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First United Methodist Church Joshua
  • Thanksgiving Holiday closings
    JUMPS and Joshua ISD are closed next week (November 20-24) for the Thanksgiving holiday. The church office and Helping Hands Food Pantry will be open Monday, November 20 only. 

  • Sunday Worship


    We hope to see YOU this Sunday in worship as Pastor Dale teaches on ..... RISKY BUSINESS!!!!


    Beginning this Sunday, November 19, new attendance pads will be passed during the worship service. Please record your attendance every Sunday on the GUEST or DISCIPLE (regular attendee) pad.  


    The annual Thanksgiving Lunch at First Methodist Joshua is Sunday, November 19 (11am-1pm) in the gym and will be served by our students. All proceeds benefit the youth's mission trip next summer. To-go meals will also be available.


    Also this Sunday, you will be able to "adopt" angels from the Christmas tree. There are TWO options this year and please read the directions about delivery very carefully: 

    • RED ANGELS are for residents at Colonial Manor Nursing Home and gifts (with angel attached) must be returned to the church on Sunday, December 10.
    • BLUE ANGELS are students in Joshua ISD and gifts (with angel attached) must be delivered to Joshua ISD Administration on Tuesday, December 19. Joshua ISD Administration Building is located at 310 E. 18th Street. If you are unable to deliver your gift(s) to the administration office, call Jill House (817-909-6697) for instructions.



    If you will be home after Thanksgiving, make plans to attend the annual JOSHUA CHRISTMAS PARADE Saturday, November 25. The parade begins at 6pm in front of Staples Elementary (505 S. Main Street) and ends here at First Methodist Church (114 Paula Drive) in our parking lot. Hot chocolate and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Clause will be in the Lobby of the Worship Center and vendor tables will be setup along the sidewalk outside. Dress warm and bring your friends and family!


    Families are invited to wander through the bustling Bethlehem marketplace and discover what life was like when Jesus was born.

    Unlike your typical “living Nativity,” everyone will create unique keepsakes as they interact with local shopkeepers who share the Christmas story. And…they’ll love talking to Mary and Joseph in The Stable—and hearing about the miracle of Jesus’ birth.

    Free admission and open to the public. Hosted by First Methodist Joshua located at 114 Paula Drive. This event will take place in the Gym beginning at 4pm.


    First Methodist Joshua is honored to be part of the pilot initiative for TURN & LIVE, a Scripture-based health and wellness program created by Texas A&M University and taught by our County Extension Agent, Labeth Carter, every Monday evening at 6pm. Even if you were unable to attend the first session, come and be a part of this exciting opportunity!


    Please continue to keep all those affected by the tragedy in Sutherland Springs, Texas in your prayers. 


    Adult education classes are offered every Tuesday and Thursday evening and YOU have a vital role to play in the lives of every person who walks through our doors. For information on how you can help as an unpaid servant, contact Jennifer Higgins (


    MARK YOUR CALENDAR ... Christmas Eve in the Park is Sunday, December 24 at 5pm in Joshua's City Park (105 North Main). Bring your lawn chairs and blankets!

Stephen Ministry
Leader: Angela McFarland


The Stephen Ministry at First United Methodist Church brings care to all in need. This confidential, Christian care giving is a vital part of the total healing ministry of Christ's body, the church. Our trained Stephen Ministers are here to meet the needs of individuals who are:

  1. Homebound or alone.
  2. Hospitalized or recently discharged
  3. Facing serious or terminal illness
  4. Experiencing major life adjustments
  5. Residents of long-term care facilities
  6. Facing decisions on care of loved ones
  7. Experiencing the absence of family members due to death, school, military assignment, marriage or divorce
  8. Adjusting to becoming single parents

Our mission is to provide loving and distinctly Christian Care to those going through difficult times and to offer a ministry of highly trained and godly Stephen Ministers who provide loving Christian Care and share the burdens of others.

When someone requests a Stephen Minister, our Stephen Ministries Director, Pat Bonds, will meet with that individual, explain what Stephen Ministry is and determine whether a Stephen Ministry Referral is the appropriate care needed. If so, a Stephen Minister of the same gender as the care receiver will contact the care receiver and begin meeting with him or her for approximately one hour each week for as long as the need is there. All information is confidential. The Stephen Ministers don't try to solve problems; they listen, care, pray and help the care receiver find his or her path to healing and wholeness.

If you would like information about the Stephen Ministry program and how to become a Stephen Minister, Pat Bonds at (817) 641-9995 or

Our vision is to be a ministry recognized for its highly trained and godly Stephen Ministers who are providing loving Christian care and sharing the burdens of Christians having difficulty keeping focused on God due to issues or concerns in their lives.