To the followers of Jesus known as Brenham FUMC:

Our new year has started well with continued times of meaningful worship, strong attendance in our small groups - both on Sundays and during the week. 2023 is shaping up to be a fantastic year of fellowship and ministry.

My main hope for February is that we see the completion of the kitchen in the Activity Center as well as the new meeting room that used to be the backstage area. What a great joy it will be to enjoy the fellowship of a good meal cooked with love by the people of this church! As for work being done, the other hope is that the HVAC units in the Sanctuary will all be updated and working very soon as well (it may be done by the time you read this).

Of course, those hopes are just in regard to facilities and upkeep - certainly important. More significant, however, is the start of Lent, which also happens in February. Ash Wednesday is February 22. We will have a service at noon and at 7pm that day, both in the Sanctuary. Lent can be a deeply moving season if we let it be, so I hope you will come as we begin the journey of repentance and renewal.

One last ministry note for February - at the beginning of the month I will be having some information sessions about a trip to Israel in March of 2024. You can see that information below. I traveled with this organization in Israel in 2020 and had a truly life-giving experience. I invite you to come and hear about what's involved and how to get signed up. We have space for 20 people (Jan and I are already signed up, so 18 more), so I encourage you to come and see if you want to be part of this group.

You all continue to bless and amaze me with your love for Jesus and your love for one another. There is much happening in our world these days, but you continue to live gracious, generous, and hopeful lives. I am inspired by the faith and commitment I see in so many. Thank you for who you are and who you are willing to be by the power of the Holy Spirit at work in you.

Pastor Mike

And more were added to their number day after day...
God continues to do great things in us and among us. In the month of January we had 8 new members join the church. A special welcome to Danny Tabor who is a new clergy spouse - husband of Pastor Madison.

If you see these folks around the church or around town, be sure to introduce yourself and welcome them to the family!
Upcoming Events and Happenings
Wednesdays during Lent you are invited to bring a lunch and join others in the study of Jesus last words. We plan to have coffee and water available. If you would like anything else, please bring it with you.

Click below if you plan to attend and would like to purchase the book we will be using. A book purchase is not required to attend the study.
Youth Events
Children’s Corner

FUMC Brenham
Children's Ministry

Prayer Partners
VBS will be in the EVENING on June 20-22, 2023
Registration for the event will begin first of April.   
2023 Planning Meeting
February 26, at noon!
*Immediately following the 11: 00am service.

Our VBS theme this year is:

It is going to be totally PAW-some! Join us!
VBS 2023 Meeting Information:
If interested but unable to attend,
Handbell Rehearsal
Wednesday evenings 5:45 PM
in the Fellowship House
Choir practice
Wednesday evenings 7:00 PM
in the sanctuary

Wednesday evenings at 8:00 PM
in the sanctuary
Anyone who would like to participate
is welcome to come or contact Matt

Prayer Concerns

Audrey Boney
Lee & David Brodhead’s (niece Julia)
Beverly Duree
Marshia Foster
Glenn & Jetta Goodman
Fritz & Jan Herbst
David Husmann
Gary & Kay Ivy
Gaylain Keenan
Beverly Leyrer
Shirley McIntyre
Coleen Murphy
Debbie Pauler
Paul & Linda Pipes
Jean Pool
Red Powell
Pastor Kay Reed
Edna Rote
Cathleen Smestuen
Doug & Patrice Summerour
Jody Tyson
Hank Voelter
Elaine & Ron Walberg
Mary Wilhelm
Faye Wubbenhorst


Chuck Burley
Family of Cheryl Buenger
Bruce Buenger
Mark Collier
Jr. Davis
Haley Dugas
Clarence Dodd
Rick Fitzgerald
Fred Ketcham
Yvonne Hegefeld
Kathi Ivy
Fred Ketcham
Sharon Ketcham
David & Linda Kiemsteadt
Alyssa Lasater & Connor Murphy
Don Manchester
Lindie Manchester
Kay & Douglas Marek
Eddie Martinez
Michael Mathis
Susan McMurray
Cindy Mullins
Janice Murphy
Steve Nelson

Lisa Oresco
Georgie Oresco
Jim Pool
Karen Presley
Carrie Polwart
Sue Quin
(Gary Hewitt’s aunt)
Stan Royal
Frankie Rudd
Barbara Scates
Cory Schibler
Jack Schulz
Michele Smith
Britany Sims
James Sockwell
Marissa Spangler
Bryan Sprenger
Susan Stollman
Barbara Wilganowski
Linda Wilson
Amy Wrigley

Please let us know if the prayers of the church have been answered so we can praise God and keep this list updated.
February Calendar
Click here to
see the calendar


Sunday  January 1, 2023
Offering:            $4905.00
Sunday   January 8, 2023
Offering:       $18,935.00
Sunday January 15, 2023
Offering:           $7875.00

Sunday  January 22, 2023
Offering:          $13,465.00

Sunday  January 29, 2023
Offering:         $19,651.00

  2023 Budget: $623,815.00


Offering Needed Each
Week: $11,997.00

Average Weekly Offering 
YTD: $$12,966.20

Worship & Discipleship Opportunities

First United Methodist Church
9:15 AM: 
Celebration Service

 9:30 AM: 
Connections Small Group

 9:45 AM:
 Faith Builders Sunday School Class
 Adult Fellowship Class

 10:00 AM: 
Sunday School classes:
Children and Youth 
Adult Seekers Class

11:00 AM: 
Traditional Service
The Traditional Service is broadcast each Sunday on
Brenham Radio
KWHI/AM 1280 at 11:00 a.m.
Newsletter Deadline

Your next newsletter deadline will be
Thursday, February 16, 2023 by 4:00 PM. 
If you have a submission for the newsletter, please email your written article to or submit a handwritten article to the church office.
 Thank you.
Methodist Weekday
Childcare Development Center
We are in need of staff for our day school. Flexible schedule with weekends off, paid  holidays, paid trainings, and vacation time. Please come by to apply at:
FUMC – 408 N. Baylor,
or call 979-830-8661.
Contact Us
408 North Baylor, Brenham, TX 77833-3213
Methodist Weekday Child Development Center
Church Staff
Rev. Mike Lindstrom, Senior Pastor
Pastor Madison Garcia-Tabor, Associate Pastor
Chris Ann Stroech, Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Matt Hulon, Minister of Music
Diane Garrett, Organist
Maxwell Burgess, Celebration Worship Leader
 Kris Trevino, Office Manager
Julia Ramirez Administrative Assistant
Michelle Lookingbill, Lead Administrator
Lelli Hernandez, Child Development Center Director
Lelli Hernandez, Nursery Coordinator
Cindy Mathis, Custodian