UPDATED 06.23.16


Ponytail Canasta Group will play Monday at 1 p.m. in the Garden Room for experienced players or those who want to learn. Plan to attend and invite a friend or two for some friendly competition and fellowship. 


OWL Salsas or Jellies are available on the table by the office for your Fourth of July picnics. Try the “Red, Hot, and Blue Jelly” over cream cheese with crackers.  A donation of $6 to the Ruston United Methodist Children’s Home allows you to take home a jar of jelly or salsa to enjoy!


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 White or Debbie McLemore.


New Women's Bible Study facilitated by Megan McClanahan, begins Wednesday, July 6th, in the sanctuary.  Please join us from 6 -7 p.m. as we meet "At the Altar" to kick off our study, "Your Defining Moment(s)!"   Child care will be provided.  Please enter in the west side doors of the church by the fellowship hall. Women of all ages are welcome and no book is needed!


ONE WORSHIP SERVICE Sunday, July 3rd at 10:00 a.m. Sunday school will be at 9:00 a.m. Church wide picnic will follow worship.


New Sermon Series will begin Sunday, July 10th. “Putting Women in Their Place” is the title & influential women in the Bible will be the focus. Join us!


Our church is collecting cases of bottled water for the Desiard Street Shelter to use in the Summer.  Cases can be brought to the church during the week or on Sundays, and will be stored in the Fellowship Hall closet.  Deadline for drop-off is Wednesday, July 13th and we will deliver the water to the shelter on Saturday, July 16th.  Our goal is to take 200 cases of water, and we hope you can help us as we care for those in need.


Our church is a sustaining member of the DeSiard Street Shelter, which provides meals and other services to area homeless. During the entire month of July, we will be working with the new DREAM WASH EXPRESS CARWASH, located at Forsythe and Oliver Road in Monroe, in a fundraiser to benefit the Shelter.  Passes will be handed out after the service for a $10.00 car wash, $5.00 of which goes directly to the shelter, for the month of July.  Get a pass, get a car wash, and support the shelter in its vital ministry.


Book Nook will meet Sunday, July 17th at 4:00 p.m. in the parlor to discuss Emily Beck Cogburn’s Louisiana Saves the Library, a delightful story about Minnesota native, Louisiana Richardson, who takes a job in the Alligator Bayou Parish Public Library. Copies are available at the Ouachita Parish Public Library.


Red Bird Mission Trip will take place October 8th-15th and is an adult mission trip open to persons of any skill level.  We will be working on homes in Beverly, KY, one of the most poverty stricken areas of the country, located within the beautiful Appalachian Mountain Range.  Cost is $500 per person and includes travel, room & board, and off-day excursion.  Contact Chris in the church office or at to reserve your spot or to get more information.


Our youth will be engaging in regular acts of service throughout the summer months. If you are in need of yard work, clean up, or any other task they can help with, contact Natalie Johnson ( or at 325-7335, to set up a time for the youth to help.



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

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