Methodist Programs for the Liberty, TX, Area

Methodist Programs for the Liberty, TX, Area

Upcoming Events

Astros Faith & Family Night featuring Mercy Me

Saturday - June 10, 2017

Youth will travel to Houston for an evening of fun and fellowship to watch an Astros game and worship at the Mercy Me concert following the game. Contact Amber, our Youth Director, for more details at

Youth Fundraiser

The youth are selling "Vintage Candles" for their fundraiser this year. Please see Amber, our Youth Director, or any one of the youth members to purchase a candle.


Memorial Day Service

May 28, 2017 @ 10:55 AM

Special music melodies will be performed to honor those who gave their lives for our freedom. Join us in tribute to our fallen heroes and to the veterans who remember them.

Youth Camp

June 18 - 23, 2017 

Our youth are on fire for camp! Contact our Youth Director Amber for more information at

The youth are currently in need of travel size toiletries, shower shoes, and other goodies for camp.

Click on the image to register online!

Vacation Bible School

June 26 - June 30, 2017

5:45 PM - 8:15 PM

Click on the image to register online!

Contact Kim Bush at 

Supper will be served to children during VBS

Calling all Volunteers!

Wednesday Evening Youth

Volunteer for a month of Wednesdays and enjoy an opportunity to be involved with the youth of our church. They are not just our future, they are our present, here and now.

Vacation Bible School

Show up, and we'll have a spot for you to work! Food, decorating, corralling kiddos, and breakdown/clean up afterward. Please join us for a full week of fun!

So, can you sew?

Beginning on June 5th, if you can sew (or surge) please come on Monday mornings at 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall to help iron, cut, sew, and surge fabric for Super Hero Capes for Vacation Bible School. 

Making a list, checking it twice.....

Do you have a few moments to spare after church each Sunday? Volunteer for a month of Sundays to help shut down the buildings and review the checklist to keep the church secure until the following week.

"Blessing Bags"

Amber is needing help with Blessing Bags for youth  going to camp. Volunteer to write encouraging notes with relevant scripture (and a fun goodie) for each day a youth attends camp.  Please contact her for details if you would like to volunteer.

Youth Camp Store

Volunteer to set up our Youth Camp Store. This entails gathering and organizing all the toiletries and goodies donated for camp, so the youth can shop for the things they need for camp at no cost to them. Pillows, sheets, sleeping bags, toiletries, shower shoes, and snacks, etc.

Contact Us

Hardin United Methodist Church

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Physical Address for use in GPS Device:

1005 FM 834 Rd W, Liberty, Texas 77575, United States

Phone (936) 298-2342

Mailing Address:

PO BOX 134

Hardin, TX 77561

About Us


Who We Are

 We are a traditional and conservative United Methodist Church that accepts the Bible in its entirety and its authority for our church.  Our church is also a member of the Wesleyan Covenant Association. We are a congregation who sincerely welcomes everyone and humbly shares with our community the blessings that God has given us.  


What We Believe

 Our church believes in the word of God contained in the Old and New Testaments as the sufficient rule both of faith and of practice. We believe the Church should provide an example by which we live for those who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe all Christians are ministers of the gospel and that the Church has a responsibility to provide help to those in need and for those who are seeking a meaningful life. 

Church Times

Sunday School

10:00 am - 10:40 am

Worship Service

10:55 am - 12:05 pm

Youth Program

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

Wednesday Evenings 

Programs & Worship Activities

Youth Program

Our youth program is held every Wednesday evening from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, with a meal and Bible study provided. Throughout the year, our youth participate in summer camp, fundraisers, banquets, vacation Bible school,  and various service projects for senior citizens. Our youth are eager for Christ and welcome new faces!

Bus Ministry

Each Sunday, our church bus runs a route through our surrounding area to pick up passengers who wish to attend our worship service. This ministry touches the lives of numerous children and adults, and is a blessing for those involved.  We currently have two drivers who volunteer, and three bus monitors who rotate. Get involved and join the team!


