GROWING IN LOVE OF GOD, OURSELVES, AND OUR NEIGHBORS, TOGETHER.

Browse our offerings for groups and studies and connect with others who seek to grow in their love of God, self, and neighbor, here at First United Methodist Church!


Spiritual Life Retreat for Men

  • August 5-7 at the St. Joseph Abbey near Covington, LA.
  • The Retreat begins Friday evening around 5:00 pm and ends Sunday after lunch
  • Theme: Reconnecting with God through Scripture and Community: The Heartbeat of Faith
  • Register for the retreat HERE
  • Questions? Contact:  Stuart Gilly at sgilly@trility.net

“I have come to believe that the problem is not that we do not want to change, nor is the problem that we are not trying to change. The problem is that we are not training. We have never been taught a reliable pattern of transformation.”

-James Bryan Smith

Pastor · Professor · Author


Sundays

Love God Love People

  • 9:45 AM
  • In Person, Room 112
  • Led by Mary and Alex Byo

A Sunday school class for parents of newborn to 12-year-old children. Stop by on Sunday mornings to join the fellowship.


Hearing God Through Scripture

  • 9:45 AM
  • In Person (Room 105)
  • Led by Cherri Johnson and Cindy Mann

Whether you’re a newcomer to First United Methodist or a longtime member you’re invited to join us for prayer, Bible study, and reflection. Each week’s discussion stands alone, so come whenever you can. 


Gospel of John Study

  • 9:45 AM
  • In Person, McKenzie Library
  • Led by Alvin Smith

Journey through the NavPress LifeChange Bible Study series 23-week study on the Gospel of John. Using the study guide, there is structured homework each week as we come to better understand the gospel. Stop by on Sunday mornings to join the discussion.


Sacred Justice

  • Beginning 1/16
  • 5:30 PM
  • Online (via Zoom)
  • Led by Jen Rossnagel

A 10-week discussion of The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee.


Tuesdays

Women of the Bible Study – New Testament

  • Beginning 2/1
  • 7:00 PM
  • Online
  • Led by Colette Blanchard

Join for a weekly study of the Women of the Bible and reflect on how their lives teach us that the most extraordinary things can occur from ordinary beginnings and that the model for authentic femininity lies in God’s plan for each woman. 


Wednesdays

Women of the Bible Study – Old Testament

  • Beginning 2/2
  • 6:30 PM
  • Online
  • Led by Sonia Fealing

Join Sonia Fealing for a study of the Women of the Bible and reflect on how their lives teach us that the most extraordinary things can occur from ordinary beginnings and that the model for authentic femininity lies in God’s plan for each woman. This study will meet on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month.


Advanced New Testament Study

  • 5:00 PM
  • In person
  • Led by Gwen Redding

Join this study and enjoy an in-depth look at the New Testament.


Dear Eve

  • Beginning 12/01
  • 6:30 PM
  • In person
  • Led by various group leaders (Nurse Practitioners, OB/GYN Professionals, Licensed Counselors)
  • Hosted by Sonia Feeling

Book Study/Devotional on Perimenopause and Menopause.


Thursdays

Mid-Week Bible Study

  • 12:00 PM
  • Online (via Zoom) or In-Person (Adult Building, Room 117)
  • Led by Rev. Brady Whitton

Grab your lunch and pull up a seat for a weekly look at different passages or concepts from the Bible.

Spiritual Direction Brochure

Within each of us lies the desire to find real meaning and purpose in life, to grow in the knowledge and love of God, and to discover our true self in light of whom
God created us to be.

A spiritual director can assist you on that journey of self-discovery.

You can download a copy of the brochure here.