Sporting Clays

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Get out your guns, and get ready for the season with this fun time of fellowship. Last year we raised over $14,000 for the David Toms Foundation, The Methodist Children’s Home, the Allendale Friendship House, and other local missions. There are a wide range of sponsorship levels so that you and your company can help children in need in our local area. The First UMC/David Toms Sporting Clays Tournament is a great opportunity to get ready for hunting season and will be held at the Los Paloma Sporting Range & Event Center. Teams will consist of 5 shooters and the cost includes a great brunch! There will also be a silent auction at the tournament. Players will need to bring a 12 or 20 guage shotgun along with about 125 shells and eye/ear protection. Minors must be accompanied by a parent! The tournament will benefit various local charities as well as the David Toms Foundation. Registration begins at 7:30 AM the day of the tournament. The tournament begins at 8:30 AM and ends around 12:30 PM. We hope to see you there!

Category Fee
1 (5) Person Team $500.00
Bronze Sponsor $1,000.00
Food Sponsor $1,000.00
Gold Sponsor $3,000.00
Golf Cart Rental $100.00
Silver Sponsor $2,000.00
Single Shooter $100.00
Station Sponsor $100.00
Wobbler Sponsor $1,000.00

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Local Church Providing a Convenient Way to Observe Ash Wednesday

First United Methodist Church to bestow ashes upon drivers, walkers, diners in downtown Shreveport

Shreveport, LA – First United Methodist Church Shreveport will be offering multiple ways for those in downtown Shreveport and the surrounding areas to observe Ash Wednesday.

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Reverend Caroline Wilkinson will be bestowing ashes upon passersby and drivers near the Caddo Courthouse in downtown Shreveport. She will be available in that area from 10-noon and then again from 1-3 p.m.

During the noon hour, those seeking lunch and an Ash Wednesday service can do both by attending First United Methodist’s Wednesday Business Lunch. Lunch is only $7. The Wednesday Business Lunch is held in the Hunter Building of the First Methodist campus in room 101 from noon to 1 p.m. Rev. Jonathan Beck will be conducting the service.

A traditional Ash Wednesday service with Rev. Jonathan Beck will be held in the First United Methodist Church sanctuary at 6 p.m.

If you would like any additional information or would like to photograph or video record any of these opportunities, please email Erin Smith at You can also call her at 318-424-7771 ext. 162.

About First United Methodist Church Shreveport

The mission of First United Methodist Church Shreveport is to embrace and extend God’s grace while passionately growing servant leaders. Visit us online at and find us on Facebook and Twitter @fumcshreveport.


Blessed to be a Blessing

“I will bless you.”
During stewardship season, we at First United Methodist Church in Shreveport take the opportunity to reaffirm our vows of prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. We invite you to take a few minutes to learn more about how you can be “blessed to be a blessing.”

We had a wonderful Celebration Sunday on October 12th. If you haven’t had the chance to make your pledge commitments for 2015, you encourage you to do so now. There are four different options for making your financial contribution. You can see those options here.

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PatDay-thumb“Blessed to be a Blessing” is this year’s stewardship campaign theme. It’s another way of saying that God has blessed each one of us with talents, gifts, and resources to be a blessing to others. Imagine for a moment that God has a storehouse of blessings in heaven that he wants to pour out on his world. We are his receptacles, channels for the blessings that he wants to give to the world. Those blessings are not to be squandered or hoarded; they are to be shared. The more we use and share God’s blessings the more we are truly “Blessed to be a Blessing.” [more…]
Rev. Lisa Turnbull“I will bless you.”  These four words are a powerful promise coming from a God who is all powerful and eternal, whose Word never fails. The Holy One who declares this has control over all things—creation, time, energy, spirits—and is lacking nothing. This blessing is a current reality for all who follow Jesus. God has set us apart as wonderful and holy, he cares for and protect us, he provide us with good and desirable gifts. How are you living as one blessed by God and holy?  What does “holy” look like to God?[more…]


We humbly thank you for your continued support of First United Methodist Church Shreveport and the plethora of ministries we provide. We are so blessed that we get to serve you, our local community and the world. Without you, nothing we do would be possible.