Our choir faithfully practices on Wednesday evenings from  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Come and join us anytime throughout the year. We strive to blend traditional worship with a contemporary splash here and there. 

First Sunday Communion

We offer an open communion service every first Sunday of the month. We have wonderful volunteers who prepare and clean up each Sunday for communion. Any monies left on the communion rail are used for those in need in our surrounding area. 

First Sunday Fellowship Meal

Every first Sunday we join togther for a meal in our Fellowship Hall. Often times it is pot luck, but sometimes lunch is provided! Please join us after worship for a time of comfort and fun.

Missions Commitment

Our church has a heart for those in need. From providing basic food and clothing, to rebuilding and repairing houses in our local community, we strive to honor Christ in all we are able to do.  Join the commitment!


Pastor, Gideon Watson

Gideon graduated from North Texas State University with a Bachelor of Education degree in 1973. Gideon then pursued a career in education, where he remained until his retirement from Hardin ISD after 33 years. Gideon answered the call to ministry and received his Local Pastor's License in 1983. In 1989, he received his Certification to Preach from Course of Study through Perkins School of Theology located on the campus of Southern Methodist University. Gideon has 33 years experience in ministry, having served at Magnolia Springs UMC, Batson UMC, and Hardin UMC.

Youth Director, Amber Lawson

Amber has served as Youth Director for our church since 2008. She has a contagious excitement for the youth of our church and a genuine desire to lead them to Christ. Amber currently serves on staff at Magnolia Place Nursing Home as Dietary Manager and Chef (and is an awesome cook).

Church Secretary, Kim Vassar

Kim is a phenomenal asset to our staff. She coordinates all communication and duties for our staff and meetings, then picks up the slack everywhere else!  She is always eager to help and will greet you with a smile!

Choir Director, Carolyn Watson

Carolyn serves the church in countless ways, some of which include being the pastor's wife and choir director. She also leads the Worship Committee and most auxiliary activities. Carolyn is also a published author in the Christian genre, having devotionals in The Upper Room and a children's book, The Smell of Love.

Treasurer, Leda Watson

Leda has served as treasurer since 2013 and volunteers for various  duties and activities on a continual basis. She is handier than a pocket on a shirt.

Nursery, Layla Spurlock

Layla currently attends Hardin High School and has faithfully served our nursery since 2015. Our children love her!


Klint Bush

Klint serves our church in many capacities, some of which include Lay Leader, Finance Administrator, and Assistant VBS Director. He serves on several committees and offers vital insight regarding the future of the church.

Laura Yarbrough

Laura is our Bus Ministry Coordinator, insuring maintenance and protocol for our church bus to safely transport its passengers. She also serves as Liturgist during worship service, and conducts the Children's Sermon each Sunday. Laura is the voice of our automated call system and sender of our email updates. She continually volunteers for numerous duties, responsibilities, and activities. 

Faye Rice

Faye serves our church as an office volunteer and gifted piano player. She serves with a smile!

Emily Cook

Emily is a talented piano player who faithfully offers her gift to the church. She is a wonderful addition to our worship service. 

Justice Cook & Gerry Griffin

These two gentlemen dutifully offer their experitse to run our sound board on Sunday mornings and during special events.

Kim Bush

Kim is our Vacation Bible School Director. Our VBS Program is growing by leaps and bounds each year, averaging 120 kids and volunteers.  She works year round planning the best VBS in the area!


Howard Brister -  Chairman

Laura Yarbrough - Vice Chairwoman

Klint Bush -  Lay Leader

Amber Lawson - Youth Director & Activities

Leda Watson - Treasurer

Mike Key - Staff Parish Relations 

Bob Kalbitz - Trustees 

Nona Harbour - Finance

Carolyn Watson - Worship

Kim Vassar - Secretary

Gideon Watson - Pastor