Watch below Bishop McKee's video on the points that will guide ministry and outreach for the North Texas Conference.
Not long after the city of Denton became a reality in 1856, a Methodist minister organized the earliest congregation making Methodism in Denton as old as the city itself. From this humble beginning until 1976, this congregation called three different buildings “home.” Then, church trustees commissioned a special study group to decide what to do about deteriorating buildings and the needs of a growing congregation. They decided to continue to serve God and the community from our downtown location. They renovated the buildings and erected a multi-purpose building to provide space for recreational and social activities.
The trustees oversaw a total renovation of the sanctuary again in 1991 and installation of new stained glass windows. Six years later, the first live telecast of the worship service debuted on Christmas Eve. The next year saw the installation of a new pipe organ. In 2006, the East Wing construction accommodated the dynamic growth of the children’s ministry. The daycare program expanded to full-time in 2007 to serve the entire Denton Community.
At the end of 2015, the renovated Monroe Fellowship Building re-opened and began hosting the Connection/Mosaic contemporary worship service and our FunStop after school program. And in 2017, the modern Open Worship service began in a refurbished Flinn Hall which also serves as a worship center for our Hispanic congregation.
Now, after over 150 years at the same location, our church continues to reach out to our community by providing multiple worship opportunities, services to the homeless, adoption of a local elementary school, after-school care, new outreach initiatives to young adults and our burgeoning downtown apartment/condo community. We now have a thriving Hispanic Ministry to serve the growing Hispanic/Latino community. We are also now live-streaming our 11:00 am service.
We Are United Methodists
The United Methodist Church is the second largest Protestant denomination in America. We are known for our emphasis on a personal faith, lived out in concrete ways in the world. We value well-informed and passionate preaching, worship that is lively and small groups where people grow in faith. Methodists have played an important part in the building of our nation.
We value the intellect and modern science, while at the same time looking to the Bible as the authoritative guide for faith and practice. Methodists have a passionate faith with strong convictions, but we also recognize that the world is not always black and white. We are willing to ask questions, to wrestle with difficult issues and to do so with grace and compassion.
Methodists have open hearts and open minds—and welcome anyone interested in learning more about the Christian faith. Our goal is to build a Christian community where persons with little or no religion can become deeply committed followers of Christ.