First United Methodist Church
Thursday, June 30, 2016
To Know God and Make God Known
The church is located at the corner of Nall and Eugene Streets
(1826 Nall St. Port Neches, TX 77651).
We are three blocks north of Magnolia (FM 366) on Nall. Parking is located
in the back of the building.
The church office is open Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm and closed for Lunch 12-1pm.
Fridays we are open from 8am-12pm.
CONTEMPORARY PRAISE & WORSHIP AT 9:00 AM
TRADITIONAL WORSHIP AT 11:00 AM
Welcome Rev. Michael Peschke
From the Pastor
Dear Church Family, Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I greet you all from my first day in my office at FUMC Port Neches. I look forward to getting to know you all over the next few weeks and months and I hope that this little message will help you to get to know me and my family. I’m originally from a small town called Pattison which is just beyond the western edges of the Katy Prairie. I attended Texas A&M University (WHOOP!) and I graduated in 2002 with a degree in Construction Science. After a few years in the new home construction industry I felt a calling to enter into ordained pastoral ministry and I began the long process which led me to being ordained as an Elder in the Texas Annual Conference in 2014. During that process I started serving my first congregation, San Felipe UMC, and I graduated from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. In 2012 I began serving as the associate pastor at Deer Park UMC and in late 2013 I started serving as the pastor of Lexington UMC and Blue UMC. That, of course, leads me to where I am today… I am married to the most gracious woman I know, Kay Peschke, and together we have two daughters, Kathryn and Gloria. Kay and I celebrated our 10th anniversary a few months ago and so she has been through this whole ministry process with me from the very beginning. Kathryn is now in her fourth appointment with me as a PK (pastor’s kid) and Gloria is now getting to also experience the ever-changing life of being in a pastoral family. Our family has two dogs, Lady and Sassy, who will likely be barking at you on Sunday mornings as you arrive for worship. In my “spare” time I am a private pilot, but there isn’t much of that spare time lying around these days. Otherwise, our family just enjoys being together and we look forward to becoming part of the family of FUMC Port Neches. Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways, Pastor Michael
Rules for Living
We are blessed to live in a free and democratic society. This blessing did not come easily. Our forebears had to win our freedom by having the courage to cast off the rule of a tyrant. When they issued the Declaration of Independence, they knew they would have to pay a high price to make independence a reality. Some lost homes. Some were imprisoned. Some suffered the deprivations of living in the open. Some lost their lives. They were willing to pay the price, because they felt that life without liberty was not worth living. We who were born into freedom must not take this life for granted. Nor should we abuse it. Remember the words from America the Beautiful, “Confirm thy soul in self control, thy liberty in law.” Freedom does not mean we are free to do whatever we please. Freedom must be lived with care for our neighbors. We are truly free when we exercise liberty responsibly. This 4th of July, celebrate your freedom by choosing to live as good neighbors.