First United Methodist Church
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Experiencing Life Together
As United Methodists, we believe it is our mission to spread the Good News through our actions in the community. The outreach ministries at First United Methodist Church in Alexandria work to address community issues and concerns. The Outreach Committee organizes and leads the congregation in mission activities and community enhancement projects that touch the lives of numerous people. Many members of our congregation also choose to become personally involved in a variety of outreach projects.
Across the Louisiana Conference, United Methodist churches joined together on May 14, 2011 for A Day of Caring. Churches adopted a variety of service projects in their communities. First United Methodist Church in Alexandria collected 100 food bags to deliver to The Shepherd Center, a local social services agency. They give these bags to families in need. In addition, volunteers from FUMC Pineville joined with us to work in the food pantry at The Shepherd Center, paint the interior of the building, make minor repairs, and clean up the landscaping outside.
The Joymakers is a group of adults who gather weekly to sing at different nursing homes in the area each Wednesday morning at 10:00. There is no rehearsal or prerequisite for joining - just a love for music and a desire to share that love with others. Their repertoire is pulled from the Cokesbury Hymnal as well as "ditties," songs such as Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, etc. The first Wednesday of each month, they visit Naomi Heights; the second Wednesday, Regency House; the third Wednesday, Matthews Memorial; the fourth Wednesday, Emeritus (formerly Kingsley Place); and the fifth Wednesday, Marigold House. Please contact the church office for additional information.