First United Methodist Church Alexandria, La

Transforming our community by BUILDING
relationships to GROW active disciples who SHARE the life changing lessons of Jesus
8:30am & 11am services

Worship with us!

8:00 am & 11:00 am - Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary

11:00 am - Contemporary Worship in the Fellowship Hall

9:45 am - Sunday School for all ages in various rooms

Operating as usual

06/30/2021

Can't wait to get some more books in the hands of Cenla kids tomorrow! #Cenla #thegoodbookfumca #summerreading

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Ways to Reconnect with God When You Feel Distant.
😍Meditate on Uplifting Scripture😍
Reading and meditating on Scripture is another practical way to reconnect with God and God’s word. Whether you are a new believer or more seasoned, God’s word always speaks to us in relevant and refreshing ways. Psalm 119:105 states, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Find or re-read a Scripture that resonates or uplifts you during different seasons of your life.

No matter how long you may have become disconnected from God’s word, there is always an opportunity to start again. God’s word always speaks to us. If you don’t know where to start, most bibles have a topical index in the back of the book where a corresponding Scripture addresses a specific topic.

Post your uplifting scripture somewhere where you can easily see it to encourage and uplift you. When we meditate on Scripture, we gain encouragement, strength, wisdom, and better connect with God. Open God’s word and allow it to speak life and refresh your mind and spirit. God’s word is timeless and never runs dry.

Ways to Reconnect with God When You Feel Distant.
😍Meditate on Uplifting Scripture😍
Reading and meditating on Scripture is another practical way to reconnect with God and God’s word. Whether you are a new believer or more seasoned, God’s word always speaks to us in relevant and refreshing ways. Psalm 119:105 states, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Find or re-read a Scripture that resonates or uplifts you during different seasons of your life.

No matter how long you may have become disconnected from God’s word, there is always an opportunity to start again. God’s word always speaks to us. If you don’t know where to start, most bibles have a topical index in the back of the book where a corresponding Scripture addresses a specific topic.

Post your uplifting scripture somewhere where you can easily see it to encourage and uplift you. When we meditate on Scripture, we gain encouragement, strength, wisdom, and better connect with God. Open God’s word and allow it to speak life and refresh your mind and spirit. God’s word is timeless and never runs dry.

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Ways to Reconnect with God When You Feel Distant.
😍Pray and Talk to God Each Day😍
Prayer is a powerful way for us to connect with God. When we pray, we give our thanks and praise, surrender our anxieties, and share what is on our hearts to God. God just wants us to come freely and draw closer to Him. We don’t have to wait to be in crisis mode to start praying. Talk to God throughout the day about things big or small.

James 5:16 states “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” Praying to God throughout our day as a trusted friend is a wonderful way to cultivate and reconnect our relationship with Him. Pray to God for wisdom, direction, courage, confidence, and healing. God loves and cares about us so deeply that He always leaves the door open and desires for us to come running back to Him. Begin practicing talking and praying to God at different times during your day and take some time to praise God for how He strengthened and kept you at the end of the day.

Ways to Reconnect with God When You Feel Distant.
😍Pray and Talk to God Each Day😍
Prayer is a powerful way for us to connect with God. When we pray, we give our thanks and praise, surrender our anxieties, and share what is on our hearts to God. God just wants us to come freely and draw closer to Him. We don’t have to wait to be in crisis mode to start praying. Talk to God throughout the day about things big or small.

James 5:16 states “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” Praying to God throughout our day as a trusted friend is a wonderful way to cultivate and reconnect our relationship with Him. Pray to God for wisdom, direction, courage, confidence, and healing. God loves and cares about us so deeply that He always leaves the door open and desires for us to come running back to Him. Begin practicing talking and praying to God at different times during your day and take some time to praise God for how He strengthened and kept you at the end of the day.

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06/16/2021

Join us in celebrating the newest member of our FUMCA family. Katelyn, Dustin, and Zoe welcomed Owen James Hilliard, born on June 15th at 7:18am. Mom and baby are doing well and hope to be home soon. I invite you to join us in prayer during this time of transition for the family!

Join us in celebrating the newest member of our FUMCA family. Katelyn, Dustin, and Zoe welcomed Owen James Hilliard, born on June 15th at 7:18am. Mom and baby are doing well and hope to be home soon. I invite you to join us in prayer during this time of transition for the family!

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Did you join us for a virtual or on person worship?
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Photos from First United Methodist Church Alexandria, La's post 06/13/2021

Today we celebrated and said farewell to our Minister of 5 years, Ashley McGuire. We wish her and her family many years of success as they start their new journey in Minden.

