As United Methodists we are fortunate to be in connection with other United Methodists across the country and globe. Right now, on the heals of Hurricane Ian, United Methodist are gathering resources to assist with the needs in Florida. Any amount of money will be appreciated, and put to use.
To give a gift you can click the button below and select “Ian” in the dropdown menu. Or you can scan the QR code below, or drop a check in the offering plate or mail it with “Ian” in the memo. We will then send the gift on behalf of our congregation.
Please don’t let the amount of the gift you can make deter you. Whether it's $1 or $1,000 it will provide relief and hope for a person who is suffering. Whether its $1 or $1,000 you will know you were part of bringing a little love and light into the world.
Thank you for all you do to fulfill Jesus’ command to love God and to love your neighbor as yourself. You are truly an amazing and generous congregation. -George Ragsdale, Senior Executive Director
We believe that being a part of a small group or class is one of the best ways to nurture your life with God. Each Sunday at 11:00am in room CB109, you are invited to gather with others for conversation, study, and prayer. No registration is required. Facilitator Jennifer Rossnagel is more than happy to welcome you into this lively adult group. Currently, they are reading and discussing ‘The Divine Dance’ by Father Richard Rohr. Questions? Contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 2, 2022
Rev. Brady Whitton
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. “Who among you would say to your slave who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, ‘Come here at once and take your place at the table’? Would you not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me; put on your apron and serve me while I eat and drink; later you may eat and drink’? Do you thank the slave for doing what was commanded? So you also, when you have done all that you were ordered to do, say, ‘We are worthless slaves; we have done only what we ought to have done!’”
We believe the Christian faith and life are most fully lived out as part of a community of faith, and invite you to consider making First United Methodist your official church home. Those wishing to join are invited to participate in Believe & Belong on either October 6 or October 9. To register, contact Sonia Fealing, Director of Inviting and Welcoming, at email@example.com.
The following persons joined FUMC as professing members last Sunday at the Youth Membership Class: Cooper Coates, Gracie Coates, Allison Gardner, Major Matassa, Matthew Matassa, Lillian Record, Joseph Sanford (not pictured), Hayes Segar, and Slater Small. Interested in helping in the Youth Ministry? If so, contact Reverend Kale Wetekamm, Director of Youth Ministry, at
Visit the Resource Table in the gym where you will find books to inspire your life with God:
John Wesley: Holiness of Heart & Life; Good & Beautiful God; and Making Sense of the Bible. If you have questions or want to learn more about God, contact Pattye at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make plans to attend the next Senior Adult Program and Lunch on Wednesday, October 12 for Between the Bible and the Blues with Walter Jr. The program begins in the Conference Center at 10:30 a.m. Lunch served in the gymnasium following the program for $8.00. To make reservations, call (225) 383-4777, ext. 229.
Todd Rossnagel will be leading the Good News Sunday School Class in an informational discussion about “What Is Happening in the United Methodist Church” starting Sunday, October 16 through October 30 in the Aldrich Chapel at 9:45 a.m. If you are interested in learning more about this subject, join us.
FUMC is forming a group for men who are approaching retirement or recently retired. Participants will learn from each other’s experiences, share celebrations and struggles, and encourage one another through deep listening and friendship. To join or for information, contact Pattye Hewitt at email@example.com, or by calling (225) 383-4777, ext. 255.
The Youth Ministry Great Pumpkin Hunt is October 16 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. This team scavenger hunt sends youth on a quest ending in the search for the great pumpkin prize. Permission form required for all participants. Adult volunteers are needed to drive teams or cook. All sign-up and forms are available at firstmethodistyouth.org.
The Children's Ministry is hosting its annual Fall Fest on Sunday, October 23 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at FUMC! There will be carnival games, balloon animals, a costume contest, and so much more! Mark your calendars and invite a friend or
family to come with you.
You are invited to Cars and Coffee on Saturday, October 29 at 10:00 a.m. in the America Street parking pot. This event is sponsored by The FUMC Hospitality Ministry and will feature antique and classic automobiles from the 1940 to 1985. Bring your families and invite your friends. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the O’Brien House Veteran Services
Division in honor of the upcoming Veterans Day.
Fall Concert presented by choral ensembles from the Baton Rouge Magnet High School on Tuesday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m. Concerts are a gift to the community and are free of charge. Invite a friend to join you.
Rise, Heart: A concert celebrating Ralph Vaughan Williams on Sunday, October 9 at 4:00 p.m. The combined choirs of First United Methodist and St. James Episcopal will collaborate on a concert celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of one of the most pivotal composers of church music. The choirs will celebrate Vaughan William’s legacy through anthems, hymns, and organ works showcasing the genius of this giant of western music. Concerts are a gift to the community and are free of charge. Invite a friend to join you.
In concert: Robert Grayson, Organist, Pianist, and Tenor, on Sunday, October 16 at 3:00 p.m. Works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Verdi, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Concerts are a gift to the community and are free of charge. Invite a friend to join you.
First United Methodist Church is pleased to announce the Louisiana State University School of Music Faculty Brass Quintet as Artist in Residence. The
quintet will perform a series of concerts in the sanctuary, and continue to enhance our worship services on Christmas Eve, Easter, and other festive services and celebrations. The quintet will present a concert in the sanctuary on Sunday, November 13 at 3:00 p.m. Holden Miller, FUMC Associate Director of Music and Organist, will be featured on the concert. Concerts are a gift to the community and are free of charge. Invite a friend to join you.
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