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About Us

 
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Welcome to First United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Louisiana!

 

 

Who are the people of First Church?

We are people from many backgrounds. We are people who just joined the church for the first time in their life. We are people who came from other denominations. We are longtime members. We are people who are searching. We all have one thing in common: we love the Lord Jesus with all of our hearts, souls and minds. We are First Church.
 

MEET FRIENDS…

Relationships are at the heart of everything we do. A healthy growing relationship happens in the midst of our relationships with other people through interacting in worship, outreach ministries, classes and gatherings.
 

MEET GOD…

We believe God is present and acts in your life in all the ups and downs even when we aren’t aware of it. Through spiritual practices such as prayer, study, worship and service we learn how to listen for God’s voice and discover God’s will for our life.
 

DISCOVER LIFE…

We believe God has given us the gift of abundant life – filled with love, joy and peace through his son Jesus Christ.
 

 

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Come worship with us at First UMC, Alexandria!

 
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Traditional 8:30am & 11am- in the Sanctuary

 


Contemporary (The Well) 11am
– in the Fellowship Hall.
 
 
    

Sunday Mornings:

Traditional 8:30am & 11am – in the Sanctuary
Contemporary (The Well) 11am – in the Fellowship Hall. Relaxed family style worship experience lead by the praise band, Reign.
Sunday School 9:40am for Adults, Youth and First Kidz
 

 
 
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Click to learn about Music at FirstChurch

Wednesday Evenings:

Join us Wednesday evenings
(during the school year*) at The Gathering.
5:15pm PRAY: Evening Prayer with Communion in Crowell Chapel
6:15pm GROW: Classes and Activities for All Ages.
Adult Bible Study in the Seekers Classroom
 7:00pm Classes and activities end.

Daily Devotions

 
Click HERE for daily Bible readings online.

 

 
 
 
 
 
LECTIO

Guided Bible Reading

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Read the Bible in a Year

(printable schedules listed below):
 
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Our Ministries at First UMC, Alexandria

Adults

(college and up)
 
(6th – 12th graders)
 
(3 – 11 year olds)
 
Weekday Children’s Ministry (Preschool & Childcare)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thrive: Student Ministries

 
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Student Ministries at First Church is made up of youth between 7th and 12th grade. There are lots of opportunities to hang out, meet new friends, worship, serve the community, and grow in your relationship with God.

Wednesday Nights from 6-7pm in the Youth Room come hang out, play games, and worship.

Youth Sunday School gather in the Youth Room on Sunday from 9:40-10:30a to dive into God’s Word together and have some great discussion.

Sunday Nights from 5-7pm in the Youth Room come eat, hang out, and engage in deeper Bible Study.
 
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Contact: Kelsey Berlanga, Director of Student Ministries at (318) 443-5696 or  kberlanga@fumca.org

FIRST KIDZ – CHILDREN MINISTRY

 
 

Children are the heart of our church!

 
Nursery Open at 8:15am
(for infants and toddlers during Sunday School & 11a worship service)
 
Sunday School Children preschool age-5th grade meet in one of our 3 Godly Play rooms.
  • 3-6 – prek3, prek4 & Kindergarden
  • 6-9 – 1st, 2nd, 3rd grade
  • 9-12 – 4th, 5th, 6th grade
 
Children’s Moment (11am service) all ages welcome to gather at the front of the sanctuary. After this time:
  • Children ages 2-5 may meet a leader in the back of the sanctuary to go onto Children’s Church.
  • Children ages 6 plus are encouraged to join family in worship and explore the worship bags.
 

First Kidz Worship Bags

are canvas totes located on a rack in the back for the sanctuary full of color sheets, small busy toys and stickers. Parents may take one to the pew for their child during worship.
 
We also we have fun events for kidz to enjoy throughout the year, such as:
 

Easter Family Fun Day

a potluck after church followed by an Easter egg hunt and activities, typically falls on Palm Sunday.
 

Children’s Choir & Crafts

on Wednesdays, 6p-7p, in the choir room (meets when
 meets). The Children’s Choir & Handbells perform monthly at the 11a traditional service.  
 

Children’s Swim Time

swim, eat and play as a family during the summer in our pool. The dates vary between Sundays and Wednesdays.
 
a week of fun crafts, activities, songs and snacks. VBS is typically held during the third week in June.
 

Back to School Party

celebrates the end of summer and the beginning of school the Sunday before school starts.
 

Fall Fun Fest & Trunk-or-Treat Fall Fun Fest

is a fundraiser for our
 that involves games, dinner and a silent auction. Trunk-or-Treat concludes the event and allows children to dress in costume and collect candy. These events are typically the week before Halloween.
 
The grassy area across Jackson Street is turned into a pumpkin patch. Pumpkins are for sale and proceeds benefit church missions. The patch is open daily from 10a-6p, approximately 3 weeks before Halloween. It makes a great photo op!
 

Advent Activities

Children and families participate in activities such as making a Family Advent Wreath in the 4-5 Sundays leading up to Christmas.
 
 

 

 
 
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Buddy Ministries

 
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Buddy Ministries allow children and teens, both with and without developmental challenges, to participate in events that happen throughout the year. Buddy Camp, which started in 2000, is a week long summer day camp. Buddy Church is every Sunday during Sunday School and Worship hours. Buddy Night takes place on different days throughout the year.
 

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Missions: Ready to Serve

 
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“Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness.” -Matthew 9:35

 
 
 

Share your Interest

 

“For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.” -James 2:26

 
 

Share your story

“Your ministry of this service to God’s people isn’t only fully meeting their needs but it is also multiplying in many expressions of thanksgiving to God.” -2 Corinthians 9:12

In our communities and around the globe, First Church members are using their time, gifts and talents in amazing ways that are changing lives and transforming communities. We want to hear about how you live out your faith, whether that is as part of a First Church ministry or through some other avenue, we’d like to know how you are leaving your mark on the world. Please take a moment to share your story with us.

 

Serve now

Click a link below for immediate serving opportunities.
 
 
 
 

Contact Information:

Rev. Marissa Teauseau
(318) 443-5696 ext. 102
 
 
 

Annual Events

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2017 
Festival 4/28-5/7
Reception 4/28 at 6PM
Worship Service 4/30 at 11:00
Jazz on Jackson 5/5 at 6-8PM

Live Nativity – December 11, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Buddy Camp – 2017 dates to be announced soon!

VBS – 2017 dates to be announced soon!

Pumpkin Patch – open Monday – Saturday from 10a-6p  and Sundays from 11a-5pm in October.

Easter Family Day – typically falls on Palm Sunday.

Fall Fun Fest/Trunk-or-Treat – typically the 3rd Sunday in October.

Louisiana Skeeter Run – 5k run/walk in the Fall. Benefits go to help stomp out malaria. Contact Clytle@fumca.org for more information. 
 
 
 

Beyond Alex Missions: Scotland – Isle of Iona

 
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If you are interested in going on this mission trip, please contact: Rev. Larry Norman, (225) 933-1881, lduckn@aol.com, 1562 Chevelle Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.
 

GIVING

 
 
 
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Guests may give without having to log-in or be a member.
You will be able to specify a particular fund or ministry area.
 
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Logging in as a member allows you to access the online directory, schedule giving, access an app for your phone.
 
 
If you have any questions or have difficulty with giving online please call the church office Finance Department at (318) 443-5696.

Contact Us

 

Church Information

 

Church Office: (318) 443-5696

Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm

Staff Emails

2727 Jackson Street

Alexandria, Louisiana 71301

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