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What's Coming Up?

 

Eight Days of Hope

December 3-10, 2022

Over the last two years, Lake Charles, Louisiana has been hit with multiple storms, including Hurricanes Laura, Delta, and Zeta. In 2021, rainfall rushed down, causing Lake Charles and surrounding areas to receive 15 inches in just 12 hours! Eight Days Of Hope deployed following the hurricanes in 2020 and again in May of 2021 to assist homeowners with cleanup. We are beyond thrilled that we’ll be wrapping arms around the Lake Charles community from December 3-10! God has opened doors for Eight Days of Hope to return to this area, and we are responding to the call. We will be able to provide roof repair, fresh exterior and interior paint, electrical and plumbing renovations, and more! If you would like more information, make a donation, or volunteer for this event, CLICK HERE.

Small Groups & Fellowship Meal

Wednesday nights starting January 12

Fellowship Meal: 5:00pm

Small Groups: 6:00pm

We're so excited to be back together on Wednesday nights with a fellowship meals and small groups! Contact the church office at 566-4400 to reserve your spot. Contact Peyton for information on Small Groups

Fellowship Meals: 

Adults: $8.00

Children (12 & under): $5.00

Family maximum: $25.00

College Bible Study

Tuesdays 5:30-7:00pm

We're kicking off our fall College Bible Study! Come to the Youth Room, enjoy a free meal, and learn with your friends! Contact Dusty for more details.

GriefShare Support Group

We are excited to be launching a new ministry called Grief Share this fall at First Methodist.  Grief Share is a Christ-centered, biblically-based support group for persons who are suffering the loss of a loved one through death.   The program consists of three key elements to help participants heal from their loss: a video seminar, group discussions, and a personal workbook.  The Grief Share videos include experts, ministers, and Christian counselors as they discuss grief and the recovery process.  There are also testimonies from people who share their stories of what has helped them deal with the pain of losing a loved one.  The seminar lasts for 13 weeks and participants can join at any time during the 13 weeks since the lessons and videos are not in succession. Pray now for God to use this highly effective program to reach members of our church and community.  

Please consider joining us in Grief Share this September at one of the following times:

 

Wednesday mornings from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

February 2 - April 27, 2022

Round Room, Troy First Methodist Church 

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Sunday evenings from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

February 6 - May 1, 2022

Round Room, Troy First Methodist Church

 

For further information:

www.troyfirstumc.org

office: 334-566-4400 or fumctroy@yahoo.com

 

Find First Class

We want people to find Troy First United Methodist Church. Not for numbers sake, but for the opportunity to introduce them to Jesus Christ and help them to grow into his likeness. Our task as United Methodist Christians is, “to make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world” according to our UM Book of Discipline.

As an aid to this task regular classes entitled Finding First. Topics, divided into the two sessions, will include finding assurance of faith in Jesus Christ, scriptural basis for the local church, unity in the face of diversity, basic United Methodist beliefs, sacraments, stewardship of life and the meaning of membership vows as well as an overview of what goes on here at Troy First.

Current and new members as well as those interested in joining Troy First are encouraged to join this initial class. If you have questions please contact Steve at swinton@troycable.net 

 

 

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a Christian non-profit organization focused on providing affordable housing for people around the world. Troy-Pike Habitat is our local group who work to help our community. See the newsletter for ways you can get involved!