Current changes and cancellations as of 4/7/20 at 6 am...

HOLY WEEK: Maundy Thursday Service ONLINE

April 9th 

12 noon

Live streaming: 

     FaceBook 'FUMC Announces' 

     FaceBook 'First United Methodist Church'

     Webpage  fumclc.org  on home page

This traditional service will remember and celebrate the last supper of Jesus with his disciples in the upper room. This will be a meaningful time of worship as we walk with Jesus through the upper room to the Garden of Gethsemane.

We invite you to join us in Holy Communion at home. If possible, have a cup of juice (any kind) and a cracker or piece of bread for you to use at home.

HOLY WEEK: Good Friday Service ONLINE

April 10th 

12 noon

Live streaming: 

     FaceBook 'FUMC Announces' 

     FaceBook 'First United Methodist Church'

     Webpage  fumclc.org  on home page

This year we will have a Tenebrae service for Good Friday... a service of light and darkness.    

Priscilla Shirer Simulcast LIVESTREAM AT HOME!

Watch live on Saturday, April 26 from 9 am - 12:15 pm

Or watch at your convenience anytime between April 26 - May 25.


Register through First Methodist for $25 ...

***and GET A FREE TICKET to a  NEW Fall LifeWay Women's Event!

Priscilla is still going to live-stream her message on this day.  It will be an abbreviated version but she will still give her message and her brother Anthony Evans will still lead us in worship music. It will just a much simpler production and of course, no live audience. But at least we can still join women from around the world for this inspiring event and dive deeper into the Word of God.


Register online through First Methodist for $25 and not only get access to April event to watch from the comfort of your home, but also get a FREE ticket to a NEW simulcast event this fall:   "LifeWay Women Live" will feature not only Priscilla Shirer, but ALSO Beth Moore, Jackie Hill Perry, Jen Wilkin, Kelly Minter, Jennifer Rothschild, Angie Smith, Kristi McLelland, and more!  Plus we'll be able to gather at the church for fellowship and lunch!  Stay tuned for details on date and time.

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 Lancon and Paul Gonsoulin will play about 30 minutes of some 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.

Celebrate Recovery Weekly Lessons LiveStreamed

STATUS:  in person meeting ON HOLD until further notice

Each Thursday at 6 pm please join us on Facebook at FUMC Celebrate Recovery


The live stream will include worship music, reading the 8 principles or the 12 steps, a CR lesson given by one of our leaders and a reading of the Serenity Prayer.

**Confidentiality and Anonymity are the cornerstone of our program. We ask that when you join the live stream, please refrain from tagging people or mentioning their name in the comment. And realize that many people from within and outside of our CR family may be joining in on the stream. This is a great time to invite people to get a 'taste' of our great CR community.

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.

Youth Ignite & Other Youth Activites ONLINE

ZOOM meeting Sundays at 5 pm

Hi everyone! Starting next week I will be posting weekly videos with devotional on FUMC Youth Ignite FaceBook page. I will also be emailing them out. 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

First United Methodist Church Office

Regular Office Hours have been suspended.

Please call for appointment or for information.

We are still working on church ministries and coordinating volunteers.

If you get answering service, please leave a message and we'll get back to you in a timely manner!

Worship Team Practice and Sunday Worship ON HOLD

As of 3/23/20 ON HOLD 

until further notice

Chancel Choir Practice and Sunday Worship ON HOLD


until further notice

usually meet on Wednesday nights for practice

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 

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University ON HOLD

STATUS as of 3/19/20 ON HOLD

until further notice

Usually Sundays 2 - 3:30 pm   

Feb 9 - April 5

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. 

JourneyMen: Doug Ezell ON HOLD


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

Boy Scout weekly meeting ON HOLD


until further notice

usually meets Monday nights

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.

First Methodist School

CLOSED THRU 4/13/2020

VBS 2020

June 1 - 5

9 am - 12 pm

Worship Center

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

For children entering Kindergarten - 6th grade.  

No cost, but you will need to sign up once online registration opens.

We also need volunteers ages 13+.

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Lake Charles, LA 70601


714 Pujo St

Lake Charles, LA 70601



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