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
  • 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 all 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!

    First Friend

    Contact Elizabeth Wilson, Director of Inviting & Involving, by  or phone, 972 996 0134, to make a First Friend Appointment and be greeted in person by a staff member on a Sunday morning or during the week.

    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 wear?

    The majority of our congregation dresses business casual for worship on Sunday mornings. However, on any given Sunday, you will see people attending worship in attire ranging from shorts and t-shirts to a dress or suit. You are welcome to come just as you are.

    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


  • Staff

    Staff_Elizabeth_Wilson.jpg 
    Elizabeth Wilson
    Director of Inviting & Involving
    972.996.0134 

    Staff_Kristen_Ceaser.jpg
    Kristen Ceaser
    Director of Community Connections
    972.996.0154

    Staff_David_Scroggin.jpg
    Rev. David Scroggin

    Associate Pastor

    972.996.0153

     

    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: News & Media

Thinking About Joining?

Thinking About Joining?

Learn more about the history, ministries, mission, and vision of FUMCR with joining opportunity at the closing Upcoming Dates

Co-ed Intramurals

Co-ed Intramurals

Volleyball and flag football. Games start Sep 2. Info & Registration

Medicare Coverage 2015: Changes and Updates

Medicare Coverage 2015: Changes and Updates

Fri, Nov 7, 8:30 am - noon. Important information for new and continuing Medicare subscribers. Read More

2014 Women's Conference - Live Life to the Fullest

2014 Women's Conference - Live Life to the Fullest

Sat, Nov 8, 9 am - 3:30 pm. Speakers, workshops and lunch. 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

International Christmas Market

International Christmas Market

Give Christmas Differently. Nov 14, 15, 16. Volunteers needed. Learn More

Understanding Baptism

Understanding Baptism

Learn about the sacrament of Christian baptism and how we, as United Methodists, practice and uphold newly baptized Christians in this community of faith. This one hour class is required prior to scheduling a baptism. View Schedule & Register

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Thur, Nov 20, 6:30 pm, Offered by Richardson Interfaith Alliance Read More