Joseph United Methodist Church

We Love God. We Love People. We Actively Serve the World

The land upon which we worship was once the homeland of the Nez Perce. We acknowledge their past and present relationship to this ancestral land.


Whether you are looking to renew your spirit, find a supportive community or engage in meaningful service to the world Joseph UMC is for you!

Join us Sundays @ 10am!

The butterfly has long been a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus, as well as our own resurrection as we emerge from the power of fear and death. This Spring we will consider the process of metamorphosis as a guide to examine our own transformations from cocoons and tombs to the unfurled beauty of all God calls us to be.

Looking for Renewal?

Are You…

  • At a crossroad in your life?
  • Facing a major decision?
  • Feeling stuck?

This relaxing pause will include a tapestry of contemplative practices including gentle body movement, guided meditation, subtle level healing modalities, journaling, deep listening and free time for exploration and hiking.
You will walk away with a toolkit of meditation practices and healing modalities to help you to connect to the wisdom of your heart so that you can better discern what action to take in your life.
The commuter rate includes 3 meals a day and access to all the camp amenities.

The Place

We strive to support abundant life through The Place. If you are in need of a commercial kitchen, want to offer a health and well-being class or need a place for a group to gather, the Place is for you!

We are here for Good!

One way we actively serve the world is through our food ministries.

Fresh Alliance

Fresh Alliance is an initiative in Wallowa County to help reduce food waste and supplement your groceries. It is a Grocery Recovery Program that seeks to reclaim food that would be thrown in a landfill.
Regardless of your financial situation by getting perfectly good free food through Fresh Alliance you are helping our environment.

Come to The Place Mondays and Fridays at 12 noon to get some great food and help reduce our land fill.

Magic Garden

We plant, tend and harvest a community garden every year that provides fresh produce to food insecure families.

Blessing Box

Need some food staples to help you get through the month? Come by the corner of 3rd and main to our blessing box and take what you need!

Meet Pastor Beth!

“I am here to listen with you as we share our stories and discover that golden thread that weaves them together and carries us forward. My pledge is to be fully human with you as we discover God’s preferred future together. I call it following the energy. Because that is how God leads us – sprinkling the bread crumbs of joy, passion and delight for us to follow.”

Come grow with us!

Worship in person Sundays at 10:00 AM
301 S Lake St, Joseph, Oregon
or Online

Tim Funk
Church Member


Listen to the bell. For over 100 years it has been inviting you to the charm and comfort of its beautiful chambers. Come…view the detailed biblical stories of the art glass windows. Come and join the faith of the other pilgrims who cherish the beauty of the mountains and the hope and peace of worship in The Church.

Explore some of Pastor Beth’s recent sermons!