About Us

We are a welcoming, faith community of disciples of Jesus Christ; deeply rooted in the Bible and the Wesleyan/Arminian Traditions.  First United Methodist Church was founded in 1899 and, other than the first few years of its existence, has stood as a lighthouse of God’s love at the corner of 5th Avenue and Main Street in downtown Hereford, Texas.  Hereford is an agricultural community located approximately 45 minutes southwest of Amarillo.  Our worship services combine traditional and contemporary elements.

FUMC strives to be a place where people of all ages (from cradle to grave) can engage the Christian faith.  We have an outstanding nursery (with trained, paid staff) available for Sunday morning worship services.  School age children have opportunities for worship and growth on Sundays and midweek through our IGNITE and SHINE programs.  Teens are invited to IAOMAI (greek word of wholeness/healing) Student ministries on Sunday and Wednesday evenings.  We offer several adult classes on Sunday mornings in addition to mid-week Bible Studies throughout the year.

FUMC is led by a paid staff comprised of full time and part time persons in addition to a core of volunteers who help the congregation grow to maturity in Christ.  We would love for you to be our guest on a Sunday morning.   The coffee will be ready and a plate of cookies prepared for you to enjoy!