We Are Family

At Dickinson First UMC, we embrace the philosophy of open hearts, open minds, and open doors. Lay people are actively involved in all aspects of what it means to be a church, from caring for one another to maintaining the building.


Our Story
1876 - A group of Methodists began meeting in private homes in Dickinson
1885 - A building was erected to house both church and a school
1900 - Building destroyed by hurricane,  new structure build using salvaged materials
1909 - Third church facility built
1937 - Congregation received its first full-time pastor
1944 - New sanctuary built, church named Howell Memorial Methodist
1974 - New house of worship build at current location, renamed Dickinson First United Methodist Church
2011 - New sanctuary consecrated, along with expanded library, classrooms, and a new fellowship hall in previous sanctuary
2017 - Church suffered significant flood damage from Hurricane Harvey, but congregation rallied to repair, and Dickinson First UMC continues to serve as a beacon of hope and healing to the greater community

New Here

At Dickinson First UMC you'll find a place to connect with real people and real families. Join us for Sunday Service, fellowship, worship, and great events for all ages.

Next Steps

Opportunities to become involved range from hospitality and Sunday greeters to staff/parish relations, trustees and much more. We encourage members to use their gifts by serving on one of our teams.