UPCOMING EVENTS

Day Trip to see Houston Astros

Limited space - Secure your spot today!

Saturday, June 27th 

Game time 3:10

Church-wide day trip to Houston. The Houston Astros will host the Texas Rangers in an afternoon game. We will charter a bus to transport our group from Lake Charles to Houston and back.  This is a very popular game so we must act earlier this year.  Price is $57 and includes seat on bus and ticket in section 413.  Click below to reserve your spot.

Sewing Work Day

Friday,  February 21

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 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.

DMA Adult Luncheon & Program

January 23

11:30 a.m.

Paxton Hall - $7 for lunch

Everyone is invited to this social event that provides an interesting topic each month and a great meal cooked by Peggy Denton!
 

This month Melonie Himel will give us an overview of the church's Celebrate Recovery program as well as share her personal recovery testimony. In her testimony Melonie will share her battle with depression and reviving her struggling marriage.

Celebrate Recovery - GUEST SPEAKER

Leigh Anne (Clark) LeDoux​

Thursday, Jan 23

5:15 pm Meal &  6:00 pm Open Meeting

Paxton Hall

Leigh Ann is a recovering addict that is now using her story to help as many people as she can. She is a Sulphur native and has recently published the book "Diary of a Deadbeat Mom: The Road to Reclaiming Motherhood."  Everyone is welcome and childcare is available. 

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.

FREE PREVIEW SESSIONS: Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

Sunday, Jan 26

9:45 am,  11:55 am  or 2 pm

Paxton Hall

Melissa & Brad Kohler will give a ‘sample class’ and their testimonies on how this program has affected their families.  No obligation to register for the full class, just come get information.  Invite a friend to come with you, as this program is offered to anyone in our community. 

Childcare will be offered. 

Worship Under the Stars

Friday, Feb 7

6 pm Meet at church 

~10 pm Return to church

We’ll travel to our local church camp, Uskichitto Retreat Center (URC), for an outdoor acoustic worship service.  A light meal will be served beforehand and we’ll end with smores over the camp fire.  Camp URC is less than an hour away just outside of Kinder, La.   Transportation is provided or you can drive separately.  No cost.

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

Sundays 2 - 3:30 pm

Feb 9 - April 5

$99 current online special rate

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 includes all materials needed and online access.

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.

Prayer Walk

Sunday, February 9

4:30 pm - 6 pm

Meet at Contemporary Worship Center

Join us for a walk around our historic downtown.  We will visit several landmarks, learn a little history and pray for the people connected to each location.  We’ll end at Panorama Music House for a Dutch treat dinner at approx. 6 pm.   

Bottled water will be available as well as a ride from restaurant back to the church.

Children's Valentine's Party

Friday, Feb 14

5:30 pm - 9 pm

Ages 3 - 5th grade.....Parents, need a night out?  Drop your kids for a night of games and activities.  It's never too early to teach kids the importance of Christian fellowship!  Food will be provided.

For questions, contact Ann Courville.

Nursery will also be provided for children 6 weeks - 2 years.

Ash Wednesday Services

Wednesday, Feb 26

12:00 p.m. service in the Sanctuary followed by a light lunch in Paxton Hall

  6:00 p.m. service in the Sanctuary

Priscilla Shirer Simulcast: GOING BEYOND

Community-wide Special Event for Ladies of SWLA!

Saturday, April 26

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Registration rate s $30 and onsite is $35.

Ticket includes lunch.

Join women from around the world for this inspiring one-day event with Priscilla Shirer!

You're invited to be part of this global, one-day simulcast that will encourage you to dive deeper into the Word of God. Register online now!

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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ONGOING EVENTS

Adult Bible Study "Epic of Eden: Old Testament" by Dr Sandra Richter

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.

Celebrate Recovery - WEEKLY OPEN MEETINGS

We start on Lesson 1: Denial on Jan 2, 2020

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.

JourneyMen: Bible Study with Doug Ezell

New Study starts Jan 6, 2020

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.

Men's Breakfast Fellowship

Tuesdays  - The group just began a new study on December 3 (not too late to join)

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.

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

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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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