UPDATED 07.09.18

My Dear Friends,
The words, “Thank you” seem so inadequate to express my heart felt appreciation for your kindness and generosity Sunday morning! Your smiling faces, words of encouragement, cards, prayers, and gifts made the day special! Yet, your friendship enriches my life! Thank you for giving me the honor and privilege of serving on your church staff for six years. Linda and I look forward to our continued participation in this great congregation along side and with each of you! You are one of God’s blessings in my life! 
- J. Roddy & Linda Taylor 


DEADLINE JULY 9TH for Adult Vacation Bible School held Monday-Wednesday, July 16th-18th, from 10:30am-1:00pm (lunch included) at Lea Joyner UMC, 4390 Old Sterlington Road. Rev. Dave and Annette Fortuna will be our leaders this year. Dave is a gifted storyteller, humorist, and Bible teacher. Annette is a talented musician, Bible teacher, and singer. Registration brochures are located on church bulletin boards throughout the building. You don’t want to miss these three days of fun, fellowship, and spiritual renewal! 


50+ ADULT BRIDGE table captains, don’t forget to call in your table reservation to Nannette Flowers by noon Mon., July 9th for our Wed., July 11th bridge day in the Friendship Classroom from 1-4 p.m. 


PINE COVE CAMP is November 2-4 for those entering 2nd-6th grade. Cost is $105. Sign up on the church website FUMCMONROELA.ORG 


NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE STUDY, resumes Thursday, July 12 at 10:00 a.m. in room 42. Lue Reynolds will be leading us through the books of 1 & 2 Peter. Everyone is invited to join us. 


VBS 2018! July 16-20, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Preschool thru 6th graders. Register at HTTPS://RRR.COKESBURYVBS.COM/FUMCMLA 

1. Bring any kids in your life to VBS.

2. Register at to work at VBS.

3. Sign up in the Great Hall to bring supplies needed by July 8th! 


INTERESTED IN JOINING FUMC MONROE? Our next First Connection Class will be July 22 at 4:00 p.m. in the church parlor. The first step to membership at FUMC Monroe is to attend First Connection. Call Linda in the church office & register. Childcare is provided upon request.


SUMMER SCHOOL for senior adults is a series of informative class sessions, taught by experts in their field, on topics that can be confusing and daunting to many, especially when a crisis occurs. Classes will be held in room 6 from 10am-11:15am with an option to go to lunch afterwards for further discussion and fellowship. Please RSVP to with the session(s) you plan to attend. 

Thursday, July 12th – The “Selfie Obituary” a way to help and support your grieving family by writing your obituary and updating it over time. 

Thursday, July 26th – Hospice Care – It Provides More that You Know
Thursday, Aug. 9th - Navigating Retirement Communities 


BOOK NOOK will meet Sunday, July 29 at 4:00 p.m. in the parlor to discuss Ouachita Parish Public Library’s Adult book selections for River Reads. Six books have been chosen, and since we already read the Mitch Albom book, we ask members to read one or more of the five other books on the River Reads list. All are welcome. 


PROMOTION SUNDAY, August 12 for all ages. If you have a child entering 3rd grade please contact the church office. 


CHARIS MEN’S RETREAT, August 16-18 at Camp Caney. Sign up on the church website FUMCMONROELA.ORG. Cost is $150. 


CHARIS WOMEN’S RETREAT, Sept. 20-22 at Seeker Springs. Sign up on the church website FUMCMONROELA.ORG. Cost is $150. 


J-FORCE & AFTER HOURS will resume September 5. Dinner at 5:15 p.m. followed by studies at 6:00 p.m. We have something for all ages! 


CHILDREN’S MINISTRY ASSISTANT NEEDED - Do you have a servant’s heart for the Lord and a passion for children? This position will be part time (25 hrs a week) and will work alongside Olivia Pruett to help plan, implement, and support our Kid's Kingdom Sunday school, nursery, and Bridge ministries. Contact Olivia Pruett in the church office or


OWL SALSAS AND JELLIES are for sale from the table located by the church office door. Jelly is $6 and salsa is $5 a jar. Proceeds benefit the United Methodist Children’s Home in Ruston. 


THE CHANCEL CHOIR has been invited to sing at the Paris Choral Festival and commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and Liberation of France July 2 - 9, 2019. This is a great honor for our Chancel Choir to have received this invitation. It is with great joy that they have accepted the invitation and now begin the planning and rehearsing for this wonderful opportunity. The choir will sing and lay a wreath at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial near Omaha beach. site of the June 6, 1944 invasion. They will then travel on to Paris for the Choral Festival and perform in the La Madeleine church built by Napoleon during his reign. The church was heavily bombed during the liberation but was rebuilt following the war. Though this is a working trip for the choir there will be time for seeing the sights as well. It is open not only to choir members but church members as well. If you would like to join the choir for this wonderful trip, please see Rev. Alexander for more information. 


TEXT-TO-GIVE IS NOW AVAILABLE! Text any amount to 84321 to give. You will be asked to set up a payment method and from that point forward, giving will be as simple as sending a text. For more info go to FUMCMONROELA.ORG/GIVE 


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