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

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to Noon

206 N Main Street

Farmersville, TX 75442

 Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 680

Farmersville, TX 75442

THIS WEEK AT THE CHURCH


 1. Our weekly Bible Study will not be meeting on Tuesday March 19th. We’ll resume next Tuesday March 26th at 1 PM.


2. The Mission Committee will meet next Sunday March 24th right after our worship service in the Baker House.


3. The Caring Ministry Committee will meet next Monday March 25th at 10 AM in the Family Life Center.


4. The Staff Parish Committee (SPR) will meet next Monday March 25th at 7 PM in the Baker House.


5. Please remember that our March Altar Rail offering is going to help our church’s Mission Committee. This donation will help our committee continue with our outreach to our community and beyond.


Your bulletin has an insert again this week for you to express your  wishes for our “5th Sunday Day of Singing” during our worship service on Sunday March 31st. Be sure and fill out you request for which song you would like to sing that day!


From the YOUTH:

  • — Thank you to all who contributed to the annual Fat Tuesday basket auction! We raised $1030.00 that will go towards our youth ministry and missions.

  • Youth Group Time Change! We will meet tonight from 6-8. Starting this Wednesday we will  begin meeting Wednesday’s 6-8pm instead of Sunday’s.

  • Mission Trip is June 16-22 in Borger, Texas. All youth who want to go need to get with Tiffany to get signed up. We are also in need of adults to go. If you’re interested, please see Tiffany today.


    🐰FUMC Eggstavaganza Egg hunt!🐰

    Saturday, April 13th @1:30 Games with prizes and then 3 egg hunts!

    3 hunts- Ages: 0-2, 3-5, 6 and up

    Bring your basket and come and have some fun!!!


You can submit a prayer request online by clicking here.

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I am excited to be preaching this upcoming Sunday (3/24) at First United Methodist Church of Farmersville! This week we will be letting the Holy Spirit teach us through the writings of Paul in the Letter of 1 Corinthians 10:1-13.

We are in the season of Lent, and as we know this season is a time of preparation for what is to come. However, it is also a time of reflection and evaluation and that is what I hope we can dive into this week.

There is a scene in the famous Walt Disney film, The Lion King, where a character named Rafiki konks Simba the lion on the head with a big walking stick. Simba then gets upset with Rafiki and asks, “What did you do that for?” Rafiki responds with, “What does it matter. It’s in the past.” Simba replies, “Yeah, but it still hurts.”

Then we hear some of Rafiki’s best advice, “The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.”

As we all prepare for Sunday, let us take time to reflect on our past (even if it is painful) and instead of seeing the faults, mistakes, or shortcomings, let us search for God’s faithfulness in those events and aftermath.

See you on Sunday!
Peace be with You and the Holy Spirit Guide You,
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We had a great youth bible study tonight! Talked about loving our enemies. (Matt 5:43-48)
**Reminder: Youth is moving to Wednesday nights 6-8pm starting this week.**
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At many times in our lives we have all been tempted to sin and do what will take us away from God’s will for us. We know it’s bad, we know it’s wrong, we know it’s a sin … and, yet, we do it anyway: we fall to the temptations that are set before us. It’s part of our nature to seek our own way, to follow after our own desires, and to fool ourselves into thinking that our sin isn’t really that bad and that, if no one knows, it’s not really a problem.

The good news from Matthew 4:1-11 is that Jesus shows us the way to defeat the temptations to sin that we all face. Jesus faced his temptations, and overcame them, by trusting in God. And so must we all. No amount of self-will or good works will defeat our temptations to sin. Only trusting in God can do that.

Jesus’ first temptation was to trust in his own power and abilities, rather than in God. "Change those rocks into bread," Satan said. "Who’s gonna know?" Jesus’ answer was simple: "We do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God." Jesus responded by quoting scripture and placing his trust in God. And so must we. We must place our trust in the true, living, life-transforming Word of God: Jesus Christ, himself.

The second temptation was to twist the word of God to force it to say something it doesn’t. "Throw yourself off the pinnacle of the Temple," Satan said, "and God promises to send his angels to catch you." At first it sounds good and right; after all, there’s Bible for it … right!? It’s as if Satan is saying: "If you’re going to trust in the Bible, then prove it … here’s a passage of the Bible to trust in!" No! As so frequently happens, the evil one mis-quoted scripture; he twisted the passage from Psalm 91 in order to make it apply where it didn’t. This is a temptation we all face, and we defeat it the same way Jesus did: by trusting, yet again, in God. "You shall not put the Lord your God to the test." We defeat the temptation to twist God’s word by turning to The Word of God, Jesus, and placing our trust in his grace.

The third temptation was to achieve God’s will the wrong way. Satan offered Jesus all the kingdoms of the world if only he would bow down and worship him. It is God’s will for Jesus to be King of Kings and Lord of Lords, so this would have been a way for Jesus to achieve God’s will without the pain and suffering of a crucifixion and death. Jesus saw the hideousness of this offer and repelled it the same way he repelled the others: "You shall worship the Lord God, and serve only him." Jesus, yet again, placed his trust in God. And so must we all.

Trusting in Jesus, the Incarnate Word of God, is our only answer to the temptations we all face. When we place our trust in his grace and live the life of faith that he calls us to live — loving God and loving our neighbor as ourselves — we can overcome the temptations to sin that face us.Matthew 4:1-11 By: Dr. Gregory S. Neal Senior Pastor: First United Methodist Church of Farmersville, Texas March 10, 2019 See MoreSee Less

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Just as Jesus was transfigured when the light of God’s love shined through him, fluorescing him from within like a stained glass window, so also we, the Church, can be transfigured by Christ’s grace acting within us.

How can God’s amazing grace so transfigure us — as individuals, as families, as a congregation, as a District, as a Conference, as a Denomination, and as Christians — that the light of Christ’s love, shining through us, might be seen and experienced by those around us in tangible, meaningful, life transforming ways? Can Jesus really transfigure us from hopelessness and brokenness into hopeful wholeness and newness of life?

The entire message of the Gospel is that God can change, transform, and transfigure us … indeed, not only that God can, but that God does transfigure us! All we have to do is respond with faith and be willing to follow Jesus wherever God may lead us, in ministry with whomever God calls us and to all whom God sends us.

Sometimes what this looks like is not what we would expect. I’m certain that the Disciples didn’t get what they expected when they followed Jesus. They were expecting a victorious, occupation conquering, military general, King, and High Priest, who would overthrow the Romans and the corrupt religious and secular leaders of their day. They didn’t expect a Messiah who would be arrested, tried, convicted, and executed by those very same groups that he was supposed defeat.

Likewise, we don’t always get what we expect. Sometimes God’s surprises us with the power and depth of God’s transforming love. Sometimes God surprises us in whom God calls us to work with and whom God calls us to serve. We don’t get to decide how God transfigures us; we don’t get to decide how God transfigures others. We don’t get to decide the make up of the Kingdom of God. Like the Disciples, all we get to do is decide to follow Jesus.Luke 9:28-36 By: Dr. Gregory S. Neal Senior Pastor: First United Methodist Church of Farmersville, Texas March 3, 2019 See MoreSee Less

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