Joshua Community Guide 2020 - Page 17

Serve Joshua a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thurs- day. For more information, call 817-202- 8408 or visit Serve Joshua At First United Methodist Church of Joshua, they partner with many local partners to ensure residents receive what they need Joshua Serve, which used to be called #LoveThe558 representing the telephone number in Joshua, is an annual event where church members and other residents go out into the community to serve their neighbors. In its fourth year, FUMC Discipleship and Outreach Director Nicole Hutchison said they host this event to serve those who need an extra hand by doing yard work, picking up trash and other chores. “We just want to serve where we live,” Hutchison said. “We literally want to serve Joshua.” The church also has the Helping Hands Food Pantry, which is open from Joshua Community Guide 17 10 a.m. to noon and 2-4 p.m. Monday and Thursday at 114 Paula St. The church’s mission statement is to love God, grow in grace and serve others, she said. JCPAAA The Joshua Citizen Police Academy is a 30-hour — 10 three-hour classes — block of instruction designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Joshua Police Department’s personnel and policies. It was created to provide enough information to the citizens that attend so that they may make informed judgments about the Joshua Police De- partment and police activity. The instruction will increase police awareness whereas to dispel suspicions and misconceptions and to increase po- lice/community rapport through this ed- ucative process. The department, in turn,