Genesis 12:2-3 “I will bless you…and you will be a blessing. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

Loves Serves Tennis Tournament

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October 11-12, Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club. Men’s and women’s teams, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0. SPONSORS + PLAYERS + VOLUNTEERS. Contact Deana Mitchell,
318-424-7771, ext. 131. All proceeds go to assist victims of Domestic Violence in our local community.

National Day of Prayer

2014 national day of prayer

Please join us Thursday, May 1, 2014 to pray for the United States of America. The National Day of Prayer service will be held at 11:45 a.m. in the First United Methodist Sanctuary at 500 Common Street, downtown Shreveport. Chuck Meehan of the VOA of North Louisiana will lead us in The National Prayer, written by Anne Graham Lotz, Honorary Chairman for 2014. A special message will be provided by Dr. Pat Day.

Prayers will be offered specific to the needs of our nation and community by Pastor C. L. Bryant, Mr. Gene Bryson III, Mrs. Dianne Campbell, Mrs. Charlotte Hinson, Mr. Andy Osborn, Mr. Geoff Westmoreland, and Rev. Derek Joyce. Special music will be provided by Ray Peebles and Brenda Wimberley. There is time at the end of the service for personal prayer at the altar as well.

Help us to impact our nation’s future with our prayers!

Holy Week

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Palm Sunday:

Traditional worship – 8:30 /11AM
Contemporary worship – 11AM

Maundy Thursday:

Traditional worship – 6PM

Good Friday:

Requiem for the Living,
with the First Shreveport combined choirs and orchestra – 11AM

Traditional worship – 12 noon

Easter Sunday:

Traditional worship – 8:30 /11AM
Contemporary worship – 11AM

Senior Sunday, May 18th



SENIOR SUNDAY: May 18, 2014

Congratulations on your youth making it to this great milestone in their life–We would like to recognize them for this accomplishment! On Sunday, May 18th  two events will take place that will provide us with an opportunity to honor and recognize them:

  • The first is a “Senior Brunch.”  This brunch will be held from 9:30 – 10:45 am in the Multimedia room on the third floor of the Hunter Building. Your senior and your immediate family are invited to attend.  Reservations are necessary and are due by Sunday, May 11th.  You can make these reservations by contacting Tammy Hogg (, by calling the church (424-7771 x.135), or by simply filling out the RSVP form online (see button below). We will also have a special Senior Slideshow during the brunch, and we need 2-3 images of your senior (one/two from childhood, one from senior year) so that we can include each person. Photo Submissions can be sent to Carrie Irvin ( are due no later than Monday, May 5th.


  • The second is Senior Recognition during the 11:00am Traditional Service, to be held in the Sanctuary. We invite each senior to wear their senior cap and gown, sit with the other graduates, have their names listed in the service bulletin, and receive recognition for this great accomplishment. Please be sure that we have your senior’s full name as you would like it listed!

Also, if you cannot attend either of these events and would still prefer that your graduate’s name be listed in the May 18th worship bulletin (traditional service), please let us know.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!



The annual First Shreveport EGG-stravaganza will take place on Saturday, April 12th, from 10am to noon. This year, we have a new events and a new location: Bain Hall and our brand-new North Parking Plaza. In addition to the Easter Egg Hunt, we’ll have inflatables, games, photos, Easter activities, and lots and lots of FUN! Open to kids of all ages, this one is sure to be fun for the entire family! Free to the general public.

2014 First Shreveport/Hal Sutton Golf Tournament


It’s spring…that time of year when according to Mark Twain, a man’s thoughts turn to spoiling a good walk with a game of golf. No matter if you’re a scratch golfer, an aspiring pro, or someone with a handicap so large it could qualify for ObamaCare on it’s own, it’s time to put your money where your mouth is and play the First Methodist/Hal Sutton Charity Golf Tournament. Once again, all proceeds go to children’s charities, such as the Sutton Children’s Hospital and the Methodist Children’s Home. Held at the beautiful Stonebridge Golf Club, North of Bossier, you’ll compete for a variety of prizes, including a 2014 Chevy Camero!

If you love golf, you owe it to yourself to spend a day playing, enjoying good food, good fellowship, and the great outdoors.  Don’t wait…entries are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Rub elbows with one of Shreveport’s preeminent golfers, Hal Sutton, raise money for a good cause, and have fun doing it.

Click here to register, or call the church office at 424-7771 for more information.