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. Questions? Contact Jennifer at email@example.com
February 5, 2023
Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Of course, there is great gain in godliness combined with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it,but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these. But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.
Rev. Brady Whitton
Want to become a member? We believe the Christian faith and life are most fully lived out as part of a community and invite you to consider making First United Methodist your official church home. Our next membership class, Believe and Belong will be held on Sunday, February 12th at Noon. You may attend in-person or online. Lunch is provided for those
attending in-person. To register, contact Suzy Rivera, Director of Inviting and Welcoming Ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
The reach of worship services at First United Methodist Church is broad. Last week, 710 people viewed services online throughout the week. The television broadcast is viewed by an estimated 12,000 households each week. The broadcast ministries are making disciples beyond the walls of the church via radio, television, Facebook, YouTube, and the church’s
website. Consider sharing these “viewing” opportunities with friends in the community.
New to our church and looking to take the next step? A great place to start your journey is Discover First, where you will meet staff and members of our community who can help you learn more about our church and answer any questions you may have. In February, join us in person or online the 12, 19 or 26 at 9:45 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. in Room 107 in the Adult
Building. No registration required. For more information or to receive the Zoom link to attend virtually, contact Suzy Rivera, Director of Inviting & Welcoming Ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The online and television ministry is always looking to involve more people. If you are interested in participating in this vital ministry, email Stephen Loy at email@example.com.
Calling all K-6th graders! Sunday nights are exploding with God’s love at FUSE and Heir Force. Join us on Sundays from 5:00-6:30 p.m. to experience God’s love through dinner, learning God’s word, music, and recreation!
Women’s Retreat: When it comes to anxiety, depression, and stress-related illnesses, America is the frontrunner. Need a roadmap for battling with and healing from anxiety? Does the uncertainty and chaos of life keep you up at night? Could you use some calm? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. Join us for a Women’s Retreat February 10 through 12 at St.
Joseph Abbey. The retreat will be led by Rev. Dr. Kim McGee, speaker, and Stacy Garrett, Spiritual Director. More information and registration can be found at the link on our website, www.firstmethodist.org.
Make plans to attend the next Senior Adult Program and Lunch on Wednesday, February 8. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Conference Center. Lunch and Program only $10.00. To make reservations, call (225) 383-4777, ext. 229, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling all girls and the special father figure in their life...we want to see you at the Daddy Daughter Dance on Thursday, February 9, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the FUMC Conference Center! This is a free event; come for dancing, photos, food, and lots of fun! Register online at www.firstmethodistchildren.org.
Join members of the Louisiana Conference Anti-Racism Taskforce to study Jonathan C. Augustine's groundbreaking book, Called to Reconciliation. The online book study will
meet every Wednesday in February at either Noon or 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Reverend Donnie Wilkinson, pastor at Broadmoor United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge will
lead the Noon class, and Jennifer Rossnagel, a lay person from First United Methodist Church, will lead the evening study. To register and receive the Zoom link, visit www.laumc.org/BookStudy.
Our online worship community is looking for cheerful and hospitable people to host worship on our online platforms on Sunday mornings. Online hosts provide a warm and interactive worship experience for our guests and members worshiping remotely. This is a wonderful way to connect to the life of the church even if you are unable to be physically present in the church on a Sunday morning. If you are interested you can reach out to Suzy Rivera, our director of Inviting and Welcoming at email@example.com.
Café Hosts are needed to welcome people to Café 930 in the Ory Parish Hall and monitor the coffee station on Sunday mornings prior to services and Sunday school. If you would be interested in being a Café 930 host, email Suzy Rivera at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rejoice! A Concert Celebrating Black Composers on Sunday, February 26 at 4:00 p.m. Featuring: Alvin Blount, organ; Sara Cage, soprano; Willis Delony, piano; Laurence Hebert, piano; Richard Hobson, baritone; Holden Miller, organ; and the First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir, Lamar Drummonds, conductor. This concert is underwritten by the Gene and Virginia Worley Music Endowment.
In Concert: Holden Miller, Associate Director of Music on Sunday, March 19 at 4:00 p.m. Holden presents his debut solo recital to the greater community. Come hear works of Bach, Grant-Still, Howells, Reger, and a hymn of the Lenten Season. This concert is free as an offering to the community and is a great event to invite a friend to join you.
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