Bracken UMC & Preschool

Bracken UMC & Preschool


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Good Morning Bracken UMC Community ...have a wonderful week and stay out of this coming week's afternoon heat. Karen & Bill
Good Morning Bracken UMC. Hope everyone had a enjoyable & safe 4th of July. Have a Wonderful July ...Karen & I miss all of you.
Went for a drive to see Nicole and get some delicious coffee! All customers approved!!
A red ribbon in our tree to signify that we’re praying for our country and the world during this pandemic of 2020...
Our God is faithful. ❤️🙏🏻
Ready for worship? Don't go anywhere. We are working to get the service posted...
Posting here in case others may be wondering too- do you think we will have the spring fair and Easter egg hunt at a later date? We went through our stuff for fair prizes (we have a lot!) and bought items for the Easter egg hunt. We will hang onto them for now. Thank you!
If you are there, Barbara, it must be wonderful.
The pumpkin ARE here! Come out & see them & have fun!
So people that think god can’t bless u just pray all my beautiful friends from church prayed for us and the snag we hit on the property has been resolved and we r well on our way to moving to our dream that Ed and I have always wanted I love my church friends god works through all of u so thank you for all your prayers and thoughts so once again the lord stepped in and cleared everything up and we got the final survey yesterday yahoo I’m so excited to get moved
Please feel warmly welcomed in all of the following Ash Wednesday events:
Blessing at the Benches (Bracken UMC Preschool) - 8:45 am;
Burning of last years palm branches - 5:30 pm in the Courtyard;
Wednesday night dinner with Children and Youth (RSVP) - 6 PM in Fellowship Hall;
Ash Wednesday Worship Service - 7 PM in the Sanctuary.

A United Methodist Church where we Love All, Grow Disciples and Serve Community! All are welcome!

Set in the countryside near the Schertz, Cibolo, Garden Ridge and Bracken suburbs. Current Worship Times:
9 am Traditional Worship
11am Contemporary Worship
Online Traditional and Contemporary services are also on YouTube and Facebook.

Operating as usual

Photos from Bracken UMC & Preschool's post 01/09/2023

Just now sharing a gift I received from one of our youth! The pic on the left is one of our original windows in the Sanctuary. The pic on the right is a drawing she created! Isn’t it beautiful? We have some wonderfully talented and faith-filled youth here at Bracken! Blessings! Pastor Barbara


January 8, 2023 Contemporary Service

Contemporary Service


January 8, 2023 Traditional Service

Traditional Service


Blessed Epiphany Day!

Blessings to you on this Epiphany Day! I love this day of mystery and light. In celebration, this blessing is for you.

A Blessing

There are days
we think
only so much
is given—
a glint,
a gleam,
a light so small
we could carry it
in the palm of
our hand,
just enough
to let us see
the next step,
into the mystery.

There are days
grace comes
but in shadow,
days it gathers itself
into the corners,
days it seems
to turn its gaze
as if distracted,
or pondering,
or paused.

Let it be said
this is not
that day.

This is the day
when grace
gives out
its radiance,
declaring itself
to everything
in sight.

This is the day
when every given light
bears forth
like a star,
turning its face
toward us with
the brilliance
that was there
all along,
that it had saved
just for us,
just for the joy
of seeing us

—Jan Richardson

Image: “Epiphany”


Join us tomorrow at our combined 10am worship! It’s still Christmas! We will sing carols, hear of the visit from the Wise Men and celebrate the new year with Wesley’s Covenant!


See you Jan 1 for one service at 10am to hear the story of the Epiphany and the Wise Men! Merry Christmas!


Christmas Day Service

Christmas Day Service!
We hope you all have a blessed and merry Christmas!
See you next sunday!


Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve Service at 5pm Bracken UMC


Join us for Christmas Eve! We welcome you to any of our in-person or online services. For unto us a child is born! Jesus!


If you can help at all, please volunteer. If you or someone you know needs extra assistance during this time of year, come on out.

Photos from Bracken UMC & Preschool's post 12/19/2022

Such a fun night with Bracken UMC’s children and youth at their Christmas party! Thank you Ms. Jennifer for the special Gingerbread and Jesus feast!! Be back together on January 8!


December 18, 2022 Contemporary Service

Contemporary Service at Bracken United Methodist Church


December 18, 2022 Traditional Service

Traditional Service

Photos from Bracken UMC & Preschool's post 12/18/2022

Love the reflection of the sunrise on the front of Bracken’s historic chapel. Worship here at 9 and 11! We are looking at the birth of Jesus through the eyes of his family. Today we look at the strength of Joseph.

