The Circle Maker

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Mark your calendars for The Circle Maker, a 4-week prayer study by Mark Batterson, facilitated by Dr. Chuck Rice, beginning Wed., Feb. 12 at 6pm in the Multimedia Room.

 

Texas Street Arts Festival

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The 2014 Season of the Texas Street Arts Series features three exciting artists, performing in our state-of-the-art performance hall, the Emmett Hook Center, on the campus of First Methodist Church in Shreveport.

Asiya Krepanova, award-winning Russian pianist, and 2012 Wideman Piano Competition gold medalist, was an acclaimed performer with the Shreveport Symphony in November. She brings her mesmerizing talent to our stage on Sunday, March 2nd.

John-Henry Crawford is a Shreveport native and a rising star in the cello world. Accompanied by pianist Michelle Cann, Crawford will perform on Friday, March 21st.

Soprano Brenda Wimberly is a Shreveport native with a global career that’s seen her performing to wide acclaim across Europe. Recently returned to Shreveport, Wimberly, accompanied by First Shreveport’s E. Ray Peebles, will present a program that runs the gamut from sacred music and grand opera to Broadway classics, on Palm Sunday, April 13th.

All Texas Street Arts Festival concerts are free and open to the general public.

Wednesday Business Lunch

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Because faith doesn’t stop when business starts, join us at the intersection of faith and life for food, fellowship and biblical reflections. Every Wednesday, 12:00-1:00pm in Room 101 of the Education & Administration building, on the campus of First United Methodist Church. Join us for a meal and a message by Rev. Jonathan Beck. The Wednesday Business Lunch is open to the community. All are welcome. Cost for lunch is $6, but first time guests are free.

 

Healthy Marriages

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Hey, Guys, give your wife a Valentine’s gift she will really love… Register to come to Healthy Marriages Seminar, Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Clint Davis (Samaritan Counseling Center) and his wife Jacie will lead this fun and dynamic seminar.

This course is not more of the same. This is not about how men are from Mars and women are from Venus. This is about real people in real marriages developing liberating and life-giving relationships.  We will work together in large and small groups to understand and identify our struggles, family history, and conflict styles. We will address spiritual gifts, personality types, and how we all can improve communication and conflict resolution.  You will be given practical tools to work through conflict, to strengthen and drastically change your marriage for the good. We will work towards a marriage that ishealthy and that can represent Christ to our children, community, and the world. Whether you are just thinking about getting married or have been married 30 years, your relationship will be blessed!

Cost is $50/couple.  Lunch included.

For more information or to register call Tammy, 424-7771.  Register online HERE.

 

Wild Game Night

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We’re holding our annual Men’s Wild Game Night,
6pm Wed., Jan. 29th in Bain Hall. Bill Bond, a 20-year veteran in the Air Force Intelligence Office, will speak on the Muslim Brotherhood in the USA. Tickets: Men/$10 and children/$5, or you may attend for free,
if you bring a dish that will feed ten people.

 

City Saturdays

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The first Saturday of every month, volunteers from First Shreveport will be going out into the community to serve alongside our friends and neighbors. Whether we’re helping with minor home repairs, or sorting household goods that will provide someone with a fresh start, we have projects that speak to everyone, and a place for your whole family to plug-in. We’ll meet at First Shreveport at 8 AM., and work till noon. Join us for great community, conversation, fellowship, and a chance to have truly relational ministry.

 

A Valentine for Book-Lovers Everywhere.

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The Emmett Hook Center will present 84 Charing Cross Road, in the Emmett Hook Center, February 14-23. The play covers a span of 20 years, as Helene Hanff corresponds with the staff of Marks & Co. in London, a seller of antique books. If you have a love affair with feel, the smell, and the visual experience of reading real books, don’t miss this show. Directed by Joe Todaro. Tickets are $12 for children, $14 for seniors/military, and $16 for Adults. Call 429-6885 or visit emmetthookcenter.org for info.

 

Women’s Fitness & Nutrition

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Want to get healthy after the holidays? Our Women’s Ministry is sponsoring February Fitness, facilitated by personal trainer Libby Berkhalter, Sat. Feb. 8th, from 9 to noon in Bain Hall. Cost is $15 – healthy lunch included. Wear your warm-ups or work-out clothes for comfort, along with comfy tennis shoes. Libby will lead a workout, with registered dietitian Susan Lang providing tips for a healthy diet. Bring your exercise mat if you like!

Call the church office to register or contact Deana Mitchell at dmitchell@fumcshreveport.org 

 

Thank you!

We’d like to thank the First Shreveport sunday school classes that came together and purchased presents for 18 homeless and needy children this year. The party was a success, with special thanks to Tina Hooper for the food. We had 52 children from 25 families that had a great Christmas this year because of angels like those in our Sunday School classes!

Singles Fellowship

Join our singles fellowship, open to all singles in the community, for upcoming activities such as volleyball and game night. Contact Katy Mayeaux at 797-3145 for details.