United Methodist Men

Secretary: Ron Schneider




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Eagle Scout Flag Raising Ceremony on July 4, 2015 at the Dr. Eugene Clark Library in Lockhart, Texas, the oldest continuously operating library in Texas.

Information on this web page current as of: Saturday, February 16, 2019.

Leadership for the United Methodist Men's Unit of First United Methodist Church of Lockhart (FUMC Lockhart):

United Methodist Men (UMM) of FUMC Lockhart website: http://firstmethodistlockhart.org/united_methodist_men/

President: Byron Friedrich (phone: 512-497-5482 [ mobile - call, text, or voicemail) (email: bfried8012@aol.com)

Vice-President: Dave Crittenden (phone: 512-627-8652 [ mobile - call, text, or voicemail) (email: crittendend@gmail.com)

Treasurer: Howard Gandy (phone: 512-497-5482 [ home - call or voicemail) (email: hgandy2@gmail.com)

Secretary: Ron Schneider (phone: 210-701-7211 [ mobile - call, text, or voicemail) (email: falltutors@yahoo.com)



Monthly Breakfast Meeting of the United Methodist Men of First United Methodist Church of Lockhart - FUMC Lockhart (313 W. San Antonio Street, Lockhart, Texas) - Fellowship Hall - Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

To all -

A reminder that the United Methodist Men (UMM) of the First United Methodist Church of Lockhart (FUMC Lockhart) will
hold their monthly breakfast meeting at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2019 in Fellowship Hall.  Come and
enjoy a hearty breakfast and great Christian fellowship with the men of the church who seek to honor the King of Kings.

Byron Friedrich has graciously offered to bring breakfast.

As I understand it, all men of the church are members of this unit of the UMM.  If you are a regular attendee of our
meetings, please consider inviting those who do not ordinarily attend, especially new men of the church.  Also,
please feel free to invite other men outside of our congregation if you feel they would benefit from learning
about King Jesus from Christian fellowship in our monthly gatherings.

The UMM usually meets in Fellowship Hall at 8:00 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month.  The general exceptions to this
pattern are that we may occasionally take one month off in late summer or early fall (i.e. usually August or September)
and possibly in December (when we may schedule a Christmas party on a different day of the December).

For more information about UMM activities, please regularly visit the UMM web page on the church website.  There are two
ways to do this:

(1) Go directly to the FUMC Lockhart UMM web page at:


(2) Go to the website of FUMC Lockhart

(http://firstmethodistlockhart.org), then click on Ministries tab on the menu of the top of the page.  After
that, click on United Methodist Men link.
Hope to see you at our breakfast!  God bless all of you!


Ron Schneider
Secretary, United Methodist Men
FUMC Lockhart

PS - Jim Beck, Scoutmaster of Troop 109 (now celebrating 100 years of active sponsorship by the church) has provided
me with a list of 58 Eagle Scouts produced by Troop 109.   You can view this list in Microsoft Word by clicking the link below.

Link to List of Eagle Scouts from Troop 109, sponsored for over 100 years by FUMC Lockhart

PPS - Questions?  Call/text/leave Voicemail for Ron Schneider 210-701-7211 or email him at falltutors@yahoo.com. (please let him know by phone call, text or voicemail if you email him - he's swamped with email -  if you call, text or leave voicemail and let him know you sent an email, he will look for it).

PPPS - This is a test link to UMM Minutes for 2018


The ministry of our United Methodist Men is defined as a core group of men, partnering with their pastor, to invite and initiate spiritual growth opportunities for all men of the church. Everyone has different gifts, graces and areas of interest. Therefore, opportunities for participation would include diverse ministries of the church, such as prayer groups, missions, Bible studies, retreats, workshops/seminars, small groups in the Wesleyan tradition, leading and participating on committees, teaching Sunday school classes, youth ministries, scouting, mentoring and assisting in leading worship service. The focus is not inward, concentrating only on those who attend a set meeting, but outward to all men, assisting them to engage the process of spiritual growth.


Our mission is to support spiritual growth among men, helping men to mature as disciples as they encourage spiritual formation in others.


Our goal is to empower the ministry of Jesus Christ through men within the congregations of the United Methodist Church.


Our pathway is a lifelong commitment to spiritual growth to maturity as Christ followers.  Our spiritual formation is marked by spiritual reproduction, as our faith passes on in others.

Why is men’s ministry important?

Men lead others best by modeling Jesus Christ in thoughts, words and deeds.

Spiritual maturity is signified in spiritual reproduction, as the faith of mature disciples passes on in others.

Men growing in Christ become effective spiritual leader in their homes and congregations, working as partners with their spouses and congregational leaders-both lay and clergy.

Spiritually growing men help congregations to become vital and alive.

Everything desired from and through men comes as a result of men growing spiritually and maturing as disciples: family blessings, stewardship, service, outreach, prayer, spiritual leadership, lifestyle evangelism, and faithful obedience. Men are foundational to the life and health of the church.

When a man lives daily in surrendered faith, God is honored and many lives are blessed. Transformed hearts are forged only within Christ-centered lives-nothing less is our acceptable offering; nothing less truly reveals Christ.

Activities in our Church

The United Methodist Men of the First United Methodist Church are active in our local church.  We support the church scouting program.  We support the youth with a scholarship to a graduating High School senior each May. 

Get Involved!

If you would like to get involved or just be added to our email list, email Ron Schneider.

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