are a community of believers committed to living out our mission: with open hearts and minds, we welcome people for Christ, grow people in Christ, and serve people with Christ.

Take time to browse through our various ministries, and you will discover imperfect people striving to know more about God and to make a difference in our community and world. We would love for you to visit a worship service and see first hand what we are all about. We may appear like a big church on the outside, but we really have a friendly, small-church feel. Yet we are large enough to offer an array of ministries for all ages and stages of life. Come and see what God is doing at FUMCR!
          Clayton Oliphint, Senior Pastor

  • News & Events

    News & Events

    Members and guests, alike, are invited to participate in worship and life at FUMCR.

  • Sunday Schedule

    Worship Services

    Watch LIVE Sundays, 9:45 am central fumcrlive.com

    Traditional Worship - 8:45, 9:45, 11 am

    Communion - 8:15 am & 12 noon, 2nd-5th Sundays, Jan-Nov; 7:30 am on Easter (Communion is offered during Traditional Worship on 1st Sundays, Jan-Nov, and in some Christmas Eve services.)

    Asian Worship - 9:45 am

    Zimbabwe Worship - 11:15 am

    access Contemporary Worship - 5 pm

    Sunday School

    For Adults & Children - 8:45, 9:45, 11 am

    Special Needs Sunday school for children and youth is available by prior arrangement at 8:45, 9:45 and 11:00. Call 972.996.0120 by noon Friday.

    Children's Choirs, Youth Choirs, Youth Fellowship

    Youth Handbells - 3 pm

    Children's Handbells - 4 pm (2nd-6th grades)

    The Journey Youth Choir - 4 pm (7th-8th grades), 5:30 (9th-12 grades)

    Children's Choirs - 5 pm (K-6th grades)

    Youth Fellowship - 5 pm (7th-8th grades), 6:30 (9th-12 grades)

  • FAQs, Resources & Links

    We realize that visiting a new church may be a time filled with excitement, as well as a little anxiety. We want to make your visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, so look over the FAQs and peruse this website to learn more about FUMCR and how you might be a part of us. We look forward to seeing you!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What should I expect on a first visit?

    Our parking lot is tended by golf cart greeters who can provide rides or assure you are headed in the right direction. At main doors and inside, greeters wearing red sashes with the word "Welcome" embroidered on them will welcome you with a warm smile and answer any questions you may have. A lobby area outside the sanctuary has couches, a coffee bar and a welcome desk staffed by volunteers, also wearing red welcome sashes, who are happy to answer questions or help you find your destination. 

    Where should I go if I have a question or need information?

    Volunteers at the three Welcome Centers on campus (Shawver Welcome Center outside sanctuary, Education Center main entrance and Bartula Family Life Center lobby) are available to answer your questions and help you find your way to worship, Sunday school classes, child care and many others.

    Greeters wearing red welcome sashes can assist you. 

    If you are looking for a specific event, media monitors throughout the hallways list all the activities in the life of our church.

    What should I expect of a worship service?

    Click on Worship Services to the left for links to information about our services.

    United Methodist Resources

    United Methodist Church Official Web site (www.umc.org) with news, doctrine, history, links
    UMC General Board of Global Ministries (gbgm-umc.org) outreach and mission, including
    UMCOR United Methodist Committee On Relief (http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umcor/) disaster responses
    UMC General Board of Discipleship (www.gbod.org) discipleship ministries, Quest, Upper Room
    InfoServ United Methodist Information Service (http://infoserv.umc.org) Ask a question!

    North Texas Conference (www.ntcumc.org) opportunities, message from the bishop, resources
  • Joining

    Joining

    We know choosing a church home is a personal and significant decision. We are here to answer your questions over the phone, via email or at a Thinking About Joining session.

    Inviting & Involving Ministry Staff

    , Director of Welcoming Ministry & Community Connections, 972.996.0154

    , Associate Pastor, 972.996.0153

    , Welcoming Associate, 972.996.0134


     
  • Staff
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    Kristen Ceaser
    Director of Welcoming & Community Connections

    972.996.0154

    Shandon Collins
    Asst. Director, Welcoming

    972.996.0152

    Staff_David_Scroggin.jpgRev. David Scroggin
    Associate Pastor

    972.996.0153

    Shanda Harris
    Welcoming Associate

    972.996.1134

    Complete Church Staff Directory

     

 
Worship With Us

Worship With Us

Sundays - Traditional at 8:45, 9:45 (live streaming) & 11 am. ACCESS contemporary at 5 pm. Upcoming sermon titles & scriptures, live streaming link and recorded services/sermons all here: Worship

Access AM

Access AM

Sun, June 5, 11 am, Mays Hall - a morning sample of our afternoon Access contemporary worship service Read More

Children's Summer Camps

Children's Summer Camps

Sports, arts, science, music & VBC! Registration open online. Learn More

Coffee & Conversation for Newcomers

Coffee & Conversation for Newcomers

An easy opportunity to meet church members and staff and find out more. Held 2nd Sunday morning of each month. Learn More

Next Steps

Next Steps

Sunday, June 26 or Aug 28. A new event for new members and guests of First United Methodist Church Richardson Learn More