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    Pumpkins are scheduled to be delivered Saturday, September 30 (stay tuned for specific delivery time!) and Pumpkin Patch 2017 will officially open Sunday, October 1. Unpaid servants are needed for various shifts and there are MANY activities and special events planned throughout the month. For complete details, click HERE to visit our website and schedule your Portraits in the Patch photo session!


    JUMPS has an immediate need for experienced and loving caregivers in the Infant Room and Extended Care Program. If you or someone you know qualify, contact Dana Gomez, Director of JUMPS and Children's Ministries, at 817-487-2400 or


    If you have a student in 2nd-6th grade interested in serving as an ACOLYTE during Worship. the next training is Sunday, October 1 at 12:30pm. Lunch will be provided. To participate, contact Dana Gomez at 817-487-2400 or


    If you're anxious to support relief efforts in South Texas after the devastating hurricane, the best way to contribute is through UMCOR Advance #901670, our connectional giving resource for The United Methodist Church. Every penny donated directly benefits local residents. If you prefer a hands-on approach, assemble flood buckets. Please keep all those affected, including first responders, in your prayers. 

    As South Texas residents and emergency response teams (ERTs) continue relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey, our prayers are with those in the path of Hurricane Irma, now a Category 5 storm. Flood buckets are desperately needed and can be assembled very quickly and easily. Financial contributions should be made to UMCOR Advance #901670. 

    If you would like to become an Emergency Response Team (ERT) member, contact Nicole Hutchison at 817-807-0979 or The next training is Saturday, October 14 (9am-5pm) at Acton UMC in Granbury. Registration ends October 9.


    Students (at least 12 years of age or in the 6th grade) interested in Confirmation Class with Pastor Dale are invited to an information meeting with their parents/guardians this Sunday, September 3 at 6pm in Chedester Hall. Students will gather every Sunday, 6-7:30pm, and Confirmation Sunday will be celebrated at our Christmas Eve worship service. This is an 18-week commitment and regular attendance is required.


    Thanks to Denton ISD Adult Education coordinators, First Methodist Joshua now hosts ESL and GED classes every Tuesday and Thursday evening. If you know someone who would benefit, encourage them to register! Unpaid servants are welcome to help with childcare or serve snacks.


    Small study groups for adults are held every Wednesday morning and evening. Childcare is also provided. See Pastor Dale or Nicole Hutchison for materials. 



JUMPS - Joshua United Methodist Preschool
Director: Dana Gomez

We offer the JUMPS program at FUMC Joshua in order to give children a safe place to be cared for in a Christian atmosphere where they can experience God’s love.

We believe that all children are gifts from God. Our mission is to minister to families by providing a quality children’s childcare ministry which offers parental peace of mind. We seek to provide spiritual, social, and academic growth for the children of these families.

Specifically, our classroom lessons are designed to help children do the following:

  • Acquire knowledge and an understanding of the world around them
  • Use language to effectively communicate and to facilitate learning and thinking.
  • Acquire and refine basic physical skills (gross and fine motor)
  • Develop an awareness of good health and safety practices
  • Develop a sense of curiosity, creativity, and imagination which will promote a lifelong love for learning

Daily activities at JUMPS include:

  • Bible Stories
  • Circle Time
  • Stories and Books
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Learning Centers
  • Music and Movement
  • Indoor Recess/Playground
  • Quiet Time
  • Snack Time and Lunch Time

For more informaiton about Joshua United Methodist Preschool, contact Dana Gomez, Director, at 817-487-2400 or by email at

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