We are Fellowship United Methodist Church.
Our mission is to lead more people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. That's the driving force behind everything we do.
Fellowship isn't just our name; it's who we are. We believe the church isn't a building—it's the people. When you visit us, you'll find friendly people who are excited to get to know you and grow with you!
You will also find a group of people deeply dedicated to making a difference in the greater community, both locally and globally through strategic service with impactful community partners. Check out how you can serve on our Get Involved page under Community Outreach Opportunities.
We hope to meet and connect with YOU - this Sunday. Please be our guest in one of our Sunday services. We can't wait to meet you.
Here's a brief history of Fellowship United Methodist Church:
Fellowship United Methodist Church is blessed with a rich history! In 1881, Methodist pioneers began gathering in the Union Church of Roanoke (“the church on the hill”). In 1906, a Methodist preacher came to officially organize the new congregation. Lots were purchased and, by 1907, a new building for the “Methodist Episcopal Church South” was constructed. In the midst of the fertile wheat fields of Denton County, a new church was planted. In 1913, adjacent lots were purchased, and a new building was erected to serve as the pastoral residence that also served as a meeting place for Sunday School classes. In 1966, an education wing was built.
In 1985, members of the Roanoke UMC voted to merge with other communities in order to form a new, more regional, congregation. “First United Methodist Church of Roanoke/Trophy Club/Westlake” was born. By 1987, a new building on a hill north of Roanoke was constructed, with the historic Roanoke chapel moved to the 4.5 acre property. By 1989, however, the church’s leaders were notified of the state’s plans to route the Highway 114 bypass through the church property. The membership of the congregation gave support to the State Highway Department plan, approving the purchase of the congregation’s current site on Trophy Club Drive as the new home base for the mission and ministry of the congregation. From 1992 to 1996, after vacating the 4.5 acre property, the congregation worshipped in the Roanoke Elementary School, anticipating and preparing for the church’s second relocation in less than 10 years. During this time, the congregation received a new name - Fellowship United Methodist Church! The move to Trophy Club was completed in 1996 with the construction of the first facility on the property, and the Sanctuary addition was completed in 2007.
Today, the legacy of ministry begun in 1881 continues. In every generation since the early years, the people of Fellowship United Methodist Church have responded to challenges in order to reach new people, more people and new kinds of people through making disciples of Jesus Christ. The future will provide opportunities to meet, with God's help, the new challenges still ahead.
We invite YOU to be a part of the history that is being written here at Fellowship UMC each and every Sunday.