Current ministries of Ganado First United Methodist Church

(youth ministry)

Ganado Christian Youth Fellowship (GCYF) is a non-denominational youth group sponsored by Ganado FUMC for Junior High and High School aged youth.

GCYF is held on 6:30 PM on Wednesday evenings during the school year and provides our community youth with a lite meal, an activity, and a Christian message and or lesson.

Our GCYF groups regularly participate in Jr High and High School UMARMY mission camps held in the summer.

The GCYF program has many opportunities for adults including meal sponsors, meal prep help, guest speakers and adult leaderships.

Please use our contact form for additional information about GCYF.

Ganado Food Pantry
(community wide ministry)

Supplementing food and nutrition items to Ganado families in need.

Ganado FUMC maintains an off-site food pantry that is managed by a complete volunteer staff of one wonderful disciple.  The food pantry is stocked from donations from church members, community members and civic clubs serving the Ganado community.  Members and friends of Ganado FUMC are asked to bring nonperishable food items to worship on the first Sunday of each month in order to help keep the food pantry stocked.

If you or someone you know is in temporary need of supplemental food items, please contact for assistance.

UMARMY Mission  Camps
(youth and adult ministry)

Providing young people an opportunity to mature in their faith-walk and life skills through Christian service.

UMARMY LogoU.M. ARMY is an acronym which stands for United Methodist Action Reach-Out by Youth.  U.M. ARMY’s mission is: “To provide Christ centered quality youth camps that serve people in need and promote spiritual growth and leadership development in youth.”

U.M. ARMY mission camps are an opportunity for youth, college students, and adult leaders to experience Christian growth through mission, worship and fellowship.  Individual participants and church groups combine their strengths with those of other groups to meet home repair and maintenance needs of those unable to help themselves.

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U.M. ARMY has been holding camps since 1979 and our program is constantly growing in size and territory.  We have managed to touch many lives over those years. Annually we have 5,000 participants working on about 2,000 projects and now have mission opportunities during Christmas, spring break, summer months, and weekends throughout the year!

Our mission camps were originally designed for Senior High aged students who had completed at least one year of High School. Today, many of our chapters have expanded offerings specifically designed for Middle School Students (Basic), Mixed Age (Middle School/Senior High), and College/Young Adult mission camps.

Our mission is accomplished every summer when over 1,000 youth and adults throughout Central, South, and West Texas sacrifice a week of their vacation to give to others. Using a local church as a home base for camp, participants spend the week providing work for low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners in the surrounding areas. Projects include general repairs and clean up, building wheelchair ramps, porches, steps, handrails, painting, mowing, and being Christ’s hands and feet in the world. Daily worship and noon devotionals serve to focus everyone on Christ and promote spiritual development.[/expand]

Kids of the Kingdom
(youth ministry)

crownOur “Kids of the Kingdom” is a Sunday School event for youth (K – 5th grade) is held on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am before worship services.

Operation Christmas Child
(youth and adult ministry)

operation Christmas ChildGanado FUMC participates in Operation Christmas Child each year.  OCC is a ministry that collects gift items (many of which are hygiene items) to be placed into a shoe box sized container and shipped to children around the world who are not aware of what Christmas is.  These gifts are used to help introduce the Good News of Jesus Christ to children mostly in underdeveloped regions of the world. For info on how to assist, contact Perri Raz @ 361-676-4913

Walk to Emmaus
(adult ministry)

Walk to Emmaus LogoThe Walk to Emmaus® is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The program’s approach seriously considers the model of Christ’s servanthood and encourages Christ’s disciples to act in ways appropriate of being “a servant to all”.

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The Walk to Emmaus® gets its name from the story in Luke 24:13-35, which provides the central image for the three-day experience and follow-up.  Luke tells the story of that first Easter afternoon when the risen Christ appeared to the two disciples who were walking together along the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus.  Like Christians and churches who are blinded by preoccupation with their own immediate difficulties, these two disciples’ sadness and hopelessness seemed to prevent them from seeing God’s redemptive purpose in things that had happend.   FUMC Ganado is very active and supportive of the Emmaus program.

  • We host weekly Emmaus reunion groups (small group meetings) form men and women.|
  • We regularly host gatherings for the Crossroads Emmaus Fourth Day Group.
  • Our congregation members have participated in leadership, sponsorship, team roles and preparing agape for Emmaus events.

To learn more, please use our contact page and let us know you are interested in learning more about the Walk to Emmaus.  Additional information about the Walk to Emmaus® can be also obtained from Upper Room Ministries® at  or locally from the Crossroads Emmaus Fourth Day group at [/expand]

He-Brews Coffee Bar
Join us a bit early for a relaxed social time prior to worship.

Volunteers from our congregation stock and maintain the He-Brews Coffee bar. Consisting of a Keurig Coffee maker, supplemented with home made coffee and donuts donated by church members, we created the coffee bar as a way to promote a time for people to come a bit early, grab a donut and a cup of coffee and to take a bit of time to slow down and enjoy a brief amount of time connecting with members and visitors of the church.

If you would like to participate in supporting the He-Brews coffee bar, you may donate Keurig K-cups, donate to the He-Brews kitty or use our contact form to let the church  secretary know when you would like to  provide a box donuts.

DABS Bible Study
(adults of all ages)

Not sure about how to get started with Bible study?

We assure you, you are not alone and you need not feel left behind. 

Our DABS Adult Study is designed for those who are looking for a introduction to Bible study.  Doesn’t matter if you have a bible or just your phone, we find a way to help you dig into the Word! Adults of any age are welcome to attend with us.  This is a great way to begin to explore the Bible with others!

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If you have any questions about the DABS group or the study please let us know by using the “Contact Us” page on our website!

Adult Sunday School
(adult intermediate study and up)

Our Adult Sunday School Class meets on Sundays at 10:00 am before worship service.  Adults of all ages are welcome and invited to attend.   Our leaders do an outstanding job of helping new and veteran bible students participate, share and discuss Old and New Testament lessons.  Group study opens our eyes and ears to learn and hear things in the scripture that we may have never considered until we consider a different perspective.  We encourage you to come and participate – or feel free to come and listen in on our lively discussions and readings as we learn more about what the old and new testaments teach us about God’s words.