Holy Week and Easter 2018

Holy Week

March 25 –  Palm/Passion Sunday:Procession of the Palms 
9:00 Worship Center*
11:00 Chapel*
March 28 – Service of Wholeness and Healing
Wednesday6:30 pm: Chapel
March 29 – Maundy Thursday
7:00 pm: Worship Center 
March 30 – Good Friday
7:00 pm: Worship Center*
March 30 -March 31- Prayer Vigil
8pm to 8pm in the Chapel
Sign up for a 30 min time slot to pray at home or in the Chapel
March 31 – Holy Saturday
Prayer and Reflection—come and go as you wish during this time
10:00 am—2:00 pm: Chapel

Easter Sunday

April 1 – Easter Sunday
7:15 am: Lawn: The Journey UMC will lead a Sunrise Service
7:30 am: Fellowship Hall FREE Breakfast
9:00 am: Worship Center: Traditional Worship Service*
10:00 am Sunday school for All and Children’s Easter Sunday Activities

11:00 am: Chapel: Informal Worship Service* 

* Free nursery care available

Spirituality on Screen


“Spirituality on Screen” facilitated by Wesley Nurse Pamela Castles

Films play an important role in our culture. The cinema is the place where many of us experience a world beyond ourselves. We become familiar with ethical, social, and personal struggles that are different from our everyday lives. Films help to broaden our understanding of our culture, our world, and our faith.

Wednesdays April 11 – May 30 (except for May 9) from 1-2pm, Buda UMC will offer a series entitled: Spirituality on Screen(SOS), an examination of movies that challenge, entertain, and console us while illuminating our faith. In this series we will be utilizing several books:

“God in the Movies” by Catherine Barsotti
“Movies that Matter” by Richard Leonard, SJ
“Faith and Film” by Edward N. McNulty

Each week for 7 weeks the title of the video will be announced in the newsletter. An email as a reminder with the name of the week’s film will also be sent to participants. Each will view the film in its entirety at home (options for viewing the assigned films will be discussed at our first meeting). At our Wednesday gathering we will view selected clips and engage in theological discussion. Each session will contain scriptural texts to enhance discussion in association with individual movie interpretations. There is no need to purchase the books.

Please join us! We will provide the popcorn, Junior Mints and beverages!

Registration Form

  • Free childcare available with registration.



Spring Tea- April 14 @ 2pm

All women, daughters, granddaughters, and girlfriends are cordially invited to attend the Buda United Methodist Women’s first Spring Tea on Saturday, April 14, 2:00-4:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Come with your spring dresses, hats and pearls if you wish! We will experience tea customs from two different countries. Door prizes will be given! An RSVP is needed by Sunday, April 8; please call Barb Fegan or the church office. A suggested donation of $5.00 per person will go to support Vestine and her family in Rwanda, Africa.
Free childcare can be available by contacting the church office no later than Wed. 4/11.

Treasures Resale Store April 21


shoppingTreasures – Resale Store 
April 21 8:30am to 10:30am


A couple times a year Buda United Methodist Church opens Treasures-Resale Store to the general public as well as to food pantry clients.  The sales of the store support the food pantry as well as directly helps our food pantry clients by providing vouchers in which to purchase items for free.

Please bring your gently used items starting Sunday prior to the event date. Please DO NOT leave items outside the church.

Volunteers are needed to make this a success.  Contact Carol Windsor with any questions or to volunteer.
Donated items can be dropped off after noon on Sunday, April 15th

Lenten Worship Series 2018

Holy Vessels

“But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us.”  2 Corinthians 4:7


Ash Wednesday begins next week, and suddenly we will find ourselves in the season of Lent, the time of year when the cold of winter turns to the warmth of spring.  The minutes of sunlight are increasing every day, the time of darkness lessening.  The air around us will warm, the earth eager to begin its work of restoration, wholeness and bearing fruit. 


Our worship series this Lent is titled “Holy Vessels.”  Each one of us has been created holy by God’s hands and lovely in God’s eyes.  Through the trials and challenges of life, our vessel can become cracked, broken, even shattered into pieces.  We try to mend ourselves, glue the pieces back together, sometimes with success, but often still feeling wounded and cracked.  Our Lenten journey will invite us to look within, to let the light of God’s truth shine into our souls, into the places that are wounded and frightened, broken and weary.  Our vessel can become even more beautiful, even more holy because of our God, who will piece us back together with love and grace, compassion and mercy.

This Lent, I invite you to choose a vessel from your home — a vase, a bowl, a candleholder, perhaps a vessel for cooking utensils or carpentry tools, a vessel for artist’s brushes or writing instruments— something that can become a focal point as you pray and reflect upon the places within you that need to be mended and tended.  Bring your vessel, if you choose, to place on or near the altar on Sunday mornings, a tangible expression of your need for God to make you whole.

The theme song for Lent, which we will sing each week, is “Make Us Holy, Make Us Whole.”  Here is the chorus for you to learn and embrace:

In your love, make us whole.  May we rest in your compassion.

Calm the lost, weary soul in the warmth of your love.

May your peace fill our hearts.  May we know the love of Jesus.

By your grace, you console.  Make us holy, make us whole.

May your vessel be restored and made more lovely this Lent as we journey together to the cross.  I wish for you a holy Lent.

