UPDATED 06.18.18

SUNDAY, JULY 1 be here at 10am for our PATRIOTIC CELEBRATION! Sunday school will be at 9:00 a.m. Picnic & water slides following the worship service. Kids, don’t forget your bathing suit! 


MINISTRY OF H.O.P.E Fourth of July gifts, to be delivered to our homebound members, are located on the table across from the church receptionist desk. To be a part of this Congregational Care Ministry, contact Nannette Flowers or Debbie McLemore. 


50+ AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE is Tuesday, June 19th from 8:30am-12:30pm in Classroom #6 for those who have pre-registered. 


FIRST AID/CPR/AED TRAINING CLASS - Thursday, June 28th at 6:00 p.m. Registration deadline is June 20th. Cost is $50 per person. 


RECEPTION FOR REV. J. RODDY TAYLOR, Sunday, June 24 in the parlor at 10:00 a.m. Join us in showing our appreciation for his contributions here. 


INTERESTED IN JOINING FUMC MONROE? Our next First Connection Class will be June 24 at 4:00 p.m. in the church parlor. The first step to membership at FUMC Monroe is to attend First Connection. Call Linda in the church office & register. Childcare is provided upon request.


GENEVA CASTLE SCHOLARSHIP: In order to be considered for the fall semester, applications and fall grades must be submitted to Pastor Lynn Malone, 3900 Loop Road, Monroe, LA 71201, no later than Friday, June 25, 2018. 


SUMMER SCHOOL for senior adults is a series of informative class sessions, taught by experts in their field, on topics that can be confusing and daunting to many, especially when a crisis occurs. Classes will be held in room 6 from 10am-11:15am with an option to go to lunch afterwards for further discussion and fellowship. Please RSVP to with the session(s) you plan to attend. This week is: 

PROTECTING YOUR WEALTH-LONG TERM CARE/INSURANCE BASICS: How to pay for long-term care (LTC): Explanation of various options which include self-funding, traditional LTC insurance, life insurance riders and hybrid products, and annuity income riders, pros and cons of each option and how to choose the right one for your situation; lifestyle and family considerations at later stages of life; protecting financial assets for the non-affected spouse. 

Thursday, July 12th – The “Selfie Obituary” 

Thursday, July 26th – Hospice Care – It Provides More that You Know

Thursday, Aug. 9th - Navigating Retirement Communities 


VBS! July 16-20, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Preschool thru 6th graders. Register at HTTPS://RRR.COKESBURYVBS.COM/FUMCMLA 


ADULT VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – “Tell Me The Stories” will be held Monday-Wednesday, July 16th-18th, from 10:30am-1:00pm (lunch included) at Lea Joyner UMC, 4390 Old Sterlington Road. Rev. Dave and Annette Fortuna will be our leaders this year. Dave is a gifted storyteller, humorist, and Bible teacher. Annette is a talented musician, Bible teacher, and singer. Registration brochures are located on church bulletin boards throughout the building. You don’t want to miss these three days of spiritual renewal, fun, and fellowship! 


BOOK NOOK will meet Sunday, July 29 at 4:00 p.m. in the parlor to discuss Ouachita Parish Public Library’s Adult book selections for River Reads. Six books have been chosen, and since we already read the Mitch Albom book, we ask members to read one or more of the five other books on the River Reads list. All are welcome. 


PINE COVE CAMP is November 2-4 for those entering 2nd-6th grade. Cost is $105. Sign up by July 1st on the church’s website FUMCMONROELA.ORG 


CHILDREN’S MINISTRY ASSISTANT NEEDED - Do you have a servant’s heart for the Lord and a passion for children? This position will be part time (25 hrs a week) and will work alongside Olivia Pruett to help plan, implement, and support our Kid's Kingdom Sunday school, nursery, and Bridge ministries. Contact Olivia Pruett in the church office or


OWL SALSAS AND JELLIES are for sale from the table located by the church office door. Jelly is $6 and salsa is $5 a jar. Proceeds benefit the United Methodist Children’s Home in Ruston. 


THE CHANCEL CHOIR has been invited to sing at the Paris Choral Festival and commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and Liberation of France July 2 - 9, 2019. This is a great honor for our Chancel Choir to have received this invitation. It is with great joy that they have accepted the invitation and now begin the planning and rehearsing for this wonderful opportunity. The choir will sing and lay a wreath at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial near Omaha beach. site of the June 6, 1944 invasion. They will then travel on to Paris for the Choral Festival and perform in the La Madeleine church built by Napoleon during his reign. The church was heavily bombed during the liberation but was rebuilt following the war. Though this is a working trip for the choir there will be time for seeing the sights as well. It is open not only to choir members but church members as well. If you would like to join the choir for this wonderful trip, please see Rev. Alexander for more information. 


TEXT-TO-GIVE IS NOW AVAILABLE! Text any amount to 84321 to give. You will be asked to set up a payment method and from that point forward, giving will be as simple as sending a text. For more info go to FUMCMONROELA.ORG/GIVE 


First United Methodist Church
3900 Loop Road Monroe, LA 71201
United States
Phone: 318-325-7335 Fax 318-325-8320

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