Weekly Highlights

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Confirmation Sunday

See and hear the entire service! 
Click Here

Six confirmands were present Sunday for Confirmation:
Standing behind the chancel rail - L-R:
Elizabeth Collins, Evan Colvin, Brinkley Reese,
Rudy Sanchez, Bradford Webster, and Vivien Webster!

Congrats to all!

Elizabeth Collins and family with church ministers!

Evan Colvin and family with church ministers!


Brinkley Reese and family with church ministers!


Rudy Sanchez and family with church ministers!


Bradford Webster and Vivien Webster and family
with church ministers!


Sunday, November 10, 2019

Full service can be heard and viewed
on Facebook by anyone!

Click here!






Media Placeholder Box

When you view the live version of this page, you will see an audio or video player in place of this box. Double-click on this placeholder box to edit the media's properties. To remove this media from the page, select this box and hit the delete key.

Here is a snippet of one of our favorite songs
from this service that is viewable
in its entirety on that video of the service
.....The First United Methodist Version of
"Holy Holy Holy!"

Band participants are: (L-R)
Tara Washburn, Emma Bailey, Pastor Matt Bailey,
 James Montgomery, Davin Hutchinson and Nick Dace






Media Placeholder Box

When you view the live version of this page, you will see an audio or video player in place of this box. Double-click on this placeholder box to edit the media's properties. To remove this media from the page, select this box and hit the delete key.

Close to the end of the service
 this beautiful song was performed: 
"What a Beautiful Name."


Iva DeSmidt became an official member of
First United Methodist Church of Ennis
on this Sunday.
Behind her are her daughter,
Cheryl Knavel and son-in-law Robert Knavel. 
Welcome Iva!
Iva is already an active member of Lord's Ladies Class!

Sunday, November 3, 2019
All Saints' Sunday


For viewing and hearing
the entire Worship Service,


Linda Vineyard announced the plans
for the Thanksgiving Feast
on Thanksgiving Day beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Sign up at church office or parlor to bring listed items
for the meal preparation
to participate in one or more ways!

First Sunday of the month
means Holy Communion
for everyone present!


Sunday, October 27, 2019

Pastor Appreciation Day
at Ennis First United Methodist Church



Christen Vick, Minister to Students,
presented a poem written just for Pastor Matt
and gifts that he can use for fishing and kayaking!
Here is the poem Christen wrote and read to him
 after the Announcement phase of the service!

Pastor Matt, Pastor Matt -- Oh where to start?
You are still kind of new here, but we have learned about your heart.

You love Jesus and your family and that’s no lie,
But when it comes to fishing you get super excited and nearly cry.

So, here’s some advice from me to you
To help when you want to fish, but have work to do.

If you call in and claim your arm is in a “cast”,
We know that means you’re fishing, so just know that’s not going to pass.

Here’s a bit more fishing advice and I’m no expert, but here it goes...
When fishing and a hook is coming at you--duck so it won’t leave a boo-boo on your nose.

And one more quick thought about building our membership list,
Be cautious when taking members kayak fishing in rough waters
And they end up overboard...well, I think you get the gist.

Finally, and foremost,
Happy Pastor Appreciation Day from all of us to you,
We are thankful you are here and for everything you do!


Pastor Matt leads the Children's Sermon
directly into the topic of the day -- the return of Jesus Christ!


The Prayer Quilt Ministry team
dedicates two beautiful quilts on this day!

The pink quilt was made for Elaine Triplett,
counselor at Ennis ISD
and the blue quilt is for Theo Ogden,
the sister of Peggy Odom!
For more details of these two quilts,

Click here! 


The congregation was invited to come forward
to pass on the love and prayers
through the tying of knots on both quilts!

The Chancel Choir, Davin Hutchinson
(Minister of Music & Worship)
and James Montgomery
(Organist and Music Associate)
brought music throughout the service that was just amazing!.

SEE and HEAR all the presentations, music
and the sermon in the new and improved video transmission
by clicking HERE!

Pastor Matt Bailey, 
revealed more about the coming of Jesus
through multiple scriptures and thorough explanations. 

See and hear it all in its entirety!

Click HERE!


Sunday, October 20, 2019

Davin Hutchinson and the Chancel Choir
bring it to full volume and great form
in their leading our singing of
"Praise to the Lord, the Almighty."

Hear it and view the entire service
or whichever parts you might want
by clicking here! 


Rev. Matt Bailey commends the membership
for their strong financial support of the
First United Methodist Church! 

It IS time to turn in the Stewardship Campaign cards! 

The cards can be turned in to the office,
put in collection plate, or
placed directly in the mail slot outside the offices!

Davin Hutchinson, Minister of Music & Worship, 
always shares a deep Prayer of Petition
revealing so much love and praise of our Lord!

Yes, we DO have a church organ!
James Montgomery, Organist and Music Associate,
 can get amazing sounds out of it. 
He tries NOT to take the roof off
with volume, but he could do that!

The Feasts of Booths?

This was no ho-hum sermon!
This was a sit back and take notice sermon!

It was flat WOW!

Want to hear it?
Sure you do!

Click HERE for the entire service
or slide the video bar to (30:00) the part
 where the sermon starts!



Office Administrator Shannon Lefler
had her first day in the church office 
on Monday, October 21, 2019!

Welcome Shannon!!!!




