Lexington United Methodist Church
Lexington TX

78947

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Who we are

Whether you’ve been a Christian all of your life, are new to the faith, or are coming back to the faith after a long time away, we welcome you! The best place to connect is to join us on a Sunday morning.

Worship

Lexington UMC is pleased to offer two worship services on Sunday mornings. Our Contemporary Service begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Family Life Center and includes a worship and praise group that leads us in songs that you may already know from your favorite Christian radio station. A “Prayground” has been set up inside the worship service where your children may sit and do activities during service while still being near to you. We also offer a wonderful Children’s Sunday School with a team of great leaders eager to walk kids through the wonders of God’s word while you are in worship service. Sunday School is located in the Classrooms between the Family Life Center and Sanctuary. If you need help locating them, please ask our usher to help you out!

Our Traditional Service begins at 11:15 a.m. in the Sanctuary. The music is both ancient and modern and can be sung out of a hymnal or off of the screen in the front of the sanctuary. Preaching is biblical and relevant to life. We celebrate Holy Communion once a month on the first Sunday. We believe that all who love God, repent of their sin, and strive to live in peace with others are invited by Christ to His table.

Sunday School

Get Connected at LUMC on Sunday Morning Sunday School classes are available for all ages from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Children meet in Fellowship Hall; Youth 6-12th grade meet in FLC Classroom with leader, Stewart Hervey; Men’s Gathering meets in the 2nd classroom with leader, John Gibbs and Journey Class for Adults meet in the 1st Classroom with leader, Cinda Lewis. Everyone is invited to join any of the classes, whether you are a member of the church or not.

Nursery

From 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. nursery is in the Family Life Center classroom #1. From 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. nursery is located next to the kitchen in our Fellowship Hall. A paid childcare worker is present to provide safe loving childcare for infants and toddlers. Of course, we’d love for them to join us for worship too.

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Location of worship

Lexington United Methodist Church
508 N Rockdale Street
Lexington, TX 78947
United States
Phone: (979) 773-2728
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Church Pastor

Rev. Chris Waks
Rev. Chris Waks
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508 N Rockdale Street
Lexington, TX 78947
United States
Phone: (979) 773-2728
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Leadership

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Pastor Chris Waks is an ordained elder in the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. He previously served as an Associate Pastor at Moody Methodist Church in Galveston, Texas. There he oversaw the contemporary worship service, discipleship, and missions. During that time, he helped develop an exciting community ministry: a transitional housing program for folks in Galveston to transition out of homelessness.

Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Azusa Pacific University in California and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey. Chris is married to Diana Waks, who he met in college when they were paired to serve communion together during chapel. They are parents to a wonderful daughter named Eleanor. And a delightful dog named Bella.

Chris grew up in Arizona, but he and his wife have been Texans since 2016. When not working, Chris loves to cook, hike, watch sports, and play at the park with his energetic two-and-a-half-year-old! Chris is passionate about helping folks learn more about the bible, growing in our faith, and doing ministry that makes a difference in the community.   Edit


Administration

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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 116
Lexington, TX
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508 N Rockdale Street, Lexington, TX
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On the corner Rockdale & 2nd Street   Edit



Lexington United Methodist Church Service Times

Sunday Services

9:30 am Contemporary Service
In the Family Life Center (which is the new building)

10:30 am Sunday School

11:15 am Traditional Service
In the sanctuary

Lexington United Methodist Church service times last updated on the 6th of January, 2024
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Lexington United Methodist Church History

The Lexington United Methodist Church dates back to the early 1800’s when Rev. Jefferson Shook moved to Texas after his father received a total of 320 acres of land in Galveston County. Reverend Shook was originally from Hempstead County, Arkansas where he and his three brothers were ordained to preach early Methodism in Texas.

His nephew, John Wesley Shook, moved to Pearl, Coryell County Texas in 1875. He and his wife opened their house for the organization of the Methodist Church. Wesley was ordained in 1887 and traveled from community to community on horseback carrying a hand written hymn book. “With a gun in one hand and a Bible in the other, he brought comfort and cheer to many lonely men and women.” (Mears, Scrapbook of Coryell County). Many of the beautiful hymns we sing in church every week were derived from the hand-written book Wesley carried with him during these times.

During the time of the establishment of the Lexington Methodist Church, there were 4 other Methodist Churches in the area. Reverend Shook also erected the Liberty Methodist Episcopal Church to the South during the 1850’s. This church was disbanded during the 1930’s and the congregation joined the Lexington Church.

The Tanglewood Methodist Episcopal was a small church which was erected in the 1930’s. Due to a population decline when the Tanglewood School merged with the Lexington School, the church was disbanded. The land and church were sold with the profits going to the Lexington Methodist Church.

The Early Chapel Congregation was also established in the 1850’s, but due to a decline in membership, the congregation voted to move to the Lexington church in 1927.

Reverend Jacob Ott established the German Methodist Church in 1882, which was disbanded and merged with the Lexington Methodist Church in 1939.

During the late 1900’s, the Blue United Methodist Church was erected in Blue, just west of Lexington. This church and its congregation remains a sister church still today.

Though faced with many changes through the last 150 years, the Lexington United Methodist Church still remains a steadfast beacon in the community.

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Lexington United Methodist Church listing was last updated on the 6th of January, 2024
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