Stories from our Members

I found what I was looking for at Lake Cities United Methodist Church. Read my story…

Read the stories below and maybe you will learn how having God in your life can make a huge positive impact on your ENTIRE LIFE!

All of these stories were submitted by actual members of our church and/or our friends and families!


Butterfly Letter

By Church Member

Church Member

Dear Butterfly Committee,

For the past year, I have been saving quite a bit of loose change and decided that it would be a great time to give it to the church for the Butterfly release on Easter Sunday.

When I was a little girl in my church in Ottumwa, Iowa, we were all given “Mite Boxes” to save our pennies during Lent. When Easter arrived, we all gave  Read More

Financial Peace!

By Patrick Steil

Patrick Steil

Our family has struggled for 20 years to make ends meet and never have saved up any money.  We have lots of kids, so we always thought it was due to that.  What we learned – by taking the Financial Peace class at Lake Cities United Methodist Church is that our DEBT is what was strangling us!

Taking this class did a number of things for our family.  We are more financially free  Read More

Finding Home

By Richard Hieb

Richard Hieb

I grew up in a small town of about 700 people in rural South Dakota. In my early twenties I moved to Carrollton, Texas and started work traveling the world. Shortly after moving to Texas, my sweetheart from the Midwest moved to Texas, we got married and we lived in and around the Carrollton/North Dallas area for about ten years. For those years both of us still thought of the Midwest as  Read More

Internal Guidance System

By Barry Beard

Barry Beard

I was told that this devotional could be about anything, so I decided to borrow a subject of interest to me from funny man John Cleese… with a twist. Thermo Nuclear Weapons. This Thermo Nuclear Weapon, the guided missile, is designed to launch from one point, and hit a target at another point. This is done with a guidance system installed in the missile that has the coordinates of the target  Read More

Life is Like Driving A Car

By Barry Beard

Barry Beard

I remember a friend of mine telling me that living life is a lot like driving a car. He said that you must keep your eyes on the road and focus on the direction that you are going, but do not forget the importance of your rearview mirror. You need to reflect on where you have been, how you got where you are, and check on those who may be following you.

My journey through out my life has  Read More

Our Lake Cities UMC Story

By Brittany & Jordan Hayworth

Brittany & Jordan Hayworth

When we decided to move from North Carolina to Texas for Jordan to attend graduate school, we were both filled with excitement and fear. We got married June 18, 2010 and moved to the Dallas area in August. It was a lot of changes all at once and we were certain of very little.

One thing we were certain of was that finding a new church was going to be extremely difficult. When the search  Read More

Why the Church is Important to Me

By Susan Anderson

Susan Anderson

Church has been a lifeline to me all of my life, beginning in the Nursery Department of Bering Memorial Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. As the years have passed, and my membership has moved through 2 more churches to what I hope is my final church home, Lake Cities United Methodist Church, I have found ‘sanctuary’ through both the highs and lows of life through the church.

My young  Read More


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1 John 4:16

So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.