Photos from Bracken UMC & Preschool's post 12/15/2022

Santa came to visit the BUMP children tonight! Special thanks to the teachers and staff who created a magical night! Pastor Barbara had to steal a pic in his chair!


Join us! This Sunday as well at 9 and 11am!


Friends, yet again my email has been compromised. I will never ask for a gift card for a friend. Please do not respond to these emails. Pastor Barbara

December 11, 2022 Combined Service 12/11/2022

December 11, 2022 Combined Service

While we can’t be together in person for worship today we invite you to celebrate Christ with a message from Advent 2021 and music from both services!

December 11, 2022 Combined Service While we can’t be together in person for worship today we invite you to celebrate Christ with a message from Advent 2021 and music from both services!


You can still watch our online service Sunday morning. We are still worshipping! Prayers for health & healing!

Photos from Bracken UMC & Preschool's post 12/08/2022

Join us for Christmas Eve at 5pm for a Candlelight service.


December 2022 Traditional Communion Service

Communion Sunday - Traditional

Patch Gives Back 12/02/2022

Patch Gives Back

If you know of someone who needs some extra help this time of year, please apply below. Accepting applications through this Sunday! It is nearing Christmas, so if you have anyone in mind please submit!

Patch Gives Back Friends, family, coworkers, or other concerned individuals may nominate a family or individual(s) in need by filling out this form.


Friends, we have a few more tags available in both the Fellowship Hall and the Preschool. Help us support four families in our community who just need a little help this time around. That’s the beauty of the circle of God’s grace…sometimes we give and sometimes we receive.

Photos from Bracken UMC & Preschool's post 11/27/2022

The Advent candle of Hope ushered in the Advent season! Thank you to the Ferro’s and Gray’s for lighting the first candle! You can still watch today’s service online. (See FB link below.)


November 27 2022 Contemporary

First Week of Advent, Contemporary Service! Praise The Lord!

Photos from Bracken UMC & Preschool's post 11/26/2022

Thank you to everyone who decorated for Advent! This season we are experiencing Jesus the Christ through the eyes of his family. This Sunday we take a look at Mary and how her profound YES changed our lives forever! I hope we see you all four Sundays of Advent in worship! See the attached slide for our special worship times! Blessings! Pastor Barbara

Photos from Bracken UMC & Preschool's post 11/24/2022

May you all be blessed this Thanksgiving and every day.
Just a few scriptures as we pause before festivities with family and friends to reflect and be thankful.


November 20 2022 Traditional Service

Christ The King Sunday


We are decorating for Christmas/Advent after our 11am worship tomorrow! Please come and help! Pics from last year.


Veteran’s Day Sunday November 13, 2022 Contemporary

Veteran’s Day Sunday Contemporary Service


Veteran’s Day Sunday November 13, 2022 Traditional

Veteran’s Day Sunday


We honor all veterans on this day and always!


Church-wide Conference

Church-wide Conference


Love this pic from our 11am worship service! Services are online and/or see you next Sunday!


November 6 2023 All Saints Communion Sunday Contemporary

Join us for our November Communion/All Saints Sunday


November 6 2023 All Saints Sunday/Communion Sunday Traditional

Join us for our November Communion Sunday and All Saints Sunday.


Pumpkins by donation only. Come get them for your livestock!


October Singspiration Sunday 2022

Fifth Sunday
Singspiration Sunday
A Combined service, both Traditional and Contemporary which focuses on the gifts of music the Lord has given us.
We hope you enjoy the music and worship!
Please join us next week at either the 9am Traditional Service or the 11am Contemporary Worship Service.

Our Story

Worship Service times:
9:00 - Traditional Worship
11:00 - Contemporary Worship

Videos (show all)

October 9, 2022 Contemporary Service
October 2022 Contemporary Communion Service
October Traditional Communion
September 25, 2022 Traditional Service
September 18 2022 Contemporary Service
September 11 2022 Contemporary Service
September 11 2022 Traditional Service
September 4 2022 Contemporary Communion
September 4 2022 Traditional Communion
September 4 2022 Traditional Service
September 4 2022 Traditional Communion
August 28, 2022 Contemporary Service





20377 FM-2252
San Antonio, TX

General information

A growing community of faith that seeks to empower disciples spiritually and emotionally through worship, education, and outreach. We have a small, country church feel, but ample love from Jesus to share. Please join us in worship or within the many ministry opportunities available:
Adult Joyful Noise Choir
Bracken Mamas Group
Bible Studies
Children's Choir
Handbell Choir (Adult and Children)
Mid-Week Children and Youth Meetings
Senior Ministry
Shawl Ministry
United Methodist Men and United Methodist Women
RACAP and Food Bank
Young Adults and Families Ministry

View our calendar and more at our website:

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