Welcome to

First United Methodist Church of Farmersville

 

We are a body of believers in Jesus Christ, united in our faith, dedicated to serving others. We welcome all, see and serve others, and know the joy of loving Jesus Christ.
We have been an active part of the Farmersville community for over 150 years, providing a spiritual home for all who seek to know Christ.

 

 

972-782-7025

OFFICE HOURS 

9am – 1pm
Monday – Thursday
The church office is staffed throughout the week by many wonderful volunteers!

Dr. Neal’s Office Hours:
Monday: 11am – 3pm
Tuesday: 11 am – 1pm
Wednesday: Visitation Day
Thursday: 11 am – 3pm

206 N Main Street

Farmersville, TX 75442

 Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 680

Farmersville, TX 75442


 For the week of July 21st


  1. There will be a Trustee Committee Meeting tonight at 7 PM.


  2. Our Mission fund raiser this month is for Bed Start, a program that our church works with closely.  Please donate to help this important outreach.


  3. Our 1st prayer blanket is for our beloved Tabitha Monk.  She’s having surgery to remove kidney stones.  We pray for a successful surgery and recovery.


  4. The blanket with cats is for Kenzie Lair, Emily Gatlin’s friend. Kenzie has had extensive ear surgery and confined to home for a month this summer. Please pray for Kenzie as she recovers.


  5. Alan McGuire is in assisted living at the VA facility in Bonham wing C.  Visitors are welcome and appreciated.

    Farmersville Outreach Alliance Food Pantry has a few needs. If you can help with some donations, we are in need of:

  • Canned corn
  • Canned Soups (not cream soups)
  • Cereal or Oatmeal
  • Pasta/Spaghetti

    You can submit a prayer request online by clicking here.

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This week is Vacation Bible School! Thursday-Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm. There’s still time to register! farmersvilleunitedmethodist.com/vbs See MoreSee Less

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When I was young my Dad and I would go on fishing trips to the Mount Fork River in southeastern Oklahoma. While there we would fly fish for bait … for Perch, Blue Gill, and Goggle Eye to put on the trotline. We baited the line with these tiny fish in order to catch much bigger fish: Largemouth Bass and, yes, giant Channel Catfish! And, sure enough, because my Dad knew where to stretch the line, and how to bait it, we always caught what we wanted. Oh, sure, many times Dad would take ahold of the trotline and ten use colorful language because he could tell that there was a nasty old turtle or gar on the line, but usually we found at least a few Bass and Catfish, great for frying and eating.

Catching the fish was fun, but I hated cleaning them. Thankfully, my Dad was patient with me and never stopped showing me how to do it — again and again and again. One time, when he was cleaning a massive Catfish that we’d caught on the line, he found a smallmouth bass in his stomach and, inside the bass, he found the hook and the little Blue Gill with which we had baited the line earlier that day! Dad grinned and said: "See! This is a good illustration for Christians everywhere! No matter how good we are, no matter how pretty or how excellent our arguments, there’s always a bigger fish ready to devour us!

Chomping at each other isn’t something that Jesus wants us to do. And, yet, Christians are really good at doing it. We’re good at going after each other and trying to devour each other with self-righteousness zeal, assured that "we’re right and everybody else is wrong!" But, in this attitude, we’re the ones who are so very wrong.

The Apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the Galatians:

"For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” If, however, you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another."

In the midst of the disagreements that Christians get themselves into, this is a warning for us all: there’s always a bigger fish. We might think we’re right, or that we can win the votes at Conferences, but in truth our arrogance and lack of grace leads only to our own consumption. In our fights and quarrels, we’re just going around and around in circles, chasing each other’s tails, GOING NOWHERE. To break out of this horrific cycle of self-consumption, we need to turn to the means of grace and allow the fruit of the spirit to come alive in us and overcome the works of the flesh.Galatians 5:1,13-25 By: Dr. Gregory S. Neal Senior Pastor: First United Methodist Church of Farmersville, Texas July 7, 2019 See MoreSee Less

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*DON’T FORGET* Tomorrow we’ll have a Vacation Bible School Meeting at 6pm in the Family Life Center! See MoreSee Less

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Hey Church Family! This is our Worship introduction song for the month of July! www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZW4_8_zCBEOfficial lyric video for "Build My Life" by Pat Barrett featuring Cory Asbury. Listen to Pat Barrett’s self-titled album here: patbarrett.lnk.to/albu See MoreSee Less

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