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 June 23rd

1. Today, right after our worship service, we will have our Mission Committee meeting in the Baker House.

2. Our weekly Bible Study will be this Tuesday June 25th at 1 PM in the Family Life Center. The Tuesday Bible Study will not be meeting in July. Study will resume in August.

3. The Worship Committee will meet this Wednesday June 26th. First part of meeting starts at 5:15 PM and the music selection part of the committee meets at 6:15 PM in the Baker House.

4. Vacation Bible School will be held on July 18, 19, and 20. Please check with Ashley Gatlin about how you can help with this important part of our church.

5. June’s Altar Rail offering will be donated to the Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center. Please consider giving generously to this program that helps children leave abusive situations.

Our long time church member, Maynard Cheek, is going to be moving to Maine to be close to his daughter and her family. His family is planning a celebration for him  today  at the Carlisle Civic Center from 2 to 4 PM. He would love to see his friends from our church–hope you can attend!

You can submit a prayer request online by clicking here.

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"For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us." (Romans 5:6-8)

I love this passage, and particularly verse 8: “God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners”

In Christ Jesus, God has proven God’s love for us, demonstrated God’s love for us, and established God’s love for us! Beyond all shadow of doubt, God’s love justifies us, and it is through God’s love that we live. Despite the many difficulties of this life, which challenge us, we can know the amazing depth of God’s love for us through the incarnation, birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus.Romans 5:1-11 By: Dr. Gregory S. Neal Senior Pastor: First United Methodist Church of Farmersville, Texas June 16, 2019 See MoreSee Less

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Be in Prayer for our UMARMY Missionaries! They’re on the road to Borger!
-Tiffany 😊☕️Be in prayer for our UMARMY Missionaries! They are on the road and Borger bound!
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When I was a little boy I had a fertile imagination. Indeed, it’s no secret that I still do! Words and turns of phrase will often evoke in my mind a funny visual response; these days I usually keep such images to myself, but when I was a kid that wasn’t so easy.

It must have been on Pentecost Sunday because Mrs. Hill had just finished reading the visually powerful second chapter of Acts to her kindergarten class at Walnut Hill United Methodist Church. Her directions had been clear: take paper and, using crayons, draw a picture of the Holy Spirit. While most other kids were drawing either tongues of fire or doves fluttering in the wind over the Disciples, I was drawing what I had heard my Dad say the night before. The prior night Dad, in a Bible study with family and friends, had talked about how the Holy Spirit was our comforter, advocate, and guide. He had even told us the greek name for this comforter: the "Paraclete." Well, I don’t have to tell you what my precocious little brain did with that!

Mrs. Hill was wandering around the class room, looking at what we were drawing, when she looked over my shoulder and then said "Greg, why are you drawing a parakeet?"

Jesus said: "If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you." (John 14:15-17)

I love this promise. It’s Jesus’ promise that he would send us the gift of another comforter, advocate, and guide. And I especially love to note that this gift is predicated not upon good works or upon being "perfect," but upon loving Jesus and keeping his commandments. And what are Jesus’ commandments?

"This is my commandment, that you love one another." (John 15:12)

Which is rooted in what Jesus identified as the Greatest Commandment of all:

"Love the Lord your God…."

And the second commandment:

"Love you neighbor as yourself."

All of which is communicated to us, and confirmed, by the Spirit of Truth … the Holy Spirit … our advocate and guide … the Paraclete.John 14:8-17 By: Dr. Gregory S. Neal Senior Pastor: First United Methodist Church of Farmersville, Texas June 9, 2019 See MoreSee Less

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"I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one." (John 17:20-21a)

Let’s notice that Jesus isn’t praying on behalf of his disciples here … not at this point, at least. At this point he’s not praying for Peter, James or John; he’s not praying for Thomas, Andrew, or Matthew. Not directly. But, rather, Jesus is praying for “those who will believe in me through their word.” Jesus is praying for US. Jesus is praying for all those who would one day follow the disciples, who would believe in Jesus, who would come to faith in God through their preaching and teaching. Jesus is praying for us. Jesus is praying for you. Jesus is praying for me. Jesus is praying for this congregation. Jesus is praying for our denomination. Jesus is praying for all Christians, everywhere: that we “may all be one.”

We’ve not done a very good job of that, have we? We’ve not responded well to Jesus’ calling for us "to be one with each other and one with God." How can we do better? How can we respond to Jesus’ call and be part of his prayer for us?John 17:20-26 By: Dr. Gregory S. Neal Senior Pastor: First United Methodist Church of Farmersville, Texas June 2, 2019 See MoreSee Less

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