as of 7/7/20

First United Methodist Church Office

We are back in the office, but with limited office hours.

Current schedule Mon - Fri 9 am - 2 pm.

If you have to visit the office, we ask that you please wear a face mask.  If you call and get the answering service, please leave a message and we'll get back to you in a timely manner!

First Methodist School

REOPENED 6/15/2020

For details on new procedures, please contact the school office directly.

Virtual VBS 2020

Broadcast Wednesdays at 10 am (you can also access later)

June 10, 17, 24 and July 1, 8

Video will include worship songs, Bible stories and a hands-on craft each week. You can pick up a packet from the church 9 am - 2 pm just inside the breezeway door.  This will allow you to follow along at home. 

Our theme this year is "Rocky Railway: Jesus' Power Pulls Us Through" 

For children entering Kindergarten - 6th grade.  

Celebrate Recovery Weekly Lessons Live

We are excited to begin meeting in person again!

Thursdays  6 - 7:30 pm

Paxton Hall

Please wear a face mask and practice 6 ft social distancing while at the meeting.

Also, we will not be able to have our meal time yet, so please arrive between 5:45 - 6 pm

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program based on the Beatitudes. The purpose of CR is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the 12 steps and 8 recovery principles. By applying these principles we experience freedom from our hurts, habits, and hang-ups ...creating peace, serenity, joy and a stronger personal relationship with God and others.

LiveStreaming Mid-week Bible Study


12 noon

Live streaming: 

     FaceBook 'FUMC Announces' 

     FaceBook 'First United Methodist Church'

     Webpage  fumclc.org  on home page

Rev. Katie and Rev. Weldon will be doing an online Bible study Wednesdays at 12 noon on "Fear." Mark your calendar and join us on Facebook live or the church website. Spread the word!

LiveStreaming Hymn Sing


4 pm

Live streaming: 

     FaceBook 'FUMC Announces' 

     FaceBook 'First United Methodist Church'

     Webpage  fumclc.org  on home page

Emmie Gonsoulin, MaryKate Core and Marlene Mullenix will provide about 30 minutes of our favorite hymns. 

LiveStream "Songspiration"


1 pm

Live streaming: 

     FaceBook 'FUMC Announces' 

     FaceBook 'First United Methodist Church'

     Webpage  fumclc.org  on home page

Our Contemporary Worship Leader, Tony James, will play about 30 minutes of inspirational music.

LifeShare Blood Drive

Sunday, July 26

8 am  - 1 pm

Donor Bus will be in parking lot

Our Goal is 15 donors...Please be in prayer about giving the gift of life in this very critical time of need! COVID 19 has caused a shortage.  For more information on giving blood, click here:

Youth Ignite & Other Youth Activites ONLINE

Meeting weekly via ZOOM.

Date/time and access to zoom meeting send via email.

If you do not receive my weekly email, and would like to please send me an email at allison.marino@fumclc.org

Grace & Peace ~ Allison

Worship Team Practice and Sunday Worship ON HOLD

As of 3/23/20 ON HOLD 

until further notice

Adult Bible Study "Old Testament" ON HOLD


until further notice

Jan 6/7 thru March 30/31

Room 109

Two class sessions available:

     Mondays 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.    OR     Tuesdays 6 - 7:15 p.m.

Through text and video teaching, Dr. Richter uses this 12-week study to bring a new dimension to the history of the ancient Near East. She will orient the study group in time, geography, culture, redemption, and relevance to today — all without diminishing our faith or “dumbing down” the scripture.

Books are $20. Led by Rev. Katie Black.

Serving at Abe's Tent ON HOLD

STATUS AS OF 3/23 at 1 pm

Abe's Tent is closed until further notice 

Dear Abraham Tent Volunteers,
Please continue to PRAY!

I will let you know when there are any changes regarding Abraham's Tent.
Thanks for your part in the important ministry. Verna 

JourneyMen: Doug Ezell ON HOLD

STATUS: ON HOLD until further notice

Usually 1st and 3rd Mondays

6 p.m. in Room 106

"The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People" by Randy Frazee.  Men we have a spot for you.  Join us! 

For more information contact Doug Ezell at 337-515-3287.


STATUS of Upcoming Meetings 

All Apriil Meetings cancelled

United Methodist Women 

JRP (Julia Reed Paxton) Circle:                         

       chairwoman:  Ginger Karcher

Sarah Mary Esther Circle:                             

       co-chairs:  Ann Burns & Linda Larson

Lydia Circle:                                          

        chairwoman:  Verna Dahlquist

Sewing Work Day ON HOLD


until further notice 

*If you would like info on making face mask at home for us to deliver to local hospitals; please contact melonie.himel@fumclc.org.

usually the 3rd Friday of each month

Whether you are new to sewing or have lots of experience, we could use your help with this ministry.  We make simple ‘pillowcase’ dresses (which we send worldwide) and Dignity Robes (which we send to local breast cancer patients to use during treatment). 

We also need help cutting material, ironing fabric and folding/packing finished product. Everyone is welcome!

For more information contact Pat Himel at 884-7094.

Bridge Club ON HOLD


until further notice

usually meets Friday afternoons

Kid's Handbell Practice ON HOLD


until further notice

Men's Breakfast Fellowship ON HOLD


until further notice

Tuesdays  7 -  8 a.m.

Room 109

Breakfast provided

I will miss our weekly get-together and discussions but really believe that
it is a time to try and avoid any unnecessary community exposure until
we turn the corner on this virus.  I will, of course, let you know as
soon as "the coast is clear" and we are ready to resume our weekly
meetings.  In the meantime, blessings and good health to all of you.
Sincerely,  Greg

DMA Adult Luncheon & Programs ON HOLD


For more information, contact Connie Shaw using the link below.

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812 Kirkman St

Lake Charles, LA 70601


714 Pujo St

Lake Charles, LA 70601


 Mon - Fri  9 am - 2 pm

After hours, please leave a message

and we will return your call!

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