UPCOMING EVENTS

Christmas Drama Rehearsal for Children

Sundays starting Nov 3rd

3 pm

meet in Worship Center Lobby

Any children wanting to participate in the Christmas Drama are invited to join us!

Sewing Work Day

Friday, November 15

9 am - 1 pm

Room 109

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 plan to send to the Bahamas as they recovery from Hurricane Dorian) and Dignity Robes (which we send to 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.

DMA Adult Luncheon & Program

Thursday, Nov 21

11:30 a.m.

Paxton Hall - $7 for lunch

Join us for a delicious meal and a short program. This month the Bell Choir from Resthaven will be here to play Christmas music for us.

Need more information?  You can click the button below to email Rev. Katie Black..

UMW Bake Sale

Sunday, November 24

before & after both services

Please visit the UMW Bake Sale table and purchase some goodies for yourself or to serve your family for Thanksgiving!  Proceeds go to fund special projects of the United Methodist Women. (UMW).

Church-wide Advent Study

"The Case for Christmas" led by Rev. Weldon Bares

Sundays Mornings 9:40 - 10:30 am

December 1, 8, 15, 22

Paxton Hall

In this study, award-winning legal journalist Lee Strobel searches out the true identity of the child in the manger. If Jesus really was God in the flesh, then there ought to be credible evidence, including:

* Eyewitness Evidence—Can the biographies of Jesus be trusted?

* Scientific Evidence—What does archaeology reveal?

* Profile Evidence—Did Jesus fulfill the attributes of God?

* Fingerprint Evidence—Did Jesus uniquely match the identity of the Messiah?

The Case for Christmas invites readers to consider why Christmas matters in the first place. Somewhere beyond the traditions of the holiday lies the truth.

No materials needed.  Rev. Weldon will lead this study that includes small group discussion and video clips. 

Individuals and entire Sunday School classes are welcome!

Men's Breakfast Fellowship

Tuesdays  - The group will begin a new study on December 3.

7 -  8 a.m.

Room 109

Breakfast provided

The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer.

Copies of the book which includes  a study guide by Jonathan  L. Graf are available @ a cost of $10.00 at the first meeting.  

All men are invited.... bring a friend!

For more information contact Chop Bergstedt at jbergstedt@camtel.net or call the church office at 436-6656.

"Come to the Manger"

a Christmas Drama featuring the children and orchestra

Sunday, December 15

8:30 a.m. in Worship Center

In place of our Contemporary Service, we will have a Christmas Drama you won't want to miss.  

“Have You Heard? A Celtic Christmas Celebration"

a Christmas Cantata featuring the Chancel Choir and Orchestra

Sunday, December 15

10:45 am 

Sanctuary

This cantata will take the place of our traditional service on this Sunday.

Men's Steak Night - MNF Colts @ Saints

Monday, Dec 16

6:30 p.m. Paxton Hall

$10 to cover to cost of the steak

PLEASE RSVP

All men & boys are invited to join us for grilled steaks, fun, & fellowship.

We will share in a brief devotion and watch the game.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

Tuesday, December 24

4:00 pm   Contemporary service   - Worship Center

5:30 pm   Traditional service         - Sanctuary

7:00 pm   Traditional service         - Sanctuary

You are invited to join us for one of the Carols, Candlelight and Communion services on Christmas Eve

All are invited!

Combined Worship Service

Sunday, December 29

10 a.m.

Sanctuary

To prepare for the start of a new year, our church family will worship together at 10 a.m.

Centenary College Choir

Sunday, January 5, 2020

8:30 a.m. Contemporary Service

and 10:45 a.m. Traditional Service

The Centenary College Choir will lead music in both the 8:30 a.m. Contemporary Service and 10:45 a.m. Traditional Service.

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

Sundays 2 - 3:30 pm

Feb 9 - April 5

$109

Dave Ramsey, America's trusted voice on money, is a National best-selling author and radio host.  This biblical based financial program will be facilitated by Melissa & Brad Kohler.  The program has 9 video lessons and also incorporates small group discussions that help encourage accountability and discipleship. The group will meet once a week for 90 minutes. 

Course fee of $109 includes all materials needed..

The Louisiana United Methodist Foundation has such confidence in this course that they are willing to pay you to learn how to handle money God’s way and will give $333 to each household who completes the course (may miss only one session).

Course is open to the community and Childcare will be available.

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ONGOING EVENTS

Happening Class

October/November study is Scripture and the Wesleyan Way

Sundays  @ 9:40 am

Room 110

If you don't have a Sunday School class yet, come check out this group!

Celebrate Recovery - WEEKLY OPEN MEETINGS

EVERY THURSDAY - Meet in PAXTON HALL

5:15 pm   Meal  $5

6:00 pm   Open Meeting

7:00 pm   Small Groups

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.
Open Meetings include a time of worship, a weekly lesson and a small group open share.  Open Meetings are open to the community and are free of charge. There is no sign up or registration needed, just come as you are.

Men's Monday Night Book Study w/ Doug Ezell

New Study starts May 6

1st and 3rd Mondays

6 p.m. in Room 106

This group will be starting a new book on May 6 entitled “Victory Over the Darkness: Realizing the Power of Your Identity in Christ” by Neil Anderson.  Books available at first study or contact the church office to obtain ahead of time.

Men, we have a spot for you.  Join us!

UMW Circle Meetings

United Methodist Women 

First United Methodist Women has five active circles that all women are welcome to participate in.  Circles meet a varerity of times and locations and do various activities.

JRP (Julia Reed Paxton) Circle:           chairwoman:  Ginger Karcher

  *meets 3rd Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in room 109 (Sept - May)

  *involved in a wide variety of community-oriented mission projects

Sarah Mary Esther Circle:                    co-chairs:  Ann Burns & Linda Larson

  *meets 3rd Thursday at 10 a.m. in room 109

  *has a UMW Bible study each month

Lydia Circle:                                          chairwoman:  Verna Dahlquist

  *meets the last Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in Paxton Hall

  *they share a meal and do a UMW study

Men's Breakfast Fellowship

Tuesdays  - The group will begin a new study on December 3.

7 -  8 a.m.

Room 109

Breakfast provided

The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer.

Copies of the book which includes  a study guide by Jonathan  L. Graf are available @ a cost of $10.00 at the first meeting.  

All men are invited.... bring a friend!

For more information contact Chop Bergstedt at jbergstedt@camtel.net or call the church office at 436-6656.

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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE

714 Pujo St

Lake Charles, LA 70601

337-436-6656

OFFICE HOURS

Mon – Thur  8:30AM - 4PM

Friday  8:30AM - 3PM

Closed 12PM - 1PM

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