ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPDATED 08.15.18

DISCOVER YOUR GIFTEDNESS FROM GOD FOR MINISTRY. Go to http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/spiritual-gifts-online-assessment to take a spiritual gifts assessment. Then email your results to Pastor Lynn PastorLynn@fumcmla.com or Olivia Pruett OliviaP@fumcmla.com so they can help you find an area to best use your gifts from God.

 

THE UNITED METHODIST WOMEN (UMW) THANKS YOU for your generous support and prayers in all phases of our school supplies project. The bags, which were previously sewn by UMW members and others , were packed with supplies by our Bridge Ministry (4th, 5th and 6th graders), under the direction of Olivia Pruett, Director of Spiritual Formation and Children’s Ministries. 

 

AS THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS, so does a new year of STAIR (Start The Adventure In Reading) tutoring. If you have a couple of hours one afternoon a week to help a second grader with their reading skills, please join us as a STAIR tutor. We also need volunteers to pick up the students at Jack Hayes Elementary and drive them to the church on Thursdays throughout the school year. Contact Beth Cornelison at 355-9290 or call the church office to volunteer! 

 

ATTENTION MEN: Christian Community Ministries is in dire need of men’s clothing for homeless and low income families. Please donate any casual pants or jeans, shoes, belts, underwear, socks, and shirts. Drop off donations in one of the CCM boxes at either end of the great hall. Contact Bob Rowan 387-4935 if you would like a tax receipt. Thanks so much for your generosity in the past! 

 

TOWN HALL CONVERSATION on General Conference will be Wednesday, August 15 at 6:00 p.m. 

 

CHOIR REHEARSAL will resume August 15 at 7:00 p.m.

 

CHARIS MEN’S RETREAT, August 16-18 at Camp Caney. Sign up on the church website FUMCMONROELA.ORG. Cost is $150. 

 

J-FORCE & AFTER HOURS will resume September 5. Dinner at 5:15 p.m. followed by studies at 6:00 p.m. We have something for all ages! 

 

DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS, the blood supply dips critically low. But you can help! LifeShare Blood Centers will be at our church on Sunday, September 9, during all three services. Please make plans give the gift of LIFE and be prepared to donate blood. 

 

FIRST CONNECTIONS - Beginning September 9 the new member class at FUMC, is moving to Sunday mornings at 10:00a.m. First Connections will be a 45 minute introduction to the life and ministry of FUMC for persons contemplating membership. As a person exploring membership at FUMC, you’ll be provided with general information on the history of Methodism and FUMC, as well as specific information about Sunday school, music ministries, missions opportunities and membership expectations. If you’re contemplating membership, plan on joining Pastor Lynn September 9th at 10:00 a.m. 

 

THE ULM WESLEY FOUNDATION’S ANNUAL SPORTSMAN'S AUCTION is coming up on Thursday, September 13 at 6pm at Lea Joyner UMC. This year's event will feature a jambalaya dinner plus live and silent auctions with a Kawasaki Mule, great hunting gear, trips and more. You don't want to miss this opportunity to bid on some great items and support the ULM Wesley! Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased online at https://2018sportsmansauction.eventbrite.com or by contacting Meredith Brooks at 318-278-4186 or meredithpbrooks@gmail.com. All proceeds will support the ULM Wesley Foundation's mission of investing in a new generation of Christ-followers and leaders. 

 

CHARIS WOMEN’S RETREAT, Sept. 20-22 at Seeker Springs. Sign up on the church website FUMCMONROELA.ORG. Cost is $150. 

 

PINE COVE CAMP is November 2-4 for those entering 2nd-6th grade. Cost is $105. Go to FUMCMONROELA.ORG to sign up.  

 

NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE STUDY, Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. in room 42. Lue Reynolds will be leading us through the books of 1 & 2 Peter. Everyone is invited to join us. 

 

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 oliviap@fumcmla.com.

 

OWL SALSAS AND JELLIES (mayhaw, plum, blueberry, Bayou DeVille's crawfish pepper) 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 

 

 

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