Welcome! Join us right here throughout the Advent Season as we journey together in preparation for the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Advent Devotional Guide Prepare Him Room

Prepare a place in your heart for our coming King! In this guide you’ll find weekly meditations, questions to help you discuss/reflect and opportunities to gather, online and in-person for worship, prayer, and study.


Mid-Week Prayer Services

Press pause mid-week and join us for prayer, worship, and a special meditation on the day’s Scripture reading. The videos will be posted here at noon on Wednesdays (Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16 and Dec. 23) so that you can join us.

Mid-Week Prayer Service Videos


Projects & Practices Workshops

Join us this Advent as we discover how some of our favorite Christmas projects can become prayer practices for the season!

Each Wednesday we will release an online tutorial outlining the project and the practice!

Gather supplies on your own using the lists provided, or reserve a kit for $15. Kits can be picked up on Sundays at the church, or may be delivered within the Greater Baton Rouge Area if there is a need.

Projects & Practices Week 1: Advent Wreath

Light up your home this year with an Advent wreath of you own making.
• Online
• Wednesday, December 2
• Gather your own supplies using the list below or reserve a kit for $15

Click Here to Register

Advent Wreath Supply List & Printables

Advent Wreath Supply List:

  • 1 container (box, bucket, or wire basket)
  • 5 jar candles:
    – 3 purple candles, 1 pink candle & 1 white candle
    – OR 5 white candles, pink glitter and purple glitter (you’ll add the purple glitter to three of the white candles and the pink glitter to one of the white candles)
  • Greens, moss, pinecones, or other filler to dress up the area around your candles
  • First United Methodist Church Advent book (scroll up to the top of this page to view it online or download a copy here)
Projects & Practices Week 1 Video
Projects & Practices Week 2: Door Wreath

Explore the invitation of the season with a hand-crafted door wreath of your design.
• Online
• Wednesday, December 9 at noon
• Gather your own supplies using our list below or reserve a kit for $15

Click Here to Register

Door Wreath Supply List

Door Wreath Supply List:

  • Wreath base
  • Pine cones with twist tie
  • Thick ribbon for hanging bow
  • Greenery (like small branches, leafs, pine needles, evergreens)
  • Holly or other berry with twist ties
  • First United Methodist Church Advent book (scroll up to the top of this page to view it online or download a copy here)

Projects & Practices Week 2 Video

Projects & Practices Workshop Week 3: Planting Project

Consider the shape of your life while planting something together!
• Online
• Wednesday, December 16 at noon
• Gather your own supplies using the list below or reserve a kit for $15
• Cost: $15 (in-person supply fee)

Click Here to Register

Planting Project Supply List

Planting Projects Supply List:

  • scissors
  • rosemary bush, boxwood, or other small bushy
  • shrub or herb
  • small container for shrub
  • 7 tiny clips
  • rope or ribbon
  • First United Methodist Church Advent book (scroll up to the top of this page to view it online or download a copy here)

Projects & Practices Week 3 Video (will be available on December 16 at noon)

Projects & Practices Workshop Week 4: Gratitude On-the-Go

Gratitude on-the-go. Swing by the church, grab a gift, and spread some joy in the midst of last-minute preparations.
• Online
• Wednesday, December 23
• Reserve a kit $15

Click Here to Register

Gratitude On the Go Supply List
  • Small Gift Box


Advent Study Series

Eugene Peterson once wrote, “when ‘reading the Bible’ becomes ‘praying the Bible,’ the text moves from our heads to our hearts.”

Come pray the Bible with us Sunday Mornings during Advent.

Sundays at 9:45 AM in Aldrich Chapel & online.

Led by Karen Milioto