United Methodists have believed, from the beginning, that each of us is called to participate in the outreaching ministry of Jesus Christ. John Wesley described this work in simple, practical terms:

“Do all the good you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can.”

Putting our faith into action is at the very heart of our Christian calling. First Methodist members have a long tradition of serving those in need. This energy has resulted in Great Days of Service, Grand Central Station, Children’s Express, and other local ministries. By volunteering to serve through programs such as those listed below, every person in the church has the opportunity to serve and to live their calling more faithfully.

Need help?  Call our 24-hour Pastoral Care Line 903-815-4233.

Click here to sign up to help with these and other ministries at First Methodist Sherman:


Opportunities to Serve at First Methodist

Care Team

Meets the 4th Monday of each month | 9:15am | Room 115

Director:  Rev. Joe Ed Goolsby

One of the on-going mission programs at First United Methodist Church of Sherman is our Care Team. As the name implies, the Care Team cares for our sick, home-bound, and grieving members. They work hard to ensure that no member of our church family faces a crisis alone.

The Care Team visits, delivers flowers, and serves Holy Communion to members who are unable to come to church. They send cards on birthdays and anniversaries and other special occasions. The Care Team provides personal care and support for grieving families. They are committed to praying for each person every week.
Contact Joe Ed Goolsby at joeed@firstmethodistsherman.org to get involved.


Crutchfield Partnership

We think children are so important that we have adopted a local school.  We are committed to supporting Crutchfield Elementary School.  Volunteers help by reading with children, making copies, being a lunch buddy or a teacher’s assistant.

Contact Wendy Vellotti at wendy@firstmethodistsherman.org for more information.

Family Promise of Grayson County

This year in America, more than 2.5 million children & their parents will experience homelessness. Of all the homeless in the United States, almost 41% are of a family unit. There are over 1,100 homeless family members in Grayson County yet there are limited resources available to them. There are hundreds of homeless children in our school systems in our county. Statistically, children who change schools 3 times in a school year have only a 23% chance of graduating from high school.

Through a new organization, Family Promise of Grayson County (affiliate of the national organization, Family Promise), FUMC-Sherman is partnering with 12 other churches in our community to help situational homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence. Family Promise is a 28 year old organization with 180,000 volunteers serving 50,000 people annually.

Once the program is up and running, our church will host a family for one week, approximately once per quarter (4 weeks per year). There will be many opportunities to volunteer to support the program by providing food, and spending time with the guest family.

Visit the Family Promise of Grayson County website for updates on this important program. Contact Pastor Sam Parson for more information about this ministry.

Click here if you’d like to make a one-time or recurring donation to Family Promise of Grayson County.