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
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
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)
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!
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
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
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
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
Thinking About Joining?
Learn more about the history, ministries, mission, and vision of FUMCR with joining opportunity at the closing Upcoming Dates
Registration is open for fall groups. Men's, women's, and mixed groups. Sermon-based or special interest topics. Learn More
Fall Co-Ed Softball
Come play with us on Thursday nights in Richardson's co-ed league! Games starts Sep 10. Info & Registration
Something for everyone Sat, Sep 26 ... all-you-can-eat pancakes, used book sale, flu shots, blood drive, paper shredding and electronics recycling Learn More