Forming fully devoted followers of Jesus

Christmas Eve Services at 7 & 11 p.m.

We are looking forward to sharing in the Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion tradition.
Be sure to arrive early to get a seat.


Advent Workshop – November 30th

WednesdaysDPUMC-logoNovember 30, 2016

6:00 Dinner 
6:30 Advent Workshop

Come for dinner and stay to make crafts to celebrate the Joy of Christmas.

There will be stations to make:

Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Cards for shut-ins

A Nativity


Reindeer Food

& Decorate Cookies

Seeking Director of Children’s Ministries

Deer Park United Methodist Church is seeking an experienced Director of Children’s Ministry.

Qualities needed include

  • a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and an active membership in church
  • the ability to recruit and inspire others to take part in the ministry of the congregation to children and their families
  • certification or a commitment to pursue certification in Christian Education or Children’s ministry that meets the standards of The United Methodist Church.

This is a Full Time position – 40 hours per week, including Sunday mornings.

Contact Rev. T. Paul Kethley at for a complete job description.

Deadline: November 10, 2016



Fall Festival at DPUMC

Fall Festival – Saturday, October 22, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Deer Park United Methodist Church
1300 E. 13th Street, Deer Park, Texas

Free Games & Crafts for the Kids
Silent Auction / Food / Elementary School Choirs

Vendor Booths located in the Family Life Center

Independent Damsel In Defense Pro
Inspirational Crafts Etc
Homemade Sewn Items
Quality Clothing
Quilts by Tammy and Lisa
Cherish the Moments
Creations by Simien
The Crafty Granny
FoxWaller Designs
Superhero Capes
Sweet Dreams Luxury Sheets
Second Look
By Grace Stacking Co
A to Z Bows
Premium Skincare
Wendy’s Homemade Corner
The Sawdust Princess
Cigar box purses, Texan/cowboys tree ornaments
Holiday wreaths
Little Bit of This and That
Trades of Hope
Usborne Books and More
Advocare / Crafts
It Works
TOPS 2088 Deer Park
Jewlery and Purses
Nikki’s Makeup Bag

Trailer – Joonam Boutique



Stewardship Letter

October 12, 2016

Dear Church,

The pumpkins are here, Movie in the Patch is Sunday and the Fall Festival is just 11 days away, October 22. Time seems to be moving faster every day.

DPUMC has started a new Children’s Sunday School Program.  Sunday we started a preschool Sunday School Class, awarded the 3rd Grade bibles and had a total of 22 children 5th grade and below in Sunday School.  Please continue to pray for this ministry and for those who have stepped forward to form teaching teams.  The Staff Parish Relations Committee is moving quickly to find a new Director of Children’s Ministry.

Your Youth Program is reaching out to the community with several youth inviting their friends to Sunday night programs.  This week 16 youth played volley ball, ate “sloppy joes” and had a devotional lesson on living in the Spirit with the fruits of “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22-26).  Six Youth attended Sunday School and six attended the 6th Grade Confirmation Class.


Confirmation Sunday School

Confirmation Sunday School

Youth Dinner Time

Youth Dinner Time

Pumpkin Patch Crew 2016

Pumpkin Patch Crew 2016

Pumpkin Line 2016

Pumpkin Line 2016

Monday Morning Bible Study

Monday Morning Bible Study

Methodist Weekday School - Fire Prevention Lesson

Methodist Weekday School – Fire Prevention Lesson

United Methodist serve the local community and the wider world through our apportionment giving.  Our annual church budget is $687,308.  A portion of our annual budget, $57,112 (8.3%) is sent to the Texas Annual Conference to fund the work and mission of the worldwide United Methodist Church.  Year to date we have been able to pay $17,043 or 29.8% of our commitment to the global ministry of the United Methodist Church.

DPUMC has set up a secure way for you to make contributions online. Through this link you may make a contribution to the ministry of the church or pay fees for special programs and/or camps.  Visit the church web site at to learn more.

Thank you for your continued faithfulness with your prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness.  It is through your active discipleship that DPUMC is able to be the church that God is calling us to be.

Rev. Paul Kethley

Pumpkins Arrive on Saturday, October 8th

Pumpkin’s USA has confirmed that our pumpkins will be here in the morning.

Unload Pumpkins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 8th

Spread the word and bring a friend!img_5053pmpkns

Deer Park United Methodist Church

1300 E. 13th Street

Deer Park, Texas


Grief Support Begins September 12th

Grief Support Group

DPUMC’s Grief Support Ministry is a safe place where participants will explore the questions related to the grief process, hear from others who have worked through grief and explore how the Christian faith gives hope to all who grieve the death of a family member or close friend.

The group will meet in Room 115 on Monday nights at 7:00 p.m. beginning on September 12, 2016.

The Grief Support course is designed to provide participants with resources to work through the grief process. Trained chaplains and counselors will make presentations every other week and answer questions posed by participants. Each of our guest speakers have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. Please review the outline to see the topics and questions to be addressed. Pastor Paul will lead a biblical study and offer teaching on specific types of prayer in the intervening weeks. Pastor Paul will be present each week to lead the group and introduce our guest speakers.

The 8 week cycle will follow this weekly format:

7:00 Opening Prayer and Introductions

7:10 Presentation (speaker or studies)

7:40 Group Discussion / Sharing Time

8:00 Closing Prayer

While it is hoped that participants will commit to the full study, you do not have to attend each session. You may attend any and all sessions that interest you. Please feel free to invite others to attend sessions you believe they will find helpful. Our main goal is to help people understand and move through the grief process.

Please prayerfully consider your participation in this study.

Register today.


Sound of Music Sing-A-Long

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All ladies are invited for a “Sound of Music Sing a long” at the Cynthia Woods Pavilion Saturday August 27 @ 8:00 for $5 on the hill.

Meet in the Deer Park United Methodist Church parking lot (west side) at 5:45pm We will car pool.

Cynthia Woods Pavilion Rules:

  1. You can bring a blanket or use one of their chairs
  2. Bag(s) will be checked.
  3. EMPTY water bottle.
  4. Food in a 1 gallon ziplock.

Questions call Penny 281-638-4432

A Great Back to School Bash

Thank you to all who helped make the Back to School Bash a great event. Despite the weather and change of locations we had a good turn out and met lots of great people. We hope that the school year is a great one for all our students, teachers and families. DPUMC will continue to support the DPISD with our prayers, presences, gifts, service and witness throughout the school year.

Thank you volunteers! You make everything possible.

Enjoy the pictures of Back to School Bash 2016.