Putting Flesh On Jesus: My Trip to the Holy Land

BY LISA CREED My trip to the Holy Land broadened my understanding culturally, politically, and most of all spiritually.  The first three nights of the trip we slept in Bethlehem, and took day trips throughout Palestine…

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Without Conditions: Inviting God Into Our Marriage

BY KATIE GIBBONS It was in this church where I walked down the aisle with so much hope and love on the day I married James. We vowed before God and our family and friends…

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From the Inside Out: My Journey with a Spiritual Director

BY MELISSA SAVARIO It is hard to find words to describe the wonderful experiences I’ve had and continue to have because of the guidance I have received through the Ministry of Spiritual Formation at FUMC….

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We Are The Jesus

BY DEBORAH TODD Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence has always been a mission of the Methodist Church. So, three years ago when John F. Smith started calling folks to volunteer for the HYPE After School…

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The Spirit of FUMC beyond Baton Rouge

BY THE BOYD FAMILY, THE DESMOND FAMILY, THE SKIPPER FAMILY The community that we share at First United Methodist Church is something we are quite proud of. We asked several families who have recently moved…

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Out of Debt, Into Generosity

BY CHRIS KING We were your typical American couple with a family and aspirations of living life to the fullest. Our quest to achieve the goals we had set for our family and ourselves was our…

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