These are some of the ministry and mission opportunities that we have as Joseph UMC. See our calendar for more opportunities.

Worship Team

Worship is for all people. If you have a gift to share in the arts, be it music, visuals, graphic design, the spoken word, or you like to help in the background, we are looking for you.  Our mission is to provide a worship environment that helps people to connect with God. If you would like to help us, please contact the church office at 541-432-3102 or


Adult Bible Study

Part of the mission of Joseph UMC is making disciples for the transformation of the world. An important part in the disciple making process is Bible study. If teaching is one of your gifts, we have opportunities for both short term and long term studies and Sunday School. Contact Pastor Cherie for more information on how to get involved.


Prayer Chain

Prayer is another way that we develop our relationship with God. Praying for other people also help forge relationships with others. You can be a part of our prayer chain network or may submit a prayer request to our coordinator, Betty Cosgrove at


United Methodist Women

We are women with a Purpose! One of our biggest yearly projects is the Children’s Christmas Store, which allows children from Joseph to buy Christmas presents for their family and friends at a very affordable amount. We also have monthly education programs, opportunities for leadership development, and great fellowship. Our local unit meets on the third Thursday of the month at 1:00 pm (except in July and August).

“United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.” We do that by equipping leaders, organizing for growth, educating to transform, serving & advocating, fostering spiritual growth. Our local unit meets on the third Thursday of the month at 1:00 pm (except in July and August). More information at


Magic Garden

The Magic Garden Project was inspired by members of the congregation of the Joseph United Methodist Church and was the first school/community garden project in Wallowa County. The partnership with Joseph Charter School started in 2010 for the purpose of growing fresh vegetables with the students. A combination of grants from local individuals and businesses allowed the establishment of a garden at the school and near Imnaha which extended the growing season. Three-four tons of food from the garden is utilized by the schools, food bank and volunteers each year.  Community volunteers are invited to help with this project.

The Magic Garden 2.0 starts in the growing season of 2019. We are moving location closer to Joseph, but we will maintain our mission to provide food to the food bank and other charitable groups in the community. Contact the church office at 541-432-3102 or if you would like to get involved.

picture of Magic Garden volunteer
Magic Garden volunteer
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Harvest Basket
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Volunteers with harvest










Wallowa Lake Camp

JUMC has a close relationship with Wallowa Lake Camp located 7 miles from the church near beautiful Wallowa Lake. Many congregation members volunteer at the camp – constructing new buildings, working in the kitchen, doing laundry and clean-up. It’s a great way to support youth and adult ministries.