Submitted by Gayle Samford

Joaquin Christmas Festival Was a Fun Day for All

December 8, 2020 - This years Joaquin Christmas Festival was such a fun day for all who attended. So many people worked to make the festival the success it was. Krystal Raybon was our coordinator and she did her very best to see that everything was perfect and everyone had a good time. Many hours were spent in preparation and she and her team did an outstanding job. She turned Joaquin into Whoville for a day. How fun was that!!

The treasure hunt went on practically all day. Tough clues but the prize was finally won.

Joaquin First UMC Named Best Small Membership Church; Ortigo Named Pastor of the Year

November 25, 2020 - The East District of the Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church made an announcement recently that was great news for the congregation of First United Methodist in Joaquin. The church was named Best Small Membership church in the district, which is over 200 small churches in East Texas.

Also, the pastor, Robert Ortigo, was named Pastor of the Year. This is an honor for Bro. Robert and we at the church are very proud of him.

Joaquin Community Cemetery Homecoming

May 5, 2020 - The Joaquin Community Cemetery Homecoming, regularly scheduled for Saturday, June 13, has been cancelled, due to the threat of health problems related to the coronavirus. We were hoping to have a Restoration Celebration and show the newly cleaned and leveled tombstones in the cemetery, but that will have to wait. If anyone has loved ones in the cemetery, you might drive by and see how clean and fresh everything is.

FUMC Joaquin Presents Teresa Richenberger

January 20, 2020 - Sold to the Highest Bidder: The Teresa Richenberger Story

First United Methodist Church in Joaquin has invited Teresa Richenberger to speak at the 10:30am service Sunday, January 26. Teresa has not only written a book, she has lived the life of an Exotic Dancer and experienced the life that would be perfect movie material, except it’s not a pretty story. It is raw and often tough to hear. 

Joaquin Festival Top-Notch; Christian Services Receives Replenishment of Funding

December 9, 2019 - Joaquin held its annual Christmas Festival this past Saturday and it was absolutely top notch. 

Mr. A. J. Procell led our parade as Grand Marshal. He was present at the peace treaty signing at Pearl Harbor and our parade was on Pearl Harbor Day. He spoke to our crowd and got our day started perfectly. 

Joaquin Community Cemetery Homecoming

May 30, 2019 - The annual meeting of the Joaquin Community Cemetery will be held Saturday, June 8, 2019 beginning at 11am at First Baptist Church in Joaquin. We will have a business meeting, slide show of old photos, presentation of “A Second Visit to our Past” by Cynthia Webster and a covered dish pot luck lunch.

Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the day.

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