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Ways to Reconnect with God When You Feel Distant.
😍Listen to Worship Music😍
Another way we can reconnect with God is listening to worship music. Often, God speaks to me through worship music and provides peace for my spirit and strength when I am weary. The lyrics of a worship song or Scripture uplift and encourage me when I am down and helps to reconnect me with God’s presence.

We can listen to worship music in our car, on the way to work, lunch break, when exercising, or devotional time. It doesn’t matter when or how we listen, but that we are intentional about reconnecting with God’s presence. You may sing and praise God in worship surrendering your fears and anxieties to Him. “Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs” (Psalm 100:2).

Today, I invite you to reconnect to God through worship. Create your favorite playlist and allow the worship of the Lord to lead and guide you throughout the day. God speaks to us through music and we have to be intentional about listening to Him in this creative way.

Ways to Reconnect with God When You Feel Distant.
😍Listen to Worship Music😍
Another way we can reconnect with God is listening to worship music. Often, God speaks to me through worship music and provides peace for my spirit and strength when I am weary. The lyrics of a worship song or Scripture uplift and encourage me when I am down and helps to reconnect me with God’s presence.

We can listen to worship music in our car, on the way to work, lunch break, when exercising, or devotional time. It doesn’t matter when or how we listen, but that we are intentional about reconnecting with God’s presence. You may sing and praise God in worship surrendering your fears and anxieties to Him. “Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs” (Psalm 100:2).

Today, I invite you to reconnect to God through worship. Create your favorite playlist and allow the worship of the Lord to lead and guide you throughout the day. God speaks to us through music and we have to be intentional about listening to Him in this creative way.

Timeline Photos 06/06/2021

Did you join us for a virtual or on person worship?
Check In: 👉https://www.fumca.org/contact-form
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Did you join us for a virtual or on person worship?
Check In: 👉https://www.fumca.org/contact-form
Give Online: 👉https://www.fumca.org/giving

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Ways to Reconnect with God When You Feel Distant.
Staying connected to God is our heart’s desire, but it takes a daily commitment, discipline, and renewed focus to keep God first. As much as we want to stay connected, the reality is that life gets in the way and our best intentions are disrupted. Our daily demands consume us and spending time with God becomes last on our list or non-existent.

However, the good news is that God is always calling and drawing us back into relationship with Him. If you have allowed other “things” to supersede your time with God, here are five ways to reconnect with God when you feel distant:

😍 Keep a Gratitude Journal😍
Showing gratitude is one of the best ways to reconnect to God when we feel distant. When we are consumed with life’s demands, it is so easy to forget the many ways that God has provided, kept, and strengthened us. Giving thanks and praise to Him reaffirms His faithfulness and reminds us that we are not alone. God has not forgotten about us and cares for us so deeply.

When you need a reminder, you can refer back to your gratitude journal for encouragement and strength. Speak out loud to the Lord how grateful you are to Him also. “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever” (Psalm 107:1).

Ways to Reconnect with God When You Feel Distant.
Staying connected to God is our heart’s desire, but it takes a daily commitment, discipline, and renewed focus to keep God first. As much as we want to stay connected, the reality is that life gets in the way and our best intentions are disrupted. Our daily demands consume us and spending time with God becomes last on our list or non-existent.

However, the good news is that God is always calling and drawing us back into relationship with Him. If you have allowed other “things” to supersede your time with God, here are five ways to reconnect with God when you feel distant:

😍 Keep a Gratitude Journal😍
Showing gratitude is one of the best ways to reconnect to God when we feel distant. When we are consumed with life’s demands, it is so easy to forget the many ways that God has provided, kept, and strengthened us. Giving thanks and praise to Him reaffirms His faithfulness and reminds us that we are not alone. God has not forgotten about us and cares for us so deeply.

When you need a reminder, you can refer back to your gratitude journal for encouragement and strength. Speak out loud to the Lord how grateful you are to Him also. “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever” (Psalm 107:1).

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We believe that God’s Holy Spirit fills the life of believers, empowering us to love and serve others as Jesus teaches us to do. We believe that Jesus’ willingness to show love in all circumstances was the example of what it means to carry the cross in life.

We believe the Bible teaches us how to know God and live faithful lives, containing all that is necessary to receive salvation -. When reading any passage of Scripture, we use the rest of Scripture, the Tradition of the Church, logical Reasoning, and spiritual Experience to help us understand it.

We believe that Christ is spiritually present in a unique and mysterious way, to feed and nourish our souls, when we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion (also called The Lord’s Supper or The Eucharist).

We believe that God’s Holy Spirit fills the life of believers, empowering us to love and serve others as Jesus teaches us to do. We believe that Jesus’ willingness to show love in all circumstances was the example of what it means to carry the cross in life.

We believe the Bible teaches us how to know God and live faithful lives, containing all that is necessary to receive salvation -. When reading any passage of Scripture, we use the rest of Scripture, the Tradition of the Church, logical Reasoning, and spiritual Experience to help us understand it.

