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

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.


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 equiping 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. Food is processed by volunteers and sold in Saturday Farmers Market to raise funding to support on-going operations. Community volunteers are invited to help with this project.


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Magic Garden volunteer
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Harvest Basket
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Volunteers with harvest









The garden is wrapped up for the winter a bit early! We delivered food to Joseph Charter School, Food Bank, Divide Camp, Enterprise Headstart, and Winding Waters Clinic this year! Many thanks to David, Ingrid, Jen, and Marsha for coming on Mondays to help weed & harvest! We appreciate everyone's support! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tomato hornworm hunting and so many sunflowers! ... See MoreSee Less

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