UPDATED 02.23.17


JOIN US FOR ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES March 1 at noon in the Fellowship Hall and at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Please note there will be no After Hours or J- Force and we will not be picking children up at school on this day. 


BOOK NOOK will meet Sunday, February 26 at 4:00 p.m. in the Parlor to discuss Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt. 


PONYTAIL CANASTA GROUP will play Monday, February 27 at 1:00 p.m. in the Garden Room for experienced players or those who want to learn. Plan to attend and invite a friend or two for some friendly competition and fellowship. 


MEN AT WORK our monthly men’s luncheon will be Tuesday, February 28 at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Our speaker this month will be Bill Willson. Plan to bring a friend and join us! 


CONFIRMATION LOCK-IN! Friday, March 3 from 7:00 p.m. til midnight. 


LIFE TOUCH will be here March 9 - 19 to take photos for our new church directory. You may schedule your appointment at the church or online at FUMCMONROELA.ORG/DIRECTORY. 


2017-18 PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION for church members continues through MARCH 3. Registration will continue for the waiting list beginning March 6. You may pick up a registration packet by the preschool office. For more information, contact Cheryl Carr, Preschool Director at 325-7335. 


THE ULM WESLEY FOUNDATION will be selling tickets on March 5 for Jambalaya lunches to raise money for their mission trips this summer. Each lunch will include Jambalaya, green beans, a roll, and a brownie. The lunches will be $10 apiece and will be delivered the following Sunday, March 12, immediately following the church service. 


LIVING WELL FOUNDATION LUNCHEON is Tuesday, March 7 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., at the West Monroe Convention Center. Come learn about the work of the founda- tion and the community organizations and church projects they support. Lunch is complimentary but you must RSVP by Sunday, March 5 to Nannette White at or by placing your name on one of the bulletin board sign-up sheets located throughout the church. 


LUNCH BUNCH will meet in the lobby of the old Virginia Hotel and former State Building on John St. and take a walking tour with Michael Echols of the newly renovated building and others in the downtown area on Thursday, March 9 at 10:00am.  Lunch will be at SQ’s on the Ouachita (formerly River and Rail), 201 Walnut St. in Monroe, at 11:30am.   Come join us for the tour and/or lunch!  RSVP by signing up on one of the bulletin board sheets or contacting Nannette White at


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 


10 LARGE PRINT HYMNALS now available. If you would like to use one during the service please stop by the information desk. 


NEW CHILDREN’S CHECK-IN SYSTEM for our children's Sunday morning and After Hours Wednesday activities! This check-in system is to create greater security and comfort for our parents while children are in our care. This is for all children infants through 6th graders. Sunday school check-in begins at 9:15 a.m. and After Hours check-in begins at 5:45 p.m. 


NURSERY PARENTS - Please text @fumcnurs to 81010. This will allow the church nursery to alert you if you are needed. 


LOUISIANA CONFERENCE UMW SPIRITUAL GROWTH RETREAT will be Saturday, March 4 from 9:00 a.m. til 2:00 p.m. at the OWL Center. The facilitators will be Rev. Juliet Spencer, Senior Pastor at Trinity UMC in Ruston, Rev. Edith DeVilbiss, Chaplin at United Methodist Children's Home and Family Services (UMCHFS) and Vicki Bollinger, La Conference UMW Spiritual Growth Coordinator. The cost is $15 and includes a light lunch. Registration forms are located on the UMW bulletin board across from Pastor Malone's office. Registration deadline is February 24. All women are invited to attend. For more information contact Sandy DeCelle at 381-1448 or Jane Ellett at 547-5341.


INTERESTED IN JOINING FUMC MONROE? Our next First Connection Class will be February 26 from 4:00 - 6:00 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.


TEXTING ISSUES? If you are having issues receiving church text messages please text STOP to 95577. Then text 2017FUMCM to 95577 to opt in again. 


OUR VAN MINISTRY is available to assist those with transportation problems or mobility issues to Sunday School and church on Sunday mornings.  Contact Bob Ford at 343-0668.



First United Methodist Church
3900 Loop Road Monroe, LA 71201
United States
Phone: 318-325-7335 Fax 318-325-8320

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