On Sunday May 2 the Contemporary Worship Service will have a new start time... 9am.
This will allow a time for our small groups to meet between services once again (also known as Sunday School).
The service will remain in the Sanctuary until repairs can be made to the Worship Center.
Sunday School Relaunch: dates & locations
Starting May 2, 10-10:50 am
Children - 2nd floor children's wing
Youth - room 304
Open Door - Paxton Hall
Happening - 3rd floor youth wing 'nook'
Believers - room 302
Fellowshippers - Rm 109
Great Expectations - Room 303
Church Chat - room 301
Leap of Faith - Worship Center lobby area
Start Date TBD Hearts and Hands - TBD
Builders - TBD
Men's Bible Study: "Journey Men" led by Doug Ezell
Starts Monday, May 17
Continues every 1st & 3rd Mondays
6 pm in Room 109
The Journeymen will resume studying a book they had just begun before the shutdown. They will be studying “The Story” written by Randy Frazee, with an introduction by Max Lucado. The Story offers a rich overview of the Bible. It helps us see how God’s work of salvation through Jesus Christ was a fulfillment of all of His work expressed throughout the Old Testament.
Study will be approximately 15 sessions. 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.
DAY OF CARING:Mission Blitz
Saturday, May 22
starts at 8 am
meet in Paxton Hall
This is a one day mission blitz. We invite all to gather in Paxton Hall at 8 am for instructions, snack breakfast, group photo and sending off prayer.
This year’s projects include:
Food Prep for the week ahead @ Abraham's Tent
Writing Letters to our homebound and missionaries
Grounds clean up @ Wesley Foundation, McNeese
Sewing Dignity Robes for local cancer patients
Project @ Camp Uskichitto (details still to be determined)
FELLOWSHIP EVENT:50's Fun with Cry Baby & Crawfish
Sunday, May 23
5 - 7 pm under tent in church parking lot
concert FREE; crawfish $15 for 3 lbs
The feature band Cry Baby plays genuine 50's Rock & Roll, Doo Wop & Ballads. You’ll recognize several faces, including our Choir Director, Emmie Gonsoulin!
Boiled crawfish will be available for purchase: $15 for 3 lbs plus corn and potatoes. PleaseRSVP HEREfor crawfish by May 17.
For more information, contact Melonie in the church office.
Volunteer Opportunity:Disaster Recovery Workday
Saturday, June 19
Meet in church parking lot
This event is co-sponsored by First UMC, St. Luke Simpson UMC, and University UMC. We will meet in the parking lot of First UMC, then head out to various sites in our community. All work will be outside and include projects like debris pick up, painting, yardwork, and small house repairs. Must be 16 years old to participate (16 & 17 must be accompanied by a parent).
There is a $10 fee to defray project costs.
Register at .
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:Abraham's Tent Food Prep
3rd Wednesday & 4th Monday
9:30 am - 12 noon
In March we restarted our scheduled workdays at Abraham’s Tent. Food prep is at 9:30 am and boxing up lunches at 11:15 am (if help is needed) for staff to then hand out to clients. . Contact Verna Dahlquist for more information.
Mission Trip:Red Bird Mission Camp, Beverly, KY
Saturday , October 23 - Sunday, October 31, 2021
$625 per person
Interested in going on a mission trip? Consider joining our group that will travel to the poorest part of the Appalachian Mountains this fall...actually one the poorest places in the US!
There are two ways to serve:
1) go into the community to work on home repairs planned and vetted by the Mission staff
2) stay on the Mission campus to help in the community store (clothing & housewares) or with food & baby supply distribution.The cost is $625 + a money for a few meals while we travel; scholarships are available. Please contact Melonie Himel in the church office for more information.