The Daniel Plan

2014 the Daniel_Plan

Ladies, join us for The Daniel Plan, facilitated by Dr. Betsy Harrel. The Daniel Plan is a groundbreaking, healthy lifestyle program where people get better together. With love as the motivation, it’s a story of abundance, not deprivation. Relying on God’s power and the support and encouragement of friends, get ready to be transformed from the inside out.

2014 Global Missions Weekend


2014 Global Missions Weekend

Our team invites you to the first Global Mission Kick-Off Weekend sponsored by Second Command! These three days will be full of awareness and fundraising for our global partners. It all starts on Friday, August 8! Visit for more information or contact Director of Global Missions Ashley Goad Visit the 2014 Skeeter Run page for specific information on the race and Imagine No Malaria.

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.

The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to A Healthier Life

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This Lenten season, our Women’s Ministries will be participating in the Daniel Plan. The DANIEL PLAN is a Bible study and nutrition plan centered on the type of fast that Daniel and his friends engaged in when in exile at Babylon.  This is a healthy, uncomplicated way to move into the season of Lent by fasting from certain foods and moving our focus on to God.  (Facilitated by Dr. Betsy Harrel.)  This study is on Wednesdays at 5:45 PM in E&A 317, begins February 26th, and includes 7 sessions.

The topics included within this study are:

  • Faith
  • Food
  • Fitness
  • Focus
  • Friends

This is a great way to move into the season of Lent, and we hope you’ll join us! For more information, please contact the Diretor of Women’s Ministries, Deana Mitchell:, 318.424.7771, ext. 131

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.