We believe that Christ is spiritually present in a unique and mysterious way, to feed and nourish our souls, when we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion (also called The Lord’s Supper or The Eucharist).

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We are so glad you joined us today! Please fill out the form below and let us know that you joined us for one of our online or live worship services.
https://www.fumca.org/contact-form

We are so glad you joined us today! Please fill out the form below and let us know that you joined us for one of our online or live worship services.
https://www.fumca.org/contact-form

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Biblical Reasons for Giving to the Church.
My Giving Reflects My Commitment.
God knows that my level of giving is a direct reflection of my commitment to Him – and He wants me to realize that fact as well.
2 Corinthians 8:3-5 says the believers in Macedonia gave freely, but “they first gave themselves to the Lord.” This is the model, the hope God has for His children. We are to give ourselves to Him and out of that relationship will grow the generosity that gives to the church.

https://www.fumca.org/giving

Biblical Reasons for Giving to the Church.
My Giving Reflects My Commitment.
God knows that my level of giving is a direct reflection of my commitment to Him – and He wants me to realize that fact as well.
2 Corinthians 8:3-5 says the believers in Macedonia gave freely, but “they first gave themselves to the Lord.” This is the model, the hope God has for His children. We are to give ourselves to Him and out of that relationship will grow the generosity that gives to the church.

https://www.fumca.org/giving

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We are so glad you joined us today! Please fill out the form below and let us know that you joined us for one of our live worship services or other gatherings.
https://www.fumca.org/contact-form

We are so glad you joined us today! Please fill out the form below and let us know that you joined us for one of our live worship services or other gatherings.
https://www.fumca.org/contact-form

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We believe that all people are created in God’s image and that all people are loved by our Lord. This means God calls us to love all people. We believe that all people are born into the condition of sin. Without God’s grace, we all fall prey to pride, arrogance, self-centeredness, and other idolatrous ways of being in the world. Our sinful decisions lead to breakdown in our relationships with God, with each other, within ourselves, and with the natural creation. Thus, we need salvation – spiritual wholeness and healing from the sickness of sin.

We believe that we receive God’s saving grace, forgiveness of sins, eternal life, and a living relationship with Christ by faith: by freely trusting him with our whole lives. Humans are free to embrace or reject God’s grace, and all works we do stem from our love and praise for the One who saved us FROM eternal death and FOR abundant life.

We believe that all people are created in God’s image and that all people are loved by our Lord. This means God calls us to love all people. We believe that all people are born into the condition of sin. Without God’s grace, we all fall prey to pride, arrogance, self-centeredness, and other idolatrous ways of being in the world. Our sinful decisions lead to breakdown in our relationships with God, with each other, within ourselves, and with the natural creation. Thus, we need salvation – spiritual wholeness and healing from the sickness of sin.

We believe that we receive God’s saving grace, forgiveness of sins, eternal life, and a living relationship with Christ by faith: by freely trusting him with our whole lives. Humans are free to embrace or reject God’s grace, and all works we do stem from our love and praise for the One who saved us FROM eternal death and FOR abundant life.

05/10/2021

Noon Prayer

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Biblical Reasons for Giving to the Church.
Jesus Died for the Church.
Yes – Jesus died for you and me as individuals. But He never intended the Christian life to be a solitary journey. Ephesians 5:25-27 tells us that Jesus died for the Church – to sanctify it, cleanse it, and present it holy and blameless to God. Acts 2 begins with the disciples waiting for the coming of the Holy Spirit and ends with the amazing growth of the church. In Acts 2:41-47 there is no hint of the individuality of the believer, except for the faith leading to salvation. Otherwise, believers were together, working, learning, praying, eating, and giving.

https://www.fumca.org/giving

Biblical Reasons for Giving to the Church.
Jesus Died for the Church.
Yes – Jesus died for you and me as individuals. But He never intended the Christian life to be a solitary journey. Ephesians 5:25-27 tells us that Jesus died for the Church – to sanctify it, cleanse it, and present it holy and blameless to God. Acts 2 begins with the disciples waiting for the coming of the Holy Spirit and ends with the amazing growth of the church. In Acts 2:41-47 there is no hint of the individuality of the believer, except for the faith leading to salvation. Otherwise, believers were together, working, learning, praying, eating, and giving.

https://www.fumca.org/giving

Our Story

“This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24.

Rejoice and worship with us!

8:30 Virtual Service

11:00 Sanctuary Worship Service

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Noon Prayer with Pastor Ashley!
Lenten Bible Study
FINDING JESUS - Secrecy and Sacrifice

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2727 Jackson St
Alexandria, LA
71301

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30
Sunday 08:00 - 12:00
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