OUR PASTOR

 

Hello, I'm Dave Moreno, Pastor here at PUMC.  

I was born and raised in San Antonio.  My parents, David and Mary Catherine, met and married in Belfast, Ireland during WW II when my 

father was stationed there as a member of the Army Air Corp.  I have four sister and one brother.

I met my wife, Ginny, at a United Methodist Young Adult retreat.  We were married in December of 1979.  Ginny is a secondary English teacher at Bay City High School.  We have a daughter, Nickie, who is an Associate Pastor at a church in Virginia.  She and her husband live in the Washington, D.C. area.

I have served in a college student ministry for more than almost two decades in the Rio Grande Valley.  Prior to being a Director of Campus Ministries, I worked in youth and young adult ministries in Dallas, Edinburg, Austin and San Antonio.  Helping develop and build a strong sense of community, faith and passion for service have been my greatest joys.  I am looking forward to partnering with you to continue to build on the good work already taking place at First UMC Palacios!

Síockán/Paz/Peace,

Dave

OUR CHURCH HISTORY

Matagorda County was organized in 1837, and two years later residents established the Matagorda Methodist Church.  Decades later, in 1903, a group of people met in a one-room schoolhouse and organized the First Methodist Church of Palacios.  The congregation met in the schoolhouse until 1905.

Church members built Pioneer Hall, a place of worship for all of Palacios.  They soon added a parsonage and, in 1912, built a larger sanctuary.  Although Hurricane Carla damaged much of the church property in 1961, the congregation has rebuilt and added new buildings and services and activities.

More than a century after it began, the First United Methodist Church of Palacios continues to play an important role in the lives of its members and its community.

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