Find Your Voice

Written by Janet Schilling In the article below Janet Schilling honestly and bravely writes about her experience as a parent of a child struggling with addiction. Included in her story are entries from a journal…

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Saying “Yes”- From Reluctant to Rejoicing: My Adventures in Youth Ministry

I  joined FUMC when I was in college, which was twenty years ago. I spent my first few years as a member by attending church most Sundays and occasionally dipping my toe into one-time events…

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Reaching Out Across The Aisle

BY JENNIFER CARWILE As I drove from Sunday School at FUMC to eleven o’clock service at St. Mary’s Baptist Church, I nibbled on a packet of Belvita crackers–I had heard that Baptist services go for…

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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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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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Follow A Family At First

Volunteers are everywhere at FUMC, don’t believe us? Follow a family as they visit the church for the first time, and see if you can keep track of how many volunteers they meet on a…

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