First United Methodist Church of La Porte, Texas

Bringing All to Jesus for Life Beyond Limits La Porte, TX
First United Methodist Church of La Porte, Texas
First United Methodist Church of La Porte, Texas
First United Methodist Church of La Porte, Texas
First United Methodist Church of La Porte, Texas
First United Methodist Church of La Porte, Texas
First United Methodist Church of La Porte, Texas
First United Methodist Church of La Porte, Texas
First United Methodist Church of La Porte, Texas
First United Methodist Church of La Porte, Texas
First United Methodist Church of La Porte, Texas
First United Methodist Church of La Porte, Texas
First United Methodist Church of La Porte, Texas
First United Methodist Church of La Porte, Texas
First United Methodist Church of La Porte, Texas
First United Methodist Church of La Porte, Texas
First United Methodist Church of La Porte, Texas

Who We Are

A Christ-Centered Church

Jesus Christ is the foundation of everything we do at First Church. From the worship to mission outreach, Jesus is at the center of who we are. First church has two services on Sunday, both worship services are dynamic, inspirational and life-affirming. The messages foster a personal relationship to God amidst the struggles of life. The worship experience is extended in the small groups and mission opportunities, where your relationship with God grows deeper.

About Us

Vibe
Casual, Creative, Down to Earth, Spirit-filled, Friendly, Inclusive, Multigenerational

Programs
Community Service, Social Justice, Faith and Work, Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Nursery, Adult Education, Seniors Ministry, Hospice Ministry

Music
Traditional Hymns, Contemporary, Organ, Praise and Worship, Singer-Songwriter

Denomination
Methodist (UMC)

Size
Medium

Language
English

Founded
1944

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
9601 W Fairmont Pkwy
La Porte, TX 77571-2934

Phone
(281) 478-4673

Website

Directions
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Our Services

What are services like?
The praise and worship service includes contemporary songs and traditional hymns redone in a modern style. The service is a lively come-as-you-are affair, that many of our younger families and young adults attend. Holy communion is served on the first Sunday of every month. The service is lead by the praise band Thunder at First Light, whose music is both dynamic and spiritual. The service is held in Angel Hall every Sunday at 9:45 AM. The traditional worship service begins at 11:00 AM and is held in the Sanctuary. You will find folks dressed in both casual and dressy attire. This worship service includes hymns led by the chancel choir, an affirmation of faith, both organ and piano music, prayer time, sermon and an invitation to faith. During the service the children are invited to come forward for a special message prepared just for them. While this worship service is traditional, it is very lively. The Celebration Ringers hand bell choir is usually featured on the third Sundays of each month. Holy Communion is served on the first Sunday of every month. This is a great service for people of all ages.

What is the community like?
Welcome to First United Methodist Church (FUMC) La Porte, a community of believers committed to Bringing All to Jesus for Life Beyond Limits! I’m happy you’ve come to this website. FUMC is an active, Christ-centered church; a great place to begin - or continue - your faith journey. In addition to two very different styles of worship every Sunday, this church has many opportunities for ministry and community outreach throughout the week. I hope you’ll look around our website, make yourself at home, ask any questions you may have, and then stop by. We would like to meet you soon! Rev. Kevin M. Kissel

What if I'm not a Christian?
A Community Centered Church Methodists have been in La Porte for over a century-and-a-half. First church continues that commitment to proclaiming God’s Kingdom in the La Porte area. We work extensively with other churches and organizations to make a difference in La Porte and the surrounding areas. We repair houses, clean roads, visit the sick and imprisoned, work with children, feed the hungry and much more to bring Christ’s message of hope to those who are struggling. We care deeply for La Porte and our community. A Family Centered Church First Church believes that strong Christ-centered families deepen faith and change the world. We are committed to equipping families in the journey of becoming Christ-centered. First has a strong children’s ministry with a Sunday morning program as well as weekday programs (Praise Kidz and 'Tweens) and summer Programs (Kidz Adventure Camp). First Church has a thriving youth ministry that draws from several schools in the area. We also offer classes for adults from Bible study to practical classes on finance, parenting and spiritual practices. A Church for People Like You First Church is a church for all types of people. No matter if you have gone to church all your life, never thought of going before, or left church many years ago, you can find a home here. God is truly doing amazing things in our midst. We hope that you will join us as we walk together in our life with God.

Leadership View all

Kevin Kissel

Kevin Kissel

Kevin is the son of a United Methodist pastor, so he was pretty much raised in the church. With a strong interest in math and science, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Sciences from Creighton University in Omaha, NE, and served as an Air Force meteorologist for 10 years. Kevin began to believe God had another plan for his life in the 1990s. So after much prayer he chose to leave the Air Force for seminary and a life of full-time ministry within the church. In 1997 he graduated from Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, with a Master of Divinity degree. Since that time he has served in five churches within the Texas Annual Conference. Kevin is married to Karen. She is a certified schoolteacher in fine arts and business administration. She has been actively involved with ministry in the church throughout her life. Kevin and Karen have a total of five children (Dustin, Jon, Emily, Elizabeth, and Mark). They are proud of all of them, and love them dearly.

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