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.

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


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.

Healthy Marriages


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.


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