Spiritual Growth and Care Through Small Groups

BY JUDY BUNCH At the end of January, I was gravely ill with heart issues and pneumonia and had to be hospitalized.  I had no idea that my Seekers Sunday School class had mobilized on…

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Passionate Hospitality

As a part of FUMC’s Vision, an Urban Home Repair Ministry was established in August of 2014. Revive225 hosts volunteer groups from all over the US for one week, while sharing our southern hospitality with…

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The Vision: Initiative Updates

MEMBER ENGAGEMENT The Member Engagement team has created a system to follow-up with members who are seeking to connect more fully within the life of the church and reach out to those who may have…

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HYPE Students Honored Nationally

Three students from the HYPE Program- Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence at First United Methodist Church were recognized at The Gathering on Wednesday March 16, 2016 for their accomplishments in the Junior American Citizen competitions…

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Church Away From Church

BY REBECCA MITCHELL Throughout the week, FUMC pastors and the Congregational Care Team host worship services all over Baton Rouge in senior living communities and retirement homes. We spoke with a few attendees to learn…

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La Capilla: A Hispanic Easter Service

BY REV. FERNIE RIVERA Back in July of 2015, members of our staff met a guy named Benny. Benny was born and raised in Ciudad Juarez, MX, but had recently moved to Baton Rouge, LA….

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