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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.

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 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 for more information.








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