Black History within the Methodist Church
Richard Allen
Richard Allen was born a slave in 1760 in Delaware.  After his mother and two of his five siblings were sold, Richard started attending meetings of the local Methodist Society and joined the Methodist church at age 17.  Allen earned his freedom in 1780 and changed his name from Richard to Richard Allen. Allen was one of two black attendees of the Christmas Conference in 1784.  In 1787, along with Absalom Jones, Richard Allen founded the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the first truly independent black denomination in the United States.  They did this in order to escape segregated seating in the white churches during worship and having white overseers control how they worshiped.

Wildly Important Goal  (WIG) 

Please join us on February 24th beginning at 10:00 a.m. to hear from Bishop Michael Lowry and the Central Texas Conference who are presenting a workshop on the Wildly Important Goal initiative announced at Annual Conference 2017.  The training will take place at Salado UMC.  It will end around 2:00 p.m. and lunch will be served.  This workshop is open to clergy and laity and all are encouraged to attend!


Click on this link TODAY to register:  Time is running out. Share this invitation with someone you know will want to be there!!!  It is our goal to have someone from each of our local churches in the South District attending this event.

We are in need of a couple of volunteers to work with the children while Jill is out on maternity leave.  If you can help on Wednesday evenings please contact Kelli or Elizabeth in the office. 939-5703
There are many ways to be an active part of our church and community.  Check out the Volunteer Opportunities page!  You can click the link or look under the “Connect” button.
Prayer Focus:

EPIC Church

Killeen, TX
Revs Charles and Kantrice Robinson


Memory Verse:
Luke 4:18
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me.  He has sent me to preach good news to the poor, to proclaim release to the prisoners and recover of sight to the blind, to liberate the oppressed.
Take away thought:
Remember your baptism and walk humbly with God.
Join us as we continue “Rituals” a Lenten sermon series.  This series focuses on some of the meaningful rituals through which we encounter and experience God’s grace.
Luke 3:21-22
21) When everyone was being baptized, Hesus also was baptized.  While he was praying heaven was opened 22) and the Holy Spirit came down on him in bodily form like a dove.  And there was a voice from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I dearly love; in you I find happiness.”
Daily Readings
Monday  Luke 4:1-4
Tuesday  Luke 4:5-8
Wednesday Luke 4:9-12
Thursday  Luke 4:13; 22:39-24
Friday  Luke 4:16-24
Saturday Psalm 119:1-8
              (Sunday’s Scripture)
Reflect On: 
Baptism is one of the two Sacraments of the United Methodist Church.  Sometimes it is helpful to think of Sacraments as “Sacred Moments.”  Baptism is one way we experience God’s grace.  Through Baptism, we are initiated into the body of Christ and incorporated into God’s mighty acts of salvation and given new birth through water and the Spirit.  Today we look at Baptism as an act of humility.
Belton First
United Methodist Church  
Creating God’s community through Christ’s boundless grace!
205 E. Third Ave.
Belton, TX  76513

(corner of East St. & 3rd Ave.)

Sunday Service Times:
8:30 – Modern
9:30 – Sunday School
10:45 – Traditions
The 10:45 Sunday service has a sign language interpreter.