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Rev. Weldon’s Church-Wide Bible Study 

Sundays, September 10 - October 1st
5:30pm meal & 6pm study
Paxton Hall

Join Rev. Weldon Bares on Sundays, September 10th - October 1st in Paxton Hall to begin his Church-Wide Bible Study on “Luke – Jesus & the Outsiders, Outcasts, & Outlaws” by Adam Hamilton. There will be a meal at 5:30 pm and study at 6 pm. All are welcome!

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Meet the Pastor

Sunday, September 24th

10am in the Worship Center

12pm in the Sanctuary

New to our congregation? We'd like to invite you to stay after each service on Sunday, September 24th to meet our pastor. Rev. Weldon Bares will be waiting to greet you. As an added bonus, he will have a gift to say thank you for visiting! Your gift will contain information about our church and how you can become connected to all that God is doing here at FUMC Lake Charles.

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Acolyte Training

Sunday, September 24th

10am in the Sanctuary

Children 2nd grade and up

Acolyte Training will be on Sunday, September 24th at 10am in the Sanctuary. All children 2nd grade and up are invited to attend!

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"The New Testament You Never Knew" by N.T. Wright  

Continues until October 25th

Mondays at 10am & Wednesdays at 6pm

Room 109

"The New Testament You Never Knew" by N.T. Wright    
Study Starts September 11, 2023. Rev. Pace will lead this eight-session video Bible study by Bible scholars N.T. Wright and Michael F. Bird. Join us as we tour the story behind the explosive story of the New Testament.  Study Guides are $10.  Mondays at 10 am and Wednesdays at 6 pm in Room 109.

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Rev. Mel York's Bible Study

Starting, Monday, August 14th 

10 am & 5:30 pm

Room 110

Join Rev. Mel York’s Bible Study discussing “The Book of Job” by Francis Chan. This 8-week study will begin Monday, August 14th in Room 110. In the book of Job, God asserts his preeminence and displays his power. Join Francis Chan in this eight-session series on Job as he explores the overriding truth that we exist not for ourselves but to glorify the God who deserves all worship and praise.

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Kaufman Elementary Lunch Buddies

First Wednesday of each month

Kaufman Elementary School

301 Tekel Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70607

The Kaufman lunch buddies will start back up for this school year on Wednesday,  September 6.  We will be meeting for lunch with the students the first Wednesday of the month.  Lunch buddies have been assigned classes and email notifications were sent.  If you want to be a lunch buddy but did not receive your assignment please contact Jean Kamla or Kayla Rigney.  The students and faculty were treated to snow cones for completing the first week of school on August 18.  Thanks to everyone who volunteered for this event.  A supply closet is being stocked with paper towels, hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, foaming hand soap, spray cans of Lysol, and Kleenex.

 Other activities planned for the school year are Teacher Christmas Bingo Party, Adopt a student for Christmas, perfect attendance awards, teacher appreciation luncheon, and pizza party for Christmas and Easter.  Anyone wanting to volunteer with this group should contact Jean or Kayla.

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2023 Mission Trip to Beverly, KY

Saturday Sept 30 - Saturday Oct 7, 2023

Red Bird Mission in Appalachian Mountains

Cost $650

Have you ever thought of going on a mission trip?  This is the perfect opportunity! We travel by van to Southeast Kentucky to the beautiful but very remote Appalachian Mountains.  We usually have a team that travels into the community to help with home repairs.  The other team stays on campus and helps with one (or more) of the many outreach programs.

If you are interested in joining us this year, please contact Mary Kathryn Norman in the church office.


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

Every 1st & 3rd Mondays

6 pm in  Room 109

The Journeymen are studying “Believe” by Randy Frazee. 

Grounded in carefully selected Scripture, Believe, NIV is a unique spiritual growth experience that takes you on a journey to think, act, and be more like Jesus. Randy Frazee walks you through the ten key Beliefs of the Christian faith, the ten key Practices of a Jesus-follower, and the ten key Virtues that characterize someone who is becoming more like Jesus. 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.

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LUMC Cursillo Retreat Weekends

2023 dates (choose one of the following date options)

Feb 16-19,  April 20-23,  July 27-30,  Oct 26-29

Location: Wesley Center, Woodworth LA

Cursillo is a three-day experience that looks at Christianity as a lifestyle from a New Testament perspective. It is a highly structured weekend designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christian people, and through them, their families, congregations, and the world in which they live. Cursillo is a combined effort of laity and clergy toward the renewal of the church.  For an application, please contact the church office.

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