Ministry Updates

Hi there! Thanks for checking in to see how we're taking precautions during the pandemic to keep everyone safe while growing discipleship. We have reopened for worship and small group meetings. Below you'll find the guidelines for reopening; worship times and office hours; opportunities to provide or receive assistance; and resources to help your family grow in faith at home. Join in when you're ready! You belong here.


Church Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

As always, you may call 972-636-2291 for assistance, or send us a message using the chat feature.

Worship Services:

Join us in person or online at either service time on Sundays:

8:30 AM - Modern Worship

11:00 AM - Traditional Worship

Small Groups:

All children's, youth, and adult small groups may meet on campus following guidelines, or they may meet off campus as well.

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry will be open as usual:

Thursday 5:30-7:00 PM

Saturday 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Drop off times: Wednesdays 10 - 11 am & Fridays 1 - 2 pm at the pantry, or at the office anytime during office hours.

Notes from Pastor Chris

(message dated August, 2020)

Dear Church Family,

I've wanted to give this news for quite a while, and I'm excited that I can now. The Leadership Board met on Monday night and voted unanimously to restart in-person worship starting September 6, with services at 8:30am (modern) and 11am (traditional). The staff, music and tech team are preparing for this momentous day, and I ask for your prayers as we make sure we have everything in line as we prepare for a safe, meaningful and worshipful start of gathering in the sanctuary again.

We will be following the guidelines that the Leadership Board approved.

How can you help as we reopen for worship?

Please continue to pray for our church and community. As I said at the beginning of all of this, we continue to learn how to do this daily. Have we made mistakes? Absolutely. Will we make more? I'm sure we will. With your prayers and support, we will move through this and come out even stronger in the end.

In closing, I have been thinking about the Israelites as they were preparing to move into the promised land. They were full of uncertainty and trepidation as Joshua was preparing to move them into their new reality. God speaks to Joshua and says, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go" (Joshua 1:9).

We will continue to move forward - strong and courageous - not depending on our strength and might, but the power of God that moves before us.

I look forward to seeing you in the sanctuary soon. I am humbled and honored to be your pastor and friend.

Be God's,

Rev. Chris Everson


How to give online.

We want to encourage you to continue to give faithfully to our general budget at Royse City FUMC so that we can continue to do ministry and be on mission. If you or someone you know is struggling financially due to layoffs or other COVID-19 related issues, please contact us on the Help Needed form above.