Weekly Highlights

Rev. Alison Jinks Zollinger brings the Children's Sermon on Facebook
for this week's worship service.
She is showing the children about how to wash hands using
"Jesus loves us, Yes we know, Yes, Jesus Loves Us.
Yes, Jesus love us, the Bible tell us so."
We all needed something besides
Happy Birthday - that is perfect! 

See the complete video of today's service below!!!
Interruptions caused us to have to put it out in two parts this week!

Click HERE for Part 1
Click HERE for Part 2

4th Sunday in Lent
March 22, 2020


3rd Sunday in Lent
March 15, 2020

Pastor Matt Bailey brings comfort and reassurance
 through his message:
"Calming the Storm."

See and hear the ENTIRE Worship service
as it happened on March 15, 2020
Click HERE!


Being at church via computer at home -- new experience for some of us!
(Picture of a computer screen is just not the same, is it?)

See and hear the ENTIRE Worship service
as it happened on March 15, 2020
Click HERE!



Associate Lay Pastor Christen Vick prays with us over the
Food Love Baskets
to be delivered by the youth this day for
"Hunger Does Not Take a Spring Break."


Pastor Alison Zollinger shares with the children during Children's Sermon time
-- the story of the baby who was found in a basket in the water!

2nd Sunday in Lent
March 8, 2020


Traditional hymns were featured this Sunday.
See and hear it all.
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CONTROL: What is this all about?

Pastor Alison Zollinger brings the message today!

Click Here to see and hear it all!



1st Sunday in Lent
March 1, 2020

Meet and Greet Time during the Worship Service!

See and hear the entire service!
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Pastor Alison teaches the children
about the 40 days to prepare for Easter!

See and hear the entire service
or fast forward to sections
that you especially want to hear about and understand.

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Ash Wednesday Service
February 26, 2020

Many attended Ash Wednesday services
to receive Communion and Ashes
and a sermon about this important day
in the life of a Christian!

See and hear it all 
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Following the evening service,
the congregation was invited to
attend a Soup Supper
 in the Family Life Center

about Ash Wednesday
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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Great vocals and spirited music filled the room.
See and hear it for yourself.
Click HERE for the full service!


The kiddos were engrossed in 
Rev. Alison's Children's sermon!


Pastor Matt's sermon brought new insights into our future!
See the entire service!
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Sunday, February 16, 2020


Youth Mid-Winter Retreat 
The Youth and adults returned with JOY!
See the SLIDESHOW of their experience!
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Children's lessons with Rev. Alison Zollinger advance!
See the entire service by clicking HERE!


Our "friendly neighborhood lay leader" Jared Rudd
presented the announcements.
He tried to talk as fast as Christen does! 

The music was exceptional even though
our Youth were at Glen Rose this weekend.
Great job and kudos to the Choir Ensemble,
James Montgomery (music leader),
Tara Washburn (vocalist), and Pastor Matt!

Rev. Matt Bailey brought the eye-opening message,
"The Cost of Discipleship!"

See and hear any or all of the service
by clicking Here!


Sunday, February 9, 2020
Scout Sunday

Full video of service available
Click HERE!


Scout Troop 210 members
present the Colors
to start the worship service
on this Scout Sunday.
For multiple slides of the
Scouts' participation in the events of the day,

Click Here!


The music was presented by the current Praise Team:
Edward Grady, vocalist;
Tara Washburn, vocalist:
Emma Bailey, vocalist:
Vincent Harris, percussion:
Rev. Matt Bailey, guitar and vocalist:
Ron Erickson, guitar:
with James Montgomery on the keyboard and organ.



The Chancel Choir sang
"People Need the Lord" for the Offertory!


Pastor Matt Bailey's sermon
"The Path Forward: Outward Mission Focus"
is available in its entirety on Facebook or just 
Click Here!

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Jumping for Jesus!
Pastor Alison Zollinger makes the kids active this Sunday
with all kinds of actions that can be taken
to pass on the Word about Jesus.
Jesus loves you and me!

For entire video of service,

Happy day for Richard Webb,
as he is baptized on this day plus
he and his wife, Nina, renew their wedding vows
immediately after Worship.


Sunday, January 26, 2020

Pastor Alison shares with the kids
about Student Ministry
and what it means for them!

Associate Lay Pastor Christen gives the announcements with ONE being that there will be
a Youth Bake Sale next Sunday, February 2nd,
with Super Bowl snacks and goodies!

In front of her are
beautiful long stemmed roses
in memory of Ann Keever
given  by her children and grandchildren
on the anniversary of her birthday!




Check out the Sunday Bulletin to know
what all happened when! 
Click Here!

Pastor Matt's sermon 
“The Path Forward: Excellent Student Ministries"
(Malachi 4:1-6) 

moved us toward more understanding
of the mission of our church. 
Hear and see the entire service
or fast forward at will. 
Click Here!


Irene Dugger official became of member
of First United Methodist Church of Ennis
after visiting and becoming involved
in the church activities!
Welcome Irene!!!



Sunday, January 19, 2020

Second Sunday after Epiphany

"Here I Am to Worship"

Christen Vick, Associate Lay Pastor,
enlightens us as to what we need to know
about the week, starting with this Sunday!


The kids learn more about
the Woman at the Well
and telling people about Jesus' love
from Pastor Alison!


Today's Praise Team....

above above pic L-R:
Tara Washburn, Edward Grady, Emma Bailey, Pastor Matt Bailey,..
above pic L-R: Pastor Matt, Chancel Choir Ensemble, James Montgomery, and Vincent Harris!


This girl can SING!!! 
Emma Bailey at it again!!!


Pastor Matt gives us 
"The Path Forward: Authentic Worship"

HERE to see and hear it ALL!


Sunday, January 12, 2020

First Sunday after Epiphany


Pastor Alison Zollinger meets children
for the first time in front of the congregation 
for the Children's Sermon
before she escorts them to Children's Church!
She reminds the children to always remember
that Jesus LOVES them!


Associate Lay Pastor Christen
informs us of all the week's opportunities ahead!
See the bulletin, the Messenger and/or the calendar for details!

(Bulletins and the Messenger are under the "Resources" tab!)
All these are found via the tabs
on the main page of the website!


Pastor Matt introduces Rev. Alison Zollinger,
the Children's Ministry Pastor
 and her husband Jason with their four children
to the congregation!

The Chancel Choir, led and accompanied by
Music Associate James Montgomery, 
sang "This is My Song" for the Offertory.


Pastor Matt Bailey's sermon,
"The Path Forward: Effective Preaching" 
gave much to realize about what draws
the different generations to churches today!

See the full service
or fast forward to the sermon
or just pick and choose which parts to view
by clicking HERE!



Sunday, January 5, 2020

Epiphany Sunday

What does a shepherd DO?
The kids have answers -- and good ones!

Pastor Matt prepares the kids and us
for the sermon involving the 23rd Psalm!

See and hear the entire service!
Click Here


The Chancel Choir, as directed by James Montgomery,
 was outstanding once again!
All on that video of the service!


Pastor Matt Bailey's sermon "The Path Forward"
based on the 23rd Psalm
 was well received!


2020 starts off the decade with Communion!



Jennifer Bailey, wife of Pastor Matt, assists with Communion!









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First United Methodist Church of Ennis

300 N. Sherman St.
Ennis, Texas 75119
Phone (972) 875-7491

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Office Hours

  • Monday - Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
    Closed 12 - 1 pm for lunch

    Closed on Fridays 


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  • 10:00 Coffee & Donut Fellowship
  • 10:30 am Worship Service
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