Pastor Nancy

February 14:  Ash Wednesday — “Shattered”

7:00 am imposition of ashes in the Chapel

7:00 pm Taizé service in the Worship Center with imposition of ashes

February 18:  First Sunday in Lent — “Treasure”              

We are created beautiful daughters and sons, fashioned and treasured by God.  When pain or sorrow comes, we can trust that there is healing in the one who loves us and calls us beloved.

February 25:  Second Sunday in Lent — “Safekeeping” 

Everyday we are to praise God for never forsaking us.  We pray that this Lenten journey will become a time of healing — on personal, communal and global levels — and we pray that the church will be the Body of Christ, a place of “safekeeping,” a safe space for all.

March 4:  Third Sunday in Lent:  “Stories” 

Today we acknowledge the power of truth-telling: of claiming and telling our own story as a path to healing.  What becomes clear for us as we dare to claim our stories and when our brokenness is met with love and grace?

March 11:  Fourth Sunday in Lent — “Different Pictures”

This Sunday we celebrate that what sometimes feels “stained” can become “stained glass” and, together with the gift of community, we can create new and different pictures of our lives — different than the ones drawn for us or imprinted upon us without our permission.  What is the whole picture of ourselves that we can claim?  What stereotypes do we have of others that rob of us the image of God in them — their worth as holy vessels?

March 18:  Fifth Sunday in Lent — “Restoration”

How do we make something beautiful out of the process of healing and the difficult work of accountability and binding together that which has been torn apart?  How do we claim the promises of God for reconciliation and restoration, and make signs of that promise to each other?

March 25:  Palm/Passion Sunday

Both services will include scripture readings, songs and hymns as we follow Jesus to the cross.

Lydia Patterson Institute Fundraiser

During Lent we will be focusing on the good work that the Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso does in providing a quality education for young Hispanics who face tremendous challenges in getting a quality education. This is a United Methodist related institution that began in 1913. At Annual Conference 2017, Bishop Schnase challenged all the churches in the Rio Texas Conference to support the LPI through financial contributions.
Our goal at Buda UMC is to raise $2,000.00 to help Lydia Patterson Institute meet their goals of educating young men and women along the border of Texas and Mexico.
Our fund drive will conclude with a meal and silent auction on March 25, 2018. This is Palm Sunday, so please bring a basket of goodies to the church office by March 21 to be donated to the silent auction and then bid often and bid high for the baskets so that we can exceed our goal of $2,000.00 for the Lydia Patterson Institute.

Men’s Retreat April 6-8th

Buda UMC Men’s Retreat

April 6-8th, 2018
Outdoor Christian Ministries
See flyer here
Contact Mike Schneider for more information.

Lenten Study 2018 – “Fear of the Other”

Fear of the Other by William H Willimon

About the book:  In this no non-sense book, reliable spiritual guide, Will Willimon, invites readers to consider the gospel command to love (and not merely tolerate) those considered to be “Other” or outside mainstream Christian culture. Rooted in the faith of Israel and the Christian story and vision, Willimon brings a Wesleyan perspective to bear on what may be the hardest thing for people of faith to do: keeping and loving the “Other” as they are – without any need for them to become like us.
Join us for this study beginning Monday, 2/19.  We will meet Mondays through March 19 from 10am to 11:30am in the Wesley building room D.  Class will be facilitated by Rev. Nancy Day.  Suggested donation of $10 to cover cost of books.
Free childcare is available if indicated on registration.

Registration Form

  • Come and join us on Monday mornings, Feb 19 through March 19. We will meet in Classroom D in the Wesley Building from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM.
  • Free childcare available with registration.
  • There is a suggested donation of $10 to cover administrative costs. Upon submission you will be redirected to our online payment page. If you choose to pay online, choose Christian Education fund. Thank you.



Men’s Group Scholarships 2018

The Buda UMC Men’s Group is once again offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the Buda/Kyle area.  
Please find the applications here in both PDF and MSWord.  The deadline is March 30th. 

Golf Tournament 5/5/2018

Buda United Methodist Men

21st Annual Golf Tournament

Four Person Scramble Shotgun Start

Benefiting Hays Youth Through Scholarships & Missions

Buda UMC's 21st Annual Golf Tournament

  • Benefiting Hays Youth Through Scholarships & Missions
  • When: May 5, 2018 @ 8:00 a.m.
  • Where: Plum Creek (soft spikes only– NO Denim)
  • Cost: $100.00 per player (includes green fees & cart)
  • Hole Sponsor with round of golf: $150.00 (sign showing support, includes single golfer)
  • Hole Sponsor only: $100
  • Mulligan: $10.00 ea. 2 per player (sold at tournament)
  • Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and last place teams, longest drive, closest to the pin

Registration Form

  • We need golfers to help our youth, so bring your own team. Or come as you are and we will match you with others. Regardless, there will be fun for all. Door prizes and…..There will be auction items, so don’t miss out on them.
  • Payment is due upon registration. You can mail a check to Buda UMC P.O. Box 1196 Buda, TX 78610 indicating "Golf" in the memo. You can also pay online. Upon submitting your registration form you will be linked to our online payment page. Online payment will require you set-up a simple login profile. After doing so, please choose the Men's Group fund.