Upcoming Events

Contemporary Worship Update: New Time

Starts Sunday, May 2

9 am   Contemporary Worship 

In Sanctuary

On Sunday May 2 the Contemporary Worship Service will have a new start time... 9am.  

This will allow a time for our small groups to meet between services once again (also known as Sunday School).

The service will remain in the Sanctuary until repairs can be made to the Worship Center.

Sunday School Relaunch: dates & locations

Starting May 2,  10-10:50 am

     Children - 2nd floor children's wing

     Youth - room 304

     Open Door - Paxton Hall

     Happening - 3rd floor youth wing 'nook'

     Believers - room 302

     Fellowshippers - Rm 109

     Great Expectations - Room 303

     Church Chat  - room 301

     Leap of Faith  - Worship Center lobby area

Start Date TBD     
     Hearts and Hands  - TBD

     Builders - TBD

Men's Bible Study: "Journey Men" led by Doug Ezell

Starts Monday, May 17

Continues every 1st & 3rd Mondays

6 pm in  Room 109

The Journeymen will resume studying a book they had just begun before the shutdown. They will be studying “The Story” written by Randy Frazee, with an introduction by Max Lucado. The Story offers a rich overview of the Bible. It helps us see how God’s work of salvation through Jesus Christ was a fulfillment of all of His work expressed throughout the Old Testament.

Study will be approximately 15 sessions. Men of the church and the community are welcome to join anytime. 

Led by Doug Ezell, retired United Methodist Pastor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

DAY OF CARING: Mission Blitz

Saturday, May 22

starts at 8 am 

meet in Paxton Hall

This is a one day mission blitz.  We invite all to gather in Paxton Hall at 8 am for instructions, snack breakfast, group photo and sending off prayer.

This year’s projects include:

  • Food Prep for the week ahead @ Abraham's Tent

  • Writing Letters to our homebound and missionaries

  • Grounds clean up @ Wesley Foundation, McNeese

  • Sewing Dignity Robes for local cancer patients

  • Project @ Camp Uskichitto (details still to be determined)

  • Carpentry repairs @ Faith & Friends Food Pantry (minor)

  • Collecting non-perishable food for Mexico Mission

There is something for every age and every skill level… all you have to have is a willing heart!  


FELLOWSHIP EVENT: 50's Fun with Cry Baby & Crawfish

Sunday, May 23

5 - 7 pm under tent in church parking lot

concert FREE; crawfish $15 for 3 lbs

The feature band Cry Baby plays genuine 50's Rock & Roll, Doo Wop & Ballads.  You’ll recognize several faces, including our Choir Director, Emmie Gonsoulin! 


Boiled crawfish will be available for purchase: $15 for 3 lbs plus corn and potatoes. Please RSVP HERE for crawfish by May 17.  

For more information, contact Melonie in the church office.

Volunteer Opportunity: Disaster Recovery Workday

Saturday, June 19

8 am

Meet in church parking lot

This event is co-sponsored by First UMC, St. Luke Simpson UMC, and University UMC. We will meet in the parking lot of First UMC, then head out to various sites in our community. All work will be outside and include projects like debris pick up, painting, yardwork, and small house repairs. Must be 16 years old to participate (16 & 17 must be accompanied by a parent).

There is a $10 fee to defray project costs.

Register at http://www.fumclc.org/hurricane-recovery



3rd Wednesday & 4th Monday

9:30 am - 12 noon

In March we restarted our scheduled workdays at Abraham’s Tent. Food prep is at 9:30 am and boxing up lunches at 11:15 am (if help is needed) for staff to then hand out to clients. . Contact Verna Dahlquist for more information.

Mission Trip: Red Bird Mission Camp, Beverly, KY

Saturday , October 23 - Sunday, October 31, 2021

$625 per person

Interested in going on a mission trip?  Consider joining our group that will travel to the poorest part of the Appalachian Mountains this fall...actually one the poorest places in the US! 

There are two ways to serve:

1) go into the community to work on home repairs planned and vetted by the Mission staff  

2) stay on the Mission campus to help in the community store (clothing & housewares) or with food & baby supply distribution. The cost is $625 + a money for a few meals while we travel; scholarships are available.  Please contact Melonie Himel in the church office for more information.


812 Kirkman St

Lake Charles, LA 70601


714 Pujo St

Lake Charles, LA 70601


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