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.





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 May 19th

1. The Caring Ministry committee meeting has been canceled for Monday May 20th.

2. Our weekly Bible Study continues Tuesday May 21st at 1 P.M. in the Family Life Center.

3. On Wednesday May 22nd, we are hosting the FISD Baccalaureate Service at 6:30 P.M. We will have a reception after the service in the Family Life Center. Please help by bringing cookies for the reception.

4. There will be a Finance Committee meeting on Thursday May 23rd at 7 P.M. in the Family Life Center.

5. This is the last day to order a delicious brisket, ribs or sausage cooked by our “Master Chefs” Mike and Barbara Henry. Please see one of them to order and to help with our Mission Committee fundraiser.

6. Next Sunday May 26th will be our Memorial Day Service. We hope to see many families here that day for a very special service.

7. There will be a Mission Committee meeting next Sunday May 26th right after our worship service in the Baker House.

 Don’t forget our Altar Rail offering this month will benefit the program “Autism Speaks”. Please consider donating generously.

Prayer blankets:

1. The gray prayer blanket is for Jim Rose.  Jim has COPD please pray for Jim
and his family as they support him and his treatment.
Jim is Waymon’s son and Dayle’s husband.
2. The red prayer blanket is for Kim Morris.  Chief is having knee surgery next week and needs prayers while he is recovering and in therapy.

You can submit a prayer request online by clicking here.

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Congrats to our 2019 Seniors! We pray blessings and prosperity to each and everyone of you!
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There are many Biblical stories that have caused debate and speculation throughout the history of the church. This is one of them. At first it appears to be a straightforward post-resurrection account of an encounter between the Disciples and Jesus. The Disciples had been fishing all night long and had caught nothing, when Jesus appears on the beach; he tells them where to cast their nets, they follow his direction, and they haul in a huge number of fish. It’s the precise number of fish — 153 — that has garnered most of the attention.

Why 153? Did they sit there and count them and, somehow, remember the number? Or, is that number in some way symbolic, indicating a spiritual or mystical meaning to the early Church and/or to us? Is there some kind of a message to be found in a catch of 153 fish?

Christian preachers across the centuries have long thought so. From the days of Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, the number 153 has been considered a very special number, indeed … a number which pointed to an incredible reality regarding our task as ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

153 is a "triangular" number. It is the sum of all the integers from 1 to 17. In other words:


Also, if you take 1, 5, and 3, and raise each digit to the 3rd power and add the results together, you get 153

1 to the third power is … 1
5 to the third power is … 5×5=25×5=125
3 to the third power is … 3×3=9×3=27


There are many other mathematically significant observations to be made regarding the number 153, and speculation around the meaning and application of those observations could go on and on. One of the most popular meanings derived from the significance of this number, however, has to do with concepts of "wholeness" and "completion." And that is how I’ve decided to understand it today.

When we cast wide the metaphorical nets of our ministries — as Jesus tells us to cast them — we will receive the haul God has for us: an amazing, miraculous blessing of God’s grace for us and for all. We don’t get to pick and choose those souls whom God sends us; if God puts them into our nets, we’re called to welcome them into the family of faith.

In other words, we have 153 chances to share the love of God with others … meaning that we have ALL THE OPPORTUNITIES WE NEED to love others with the love with which God has loved us. Let’s be about sharing God’s love with all!John 21:1-14 By: Dr. Gregory S. Neal Senior Pastor: First United Methodist Church of Farmersville, Texas May 5, 2019 See MoreSee Less

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To all the moms out there- have a blessed and wonderful Mother’s Day! See MoreSee Less

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Don’t forget to send Joel your Mother’s Day messages to be shown on the screen this Sunday! Deadline is 5pm this Saturday! See MoreSee Less

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