First United Methodist Church of Mercedes

400 West 16th St.
Mercedes, TX 78570

Who We Are...

As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.  WE believe the following scripture to be a big part of what this Church is made of:  … work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you. Pray to the LORD for it, for its peace and prosperity  will determine your peace and prosperity. "   Jerimiah 29:7

Our Vision...

Discovering, growing and sharing God's love, forgiveness and acceptance through Jesus Christ.  Descubrir, creciente, y compartir el amor, el perdón, y la accetación de Dios.

Our Mission...

To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. - Hacer discípulos de Jesucristo para la transformación del mundo

We BEGIN - by making friends for Jesus - al hacer amigos para Jesucristo

What We Believe...

We believe that it is God’s deepest desire to live in a relationship of love with every single one of His children, now and forever in heaven.

We believe that the only thing that interferes with our ability and willingness to accept this relationship with God is the sin that lives within us (Romans 7).

We believe that it is through faith in the life and death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the practice of ongoing repentance, that the power of God’s love in our hearts can overcome the sin that lives in our 

We believe that God invites each of us to life in the full presence of God’s love and forgiveness and acceptance through Jesus Christ, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, right now, right where we are, AND forever in heaven.

We welcome others into the family of God through the sacrament of baptism of infants, children, young people and adults by sprinkling, pouring or immersion.

We celebrate Holy Communion together on the first Sunday of every month.

The Life We Are Learning to Live...

Being a Christian is not so much about what we believe in our heads, as it is who we are in our hearts in everything we think and do and say, everywhere we go. 

Because of Jesus - I am loved - I am forgiven - I am accepted. 

Therefore, because of Jesus - I am loving - I am forgiving - I am accepting. Thanks be to God! Amen!

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