life is best when it is shared!

Worship is the fellowship of celebrating a life centered in God. At First Methodist Church, Bryan you will find many ways to share life with others. Learning is great in groups!

FMC Bryan has many Sunday School groups that center their learning on God’s revelation in scripture. There is a class waiting for you! Sunday School classes form supportive fellowships of prayer and service as well as learning. Visit a class on Sundays from 9:45 am to 10:45 am.

Many other groups are available for fellowship including choirs, The Methodist Men and The Methodist Women, special studies, and service groups.

For more information, contact Natalie Patterson at:

Lay Pastoral Care

Lay pastoral care volunteers work alongside the pastors to provide care for our congregation.

Ephesians 4:11-12 states that “Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors, and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up” Consider the importance of the word equip. Every person in the body of Christ contributes to the larger work of ministry simply because God equips each of us for such work.

Pastoral care is simply being present, being available and being open to hear the needs and concerns of others. As Christians we believe that the Holy Spirit gives us certain gifts. By using these gifts, we continue the ministry begun by Jesus. Clergy and laity will work together to give the best quality care to our church family. This can be through phone calls, home, and hospital visits.

Contact Natalie Patterson natalie.patterson@fmcbryan 979-779-1324 ext. 102

Stephen Ministry  

Why the name Stephen? In Acts 6, Stephen was chosen to provide caring ministry to those in need. Since the time of the Apostles, caring ministry has been considered a hallmark of the Christian faith community.

What are Stephen Ministers? Stephen Ministers are laypeople trained to provide one-to-one, Christ-centered care. They have a compassionate heart for those who are hurting, and they’re equipped with caring ministry skills by their congregation’s Stephen Leaders. A Stephen Minister typically has one care receiver at a time and meets with that person once a week to listen, care, pray, encourage, and offer emotional and spiritual support.

For more information, contact Natalie Patterson at:

FIrst Family Dinner

Wednesdays @ 5:15 in the Heritage Room

Join us Wednesdays for food, fellowship and worship.  Suggested donation is $5.  Bible studies for all ages follow the meal.