Bulletin & Opportunities for Connection – 8/7/2022

Sunday, August 7 8:30 a.m. – Coffee Time – FLC 9:00 a.m. – Sunday School 10:00 a.m. – Worship in Sanctuary Monday, August 8 5:30 p.m. – Trustees Meeting Tuesday, August 9 12:00 p.m. – Lion’s Club Wednesday, August 10 5:30 p.m. – Meal 6:00 p.m. – Adult Covenant Groups 6:00 p.m. – Youth TNT […]

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August Newsletter & Message

A few years back, our family took a quick trip into Cincinnati. Since the kids liked model trains, Monica and I made plans to visit what was advertised as, “The world’s largest model train display!” Whether it really was the world’s largest, I don’t know. But it did not disappoint. At the beginning of the […]

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July Newsletter Message: Change

Pastor Brian asked me to write the greeting for the July newsletter, so I have selected the topic of “Change” for my sharing. Since May 25 I have been clinging to the scripture Isaiah 40:11 “Jesus will take care of his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs together and carry them in […]

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June Message from Rev. Coplin

Church, An hour or so before our last Administrative Council meeting, I stumbled upon an old devotional I made in 2012 for a Meals on Wheels delivery. The comic above is the cover image for the card. I showed them this card and shared how, as a layperson in those days, I would wonder why […]

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“Family Table as Sacred Altar”

“Family Table as Sacred Altar” By Rev. Ray Rolon Spiller Our life, all life, comes through death. Something must die in order that you and I can live. On first thought, that is not a very pleasant idea; but if we can find the courage to follow it through, there seems to me a powerful […]

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April 2022 Message from Rev. Coplin

It is presumptuous to imagine that I can simply reach for my keyboard and write something that will be of significant use to you until the next month. So, I have begun to just draw on some of our interactions over prior weeks. As we sit and visit or work along side one another in […]

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“Sunshine Kids” 2022-2023

Enrollment for Preschool “Sunshine Kids” 2022-2023 is now open. Preschool Pre-Registration Form (2022-2023) If you know of anyone interested please have them call the church office (318-256-3632) or Linda Boudreaux 318-332-8510). “Sunshine Kids respects diversity by providing child centered care and educational experiences.”

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March Message from Rev. Coplin

Our Ash Wednesday service was like none I’ve ever known. If you didn’t make it, I’d like you to know that FUMC Many began the season of Lent together with a meal and a moving worship service filled with traditional liturgy, a variety of music, and prayerful reflection. We heard the words of Jesus implore, […]

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February Message from Rev. Coplin

I am truly excited for all that is taking place in our church right now. Just over the past couple of weeks, our Wednesday night programming has expanded to include the elementary aged kids, our adult’s covenant group has reconvened and is going strong, our youth have taken first steps into small group discipleship studies […]

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January Message from Rev. Coplin

On behalf of the staff of First UMC, I wish you a 2022 blessed with God’s own abundance! For the past few days, I’ve had the opening line of a 90’s song echoing in my head: “A long December and there’s reason to believe / Maybe this year will be better than the last.” The […]

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