Sunday, October 13, 2019

Gospel Singing Sunday once again! See it! Hear it! 
Click HERE for the entire program,
including Pastor Matt Bailey's Message:
The Feast of First Fruits
 or Feast of Weeks

Click HERE


Mark Renfro shared his amazing voice with us again today! 


Davin Hutchinson,
Minister of Music & Worship, (on front keyboard)
along with James Montgomery, Organist and Music Associate,
planned this service of joyous praising of the Lord in song!

Steve Saniato shared his banjo
and his magic fingers with us
with a special toe tapping sound.

Bringing us percussion was our own Pastor Matt Bailey!

See and hear it all - Click here for the full program!


Jerry McCarty shared his philosophy
of giving to the church
in a heartfelt and sincere manner!





Media Placeholder Box

When you view the live version of this page, you will see an audio or video player in place of this box. Double-click on this placeholder box to edit the media's properties. To remove this media from the page, select this box and hit the delete key.


Got to share this 2:56 minute snippet
of one of the songs from the service
(remember--the ENTIRE song and many others
are included in the full video on facebook).

Mark Renfro sang the memorable --

"I Serve a Savior."



Sunday, October 6, 2019

Pastor Matt brings the message to children
during Children's Sermon time!

Vincent Harris brings a great beat to all the music!

Finance Chairperson Cathy Stacks explains
the need for pledging! Most of us understand
that the bills must be paid and the
church needs to understand the funds
will be coming in to pay them!
Give with a smile!!!

James Montgomery (left) on the keyboard and organ
works with Davin Hutchinson,
Minister of Music and Worship
to make each service have a
great deal of the WOW factor!

Tara Washburn and choir members
contribute their love of the Lord
in sharing their voices with us
Sunday after Sunday!
Behind Tara are Juanita McBee and Jan McLelland!

Pastor Matt Bailey brought the message about the
The Feasts: Passover this particular Sunday.

The entire service and be viewed and heard by clicking HERE.

Remember you can slide the bar forward
to see or hear any specific part
you want to see and hear in case you
do not have time to watch it all
at one time!!!
But, come back for it when you can!!!

We were all READY for Holy Communion
after Pastor Matt's message! 


Pastor Matt’s former parishioners stopped
by for worship while in town for a wedding.
It was great to see the Copeland's and to worship together.










Contact Information

First United Methodist Church of Ennis
300 N. Sherman St.
Ennis, Texas 75119
Phone (972) 875-7491

Regular Schedule

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

    Closed on Fridays 

  • 9:00 am Sunday School
  • 10:00 Coffee & Donut Fellowship
  • 10:30 am Worship Service
Worship Services Highlights
Ennis, Texas


78° 55°


Feels Like: 57°
Humidity: 75%
Wind: 6 MPH

76 67

71 46

61 40
Powered By Dark Sky


  • Pastor Matt Bailey to bring the Message



    Sunday, November 24, 2019
    from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

     Pastor Matt Bailey will be the guest speaker!


    Join us for the Annual Community-Wide Thanksgiving Service hosted at Refiner's Fire Ennis starting at 6pm. We will have live praise and worship, special performances, powerful message from God and so much more. Join churches from all over the area as we thank God for His many blessings in our community this year.

    Event Location

    RF Ennis Campus • 1611 W. Ennis Ave. • Ennis, TX 75119 • US



  • Rev. Matt Bailey
  • Half Time!!!

    Half Time!

    Attention ALL students
    K through 12th grade!

    Half Time is
    a Mid-Week break with Jesus!

    Wednesdays from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

    Food, Fellowship, Recreation,
    Bible lesson!

    And a time of Worship!

    Register ONLINE (Click Here!)
    Print Registration Form
    and get it to the church office!
    (Click Here!)

    Don't miss this!

    MORE Registration forms available
    in the church office
    or in the "parlor"
    on Sunday mornings!

    Don't delay; TACKLE this opportunity! 

  • Bible Study - Wednesday Mornings!


    Pastor Matt Bailey

    is conducting
     a weekly
    Adult Bible Study




    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Room 100

    (Epworth Classroom)



  • Bible Study - Wednesday Evenings!


    Wednesday evenings

    5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    Dr. Larry Jinks

    is leading a
    Adult Bible Study


    The Letters of Paul
    to the Corinthians 

    Room 100

    (Epworth Classroom)




  • Community Thanksgiving Day Feast


    Thanksgiving Day Feast

     November 28th

    11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 


    Bring your family or come alone and be with all of us for this free celebration of Thanksgiving!


    First United Methodist Church

    make this event happen this year are:

    Damascus Road Fellowship Church

    First Presbyterian Church

    Foundation of Life Church

    St. Thomas Episcopal Church


    Joshua Massey Volunteers





  November 2019  

This Week's Events



Adult Bible Study - Morning
10:00 AM
Led by Rev. Matt Bailey
Prayer Quilting Team
4:30 PM
Lord's Ladies Classroom
Adult Bible Study - Evening
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Led by Dr. Larry Jinks
Epworth Classroom
Half Time
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Rooms posted!
Chancel Choir
6:30 PM
Choir Room


CDO - Thanksgiving Feast
Family Life Center
8:00 AM
Thursday Classes


Church Office Closed
Have a great Friday!


Men's Prayer Breakfast
8:00 AM
Memorial Hall
Contents © 2019 First United Methodist Church of Ennis | Church Website Provided by mychurchwebsite.net | Privacy Policy