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Serving God by building
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Rev. Joe Gist assigned as New Senior Pastor

Rev. Joe Gist assigned as New Senior Pastor

Hello! I’m Pastor Joe Gist of First UMC Leonard. Thank you for exploring our church website. If you come with questions about the United Methodist Church, the congregation, our ministries and mission, I pray you can find the answers you are looking for. If not, I invite you to contact me personally to help you...

Pastor Gist Welcomes You to FUMC Leonard

Pastor Gist Welcomes You to FUMC Leonard

Welcome Letter from the Pastor Welcome to the First United Methodist Church of Leonard! Our congregation is located in the heart of Leonard, Texas, and we strive to reflect the heart of God out into our community. Our purpose is “to serve God by building Faith, Love, and Commitment.” We work to live out that purpose, not...

Don F. Renshaw Assigned as Interim Pastor

Don F. Renshaw Assigned as Interim Pastor

  Don Renshaw has served as a United Methodist Minister for more than 44 years.   He has been a local pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain, District Superintendent, and Hospital Vice President.  His service in a wide variety of churches, from small country churches to large churches in excess of 4000 congregants, has helped him build a wealth of experience in all phases of...

Reception for the Spore Family

Reception for the Spore Family

Adam and Maridyth came to Leonard in March of 2013.  From then, their daughter, Monroe, was born and they became a part of our church family. Since Adam has been reappointed, we want to have a reception for their family to send them off.  The reception will be on Sunday, January 22, from 2:00pm-4:00pm in...

Celebrating our Health and Safety Fair

Celebrating our Health and Safety Fair

This past Saturday, the Health and Safety Fair we have been planning for months took place at the Leonard High School and Junior High campuses.  It was an incredible event and was made even more special by the feedback we received as attendees and vendors left the building saying, “I’m looking forward to next year.”...

Welcome to our new website

Welcome to our new website

I’m very excited to unveil the new website for First UMC Leonard.  We worked with a great team at ChurchBuzz to get it created and up and running.  They were very helpful through the whole process and helped us develop our web presence.  Thank you to Patrick Steil and his team for all their work. ...

Matthew 22:36-40

“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”