Care Ministry

We at First United Methodist care about you! Please be sure to let us know if you, or any other member, is in the hospital. To do this, please e-mail or call (225) 383-4777.
When you are in pain, it is hard to focus on anything else. Whether you have a conflict in your marriage, an addiction, or a death in your family, life can become overwhelming very quickly. When you need assistance, we are here for you.

Providing Care and Support

While life is a beautiful gift, we also recognize that our lives, relationships, and community are full of broken places. We are a church that believes the love of Jesus Christ is the remedy we all need. As we celebrate and share Christ’s love we will see individual hearts and lives healed, relationships restored and mended, and our community becomes a healthier and happier place for all to live.

First United Methodist Church is committed to caring and uplifting our church family. We provide for others, both within the church and from a community outreach perspective.

For Pastoral Care emergencies after hours, call the church office (225) 383-4777 and when prompted, press #4.

On-going Ministries and Opportunities to Serve:

  • Grace Notes Writing Ministry – compose and send notes of love and encouragement to those beyond the FUMC congregation.
  • Care Team – write notes of encouragement and support to members of the FUMC congregation.
  • Congregational Care – show the love of Christ in our community by bringing communion to the homebound and delivering flowers.
  • Knitting the Threads of God’s Love: Prayer Shawl Ministry – create items that are given to those in times of need.
  • Prayer Ministry – pray for those in need of comfort and healing.
  • Visitation Ministry – visit those members of our congregation who may be hospitalized or live in a retirement community or nursing home.

If you would like to volunteer and serve in any of these ministries, please fill out the form below.

Care Support Form

Care Support Form

Contact Rebecca Mitchell, Director of Care Ministry