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  • 2017 SUMMER STUDY

    Adult study groups resume next Wednesday, July 19 at 10am and 6:30pm. Pastor Dale begins his study, "Watch Your Mouth" in his office while women are invited to join Nicole Hutchison for "All Things New" in Chedester Hall. Child care is provided for both


  • WATCH YOUR MOUTH

    Adult study groups resume next Wednesday, July 19 at 10am and 6:30pm. Pastor Dale begins his study, "Watch Your Mouth" in his office while women are invited to join Nicole Hutchison for "All Things New" in Chedester Hall. Child care is provided for both


  • BREAKFAST BAGS

    FUMC Joshua is partnering with several other churches and local ministries to provide grab-n-go breakfast treat bags for all Joshua ISD staff and teachers. Servants are needed to ASSEMBLE bags Tuesday, August 8 at 6:30pm in NorthPointe's gym and DISTRIBUTE bags at Convocation on Friday, August 11 at 9am in Acker Auditorium at Joshua High School. For more details, contact Nicole Hutchison at 817-807-0979.FUMC Joshua is partnering with several other churches and local ministries to provide grab-n-go breakfast treat bags for all Joshua ISD staff and teachers. Servants are needed to ASSEMBLE bags Tuesday, August 8 at 6:30pm in NorthPointe's gym and DISTRIBUTE bags at Convocation on Friday, August 11 at 9am in Acker Auditorium at Joshua High School. For more details, contact Nicole Hutchison at 817-807-0979.


  • KRISTIN KINNEAR BABY SHOWER

  • JOSHUA NIGHT @ THE DEPOT

    Everyone is invited to JOSHUA NIGHT at The Depot in Cleburne Monday, August 14 to hear music campers perform The National Anthem on the field prior to the game at 7:06pm. Let's fill the stands with friends and family for a night of great fellowship and baseball in America's best stadium!


  • GED CLASSES RESUME

  • KIDS SUMMER MUSIC CAMP

    Everyone is invited to attend the performance of "It's A Hit" on Friday, August 11 at 6pm in our Worship Center. Come and support the kids who have worked so hard on their skit and baseball-themed musical with Miss Shannon!


  • BLESSING OF THE BADGES

  • PRAYER BEAR DRIVE

    One unique aspect of the InterFaith Community at Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth is the Prayer Bear Ministry. Many of our young friends and family members have experienced a painful procedure or lengthy hospital stay and received one of these comforting bears. To honor these patients, FUMC Joshua will be collecting new, soft teddy bears Sunday, August 20 through Wednesday, September 6. Roscoe's Smokehouse is partnering with us to collect bears at their locations in Burleson and Keller too. For every bear donated at FUMC Joshua, participants will receive a chance to win a gift card to Roscoe's. All of the teddy bears will be delivered to Cook Children's Hospital on National Teddy Bear Day -- Saturday, September 9!!!!!!


  • QUILTERS

    Our annual fall festival, Lord's Acre, is just around the corner and the quilters are looking for extra hands to help finish their big project. Lord's Acre is Saturday, September 23.


  • 76 DAYS TO PUMPKINS

    It's hard to believe but pumpkins will be here before we know it. Delivery is schedule for September 30 but stay tuned for details. Other important dates for calendar:

    Sunday, October 15 - Family Day (food trucks, bounce houses, and carnival games)

    Saturday, October 21 - Movie Night in Pumpkin Patch

    Tuesday, October 31 - Trunk Or Treat


Stephen Ministry
Leader: Angela McFarland

STEPHEN MINISTY

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 oakgrove2@wildblue.net.

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.