Our Focus For the New Year


March Ministry Focus

Our communion rail offering on Sunday, March 1 will go to UMCOR. You can give throughout the month to UMCOR. 

UMCOR was founded on 1940 by Bishop Herbert Welch.  Over the past 80 years, UMCOR has helped thousands of people in more than 65 countries.  The UMCOR Sager Brown Depot is located in Baldwin, Louisiana and offers countless opportunities to serve.

Learn more by clicking here.

February was Christian Care Center Month

The Communion Rail offering on February 2nd, as well as special offerings for the month of February, went to the Christian Care Center. Food items were collected in the black and white bins located in the hallway of Cravens Hall.


                            Cereal                                                 Macaroni & Cheese        

                            Powdered Milk                                  Soup

                            Peanut Butter                                    Jelly (small jar)

                            Dry Beans                                           Dry Pasta

                            Canned Fruit                                      Saltine Crackers

                            Graham Crackers                              Laundry Detergent

                            Dishwashing Liquid                          Shampoo

                            Toothpaste                                         Toothbrushes

                            Deodorant                                           Baby Wipes

                            Dry Drinks (coffee, tea)                    Canned Meats

                                                    Baby Diapers and Pullups (all sizes)

January was Human Trafficking Awareness Month

First United Methodist Church of Silsbee's ministry focus for the January was Harvest House Ministry. This organization is a community based non-profit organization in Beaumont, Texas that was founded in 2010 to respond to the heartbreaking epidemic of sexual exploitation of minors.

We are asking you to support with your prayers and donations. A special offering was taken on January 5th but feel free to designate other offerings.

Click here to learn more about Harvest House Ministry.

Cards for St. Jude's Ranch for Children

You can be a part of helping children and youth break the cycle of abuse, abandonment and neglect! St. Jude’s Ranch for Children has helped these children for many years. They live on the ranch and there are many success stories of college graduations and thriving careers. For more than 30 years, the ranch has recycled used greeting cards into new cards, which then are sold online and in the ranch gift shops. ALL holiday and special greeting cards, except Hallmark, American Greetings or Disney, are welcome. Angels and teddy bears are especially in demand. Please bring your used cards by the church office or give them to Dagma Murphy. 

DO NOT cut the fronts off. 

Visit the St. Jude's Ranch for Children Website.

Children's Reading Program

Our Silsbee Public Library is looking for volunteers on Saturday mornings at 10:00 am to read to children in our community. Volunteers can pick a book from the public library and one of your choice. This would be a great opportunity to reach those children that may never get to hear stories about Jesus! Storytime usually lasts about 30 minutes. If your Sunday School class would like to help, please contact the church office for more details.

Visit the Silsbee Public Library website.

Upper Room Devotionals

Begin the New Year with a Daily Devotion from the Upper Room

The January - February 2020 Upper Room devotional guides are now available in the church sanctuary and in the Dauphin Room of McDonough Hall. The copies come in regular and large print.