First United Methodist Church of Gordon is a warm and friendly place located a block south of the main business district of Gordon, Texas. Worship services begin at 11 am on Sunday with greetings and announcements. Our services are traditional with a choir leading us in familiar hymns accompanied by organ or piano. Dress is casual and children are welcome.
Communion is served on the first Sunday of the month. You need not be a member of the church or a Methodist to participate.
We publish a monthly newsletter by regular mail. Contact us and we will be pleased to add your name and address to our mailing list.
What do we believe?
The United Methodist Church is an 12.8-million-strong global church that opens hearts, opens minds and open doors through active engagement with our world.
To learn more about The United Methodist Church visit the denominational website.
Our church celebrated its 135th anniversary this year. It began as the Hampton Methodist Church, meeting in a private dwelling near the present-day Old Cemetery. Once a month a Methodist circuit rider would come and preach.
In 1882 the church was moved to the newly established town of Gordon, meeting in a frame structure on the north side.
In 1900 the cornerstone was laid for a new church building made of pink-toned brick with stained-glass windows and a bell tower. That building was located at the same site as the present-day church.
In 1950 the old church building was razed and the congregation moved temporarily to the American Legion Hall while a new building was constructed in the style of the chapel at Perkins School of Theology at SMU. The first service in the present-day church was held on December 14, 1951.
The bell from the old church is preserved in a tower at the rear of the church and is still rung for services.
Our sister church
Santo United Methodist is a small but growing congregation located just south of the public school in nearby Santo, Texas. Dr Bowen conducts a service there from 9 am to 10 am for those who prefer an early service or who find that location more convenient.