The Columns – November


Over the years we have consistently raised money through our annual Hal Sutton-First Methodist Golf Tournament and our annual David Toms-First Methodist Sporting Clays tournament. This year we were able to donate $15,000 in support of several local children’s ministries.

1. David Toms Foundation – $5,000
2. Methodist Children’s Home – $4.000
3. Providence House – $4,000
4. Hunters 4 the Hungry – $2,000

These tournaments also provide a great time of fellowship and outreach. In fact, after this past golf tournament one of the golfers said that he and his wife had been looking for a church. After meeting so many great people at the tournament, he decided that he wanted to make First UMC Shreveport their home church. That is a reflection of the great camaraderie we have at all our events.

The Men’s Ministry also has many ways men can get together to help each other live out their faith at home and work. If you are not presently in a Men’s study group but would like to be, there are groups that meet on Tuesday Noon, Wednesday 6:45 AM, Thursday Noon, and Friday Noon. Each are doing their own studies of Scripture and other Christian books. It is also an opportunity to share concerns and pray for one another. If you would like to be part of such a group, call Jonathan Beck at 424-7771, or email
The Men’s Ministry has a lot to be thankful for this year. We can look back on a great year of lives changed and fun fellowship. Jump in, and experience what God is doing!