Early Learning Center

A Cooperative Venture in Early Childhood Education

The United Methodist communities of Rhome & Boyd have embarked together on a cooperative ministry venture to serve our growing community in South Wise County. Building on a 250-year history of Methodist communities investing in education, the United Methodists in South Wise County have joined together to launch an Early Childhood Education Center. Hosted on the campus of FUMC Boyd, this Early Learning Center will be a full-time Preschool & Childcare facility. With an initial capacity of approximately 40 children, the Early Learning Center will meet the spiritual, relational, and educational needs of families across South Wise County. Many of our Wise County communities are classified as “child care deserts” by the State of Texas, indicating a painful lack of resources for families to support young children. The Early Learning Center aims not only to meet this need in our community, but to also begin building a place for families to find community and lasting relationships that will serve them throughout their lives.

The North Texas Conference has come alongside this venture as an institutional investor. The Conference has issued a Challenge Grant to our communities, offering to match $16,000 for every $8,000 raised – up to a total of $64,000 in matching funds – in order to launch this Early Learning Center. As of Oct. 1, we have received $30,000 of the $32,000 goal. These funds will support campus renovations & furnishings for the Early Learning Center, in addition to start-up capital which will aid in staffing and community outreach. These start-up funds will also enable the Early Learning Center to apply for a Start-Up & Sustainability Grant from Texas Health & Human Services, further expanding our ability to serve the children of South Wise County.

Support the Launch of Wesley Early Learning Center

Make a financial gift, knowing that the North Texas Conference is multiplying the impact of your generosity by matching $2 for every $1 given.

  • Give Online

  • Give by Check

    • Make checks out to FUMC Boyd with "Early Learning Center" in the memo line

    • Checks may be mailed to P.O. Box 337 Boyd, TX 76023 or dropped in the offering plate during Sunday Worship

  • Shop our Amazon Wish List

    • Help furnish basic supplies for classrooms & teaching staff to create a safe, engaging, and fun learning environment! All Amazon Wish List items will ship directly to the Early Learning Center.


Contact Rev. Ricky Harrison, Pastor of Rhome UMC & FUMC Boyd, with any additional questions or for further conversation (pastor@fumc-boyd.org / 214-264-8303).